All Weekend 

Freshgrass Festival 

What a great way to say farewell to the summer and get accustomed to those fall vibes. Andrew Bird headlines Friday, Mavis Staples and Greensky BlueGrass own Saturday and Calexico and Iron and Wine rule Sunday. 

@MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA | Fri-Sunday | Individual day passes for $89 


Dead ‘Till Dawn Drive-In 2019 

Immerse yourself in horror on the outskirts of civilization (AKA Coxsackie) for this amazing fright fest.  George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead (AKA Zombi” tops a list of four zombie flicks showing on Friday. “Phantasm” heads up a four assorted horror flicks on Saturday. Twelve bucks gets you in and another $10 will cover your stay if you’re too scared or drunk to drive home, or too a hotel. 

@Hi Way Drive-In, Coxsackie | 7PM-2:30 AM | $12 

Girl Blue with Stephan Babcock 

One of the most powerful and enchanting performers in the region takes over The Savoy. 

The Savoy Taproom, Albany | 9 PM | Free


Elegant China

Experience a decade of tireless research by professor Yang Sai and his team from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to compile thousands of imperial and ancient Chinese poems and folk songs, a small portion of which will be performed with accompanying instrumental by classically educated, renowned musicians.  

@ Performing Arts Center at UAlbany | Saturday, 09/21 at 3:00 PM |  Free 

LarkFest 2019 

Vundarbar, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Katani, Pink Nois? We could go on and on but you should already know that this year’s LarkFest is stacked! You better bet that Prince Daddy set is gonna be wild. Lark Street, Albany | 10:30 AM- 5:30 PM |Free 

An Evening with Ustad Shafaat Khan 

Discover a fusion of Indian classical folk music and Western music performed by critically acclaimed Ustad Shafaat Khan and his fusion group East Meets West. 

@ The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany | Saturday 09/21, 8:00.-10:00 PM | $18.00 at the door 

Saratoga Arts Presents: Art in the Park 2019

The annual art festival, located in Saratoga’s historic Congress Park, will display and sell the works of nearly 80 capital region artists.  Art displayed will consist of jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and more. Artists will also speak and answer questions regarding their art and their process.  

@ Congress Park, Saratoga | Saturday 09/21 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Free admission 


Shi Guorui Exhibition Reception

Regarded as one of China’s greatest photographers, Shi Guorui’s work is put on display at the Rip Van Winkle Park with an accompanying light performance.  Witness new large scale, obscura works in a carefully curated exhibition.  

@ Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill |  Sunday 09/22 | 2:00-4:00 PM 

Gorevic-Wallach Faculty Recital Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Part 2

Enjoy the skilled performance of the second part of a three-part series devoted to performing the complete violin and piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven.  

@ Kellogg Music Center, Great Barrington, MA| Sunday 09/22, 3:00  to 4:30 PM | Free


Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses 

This exhibition displays behind-the-scenes, autobiographical elements that were carefully constructed in Rockwell’s work.  A deep examination of his American publication covers that are composed of fictional scenes.  

@ Norman Rockwell Museum | 09/22-10/27 | $20.00 admission fee; free for members and children 18 and under