Above: 107.7 GNA CountryFest. Photo Credit: wgna.com
FRIDAY, JULY 5
1st Friday: July
Come shop and dine on Lark Street in downtown Albany. For a full list of specials, visit the link above.
@ Lark St & Downtown Albany | 5PM – 9PM | Free
‘The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz’
A Monty Python-styled comedy set in the Dark Ages following a naive character as he tries to spread enlightenment across a blighted world.
@ The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls | July 5-13 | $34, $39, $45
Beat Shot Festival X
It’s the 10th and final Beat Shot Festival, the summer show celebrating local independent music, art and thought. All proceeds from the show—featuring KATANI, JB! AKA Dirty Moses, D. Colin’s Poetic Vibe, Don Fonz, The Age, Girl Blue, Victory Soul Orchestra, Front Biz, B. Chaps and so many more—will benefit Albany’s Youth FX, also celebrating 10 years of local film education and production.
@ Lost and Found, Albany | July 5-7, 6 PM | $20-$35
The singer-songwriter performs at SPAC with special guest Lucius.
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 7:30 PM | $40.50-125
Opera Saratoga: ‘Hansel & Gretel’
While the story of “Hansel and Gretel” is more than familiar, this production is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Combining projection, puppetry, performance and live feed cameras the result is entrancing. This performance will serve as the production’s east coast premiere and feature members of Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program.
@ The Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 PM | $50-$95
The Full Monty
Based on the cult film of the same name, this pop-rock musical will have you wondering if these men can pull off the full monty!
@ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany | July 5-Aug. 11 | $27-62
Drums and Drones, Wendy Eisenberg, Vic Rawlings
The meditative solo project of Brian Chase, drummer for the rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and NYC’s experimental music scene, Drums and Drones will be performed both acoustically and electronically. Improvisational multi-instrumentalist Wendy Eisenberg and sound installation artist Vic Rawlings share the bill.
@ Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, MA | 8 PM | Free
SATURDAY, JULY 6
Opening Lecture: ‘Ida O’Keeffe: Untimely Ambitions and Obstacles Unforeseen’
Sue Canterbury, the Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art and curator of the exhibition “Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow,” will discuss the life and work of Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe. The sister of famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe also had an artistic capability but struggled to find access to galleries and exhibition opportunities. The exhibition of her work will be on display at The Clark from July 4-Oct. 6. Pictured: “Variation On A Lighthouse Theme IV” (1931–1932), oil on canvas. Collection of Jeri Wolfson.
@ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA | 11 AM | $20 museum admission
A festival of rock, roots and honky-tonk music on a technicolor stage featuring artists such as Thelma and the Sleaze, Habibi, El Front, The Wild Weeds, Zephaniah Ohora, The Felice Brothers and more.
@ Basilica Hudson | 3 PM | $35-$50
107.7 GNA Countryfest
This years Countryfest includes Old Dominion with Big & Rich, Eli Young Band and more!
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 4 PM | $35-65
New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
The pioneering performance group and voice of the LGBTQ community will honor the protests and legacy of the Stonewall protests with “Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall.”
@ Lumberyard, Catskill | July 6, 8 PM | $30
Jay Beckenstein’s jazz-fusion experiment has been going strong for 45 years with 30 albums released and 10 million copies sold. Sounds like they’re worth checking out. Photo: Johan Broberg
@ Lumberyard, Catskill | 8 PM | $30
SUNDAY, JULY 7
The weekly market includes vendors such as Vital Eats, Saratoga Peanut Butter Co, Raw Juice Bar, Puckers Pickles, Nine Pin Cider Works, Gatherer’s Granola, The Food Florist, Electric City Roasters, Buddhapesto, AMC Jewelry and 1857 Spirits.
@ City Hall, Schenectady | 10AM-2PM | Free
Emily Ritz of Hudson, NY is joined by Andrew Joseph Weaver of Kingston, NY perform. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available.
@ Superior Merchandise Co, Troy | 3 PM – 5 PM | $5 suggested donation
Nervous Tick & The Zipper Lips, Mystery Girl, and Moribund
The three groups will perform at the Albany Social Justice Center.
@ Albany Social Justice Center | Doors 6 PM, Bands 7 PM | Free
The American Rock band and five time Grammy nominee will perform at Rivers Casino as a part of their free Harbor Jam Concert Series.
@ Rivers Casino, Schenectady | 6 PM | Free
Totally Pitchin’ and Electric City Chorus
Come and see Totally Pitchin’ and acappella group Electric City Chorus in Scotia!
@ Freedom Park, Scotia | 7 PM | Free
Capital Region Blues Network Jam
Richard Green and friends perform at McGeary’s in Albany as a part of the Capital Region Blues Network Jam.
@ McGeary’s, Albany | 8 PM | Free