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by The Staff on June 1, 2011


9 Maple Avenue

9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB, 9mapleavenue.com.

6/10: Dave Fisk Quartet. 6/11: Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival. 6/17: Tim Olsen Quartet. 6/18: David Cudzilo Quartet. 6/24: Jill Hughes. 6/25: Marcus Benoit Band.

The Bayou Café

79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 426-8550.

6/10: Jason Loiatano, Jump Daddies, Ten Year Vamp. 6/11: Almost Famous, the Joe Nacco Band. 6/17: Mullett, Nancy Kenyon. 6/18: Da Schmooze. 6/24: Frank Lessard, Phillip the Meatbox, Rivas and Render. 6/25: Crazy Head Mazie, EXPLICIT.

The Bayou Café

507 Saratoga Road., Glenville, 384-1568.

6/10: the Vibratones. 6/11: M16. 6/17: the Brat Pack. 6/18: 5 O’Clock Charlie. 6/24: Vivid. 6/25: Jet Crash Billy.

Bearsville Theater

291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com.

6/10: Mahavishnu Project. 6/17: the Mighty Diamonds. 6/18: the Spampinato Brothers. 6/23: Todd Rundgren. 6/24: Robbie Dupree. 6/25: Tuba Skinny. 7/2: Professor Louis and the Cromatix. 7/5: California Guitar Trio. 7/8: Dave Mason. 7/22: Cracker. 7/28: Zappa Plays Zappa. 7/30: the Head and the Heart. 8/20: the Left Bank. 8/25: Three of a Perfect Pair.

Blu Stone Bistro

661 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 869-9976.

6/10: Tommy Verrigni Trio. 6/17: Out of the Box. 6/24: Yuko Kishimoto Trio.


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

6/10: Coach Tunnels, Breaking News, the Waffle Stompers, Uncle Joel’s Comb, the Beatdown. 6/11: Demilitia, They Will Be Done, Filthy Minutes of Fame, Apathy Arising. 6/18: Sheer Terror. 6/24: Of Fortune and Fame. 6/25: Garden Road, Judas Priestess. 6/26: Full Blown Chaos. 7/1: the Agonist. 7/2: Stereo Shoutout. 7/8: the Closers. 7/9: Skeletons in the Piano, Cletus, Ironweed, Tentacles. 7/16: LR. 7/17: Midnight Saints, the Enders, New Red Scare, the Radicals. 7/21: Corrosion of Conformity. 7/26: the Story So Far. 7/29: A Breath of Mercury. 8/6: Blood for Blood. 8/8: Lars from Rancid. 8/10: Ringworm. 8/12: Burden My Surrender. 8/13: Demons Alley, the Erotics. 8/20: Chosen Ones, New Red Scare, Dead Aces, Murderer’s Row, Roger Miret and the Disasters.

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0222, caffelena.com.

6/10: the Farewell Drifter. 6/11: Huxtable, Christensen and Hood. 6/12: Noel Paul Stookey. 6/17: Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys. 6/18: Roy Hurd. 6/19: Special Creek. 6/24: Melick, Moody and McKrell. 6/25: the Improv Club. 6/26: Chris Barron. 6/29: Johanna Jacobsen. 7/1: Forward Kwenda. 7/2: Heather Maloney and Brad Yoder. 7/8: Jean Rohe Trio. 7/9: Deni Bonet. 7/10: John Hammond. 7/15: Beaucoup Blue. 7/16: Twangton Paramours and Nate and Kate. 7/17: Nisky Dixie Cats. 7/22: Paul Geremia. 7/23: Boreal Tordu. 7/24: John Kribs. 7/29: Spampinato Brothers. 7/30: Frank Fotusky, Will Scarlet and the Buskers. 7/31: Motherjudge, Sten Isachsen and Mike Bisio. 8/2: Al Stewart. 8/5: Aztec Two-Step. 8/6: AJ Roach, Caleb Hawley and Ana Egge. 8/7: Fishtank Ensemble. 8/12: Jamcrackers. 8/13: Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo. 8/14: Danny Gotham and John Shain. 8/19: Bill Staines. 8/20: Mary Fahl. 8/21: Jeanne O’Conner and the New Standard. 8/25: Janis Ian. 8/26: Chandler Travis Three-O. 8/27: Nick Annis. 8/28: Sonny and Perley.

Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, Mass., 413-586-8686.

6/21: Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins. 6/24: Return to Forever IV. 7/24: Jonny Lang. 8/6: Zappa Plays Zappa. 8/25: Alice Cooper.


418 Consaul Road, Schenectady, 688-1732.

6/10: Stretch. 6/11: Bebe Le Strange. 6/17: Andrew Widdell. 7/8: Joe’s Boys. 7/15: Brothers Flynn. 7/22: Kevin Thompson. 7/29: Fast Company.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800, clubhelsinkiweb.com.

6/10: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. 6/11: Michelle Shocked. 6/12: Flute Force. 6/17: Fred Eaglesmith. 6/19: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Los Straightjackets. 6/24: Soul Rebels Brass Band. 6/25: Musty Chiffon and the Flesh Magnets. 6/30: JP Harris and the Tough Choices. 7/2: Don Byron New Gospel Quintet. 7/7: Chris Neumann and Simple Machines. 7/16: Eileen Jewel. 7/22: Eric Bibb. 7/29: Mountain Man. 8/11: the Wood Brothers. 8/14: Steve Forbert. 8/20: Chris Smither. 8/26: Punch Brothers. 8/27: Inner Visions.

Colonial Theatre

111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., 413-997-4444, thecolonialtheatre.org.

6/18: Bobby Sweet CD release. 7/22: Talib Kweli. 8/5: Bob Weir solo acoustic. 8/25: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

377 River St., Troy, 308-0400.

6/10: the Johnny Monster Band. 6/11: IDK. 6/17: Tom McWatters and the Philoe Beddoe Band. 6/18: the Backburners. 6/24: Mike McMann Band. 6/25: Right Coast Soul.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845, theegg.org.

7/8: Jake Shimabukuro.

Guthrie Center

4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-1955, guthriecenter.org.

6/10: Bella’s Bartok. 6/11: the Kennedy’s. 6/17: Meg Hutchinson. 6/24: Jonathan Edwards. 6/25: Joel Rafael. 7/1: Nu-Utopians. 7/8: Christine Lavin and Don White. 7/9: Christine Lavin and Don White. 7/15: Work o’ the Weavers. 7/16: Rory Block. 7/22: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. 7/23: John Gorka. 7/24: Barry McGuire. 7/29: Tim Grimm. 7/30: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. 8/5: Vance Gilbert. 8/6: Angel Band. 8/12: David Roth. 8/13: Caroline Doctorow. 8/19: Dan Bern. 8/26: Work o’ the Weavers. 8/27: Bill Staines.

The Icehouse

70 Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 261-1766.

6/10: Marcus Ruggiero, Rat Tail Jimmy. 6/11: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 6/12: Recovery Sunday: Erin Harkes and the Blaze. 6/15: Robanic. 6/16: Good Time Charlie. 6/17: J.G. Robertson and Co., the Remainders. 6/18: Jocamo. 6/19: Lyl Harper. 6/22: Robanic. 6/23: High Peaks Band. 6/24: Seth Warden, Children at Play. 6/25: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 6/26: Lyl Harper. 6/29: Robanic. 6/30: Jerrico Joe. 7/1: Marcus Ruggiero, the Remainders. 7/2: Green. 7/3: Vivid Duo. 7/6: Lyl Harper. 7/7: Black Light. 7/8: J.G. Robertson and Company, Rat Tail Jimmy. 7/9: Gravity. 7/10: Lyl Harper. 7/13: Robanic. 7/14: Good Time Charlie. 7/15: Marcus Ruggiero, the Remainders. 7/16: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 7/17: Lyl Harper. 7/20: Robanic. 7/21: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 7/22: Seth Warden, Children at Play. 7/23: Jocamo. 7/24: Erin Harkes and Blaze. 7/27: Lyl Harper. 7/28: Gravity. 7/29: Marcus Ruggiero, Rat Tail Jimmy. 7/30: the Remainders. 7/31: Lyl Harper. 8/3: Robanic. 8/4: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 8/5: Seth Warden, Children at Play. 8/6: Green. 8/7: Erin Harkes and Blaze. 8/10: Lyl Harper. 8/11: Gravity. 8/12: J.G. Robertson and Company, the Remainders. 8/13: Jocamo. 8/14: Lyl Harper. 8/17: Robanic. 8/18: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 8/19: Marcus Ruggiero, Rat Tail Jimmy. 8/20: Gravity. 8/21: Lyl Harper. 8/24: Robanic. 8/25: Children at Play. 8/26: Seth Warden, the Remainder. 8/27: Jermaine Wells and the Ill Funk. 8/28: Erin Harkes and Blaze. 8/31: Lyl Harper.

Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 586-8686, iheg.com.

6/10: Johnny Winter (7 PM). 6/10: the Blow (10 PM). 6/11: the Nields (7 PM). 6/11: Mahavishnu Project (10 PM). 6/13: Cults. 6/15: Genticorum. 6/16: Carrie Rodriguez. 6/17: Erik Alan. 6/18: Garland Jeffreys. 6/18: Scotty Don’t. 6/19: Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers. 6/20: Joe Purdy. 6/21: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones. 6/22: Martin Taylor. 6/23: White Denim. 6/24: Freshlyground. 6/25: the Bad Plus (7 PM). 6/25: Wolfman Conspiracy (10 PM). 6/28: Ben Sollee. 6/30: the Feel. 7/1: Early Elton (7 PM). 7/1: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (10 PM). 7/2: the Diamond Collection. 7/3: David Grisman Folkjazz Trio. 7/5: Caroline County. 7/6: Jolie Holland. 7/8: Blue Star Burns Red. 7/9: Albert Cummings. 7/9: Groove Shoes Funk Orchestra (10 PM). 7/15: Jane Bunnett and Hilario Duran. 7/16: Johnny A. 7/17: Woodford May. 7/20: Sierra Hull. 7/22: Peter Rowan (7 PM). 7/22: Twin Sister (10 PM). 7/23: Spampinato Brothers. 7/25: Disappears the Psychic Paramount. 7/26: Sierra Maestra. 7/27: Sam Baker, Jon Dee Graham. 7/28: Typhoon. 7/29: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. 7/29: i ldren. 7/30: Kenny Neal (7 PM). 7/30: Mountain Man (10 PM). 8/1: Karan Casey and John Doyle. 8/2: the Wailin’ Jennys. 8/4: Coyote Run. 8/5: Band of Heathens (7 PM). 8/5: Moonface (10 PM). 8/6: Shemekia Copeland. 8/11: Danny Barnes. 8/13: the Gallery. 8/14: the Itals. 8/19: Debbie Davies Band. 8/22: Justin Townes Earle. 8/23: Tommy Castro Band. 8/24: Perpetual Groove. 8/25: Vieux Farka Toure. 8/26: Inner Visions.


59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997.

6/10: Twiddle. 6/11: 5 O’Clock Charlie. 6/17: Schleigho. 6/18: Square Pegs. 6/24: Big Rush. 7/2: Ten Year Vamp. 7/16: Funk Evolution. 7/22: Black Taxi and My Pet Dragon. 7/29: Sirsy. 7/30: the Schmooze. 8/13: the Chris Dukes Band. 8/20: Square Pegs. 8/27: 5 O’Clock Charlie.

Kripalu Center

57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, Mass., 866-200-5203.

6/11: Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. 7/2: Wah!

The Linda

339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4, wamcarts.org.

6/10: Michael Benedict and Bopitude CD release. 6/11: Pete Jacobs Band. 6/14: Sevendys, Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Bryan Thomas. 6/15: Elizabeth Cook. 6/23: Producers Face-Off and Showcase. 7/14: Rory Block. 7/22: Isle of Klezbos. 7/28: Producers Faceoff and Showcase.


87 Marshall St.,, North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111, massmoca.org.

6/11: Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell. 6/24-26: Solid Sound Festival featuring Wilco, Jamie Lidell, Thurston Moore, Levon Helm, Pillow Wand, the Autumn Defense, Sic Alps, Here We Go Magic and more. 7/9: Marc Ribot scores Chaplin’s The Kid.

Max London’s

466 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-3535.

6/10: Tequila Mockingbirds. 6/11: Lee Russo, Yuko Kishimoto. 6/17: Brian Gibney. 6/18: Keith Pray, Dave Payette. 6/24: the Rodeo Barons. 6/25: Ric Rosoff, Michael Louis Smith. 7/1: Rich Ortiz. 7/2: Eric Walentowicz, Michael Louis Smith. 7/8: Wardstein. 7/9: Georger Muscatello, Yuko Kishimoto. 7/15: Tequila Mockingbirds. 7/16: Travis Sullivan, George Muscatello. 7/22: Brian Gibney. 7/23: Keith Pray, Rob Lindquist. 7/29: Erin Harkes and the Blaze. 7/30: Lee Russo, Dave Payette. 8/5: the Rodeo Barons. 8/6: Michael Louis Smith, Rob Lindquist. 8/12: Rich Ortiz. 8/13: Lee Russo, Michael Louis Smith. 8/19: Tequila Mockingbirds. 8/20: Brian Patneaude, Dave Payette. 8/26: Wardstein. 8/27: Travis Sullivan, George Muscatello. 9/02: Erin Harkes and the Blaze. 9/09: Rich Ortiz. 9/16: the Rodeo Barons. 9/23: Tequila Mockingbirds. 9/30: Wardstein.

Moon and River Cafe

115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, 382-1938.

6/10: John Demont and Eric Erkkinen. 6/11: Last Year’s Heroes. 6/13: Ukulele night. 6/14: Anna French, Meara McTague and Fighting Words. 6/15: Summer of Doug. 6/16: Running the River. 6/17: Kyle Miller, etc… 6/18: 4-Shillings Short. 6/21: Anonymous Figg Leafs, Brian Patrick and the Hearing Aides. 6/22: Dangerous on Decaf. 6/23: Mike Harrison. 6/24: Rob Jonas Band. 6/25: Tim Roden Band.

Mountain Park

Route 5, Holyoke, Mass., 413-586-8686.

7/23: Lucinda Williams, Amos Lee. 7/24: Alison Krauss and Union Station. 7/31: the Decemberists. 8/6: Bon Iver.

Northern Lights

North Country Commons, Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012, northernlightslive.com.

6/14: Company of Thieves. 6/18: Interstate Reunion. 6/25: Leftover Crack. 7/12: Underoath. 7/20: Animals as Leaders, Intronaut. 7/22: Hollywood Undead. 7/23: Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fish. 7/24: Puddle of Mudd. 7/26: In Flames. 8/3: Airborne Toxic Event. 8/5: In Fear and Faith. 8/14: Breathe Carolina.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663, palacealbany.com.

6/29: Engelbert Humperdinck.

The Parting Glass

40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-1916.

6/10: John Kribbs Trio. 6/11: Kevin McKrell. 6/17: Jeff Strange. 6/18: Kevin McKrell. 6/24: Seth Warden and Doug Moody. 6/25: Forthlin Road.

Pearl Street Nightclub

10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., 413-586-8686.

6/11: Against Me! 7/8: Who Shot Hollywood, Bad Vibes. 7/22: the Alchemystics. 7/24: the Glitch Mob, Phantogram. 8/13: Infected Mushroom.


1475 Western Ave., Albany, 689-7777.

6/10: Annette Harris with Azzaam Hameed. 6/11: A3. 6/16: Peg Delaney. 6/17: Jody Shayne. 6/18: Michael Lamkin. 6/23: Azzaam Hameed. 6/24: Jeanne O’Connor. 6/25: Peg Delaney.

Putnam Den

63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066, putnamden.com.

6/10: Sirsy. 6/11: Probing Digit. 6/16: Buzzard. 6/17: Yarn, Horseshoe Lounge Playboys. 6/18: Rodeo Barons, the Highway. 6/21: Roster McCabe. 6/23: Holly and Evan. 6/24: Lo Faber and Aaron Maxwell of God Street Wine, Maaze. 6/25: DJ Prophet, Djs of Peep This, Jeff Bujak. 6/30: Ro Sham Beaux and Dethster. 7/8: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Black Mountain Symphony. 7/9: Paranoid Social Club, Sirsy, Hank and Cupcakes.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584, redsquarealbany.com.

6/11: Timbre Coup. 6/12: the Philibusters. 6/18: Sugar Proof CD release. 6/30-7/2: Beatshot Music Festival featuring Masta Ace, J-Live. 7/1: Soul Khan.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 583-0022, spac.org.

6/23: Peter Gabriel. 6/2526: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival featuring Michael McDonald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jack Dejohnette, Marcus Strickland, the Bad Plus, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Angelique Kidjo, more. 7/10: Def Leppard, Heart. 7/19: Further. 7/23: Motley Crue, Poison. 7/31: Goo Goo Dolls. 8/9: Train and Maroon 5. 8/20: Kings of Leon, Band of Horses. 9/02: Journey.

The Spotty Dog

440 Warren St., Hudson, 671-6006.

6/10: Henry’s Rifle, Jonah Simonak. 6/13: Noveller, Alexander Turnquist. 6/16: Griffin and True Believers. 7/8: Brian Dewan.

The Stockade Inn

1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400, stockadeinn.com.

6/10: Lee Shaw. 6/16: Theresa Broadwell. 6/17: Kevin Greene and Douglas Chilton. 6/23: Tommy Verrigni. 6/24: Brian Patneaude. 6/30: Patti Melita and Nat Phipps.


Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-1600, tanglewood.org.

6/30: James Taylor. 7/1: James Taylor and the Boston Pops. 7/3-4: James Taylor. 7/26: Steely Dan. 8/21: Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. 8/25: Brad Mehldau. 9/04: Jimmy Cobb and the Mingus Orchestra.

Times Union Center

51 S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000, timesunioncenter-albany.com.

6/18: Michael Buble. 7/16: Keith Urban. 8/28: American Idols Live!

Turning Stone Resort and Casino

5218 Patrick Road, Verona, 800-771-7711, turningstone.com.

6/10: Frank Stallone. 6/14: the B-52s. 6/17: Uncle Kracker. 6/19: Engelbert Humperdinck. 6/27: Lionel Richie. 7/8: Rick Springfield. 7/21: Eddie Money. 7/22: Dave Koz. 7/28: KISS. 7/30: George Jones. 8/1: Montgomery Gentry. 8/2: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa. 8/11: Randy Travis. 8/16: Rick Alviti: Tribute to Elvis. 8/24: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. 9/02: the Stylistics. 9/16: Loretta Lynn.

Universal Preservation Hall

25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 800-838-3006.

7/27: Lisa Loeb (4 and 8 PM). 7/29: John Sebastian. 8/24: Colin Hay.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999, vandycklounge.com.

6/18: Yarn.


17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572, valentinesalbany.com.

6/10: Brian Patrick and the Hearing Aides. 6/11: Nixon’s Spirit. 6/11: Black Mountain Symphony (6 PM). 6/14: Foundation. 6/16: Vermont Joy Parade. 6/17: Skadee, the Wars End, the Steakouts, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 6/18: Potters Field. 6/23: To Hell and Back. 6/24: Amalgama, Empire. 6/25: Paying Tribute to Blaze Foley: Gurf Morlix. 6/26: Espermachine. 6/27: Bomb the Music Industry. 6/30: All She’s Got. 7/2: Possessed By Paul James. 7/15: the Sandy McKnight Fiasco. 7/23: Summer Bash 2011. 7/24: Times New Viking.


The Big Up

Sunnyview Farm, 140 Arch Bridge Road, Ghent, thebigup.com.

7/28-7/30: the Marco Benevento Trio, Tipper, EOTO, RAQ, Big Gigantic, Digital Tape Machine, the Breakfast, Jimkata, Timbre Coup, more.

Camp Bisco 10

Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, campbisco.net.

7/7-7/9: the Disco Biscuits, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, Cut Copy, Ratatat, Death from Above 1979, MSTRKRFT, Yeasayer, Lotus, Neon Indian, Four Tet, Das Racist, more.

Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 845-418-3596, clearwater.org.

6/18-6/19: Pete Seeger, Drive By Truckers, Indigo Girls, Martin Sexton, Arlo Guthrie, Billy Bragg, the Low Anthem, Felice Brothers, more.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Dodds Farm, 44 County Road 7D, Hillsdale, (866) 325-2744, falconridgefolk.com.

7/22-7/24: John Gorka, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Red Molly, Greg Brown, Gandalf Murphy, more.

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-3300, spac.org.

6/25-26: Michael McDonald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jack Dejohnette, Marcus Strickland, the Bad Plus, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Angelique Kidjo, more.

Green River Festival

Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield, Mass., 413-775-1000.

7/16-7/17: Emmylou Harris, Toots and the Maytals, Kermit Ruffins, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rubblebucket, Wanda Jackson, JJ Grey and Mofro, more.

Solid Sound Festival

MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111, massmoca.org.

6/24-6/26: Wilco, Jamie Lidell, Thurston Moore, Levon Helm, Pillow Wand, the Autumn Defense, Sic Alps, Here We Go Magic and more.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, (888) 946-8495, greyfoxbluegrass.com.

7/15-18: Del McCoury, Donna the Buffalo, the Greencards, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, the Gibson Brothers, Kathy Mattea, more.

Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance

Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont, 765-2815, oldsongs.org.

6/24-6/26: Dan Berggren, Acoustic Eidolon, Finest Kind, Arrogant Worms, Babik, Andy Cohen, Groovemama and many more.

Restoration Festival

St. Joseph’s Church, 38 Ten Broeck St., Albany.

8/27-28: Hawk and a Hacksaw, Music Tapes, other regional and national acts, and a ton of local bands. Benefiting the Historic Albany Foundation’s architectural restoration efforts.

Wanderlust Festival

Stratton Mountain, Bondeville, Vt, 800-STRATTON.

6/23-26: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Andrew Bird, Krishna Das, Vusi Mahlasela, Sonya Kitchell, the Mayapuris, Roop Verma, dozens of yoga classes, events and speakers.

WGNA CountryFest

Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont, wgna.com.

7/9: Miranda Lambert, Randy Houser, Sunny Sweeney, Brett Eldredge, Joanna Smith.

Free Concerts

Alive at Five Concert Series

Albany Riverfront Park Corning Preserve, Albany, 434-2032, albanyevents.org.

6/16: 10,000 Maniacs, the Erin Harkes Band. 6/23: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, NY Funk Exchange. 6/30: Thompson Square, the Hillbilly Horns. 7/7: Burton Cummings, Sly Fox and the Hustlers. 7/14: Carbon Leaf, Enter the Haggis. 7/21: Kansas, Spaceland. 7/28: Parrotbeach, Electric City Horns. 8/4: Ed Kowalczyk, Mission Hill.

Freedom Park Concerts

Freedom Park (next to Jumpin’ Jacks), Scotia, 370-0662, freedomparkscotia.com.

6/22: the Blisterz. 6/23: Jazz Thursdays. 6/25: Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers. 6/29: Flame. 7/1: the Best Bet Band. 7/7: S-G Community Band. 7/9: All-Paul Show. 7/13: Sirsy. 7/16: Wylder. 7/17: Brian Patneaude Quartet. 7/20: Audiostars. 7/23: Ernie Williams. 7/27: Hair of the Dog. 7/30: Elvis and 3 of a Kind Band. 8/3: Joey Thomas Big Band. 8/6: Emeralds of July. 8/7: Maria Z and Alegria featuring Taina Asili. 8/10: Refrigerators. 8/13: Skeeter Creek. 8/14: Lustre Kings. 8/17: Sensamaya. 8/24: Doc Spring’s Rehabed Dixieland Band. 8/27: Route Fifty 5.

Jazz on Jay

The Circle, State Street, Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 14, albanyjazz.com.

6/16: Jim Wilson Quartet. 6/23: Alan Payette Quartet. 6/30: Terry Gordon Quintet. 7/7: Ten 27. 7/14: Steve Lambert Sextet. 7/21: Keith Pray Quartet. 7/28: Hi Fly with Frank Loscavo. 8/4: Norm Frederick. 8/11: the Frank Capri Show. 8/18: Paul Mastriani and Son with Jim Corigliano. 8/25: Dylan Canterbury Quartet.

Summer Sounds of Salem

Gazebo, Main Street, Salem, 854-9296.

6/11: Stephen Trombley. 6/18: Nathan Knowles. 6/25: the Saloonatics. 7/2: Smokey Greene. 7/9: the Red Haired Strangers. 7/16: Dafe Brudajo. 7/23: Ramblin’ Jug Stompers. 7/30: Moe Harrington and the White Chapel Band. 8/6: Blueprint. 8/13: Marty Wendell. 8/20: Dana and Susan Robinson. 8/27: the Wildwood Bluegrass Band. 9/03: Al and Kathy Bain.

Wiswall Park

Ballston Spa.

6/23: Ra Ra Riot.


Aston Magna Festival

Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson; The Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock College-Bard, Great Barrington, Mass. (800) 875-7156, astonmagna.org.

June 17 (Bard, 8 PM); June 18 (Simon’s Rock, 6 PM): Bach and Son: Music for Harpsichord by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach.. June 24 (Bard, 8 PM); June 25 (Simon’s Rock, 6 PM): Diversions: Mozart and Hummel. July 1 (Bard, 8 PM); July 2 (Simon’s Rock, 6 PM): England, Be Glad: Music from the Court of Henry VIII.. July 8 (Bard, 8 PM); July 9 (Simon’s Rock, 6 PM): The Italian Madrigal and Its Legacy.

Bard Music Festival: Sibelius and His World

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, bard.edu/fishercenter. The two-weekend festival celebrating the works and musical world of Jean Sibelius is presented at various venues on the Bard campus, including the Fisher Center and Olin Hall, as part of the summer-long Bard SummerScape festival.

Aug. 12-14: Imagining Finland. Aug. 19-21: Silbelius: Conservative or Modernist?.

Boston Early Music Festival

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., (617) 868-BEMF.

June 24-25: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe. June 26-27: Acis and Galatea.

Carillon Concert Series

Albany City Hall, Albany. Enjoy the bells from the parks near City Hall. All concerts at 1 PM. 434-8036.

June 5: Charles Semowich. June 12: Amy Heebner. June 19: Daniel Kehoe. June 26: TBA. July 3: Frits Reynaert. July 10: TBA. July 17: Elena Sadina, Sergej Gratchev, Nikita Gratchev. July 24: TBA. July 31: George Matthew Jr.

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle

Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900. Performances begin at 8 PM.

June 4: Daedalus String Quartet. June 18: Carmit Zori, violin, Beth Guterman, viola, Sophie Shao, cello, Reiko Uchida, piano. June 25: Johannes String Quartet.

Glimmerglass Opera

Alice Busch Opera Theatre, Cooperstown, (607) 547-2255 or glimmerglass.org. Evening and matinee performances. Visit website for times and complete schedule.

July 2-Aug. 23: Bizet’s Carmen. July 8-Aug. 16: Cherubini’s Medea. July 16-Aug. 21: Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun. July 16-Aug. 21: Tesori’s A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck and Musto’s Later the Same Evening.

Marcella Sembrich Concert Series

Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. Other venues as noted. This season celebrates the music of Samuel Barber.

June 11 (2 PM): Young Performers Showcase. June 22 (1:30 PM): Seagle Colony Singers season preview. June 29 (1:30 PM): Members of Citywide Youth Opera of New York. July 7 (7:30 PM): Menotti’s 100th birthday with Opera Saratoga. July 13 (1:30 PM): World music Wednesday with Kofi and Sankofa African Drum and Dance. July 15 (10 AM, Sagamore Resort): Billy Goats Gruff children’s opera. July 30 (7:30 PM): Christopher Johnson, pianist. Aug. 3 (1:30 PM): Silver Bay Ensemble. Aug. 10 (7:30 PM): Bel Canto Singers. Aug. 14 (7:30 PM): Philip Kates, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hyperion String Quartet. Aug. 17 (7:30 PM): World music Wednesday with Jake Shulman-Ment Quintet. Aug. 20 (7:30 PM): Contralto Lucille Beer, pianist Michael Clement. Aug. 24 (1:30 PM): An evening with the Hyperion String Quartet. Sept. 3 (7:30 PM): Thomas Pandolfi, pianist.

Maverick Concert Series

Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road (off Route 375), Woodstock, (845) 679-8217 or maverickconcerts.org.

June 26 (4 PM): Tokyo String Quartet with Samuel Quintal, viola. July 3 (4 PM): Miró Quartet. July 9 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with Jason Vieaux, guitar. July 9 (8 PM): Jason Vieaux, guitar. July 10 (4 PM): St. Petersburg String Quartet with bassonist Peter Kolkay. July 16 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with Trio Solisti. July 16 (8 PM): ETHEL String Quartet. July 17 (4 PM): Trio Solisti. July 24 (4 PM): Leipzig String Quartet. July 30 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with piano duo Andrew Russo and Frederic Chiu. July 31 (4 PM): Piano duo Andrew Russo and Frederic Chiu. Aug. 6 (11 AM) Young People’s Concert with Elizabeth Mitchell and Family. Aug. 7 (4 PM): Pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Aug. 14 (3 PM): Amernet String Quartet with pianist Justin Kolb. Aug. 21 (4 PM): Concert for Friends of the Maverick with Zuill Bailey, cello, and pianist Navah Perlman. Aug. 27 (6 PM): Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano, Philip Cutlip, baritone, and pianist Babette Hierholzer. Aug. 28 (4 PM): Shanghai Quartet with pianist Joel Fan. Sept. 2 (8 PM) Ilya Yakushev, pianist. Sept. 3 (6 PM): Maverick Chamber Players. Sept. 4 (4 PM) Daedalus String Quartet with baritone Andrew Garland.

Music From Salem

Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, 677-2495 or hubbardhall.org.

July 9 (8 PM): From the Brandenburg Court to California, music by Bach, Saint-Saens, Reynolds and Schulhoff with Katie Lansdale and Michelle Painter, violins, Lila Brown, viola, Kari Ravnan, cello, Max Judelson, double bass, Adam Kuenzel, flute, Judith Gordon, piano. July 17 (2 PM): Delicate and Fantastic, music by Schubert, Feldman, del Tredici and Johnson, with Gabriela Diaz, violin, Lila Brown, viola, Scott Kluksdahl, cello, Salvatore Macchia, double bass and Judith Gordon, piano. Aug. 6 (8 PM): Great Masters Re-Imagined, music by Beethoven and Brahms, with Ariadne Daskalakis and Mathias Tacke, violins, Lila Brown, viola, Matthias Naegele and Andrew Mark, cellos. Aug. 14 (2 PM): Octet Exgravaganza, music by Mendelssohn and Enesco by Jorja Fleezanis, Meesun Hong, Judith Eisenberg and Ealain McMullin, violins, Lila Brown and Scott Moore, violas, Rhonda Rider and Eric Alterman, cellos.

Opera Saratoga

Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-6018. Formerly Lake George Opera.

June 29-July 10: Die Fledermaus. June 30-July 9: Cosi Fan Tutte. July 8: 50th Anniversary Gala.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Spa State Park, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 587-3330.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Main stage. Orchestral performances take place at 8 PM unless noted.

July 27: Opening night with violinist Sarah Chang and conductor Marin Alsop. Beethoven, Bruch, Tchaikovsky. July 28: Screening of Casablanca with live, full orchestra accompaniment. July 29: A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with David Hyde Pierce and conductor Charles Dutoit. Britten, Stravinsky, Beethoven. July 30: Pianist Emanuel Ax, conductor Charles Dutoit. Mozart, Berlioz. Aug, 3: An Evening with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Ravel. Aug. 4: An All-Beethoven Program with conductor Stephane Deneve and violinist James Ehnes. Aug. 5: Cirque de la Symphonie: Magical Tales. Aug. 6: Cirque de la Symphonie: Love and Romance. Aug. 10: An Evening with Branford Marsalis. Aug. 11: From Russia With Love, featuring pianist Gabriela Montero, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev. Aug. 12: Broadway to Hollywood with conductor Steven Reineke and vocalists Ashley Brown, Ryan Silverman. Aug. 13: Tchaikovsky Spectacular! With violinist Gil Shaham, conductor Branwell Tovey. All-Tchaikovsky program.

Saratoga Chamber Music Festival

Spa Little Theater.

July 26 (8 PM): KSS Trio. Mozart, Bartok, Stravinsky, Bolcom. July 31 (2:15 PM): Violinist Sarah Chang and friends. Beethoven, Brahms. Aug. 2 (8 PM): Wister Quartet with Jennifer Montone, horn, and Jonathan Chu, viola. All-Mozart program. Aug. 7 (2:15 PM): Tokyo String Quartet. Haydn, Ives, Schumann. Aug. 9 (8 PM): An evening with pianist Gabriela Montero. Martinu, Dvorak, Montero. Aug. 14 (2:15 PM): Chamber Music Festival Players. Corigliano, Kreisler, Massenet, Brahms, more.


Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-5165 or tanglewood.org.

June 28-Aug. 28: The Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of various conductors this season, along with and alongside a variety of internationally renowned visiting artists, in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, Ozawa Hall and Tanglewood Theatre.

Tannery Pond Concert Series

The Tannery, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, Route 20, New Lebanon, (888) 820-9441. Concerts are at 8 PM.

June 11: Andrés Diaz, cello, and Wendy Chen, piano. July 23: Vassily Primakov, piano. Aug. 13: Ilya Poletaev, piano. Sept. 3: Arabella Trio with pianist Christian Steiner.

Windham Chamber Music Festival

Windham Performing Arts Center, 5379 Main St., Windham, 734-3868. Performances are at 8 PM.

July 16: Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra. Aug. 13: Pianist Peter Serkin. Sept. 3: Lyric Piano Quartet.

Art & Exhibits

Albany Center Galleries

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

Through July 16: 33rd Photo Regional.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through June 5: Curator’s Choice: Recent Acquisitions. Through June 12: Graphic Design. July 9-Sept. 4: Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Ongoing: The Landscape That Defined America: Artists of the Hudson River School.

Albany International Airport Gallery

Colonie, 242-2243.

Through Sept. 5: Keeping Time.

Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library

Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through Aug. 14: Drawn to the Same Place: The Drawings of Rufus Grider & Fritz Vogt. Through July 29: Gay Malin. Ongoing: Arkell’s Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.

Albany Public Library

161 Washington Ave., Albany, 427-4300.

Through June 25: Beauty of Ugliness.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

July 29-Aug. 21: Fence Select 2011.

Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Vermont Route 9, Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-7158.

June 4-Aug. 21: American Artists Abroad. June 11-Aug. 17: Art of the Animal Kingdon XVI.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-7171.

Through Oct. 11: Collector’s Choice: Selections from the Jane and Jay Braus Collection.

Broadway Arts Center

Arcade Building, 488 Broadway, Albany, 489-0866.

Through June 30: Works by the East Bank Arts Alliance. Through July 15: Immigration and Cultures.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Through July 10: Early Summer Mix. July 14-Aug. 14: Mid Summer Exhibit: Stephen Walling, Joseph Maresca and Patty Neal.

Carrie Haddad Photographs

318 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7655.

Through July 3: Thread, Pixels, Paper. July 7-Aug. 14: Mars: Adrift on the Hourglas Sea: new work by Kahn & Selesnick.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

59 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-9957.

June 11-Aug. 28: Camp: Visiting Day. June 11-Aug. 28: Becoming Muses.

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave., Troy.

Through June 30: Betty LaDuke: Dreaming Cows.

Chapman Historical Museum

348 Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2826.

Through Sept. 30: Harnessing the Hudson.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.

Through Sept. 30: Romantic Nature: British and French Landscapes. June 12-Oct. 2: Pissarro’s People. June 12-Oct. 16: El Anatsui. June 12-Sept. 5: Spaces: Photographs by Candida Hofer and Thomas Struth.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy, 272-6811.

Through June 23: Harry Orlyk & L.F. Tantillo: Habitations.

Columbia-Greene Community College

Foundation Gallery, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.

Through Aug. 27: Student Art Show.

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, 697-0266.

Through June 19: Batik Weeds. Through June 19: Impressions of Berlin and Other Works. June 24-July 31: The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition. June 24-July 31: Nandita Raman: Cinema Playhouse.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

Through Sept. 1: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot: untitled (Series #3) + index (v.4) for two pianos.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Mass., (413) 658-1100.

Through Sept. 4: The Art of Eric Carle: Family and Friends. June 18-Oct. 9: Tomi Ungerer, Chronicler of the Absurd.

Esther Massry Gallery

Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 485-3902.

Through Sept. 2: Karene Faul Alumni Exhibition.

Farmers’ Museum

Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (888) 547-1499.

Through Oct. 30: New York’s Good Eats! Our Fabulous Foods.

Fenimore Art Museum

Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (607) 547-1400.

Through Aug. 17: Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis Among the Kwakiutl. Through Sept. 5: Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray. Through Sept. 11: A Window Into Edward Hopper. Through Sept. 18: Prendergast to Pollock: American Moderniam from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Through Dec. 31: Art Buzz.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, (845) 437-7404.

Through Aug. 21: Naked City: Photographs from the Permanent Collection. Through Aug. 28: Nancy Graves: A Memorial Exhibition. June 24-Sept. 4: A Taste for the Modern.

Fulton Street Gallery

408 Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.

Through June 22: Dreams.

Galerie BMG

12 Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock, (845) 679-0027.

Through July 4: Joy Golkind: Contemporary Bromoil. July 8-Aug. 15: Leah Macdonald: Soliloquy. Aug. 19-Sept. 26: Lynn Bianchi: Continuum.

Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery

398 Main St., Catskill, 943-3400.

Through July 2: Bing, Bang, Boing. Through July 2: Palenville Love Letter. July 9-Aug. 20: Big Wide World.

Hudson Opera House

327 Warren St., Hudson, 822-1438.

June 11-Aug. 14: Warren Street.

The Hyde Collection

161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.

June 12-Sept. 18: New York, New York! The 20th Century.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Through Dec. 31: Iroquois Artistic Visions: From Sky World to Turtle Island.

John Davis Gallery

362 1/2 Warren St., Hudson, 828-5907.

Through June 19: David Hornung: New Work. June 23-July 17: Jon Isherwood: New Work.

Lake George Arts Project

Courthouse Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst streets, Lake George Village, 668-2616.

July 16-Aug. 19: Katy Higgins.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

402 Park St., Housatonic, Mass., (413) 274-1432.

Through July 4: The Figure, The Figure, The Figure, and The Figure. July 9-31: silences of the land . . . sounds of the sea.

M Gallery

350 Main St., Catskill, 943-0380.

June 11-July 8: Hudson Valley Art & Wine.

Martinez Gallery

3 Broadway, Troy, 274-9377.

Through June 27: My Lens: 10th Anniversary Exhibition.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.

Through March 2012: The Workers. Through July 31: Memery: Imitation, Memory and Internet Culture. Through Sept. 30: I Am Searching for Field Character. Through Oct. 31: All Utopias Fell. Through Oct. 31: Katharina Gross: one floor up more highly. Through Dec. 31: Ruse. Through Dec. 31: Chris Cobb: A Changing Exhibition of Photographs. Through Feb. 2012: Sub Mirage Lignum. Through Nov. 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.

McGreevy Prolab & ProPress

376 Broadway, Albany, 426-1039.

Through June 24: Love Looks Like This.

National Museum of Dance

99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.

Through Fall 2011: 25th Celebration Exhibit. Through Fall 2011: Dancing With the Stars. Ongoing: The C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-0400.

Opening July 18: Dona Ann McAdams: A View from the Backstretch.

National Upholstering Design Studio and Gallery

231 Lark St., Albany, 434-1458.

Through June 29: Jim Flosdorf: Photographs.

New York State Military Museum

61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 581-5100.

Ongoing: Picturing Battle: Memories of War, Art of Thurlstrup, U.S. Army Signal Corps and Steve Jordan, Dewitt Clinton Falls: Uniform of the National Guard.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.

Through June 18: 1911 Capitol Fire. Through Aug. 6: Best of SUNY Art Exhibition. Through Sept. 18: The Landscape of Memory: Prints by Frank C. Eckmair. Ongoing: Windows On New York.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100.

Through 6/19: Travels With Norman. June 11-Oct. 31: Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios. June 25-Nov. 11: It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend. Ongoing: Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers.

Olana State Historic Site

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 828-0135.

Through Oct. 20: Rally ’round the Flag: Fredric Edwin Church and the Civil War.

Opalka Gallery

Sage Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 292-1778.

Through July 22: 7th Annual BFA Exhibition. Aug. 29-Oct. 6: Harold Lohner: Gathering.

Riverfront Studios Fine Art Gallery

96 Broad St., Schuylerville, 369-3280.

Through June 25: Spring Opening.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Through June 30: Group Show.

Saratoga Automobile Museum

110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-1935.

Through Sept. 30: Forza Italia! Ongoing: Racing in New York State. Ongoing: East of Detroit.

Saratoga County Arts Council

Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.

Through July 30: Impasse & Motion. Aug. 6-Sept. 24: Jennifer Nuttall, Warren Holzman + Tyler Skross.

Schenectady County Historical Society

32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, 372-0263.

Through July 1: A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters American Songs.

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. 382-7890.

Ongoing: FETCH! Lab.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-5849.

Through June 19: Convergences/Currents. July 5-Aug. 5: Installation 101.

Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College, Northampton, Mass., (413) 585-3587.

Through Nov. 6: Framework VII: Restoring the Boundaries. Through Aug. 14: Susan Hiller: The Last Silent Movie. Through Sept. 11: L.A. Style: Printmaking at Gemini G.E.L. 1966-1976.


189 Beaver St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 652-2141.

Through July 10: Inside/Out.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

Through July 31: Environment and Object in Recent African Art. Through Aug. 14: And All You Suck Is Oil. Through Aug. 14: Alumni Invitational 3. Through Aug. 28: Elevator Music 18: Michael Prime: L-Fields. Through Sept. 18: Melt. Sept. 3-Dec. 30: Opener 22: Whiting Tennis.

Union College

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Schenectady, 388-6714.

Through June 12: 2011 Union College Senior Invitational.

University Art Museum

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.

July 1-Sept. 10: Regarding Place: Photographs from the University Art Collections. July 1-Sept. 10: Wolfgang Staehle.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany, 426-3501.

Through June 24: Big Top. July 1-22: Salon Des Refuses. Aug. 5-26: Members Show.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-3206.

Through Jan. 15: Berkshire Designer Showcase.

Visions Gallery

40 N. Main St., Albany, 453-6600.

Through June 25: My Mind’s Eye.

Wilderstein Historic Site

330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-4818.

Through Oct. 31: Modern Art & the Romantic Landscape.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown, Mass., (413) 597-2429.

Through Sept. 4: Artist’s Project: Jesse Aron Green.



Barrington Stage Company

30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: June 15- July 16: Guys and Dolls. July 21-Aug. 6: The Best of Enemies. Aug. 11-28: The Game.

Stage II: Through June 10: Zero Hour. June 22-July 9: Going to St. Ives.July 14-31: Mormons, Mothers and Monsters. Aug. 18-Sept. 4: My Name is Asher Lev.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass., (413)298-5576; additional co-productions presented at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. Call for performance times.

Colonial Theatre: July 7-16: Tommy.

Main Stage: July 12-30: Sylvia. Aug. 2-13: In the Mood. Aug. 16-Sept. 3: Period of Adjustment.

Unicorn Theatre: June 28-July 16: Moonchildren. July 19-Aug. 6: Dutch Masters. Aug. 9-27: Finian’s Rainbow. Aug. 30-Oct. 16: Birthday Boy.

Chester Theatre Company

Middlefield Street, Chester, Mass., (413) 354-7771. Call for performance times.

July 6-17: Pride@Prejudice. July 20-31: Crime and Punishment. Aug. 3-14: The Turn of the Screw. Aug. 17-28: Wittenberg.

Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-1199. Call for performance times.

Founders Theatre: June 24-Sept. 4: As You Like It. July 8-Sept. 3: Romeo and Juilet. July 21-Sept. 4: The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre: May 27-July 10: Women of Will, the Complete Journey: Parts 1-V. June 16-Sept. 4: The Memory of Water. July 6-Sept. 3: Two Gentlemen of Verona. July 12-21: Hollow Crown. Aug. 3- Sept. 4: Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins.

Rose Footprint Theatre: June 29-Aug 27: The Venetian Twins. Aug. 11-Sept. 4: Every Actor.

Special Events: July 4: The Declaration of Independence.

The Wharton Salon

The ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. Tickets: (413) 597-3400. 24-hour info line: (413) 597-3399. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: Aug. 17-28: Autres Temps . . .

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Mass. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: June 29-July 24: Three Hotels. July 27-Aug. 7: She Stoops to Conquer. Aug. 11-28: Ten Cents a Dance.

Nikos Stage: June 22-July 3: A Streetcar Named Desire. July 6-17: One Slight Hitch. July 20-31: A Doll’s House. Aug. 3-14: Touch(ed). Aug. 16-21: You Better Sit Down: tales from my parents’ divorce

New York

Adirondack Theatre Festival

Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, 798-7479. Call for performance times.

June 22-July 2: The K of D: An Urban Legend. July 7-17: Shooting Star. July 22-31: Hello Out There.

Bakerloo Theatre Project

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 892-2241. Call for performance times.

July15-23: Twelfth Night. July 22-30: The Love of the Nightingale.

Bard Summerscape

Theater Two, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900. Call for performance times.

July 13-24: The Wild Duck. Aug. 4-14: Bittersweet.

Capital Repertory Theatre

111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4531. Call for performance times.

Through June 19: Blood Type: Ragu.

Confetti Stage

Albany Masonic Hall, 67 Corning Place, Albany. Confettistage.com. Visit website for performance times.

June 17-26: The Underpants.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 877-7529. Call for performance times.

Through June 25: The Last Romance. July 8-Aug. 13: TBA.

Fort Salem Theater

11 E. Broadway, Salem, 854-9200. Call for performance times.

July 1-3: Carousel. July 9-17: The Singing Anchors Go to Hollywood. July 29-Aug. 7: Senior Moments. Aug. 12-21: Geroge M. Cohan, Tonight!

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Route 203, Chatham, 392-9292. Call for performance times.

Through June 5: I Love a Piano. June 9-July 19: Annie. June 23-July 3: The King and I. July 7-17: Jeckyll and Hyde. July 21-31: Swing. Aug. 4-14: Grease. Aug. 18-Sept. 4: Carousel.

Park Playhouse

Washington Park Amphitheater, Albany, 434-0776. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: July 19-Aug. 14: The Producers. Park Playhouse II: Aug 2-Aug. 14: Thoroughly Modern Millie.


41-A Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667. Call for performance times.

Through June 29-July 10: Play by Play: Shadows. July 20- Aug. 7: The Divine Sister.

Theater Barn

Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-8989. Performances 8 PM Thu-Fri; 5, 8:30 PM Sat; 2 PM Sun.

July 1-10: Boeing-Boeing. July 14-24: The Hollow. July 28-Aug. 7: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Aug. 11-21: The Andrews Brothers. Aug. 25-Sept. 4: The Drowsy Chaperone.


Dorset Theatre Festival

Dorset, Vt., (802) 867-57777. Performances 8 PM Tue-Fri; 2 PM Wed; 4, 8:30 PM Sat; 3 PM Sun.

June 22-July 3: Superior Donuts. July 14-25: Fallen Angels. July 7-23: Dial “M” for Murder. July 28-Aug. 13: Noises Off. Aug 18-27: Mauritius.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-0564. Call for performance times.

June 10-26: Rembrandt’s Gift. July 15-31: Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Aug. 19-Sept. 4: The Last Days of Mickey and Jean.


Ajkun Ballet Theatre

The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Aug. 13: Sleeping Beauty.

Ancram Opera House

1330 County Route 7, Ancram, 329-7393.

June 25: Global Water Dances.

Bard College

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annadale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7948.

Bard SummerScape: July 7-10: Tero Saarinen Dance Company.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

off Route 20 (eight miles east of Lee), Becket, Mass., (413) 243-0745.

Ted Shawn Theatre: June 22-26: Ballet Genève in Romeo and Juliet. June 29-July 3: Carte Blanche. July 6-10: Tangueros del Sur. July 13-17: DanzAbierta. July 20-24: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. July 27-31: Laboratory Dance Project. Aug. 3-7: 3e Etage: Soloists and Danceres of the Paris Opera Ballet. Aug. 10-14: Trisha Brown Dance Company. Aug. 17-21: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Aug. 24-28: Mark Morris Dance Group.

Doris Duke Theatre: June 22-26: Keigwin + Company. June 29-July 3: Jane Comfort and Company. July 6-10: Kid Pivot’s Frankfurt RM. July 13-16: Louise Lecavalier. July 20-24: zoe/juniper. July 27-31: Big Dance Theater. Aug. 3-7: Jonah Bokaer. Aug. 10-14: Jodi Melnick David Neumann advanced beginner group. Aug. 17-21: David Dorfman Dance. Aug. 24-28: Kyle and Camille.

New York City Ballet

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-3330. New York City Ballet is in residence July 5-16. Performances are evenings Tuesday-Saturday, with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays. There are pre-performance talks before evening performances at 7 PM. All performances are at 8 PM except as noted.

July 5: Fearful Symmetries, I’m Old Fashioned, Stars and Stripes. July 6: Serenade, Valse-Fantaisie, Polyphonia, The Magic Flute. July 7 (2 PM): Square Dance, The Magic Flute, Stars and Stripes. July 7: Fearful Symmetries, Polyphonia, I’m Old Fashioned. July 8: Serenade, Tarantella, Square Dance, Stars and Stripes. July 9 (2 PM): Valse-Fantaisie, Square Dance, Fearful Symmetries, The Magic Flute. July 9: Gatsby Ballet Gala featuring Plainspoken, Thou Swell, For the Love of Duke. July 12: Circus Polka, Dances at a Gathering. July 13: Jewels. July 14 (2 PM): Jewels. July 14: Apollo, Tarantella, Agon. July 15: Circus Polka, Dances at a Gathering, Valse-Fantaisie, Agon. July 16 (2 PM): Circus Polka, Apollo, Serenade, The Magic Flute. July 16: Jewels.


2980 Route 66, Chatham, 392-6121.

Aug. 6: Vanaver Caravan. Sept. 3-4: Parsons Dance.

Skidmore Summer Dance Performance

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 584-9330.

June 9: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.

Farmers Markets

Altamont Farmers Market

Orsini Park, Altamont Train Station, Altamont

Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 11 AM-6 PM; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-2 PM (opens July 1)

Amsterdam Downtown Farmers Market

Roosevelt Apartments, Division Street, Amsterdam

Thursdays, 9 AM-1 PM (opens June 17)

Ballston Spa Farmers Market

Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa

Thursdays, 3-6 PM; Saturdays 9 AM-noon opens mid-June.

Cambridge Farmers Market

Cambridge Railroad Yard, E. Main and Washington streets, Cambridge

Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

Canajoharie Farmers Market

Arkell Museum parking lot, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie

Wednesdays 4 PM-7 PM; Saturdays 10 AM-1 PM

Capital District Farmers Market

Broadway (Route 32) and Route 378, Menands

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Central Avenue Farmers Market

Parking lot of The Linda, Central Avenue and Quail Street, Albany

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Chatham Farmers Market

Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, 15 Church St., Route 203, Chatham

Fridays, 4-7 PM

Clifton Park Farmers Market

St. George’s Church, Route 146 at Maxwell Drive, Clifton Park

Thursdays, 2-5 PM (opens July 1)

Cohoes Farmers Market

Municipal Parking Lot, Remsen St., Cohoes

Fridays, 4-7 PM

Delaware Area Neighborhood Farmers Market

St. James Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany

Tuesdays, 4-7 PM (opens June 28)

Delmar Farmers Market

Bethlehem Central Middle School, 332 Kenwood Ave., Delmar

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Downtown Albany Farmers Market

Broadway and Pine streets, Albany

Thursdays, 11 AM-2 PM

Empire State Plaza Farmers Market

North end, near Legislative Office Building, Albany

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM

First United Methodist Church Farmers Market

428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar

Tuesdays, 2:30-6 PM

Fort Edward Farmers Market

Broadway Bowl Parking Lot, 359 Broadway, Fort Edward

Fridays, 10 AM-1 PM

Fort Plain Farmers Market

Legion Street lot, behind Haslett park, Fort Plain

Thursdays, 4-7 PM

Great Barrington Farmers Market

Railroad station, Taconic Avenue and Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Glens Falls Farmers Market

South Street Market Pavilion, Glens Falls

Saturdays, 8 AM-noon

Gloversville Farmers Market

Bleeker Square, pavilion behind Church, Gloversville

Saturdays 8 AM-noon

Granville Farmers Market

Main Street, next to the old train station, Granville

Mondays, 2-5 PM

Greenwich Farmers Market

Former IGA lot, Rt. 29, Greenwich

Thursdays, 2-5:30 PM

Highland Farmers Market

1 Haviland Road, Highland

Wednesdays 3-7 PM (opens June 23)

Hudson Farmers Market

DMV parking lot, 6th and Columbia streets, Hudson

Saturdays, 9 AM-1PM

Hudson Falls Farmers Market

Sutherland Pet Store, 1161 Dix Ave., Hudson Falls

Tuesdays, 10 AM-1 PM (opens June 7)

Johnstown Farmers Market

Old Johnstown Hotel lot, 55 E. Main Street, Johnstown

Tuesdays, 3-6 PM

Kinderhook Farmers Market

Village Green, Kinderhook

Saturdays, 8 AM-12:30 PM

Kingston Farmers Market

Wall Street, between N. Front and John streets, Kingston

Saturdays, 9 AM-2 PM

Middle Granville Farmers Market

Middle Granville Road, Granville

Mondays, 2-5 PM

New Baltimore Farmers Market

Wyche Park, New Baltimore Road, New Baltimore

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

North Adams Farmers Market

St. Anthony’s parking lot, across from MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.

Saturdays, 8 AM-1 PM

Queensbury Farmers Market

Elks Lodge, 23 Cronin Road, Queensbury

Mondays, 3-6 PM

Salem Farmers Market

Village Park, Route 22, Salem

Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Saratoga Farmers Market

High Rock Park, High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM; Wednesdays, 3 PM-6 PM

Schenectady Farmers Market

City Hall, Franklin and Jay Streets, Schenectady

Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM

Schenectady Greenmarket

Jay Street near City Hall, Schenectady

Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

Schenectady Union Street Farmers Market

Upper Union Street behind Trustco Bank

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Sharon Springs Farmers Market

Main St, across from the Roseboro Hotel

Saturday, 9 AM-2 PM

South Glens Falls Farmers Market

Village Park, Glens Falls

Mondays, 10 AM-1 PM

State Campus Farmers Market

Harriman State Office Campus Vendor Park

Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM

Stuyvesant Farmers Market

Stuyvesant Railroad Station, 55 Riverview St., Stuyvesant

Fridays, 4-7 PM

Troy Little Italy Farmers Market

The Markteplace, Hill Street (between Washington and Liberty streets), Troy

Wednesdays, 3-6 PM

Troy Neighborhood Farmers Market

Monument Square, Troy

Wednesdays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

Riverfront Park, 433 River Street, Troy

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market

River Street, Warrensburg

Fridays, 3-6 PM

Waterford Farmers Market

Waterford Visitors Center, One Tugboat Alley, Waterford

Sundays, 9 AM-2 PM

Watervliet Farmers Market

Hudson Shores Park, Broadway and 23rd Street, Watervliet

Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 PM (opens July 7)


Albany All-Stars Roller Derby

Washington Avenue Armory, 195 Washington Ave., Albany, 694-7160.

June 11: Western Mass Destruction

June 25: North Country Lumber Jills

Albany Metro Mallers Empire Football League Semi-Pro Football

Bleeker Stadium, 721 Clinton Ave., Albany, eteamz.com/AlbanyMetroMallers

July 9: Plattsburgh North Stars

July 16: Watertown Red + Black

July 23: Glens Falls Greenjackets

Aug. 6: Elmira Evolution

Sept. 10: Montreal Voyageurs

Tri-City Valley Cats New York-Penn League Baseball

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, 629-2287.

June 17-19: Vermont Lake Monsters

June 23-25: Lowell Spinners

June 26-28: Connecticut Tigers

July 4-5: Vermont Lake Monsters

July 9-11: Aberdeen Ironbird

July 16-18: Staten Island Yankees

July 19-20: Connecticut Tigers

July 27-29: State College Spikes

July 30-31, Aug. 1: Auburn Doubledays

Aug. 5-6: Vermont Lake Monsters

Aug, 9-11: Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Aug. 12-14: Hudson Valley Renegades

Aug. 23-25: Brooklyn Cyclones

Aug. 28-29: Lowell Spinners

Hellions of Troy Roller Derby

Rollarama Skating Center, 2710 Hamburg St., Schenectady, hellionsoftroyrollerderby.com.

June 4: Skyland Roller Girls

Aug. 27: Boston Derby Dames

Saratoga Polo

Whitney Field, Saratoga Springs, 584-8108, saratogapolo.com.

July 8-10: The Saratoga Publishing Series

July 15-17: International Invitational Tournament

July 22-24: Equicurean Tournament

July 27-31: Veuve Clicquot Women’s Challenge

Aug. 5-7: The Whitney Cup Exhibition

Aug. 12-14: Hall of Fame Challenge Cup

Aug. 19-21: The Ylvisaker Tournament

Aug. 24-28: The Hector and Susan Barrantes Tournament

Sept. 2-4: The Celebrate Saratoga Cup

Fairs, Festivals & Special Events

June-September: Art Night Schenectady. Downtown Schenectady. Third Friday of every month, 5-9 PM. Various performances, special offers, exhibitions. artnightschenectady.com.

June-September: 1st Friday. Downtown Albany. First Friday of every month, 5-9 PM. Various performances, exhibitions, venues, restaurants and bars will take part. 1stfridayalbany.org.

June-September: First Friday. Downtown Ballston Spa. First Friday of every month, 6-9 PM. Various performances, special offers, exhibitions. 885-2772 or ballston.org/first-fridays.

June-September: Third Thursdays. Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. Third Thursday of every month, 5-8 PM. Live music, shopping, dining, art and more. (413) 499-9348 or pittsfield-ma.org.

June-September: Troy Night Out. Downtown Troy. Last Friday of every month, 5-9 PM. A monthly offering of Troy’s galleries, restaurants, retail shops and performance spaces. Free. troynightout.com.

June 9-12: Saratoga Arts Fest. Fifth annual celebration of the arts in Saratoga Springs. Four days of events at indoor and outdoor venues, for all ages. 580-8010 or saratogaartsfest.org.

June 11: Sheep and Wool Gathering. Thacher Park, Pear Orchard Picnic Area, Vorheesville. Live animals, vendors, traditional fiber craft demonstration, leaping llamas, sheep herding, food, family fun. 10 AM-4 PM. 872-1237.

June 11: Art on Lark. Lark Street, Albany. Noon-5 PM. Visit Lark Street and enjoy hundreds of artists’ displays, live music, Art Mecca, Pop-Up Gallery, more. 434-3861 or larkstreet.org.

June 11-12: St. Peter Armenian Church Festival, 100 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet. Music, food and fun. Saturday 4-8 PM, Sunday noon-4 PM. 274-3673.

June 12: Local Food Festival. Indian Ladders Farms, 342 Altamont Road, Altamont. Featuring fabulous food grown and produced in the area, plus music and art. 10 AM-4 PM. 765-9109 or indianladderfarms.com.

June 17-19: Juneteenth. Central Park, Schenectady: Celebration to mark the end of slavery, sponsored by the Hamilton Hill Arts Center. 346-1262 or hamiltonhillartscenter.org.

June 18: Troy River Street Festival. Downtown Troy. 10 AM-6 PM. Arts and music festival, featuring a juried arts event, and the works of dozens of artists, painters, potters, and more. There will be food and magic, too. 273-0552.

June 18: Upper Union Street BID Strawberry Fest & Art Show. Upper Union Street, Schenectady. 10-3 PM. Pony rides, art show, baby animals, drawing, food, music, gourmet food market, and, of course, strawberries. 370-0662 or upperunionbid.org.

June 18: Saratoga Brewfest. Ellms Family Farms, Ballston Spa. Lots of beer, barbecue, music and guest speakers.VIP 1:30- 3 PM; general session 3-7 PM. No kids or pets (except guide animals). saratogabrewfest.com.

June 18-September: Yaddo Gardens Tours. Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Experience the grounds and architecture of this famous artists’ retreat firsthand. Tours are on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 AM and Tuesdays during racing season at 11 AM. 584-0746 or yaddo.org/garden.

June 24-26: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance. Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Featuring various musicians and dance troupes from around the world. Evening concerts, participatory dances, classes, family activities, storytelling and all kinds of food offerings round out the annual music and dance celebration.oldsongs.org or 765-2815.

June 24-26: Lake George Summerfest. Shepard Park, Lake George. 10 AM-6 PM. Festival includes arts and crafts show as well as live musical entertainment each day. 668-2688.

June 25-26: Bavarian Summerfest. Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. This annual festival features Bavarian bands, kiddie rides, food, beverage and craft vendors throughout. 622-9584 or riedlbauersresort.com.

June 25-25: Round Lake Antique Festival. The Parks and Greens of the Village, Round Lake. 9 AM-5 PM. Features 250 vendors. 899-4094.

July 1: Waterford Steamboat Rally. Canal front, Waterford. Fireworks and more. 9-9 PM. town.waterford.ny.us.

July 2-4: The Berkshires Art Festival. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington, Mass. 10 AM-6 PM Fri-Sat; 10 AM-5 PM Sun. A wide range of world-class art exhibits and live entertainment. 800-834-9437 or berkshiresartsfestival.com.

July 4: Fireworks over the lake. Lake George Village. 9:30 PM.

July 4: Price Chopper Fabulous Fourth Festivities. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 3-10 PM. Featuring live music, food, crafts, entertainment and fireworks displa. ogs.state.ny.us.

July 4: July 4 Family Fest. Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham. Fireworks, music, free kids’ rides, magic, hay maze, and more. 392-2121.

July 9-Aug 21: Sterling Renaissance Festival. Sterling. 10-7 PM Sat-Sun, rain or shine. It’s classic, yet naughty, with more romance than Valentine’s Day, more costumes than Halloween and all the rowdiness of Mardi Gras. Also features many award-winning artisans, Elizabethan fare, theater and music. sterlingfestival.com.

July 9: Art in the Park. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. 10 AM-5 PM. Art and entertainment will take place at this outdoor visual-art show and sale. 584-4132.

July 9: Delaware Avenue Street Fair, Delaware Avenue, Albany. Crafts, food, family fun, a great time for the whole family.

July 16-17: Troy Pig Out. Downtown Troy. Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM. Featuring a barbeque competition, chef demonstrations, and live music. visittroyny.com.

July 19-24: Saratoga County Fair. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. 9 AM-midnight. Music, food, rides, midway, animals and cotton candy. saratogacountyfair.org or 885-9701.

July 23: Capital Region Craft Brewer’s Festival. Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy. The second annual brewers festival on the Capital Region. 2:30-6:30 PM. 698-8330 or capitalbrewfest.com.

Aug. 13: Capital District Caribbean Carnival Festival. Central Park, Schenectady. Multicultural carnival, parade and festival. 346-7625 or carama.org.

Aug. 13-14: Brats and Brews Festival. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Hunter. A festival rooted in Bavarian tradition, featuring a variety of brews from around the world as well as authentic German entertainers, expositions, craft shows and plenty of food. 263-4223.

Aug. 16-21: Altamont Fair. Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont. Three-county fair, free grandstand, country music, exhibits, petting zoo, midway, contests and events. 861-6671 or altamontfair.com.

Aug. 20-21: International Celtic Festival. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Hunter. Featuring plenty of bagpipers and drummers. Festivities include live entertainment, bagpipe competition, Celtic vendors and kids’ entertainment. 263-4223.

Aug. 20-21: Round Lake Arts & Crafts Festival. The Historic Park Grounds, Round Lake. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM; Sun. 10 AM-4:30 PM. This show will feature 200 skilled artists and craftsmen, selling and demonstrating their unique products. 899-2800.

Aug. 25-Sept. 5: New York State Fair. State Fair Grounds, off I-690, Syracuse. Festival features agricultural exhibits, a demolition derby, midway, crafts and live entertainment. 800-475-FAIR.

Aug. 27: Albany LatinFest. Washington Park, Albany. 11 AM-6 PM. A celebration of the contributions of Hispanics to the cultural arts. The best in Latin music, food, crafts. 339-9270 or albanylatinfest.com.

Aug. 31-Sept. 5. Columbia County Fair. Chatham. Crafts, petting zoo, rides, games, food and many other attractions. columbiafair.com or 758-1811.