Wednesday, July 31

Rockin On the River: Pedrito Martinez 

Dance yourself clean on the river tonight with this Grammy-nominated group. Martinez’s abilities as a hand percussion is world-renowned so we have a feeling his rythms will move you. 
@ Riverfront Park, Troy | 5 PM | Free 

Creative Economy Mixer: PS21 

Explore this Columbia County outdoor performance space and network with local creatives. Drinks provided by Hudson-Chatham Winery and Chatham Brewing. 
@ PS21, Chatham | 5:30 PM | Free 

Capital Concert Series: Eric Paslay

Country boy Eric Paslay is taking over the Empire State Plaza tonight with his acoustic guitar and local faves Skeeter Creek are opening. 
@Empire State Plaza, Albany | 5:30 PM | Free


The new translation of the Norwegian play, “Ghosts” comes Williamstown Theatre Festival running through Aug. 18. 
@ Williamstown Theatre Festival | 7:30 PM | $75

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham is one of the most sought after choreographers today. He recently was the first black choreographer to create a work on NYCB in over a decade (you may have seen that piece The Runaway last week at SPAC). His company A.I.M makes its Ted Shawn Theatre debut this weekend with a mixed repertory program.
@ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket | 8 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 2 PM Saturday & Sunday | $45-78


THE DAY has its world premiere this week at the Pillow. World-renowned cellist Maya Beiser, former NYCB Principal Wendy Whelan and choreographer Lucinda Childs join forces to share the language of music and dance. The music is composed by Pulitzer Prize winner David Long.
@ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket | 8:15 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 2:15 PM Saturday & Sunday | $55-65

Hill Haints 

Get rocked with these no-wave bruisers, along with special guests Yeled Zaiin (Brooklyn alt-punk) and the fantastic Dos (Buenos Aires nu-jazz duo) who have traveled quite a long way to play for you. Don’t miss it!
@Pauly’s Hotel, Albany | 8:30 PM | $7