Above: Fela! at SPAC

Open Studios
Artists of all ages are invited to drop by to work independently or on the project-of-the-day. The project varies week to week and gives participants an opportunity to feel inspired about learning a new craft or sharing their own art. 
@ CREATE Community Studios, Schenectady | 1 PM | $5

Soundscapes Art-Making
What does a drawing sound like? What does music look like? Sketch and reflect on these questions in the mesmerizing presence of “Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet.” Pick up complimentary drawing materials on the Fernández Terrace and carry them with you into the exhibition in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.
@ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. | 1 PM | Free with museum admission ($20)

Clifton Park Farmers Market
The market is now open until 5 PM every Monday, rain or shine, through October. Come choose from a selection of fruit, veggies, flowers, take-home meals, eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, chocolate, prepared food, dog treats, and more. Vendors include Butternut Ridge Farm, The Food Florist, Kokinda Farm, Green Jeans Market Farm, Halls Pond Farm, Healthy Gourmet Kitchen, Saratoga Chocolate Co., Home Style Caterers, I’m N.O.T Going to Get Ticked, Bountiful Dog Treats and Mediterranean Cuisine.
@ Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, Clifton Park | 2 PM

We Are The Music Makers: Kids Community Music Group
Designed to offer group music experiences for special learners, their families and caregivers, and their peers, children and young adults of all abilities are encouraged to participate in this 40-minute group play filled with instrument playing, movement, singing and songwriting. Created and run by a board certified music therapist from Music Speaks, “We Are The Music Makers” aims to promote socialization, motor skills, communication, language, overall engagement, creativity and listening skills.
@ Capital District YMCA – Schenectady | 4 PM | $20

Auditions: Blackout Creative Arts Festival
Citizen Action of New York is holding auditions for their first annual Blackout Festival, a celebration and day of action commemorating Black August and the sacrifices made by past and present liberation movements. Artists must perform pieces that resonate with black bodies and their experiences (no more than three works can be shown during the audition) and be entertaining. Auditions will be held every Monday until Aug. 12. The festival takes place Aug. 24. Contact Amy Jones at aajones@citizenactionny.org with questions or concerns. 
@ Citizen Action of New York, Albany | 6 PM

Auditions: ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
Auditions will consist of a dramatic staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” The dark comedy was awarded a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. The Glens Falls production, directed by Janet Williams Davies, will have three performances at changing locations in late August. For more information, email Janet Davies at janetdavies075@gmail.com. For character descriptions and tentative rehearsal days, visit gfcommunitytheatre.org.
@ The Association for the Blind, Glens Falls |  7 PM

The Home School Hudson: 2019 Poetry Conference
Jackie Wang, Dawn Lundy Martin and Hannah Black will share their work in tonight’s reading session, as part of The Home School’s weeklong poetry conference running through Aug. 1. Published works by the featured poets are available for sale at the TSL Book Space.
@ Time & Space Limited, Hudson | 7 PM | Free

 Fela! The Concert
Featuring an Afrobeat sound and music of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s Fela! The Concert is a show you do not want to miss. The concert features performers from the original cast of the Tony Award winning production Fela!
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 8 PM | $30-60

Super Dark Monday
Head up to Saratoga for an evening of punk music with Chicago group Lollygagger, Albany’s Nine Votes Short and Smittix.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM | Free