MUSIC: Gogol Bordello @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Mosh-pits, mustaches and one madcap, magnificent, manic, magnetic frontman, Eugene Hutz. It’s Gogol Bordello’s Gonzo Turbo Auto Pilot Tour. With Man Man. 8pm. $30.
OPERA: “Ariadne in Naxos” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Richard Strauss’ opera-within-an-opera features both lighthearted comedy and heroic grand opera, as two different performing troupes compete for the attention of a wealthy patron. Conducted by Kathleen Kelly and directed by Francesca Zambello. 1:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
DANCE: MOMIX @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. “MOMIX reMIX” combines pieces from the MOMIX repertory and creates a show that breaks the bounds of the conventional and enters an aesthetic orbit all its own. 8pm.
FAIR: Saratoga County Fair @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Kicking off the fair season, it’s opening day with plenty of fried dough, amusement rides, games, racing pigs, chainsaw artistry and music by No Outlet and bluesman Rhett Tyler. 9am-12midnight. $10.
MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Troy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
THEATER: “Hands On a Hard Body” @ Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater, Albany. Park Playhouse takes a chance with a new musical theater work with music by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Directed by Michael LoPorto. 8pm. FREE, $14, $16 & $22; $1 discount for youths & seniors. Through July 26.
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