MUSIC: James Cotton @ Proctors, Schenectady. They don’t call him “Superharp” for nothin’. Celebrating 70 years in the music biz, Cotton is one of the last living links to such blues greats as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. With Local 518 blues guitarslinger Matt Mirabile. 7pm. FREE. ALSO: The pre-concert Music Haven Blue Sunday 25th Anniversary Gala at 5pm. $75. NOTE: Both of these events were originally slated for the Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park, but have been moved to Proctors in Schenectady due to the threat of inclement weather.
MUSIC: Cage the Elephant @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Bear Hands. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door.
CABARET: The Skivvies @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. The musical comedy duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley will be joined by special guests Christopher Hanke and Matt Doyle for an evening of stripped-down mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes… in their underwear. 7:30pm. Also at 7:30pm on Monday.
THEATER: “Carousel” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. This year’s American musical at Glimmerglass is the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that Time magazine called “best musical of the 20th century.” Conducted by Doug Peck and directed by Charles Newell, it tells the story of a carousel barker’s struggles to rise above challenging circumstances. 1:30pm. $26, $70, $95, $122 & $144; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: Slaid Cleaves @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Maine-born, Austin-based singer-songwriter spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. And 20 years into his career his bittersweet melodies are equal measures hope & resignation, effortlessly shading dark with light and wringing the most out of a melody. 7pm. $22.