Skidmore Student Composers
@ Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs | 4 PM | Free

Breathing in America
A poetry session explores the theme: “Take a breath. Catch your breath. Hold your breath. Out of breath. From first breath to last, poets wrestle with breathing – in America.” There are no personal attacks accepted, if a subject is addressed in a piece it must be anonymous.. Otherwise, all poetry, unaccompanied rap or short stories (at four minutes or less) as well as collaborations (multi-voice pieces) are welcome.
@ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass. | 7 PM | Free

“Her Smell”
It Came From Schenectady presents this film starring Elisabeth Moss as “Becky Something,” a self-destructive star of a riot grrrl band struggling with sobriety, her band’s success and the rivals who threaten to make her star power.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $6-$9


Paint Nite: Starry Mountain Night
Come create art over cocktails and conversation guided by a professional artist. No experience necessary. All materials provided.
@ Tropics Restaurant & Bar, Schenectady | 7 PM | $35

Mopco Improv Comedy Dinner Show
Enjoy live improv comedy from the Event Center. Dinner includes a house salad chicken parm, or vegetarian lasagna and Italian cookies and pastries for dessert.  
@ Rivers Casino, Schenectady | 7 PM | $30

Making the Scene: Lessons From Austin
The Public City consultancy, which organized cultural tourism planning in Austin, Texas will speak on on how Austin came up, and how the Capital Region can work together to become a cultural destination. Afterwards, head to the Arts Center to see artist Liz Zunon paint a mural. Jamel Mosely, aka DJ Intell Haysfield, will play the room and and Rare Form Brewing Company will provide beer tastings.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 4 PM | $20

Pasta & Puccini 2019

Two extraordinary singers from Opera Saratoga’s 2019 Young Artist Program will perform while you enjoy your meal.

@ Prime at Saratoga National, Saratoga Springs | 4 PM |


Ward Davis

Come watch Ward Davis play at The Hollow.

@ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany | 9 PM | Tickets starting at $10

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward

Come out to listen to musical tandem of guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward. The pair was put together under major pressure in 2018 and have been playing together ever since.

@ The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany | 8 – 10 PM | Tickets start at $20

Walter Salas-Humara

A Cuban-American whose parents left Havana while pregnant with Walter, Walter Salas-Humara was raised bilingual just across the Florida Straits in Fort Lauderdale. Check out his style of Mudcrutch/Tom Petty guitar riffage.

@ Nighthawks, Troy | 7 PM |


Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

Opera Saratoga will present “Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration” in order to provide free access to opera and classical vocal music for their local community. Three free concerts will take place.

@ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany | 6 PM | Free

We Are Scientists

Enjoy music from the New York City-based rock band that formed in Berkeley, California, in 2000. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray and bass guitarist Chris Cain these dudes now how to have fun. 

@ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany | 8 PM | Tickets starting at $27

The Wheel (Grateful Dead Tribute)

Enjoy this five part rock-n-roll band covering mostly music of the Grateful Dead.

@ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 PM |

Bright Series: Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves in Saratoga Springs

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves join together in this new duo to create a sound that is adventurous, masterful and original, as they expand on old songs and come up with new innovations.

@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 PM

White Devil & the 666, Oona Grady, Knock Yourself Out

The gritty blues punk Albany band White Devil & the 666 released their debut self-titled EP March 29. Saratoga experimental act Oona Grady will rip the fiddle and Beacon’s punk outfit Knock Yourself Out will tear it up.

@ Desperate Annies, Saratoga Springs | 9:30 PM | Free


“Seascape” by Edward Albee

Follow soon-to-be-retirees Charlie and Nancy, who, in the middle of a discussion about their marital problems, meet two human-sized lizards named Leslie and Sarah who speak and act like people. The encounter in this 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is said to challenge societal norms and human behavior. Directed by Evan Jones, “Seascape” runs May 3-4 at 7:30 PM and May 5 at 2 PM.

@ Confetti Stage, Albany | 7:30 PM | $15 general admission, $10 students