MUSIC: Shawn Colvin @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter returns for an intimate concert at Hudson’s premier showcase club. 9pm. $45 & $60.
MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Schenectady’s own big band is joined by a trio of special guest saxophonists – Sharel Cassity, Ada Rovati and Claire Daily – in the feature concert of the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival. 8pm. $20-$35.
MUSIC: No Outlet @ the Ale House, Troy. Kevin Maul, Dale Haskell and Tony Markellis celebrate the release of their new CD, No Outlet – Live. 9pm. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC/DANCE: “An Evening of Music and Dance” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Composer David Lang, Skidmore faculty member and choreographer Debra Fernandez, and the musical group So Percussion present an evening of dance and song inside the “I was a double exhibition” space. 5pm. FREE, but tickets are required. Call 518-580-8080 for reservations.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Brown’s Oktoberfest @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. Brown’s is hosting their annual Oktoberfest to benefit the Rensselaer Land Trust with plenty of Brown’s Wholly Moses!, Great Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest Lager and German Fare. Hand-rolled cigars on the deck from Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe. And live music all day from Flood Road (1pm), Annie in the Water (3:30pm) and the reunion of Jericho Joe (6pm). 1-9pm. $10 donation.
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Pianist Joyce Yang joins the ASO for Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and David Alan Miller leads the symphony in Tchaikovsky’s most famous work, “Pathetique.” 7:30pm. $19-$59.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FOOD/FUNDRAISER: Soup ‘r Bands @ Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George. The sixth annual fundraiser for the Upstate Autism Alliance features soups from more than 30 restaurants, a silent auction and music by 11 bands – the Audiostars, Black Mountain Symphony, Funkalicious, Radio Junkies, Dirt Cheap, James Hood, Austin Barosi, Chris Ballini, Saving Atlantis, Tim Wechgelaer & Friends and Sugar Pill. 6pm. $25.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: LODGE @ Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. A benefit for WGXC-FM featuring DJs Chris Bishop, Spike Priggen, Tim Livingston and Lunar Moss from 2-7pm (FREE) and bands Bishop Allen, Palm, Dirty River and Slow Collins at 7pm ($20). GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Rosanne Cash @ the Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. She was magnificent with her husband-guitarist John Leventhal at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall back in March. Now see her with the full band. 8pm. $54 & $74.
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: John Waters @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The iconoclast, filmmaker and strange mind behind “Cry Baby,” “Pink Flamingos,” “Polyester,” “Female Trouble,” “Hairspray” and other films perform his one-man show, “This Filthy World, Volume 2,” as a benefit for Basilica Arts and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. 8pm. $125 & $175; $50 students.