MUSIC: The Suitcase Junket @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The indie-blues singer-songwriter Matt Lorenz is a modern-day one-man band armed with a vintage 1950s amp, a guitar he salvaged from a dumpster and a suitcase full of found-object percussion. With the Dupont Brothers. 9pm. $18.
MUSIC: Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Jazz hosts the Local 518 faves performing “Suite Lee” dedicated to the late pianist Lee Shaw, as well as other original compositions. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.
MUSIC: Don Armstrong @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. It’s a homecoming concert for the former Saratogian, who will be singing songs of the southwest, accompanied by Tony Markellis, Ed Lowman, Teresina Huxtable and Liz Hood. 7pm. $20.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Check out the handiwork of 50 master guitar makers from all around the world and hear a dozen great guitarists – up close. 11am. $20. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info and the complete list of performers…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland. The vintage Americana duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck are joined by special guests Jim Gaudet, Bob Ristau and Tim Wechgelaer. Benefit for the Veterans Miracle Center. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George Harvest Festival @
Wood Park Shepard Park, Lake George. Day One of the three-day fest featuring Iudica and Funk Evolution. 4pm. $20 for the three-day fest. FREE. GO HERE for the complete schedule of bands… UPDATE: The fest has been re-located to Shepard Park, and admission is now FREE.
DANCE: The Koresh Dance Company @ The Egg, Albany. Earthy, folk-dancey, emotionally direct, physically intense and ostentatiously eccentric, the ensemble interprets the music of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Ravel. 7:15pm pre-performance talk; 8pm dance. $28.