Calendar: What's happening this week

MUSIC

CLASSICAL

Aston Magna: The World of Henry Purcell, Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $40-$45. astonmagna.org or 413-528-3595. The Seasons, Squabbling Couples, Sleep Aids, Comical Duos, Vocal Quartets, and Trio Sonatas. Artists include Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Kristen Watson, soprano; Deborah Rentz Moore, mezzo-soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor and David McFerrin, baritone. Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program, followed by "meet the artists" wine and cheese reception.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St., Lenox, Mass. 8 p.m. Friday. $12-$104. 888-266-1200 or bso.org. Andris Nelsons conducts works by Jolas, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Ravel, featuring cellist Gautier Capucon.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St., Lenox, Mass. 8 p.m. Saturday. $24-$114. 888-266-1200 or bso.org. Andris Nelsons conducts Elgar's "Enigma" Variations and Kevin Puts' commissioned world premiere, "The Brightness of Light," featuring soprano Renée Fleming, baritone Rod Gilfry and video artist Wendall Harrington.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St., Lenox, Mass. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $22-$104. 888-266-1200 or bso.org. Andris Nelsons conducts works by Gershwin and Stravinsky, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Chamber Music Festival Catalyst Quartet; Daniel Gortler, Maverick Concerts, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 4 p.m. Sunday. $5-$45. maverickconcerts.org or 646-965-2365. Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for "rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing," the ensemble has toured throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Decoda Chamber Music Student Performance, Zankel Music Center, Ladd Hall, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m. Friday. Free. 518-580-5321 or skidmore.edu/zankel.

"The Ghosts of Versailles," Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. $26-$149. 607-547-2255 or glimmerglass.org. The ghost of Marie Antoinette is upset about her untimely ending.

"La Traviata," Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. $26-$149. 607-547-2255 or glimmerglass.org. Verdi's iconic opera.

The Lyric Consort: Music from the Americas, The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $40. thesembrich.org or 518-644-2431. An a cappella concert of choral music by composers from North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean.

"The Marriage of Figaro," Seagle Music Colony, 999 Charley Hill Road, Schroon Lake. 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday. $25-$35. seaglecolony.org or 518-532-7875. The Mozart jewel follows the antics of the valet Figaro and his bride Susanna.

Summer Carillon Concert Series, Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany. 1 p.m. Sunday. Free. 518-937-2906. Listen to the bells of Albany City Hall from one of the nearby parks. Concert by Sergej Gratchev, Russia.

Tanglewood on Parade, Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St., Lenox, Mass. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $25-$114. 888-266-1200 or bso.org. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Children's Choir, along with conductors Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, Thomas Wilkins and James Burton, performa program including Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries," James Burton's "The Lost Words," and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, followed by fireworks.

Uma Thurman, Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet, Tanglewood, Seiji Ozawa Hall, 297 West St., Lenox, Mass. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $22-$78. 888-266-1200 or bso.org. Oscar-nominated actress Thurman narrates a program of soprano Fleming, the Emerson String Quartet and pianist Simone Dinnerstein performing works by Walker, Wernick and Barber, as well as Andre Previn and Tom Stoppard.

POP, ROCK, FOLK, COUNTRY AND JAZZ

2019 Concerts in the Buhrmaster Barn, Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $5 adults. pruynhouse.org or 518-783-1435. German music with the Mountain Brauhaus Band.

Capital Region Blues Network Band Challenge 2019, WAMC's The Linda, 339 Central Ave. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $12. 518-465-5233 or thelinda.org. Come experience the areas best blues bands competeing to take their next step to participate in the International Blues Competition.

Chicago Afrobeat Project, WAMC's The Linda, 339 Central Ave. 8 p.m. Friday. $15-$20. 518-465-5233 or thelinda.org. The summer tour of the a group of musicians who go together on the west side of Chigo to create African-inspired music.

Evenings on the Green, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. bethlehempubliclibrary.org or 518-439-9314. Stop by the library this summer for one or all of these great performances. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pick a spot on the Green, then sit back, relax and enjoy. Featuring Off the Record, an energetic rock 'n' roll trio that plays hits from the early 60s.

The Garifuna Collective, Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. musichavenstage.org. The collective preserves traditional Caribbean melodies and rhythms with turtle shells, jawbones, guitars, bass and vocals.

Glens Falls City Band, Glens Falls City Park, Maple Street, Glens Falls. 7 p.m. Monday. Free. 518-956-4052. The Glens Falls City Band is a 27-piece professional concert band, comprised of musicians from throughout the Capital Region that performs a mix of marches, light classical, Broadway and popular selections.

Godsmack, Cool Insuring Arena, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls. 8 p.m. Sunday. $39.50. 855-432-2849 or coolinsuringarena. The Massachusetts hard rockers return to town to headline a show, along with support act New Years Day.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Thursday-Saturday. $85-$250. 888-946-8495 or greyfoxbluegrass.com. Phenom Billy Strings returns as Artist-in-Residence, joining more than 40 award-winning bluegrass acts, including the Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Tommy Emmanuel, Molly Tuttle and many more.

Guilderland Town Band, Tawasentha Park, 188 Route 146, Guilderland. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. 518-456-3150 or townofguilderland.org.

Hamiltunes: An American Singalong, Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady. 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. musichavenstage.org. The only official "Hamilton" singalong brings Broadway karaoke all the way back to the American Revolution and beyond.

Heart, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m. Sunday. $29.50-$129.50. 800-745-3000 or spac.org. The sisters-led rock group who ruled the charts in the 70s and 80s perform, along with special guests Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas.

The Hotelier, Riverfront Park, River St., Troy. 5 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 518-279-7997 or downtowntroy.org. Rock band from Worcester, Mass. Openers are Hasty Page and Bruiser & Bicycle.

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, Rivers Casino & Resort, 1 Rush St., Schenectady. 6 p.m. Saturday. 518-579-8800 or riverscasinoandresort.com. The roots rockers best known for their original soundtrack to the movie "Eddie & The Cruisers."

Lettuce, Alive at Five, Jennings Landing, Corning Preserve, Albany. 5 p.m. Thursday. Free. 518-434-2032 or albanyevents.org. The six-member Boston-area band playing your standard mix of funk, jazz, soul, jam, psychedelic, hip hop, art-rock, ambient, avant garde and experimental music.

Live at Landis Full Moon Music Series, Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, Esperance. 7 p.m. Friday. $10; free, kids 12 and younger. landisarboretum.org or 518-875-6935. Find the magic of the moon during our live music series, held at the Meeting House. We throw open the doors and let the music flow. Featuring The Hop City Hellcats.

Lost Radio Rounders at Valatie Community Theatre, 3031 Main St., Valatie. 8 p.m. Saturday. $10. 518-758-1309. Lost Radio Rounders feature Tom Lindsay, Michael Eck and bassist Evan Conway.

T.S. Ensemble, Frank A. Leak Amphitheater, Cook Park, Colonie. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 518-218-7782. Playing Sinatra to today's music.

Stephen Marley, Empire State Plaza, Albany. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 518-474-5987 or ogs.ny.gov. The son of Bob keeps the reggae tradition going.

John Mayer, Times Union Center, 51 S. Pearl St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $39.50-$150. 518-487-2000. John Mayer will be kicking off his 2019 Summer Tour at the Times Union Center.

Patti Melita, Jazz on Jay, Jay Street, Schenectady. Noon Thursday. Free. 518-382-3884 or proctors.org.

Praise in the Park, Freedom Park, 5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 518-312-8646 or freedomparkscotia.com. Christian rock.

The Refrigerators, Freedom Park, 5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 518-312-8646 or freedomparkscotia.com. Party rock.

The Route Fifty 5, Freedom Park, 5 Schonowee Ave, Scotia. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. 518-312-8646 or freedomparkscotia.com. Brass quintet.

Rob Thomas, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $43-$103. 800-745-3000 or spac.org. The frontman from Matchbox 20 goes solo, and also welcomes special guest Abby Anderson.

Tom Paxton & The Don Juans, Guthrie Center, Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, Mass. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $45-$50. 413-528-1955 or guthriecenter.org. The legendary folk singer-songwriter teams up with a duo of singer-songwriter-instrumentalists to interpret his songs.

Tony Succar & Mixtura, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $40-50. spac.org/event/spac-on-stage-series-2 or 518-584-9330. Latin Grammy nominee Tony Succar fuses an irresistible mix of exuberant afro-latino inspired music, the seductive rhythms of salsa, and the energy of jazz and pop beats.

Taj Mahal Quartet — Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home 50th Anniversary Concert, The Egg Performing Arts Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany. 8 p.m. Saturday. Part of the American Roots & Branches Series. One of the most acclaimed roots music artists of all time, Taj Mahal has played an extraordinary role in revitalizing and preserving the blues since the 1960s. One of his most influential recordings was Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home — a double album released in 1969. One disc featured him leading his band through soulful interpretations of gospel numbers, country songs, blues standards and pop tunes as well as originals. The second acoustic solo LP dug deep into the roots of the blues that continues to inspire and influence musicians and audiences to this day. Join Taj and his quartet in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home.

Upper Madison Free Concert Series, Albany Elks, 25 S. Allen St., Albany. 7 p.m. Monday. Free. uppermadison.org or 518-992-5362. Featuring the Bear Bones Project — sweet American-style jam band.

Useless Cans, Wiswall Park, 39 Front St., Ballston Spa. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. 518-885-2772 or ballston.org. Gypsy-folk-swing band.

DANCE

PARTICIPATORY

USA Dance monthly ballroom dance, Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave Ext., Albany. 6:15 p.m. Sunday. $5-$13; free, students. capitalusadance.com. Join us for our annual Ron Curry Foundation fundraiser dance with a fun evening of ballroom dancing. The event begins with a free lesson 6:15 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing, with a dance demonstration around 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments and cash bar are provided.

PERFORMANCE

Caleb Teicher & Company with Conrad Tao, Doris Duke Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. $35-$45. 413-243-0745 or jacobspillow.org. Choreographer Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Tao collaborate in "More Forever," a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao's new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Mark Morris Dance Group, Ted Shawn Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $45-$78. 413-243-0745 or jacobspillow.org. Program includes "Prelude and Prelude," excerpts from "Words," "Grand Duo" and a new work set to music of Satie.

New York City Ballet Matinee: "Coppelia," Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. $18-63. spac.org/event/new-york-city-ballet-8 or 518-584-9330. Considered one of the greatest comedic ballets of the 19th century, "Coppelia" premiered in Saratoga in 1974 and was co-commissioned by SPAC. Choreographed by George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova after Marius Petipa, it has remained one of the best-loved classical works in the ballet repertory.

Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ted Shawn Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $45-$78. 413-243-0745 or jacobspillow.org. As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor's earliest masterpieces "Aureole," set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; "Concertiana," Taylor's last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, "Promethean Fire."

SPAC's New York City Ballet Gala, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. 8 p.m. Saturday. $58-128. spac.org/event/new-york-city-ballet-11 or 518-584-9330. SPAC's New York City Ballet Gala will celebrate "Apollo & The Muses: A Summer Celebration," inspired by the ballet.

Umanoove/Didy Veldman, Doris Duke Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. 8:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday; 2:15 p.m. Sunday. $35-$45. 413-243-0745 or jacobspillow.org. London-based company makes its U.S. debut with a work for four dancers.

STAGE

Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution," Theater Barn, 654 US-20, New Lebanon. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. thetheaterbarn.org. A young man stands accused of murdering a rich widow.

"Avenue Q: School Edition," Lake George High School, 381 Canada St., Lake George. 1 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m. Friday. $12. 518-480-4878 or woodtheater.org. A recent college graduate comes to New York and meets his neighbors.

"Bright Star," Lake George High School, 381 Canada St., Lake George. 1 p.m. Wednesday. $12. 518-480-4878 or woodtheater.org. The Tony-nominated musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923. It's inspired by their Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album "Love Has Come for You" and, in turn, the folk story of the Iron Mountain Baby.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs," Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $12-$65. oldcastletheatre.org or 802-447-0564.

"The Children," Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. 2 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Wednesday. $15-$45. 866-811-4111 or shakespeare.org. The play concerns two retired nuclear physicists, a married couple, who live in a remote cottage on the British coast while the world outside is dealing with a major disaster at a nuclear power station.

"Dig," Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $48-$58. 802-867-2223 or dorsettheatrefestival.org. A dying plant shop gets a visitor from the past.

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," Clifton Country Stage, 7 Clifton Common Boulevard, Clifton Park. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free. notsocommonplayers.org. The Not So Common Players perform the Broadway musical based on the iconic Disney cartoon.

"The Full Monty," Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $27-$62. 518-445-7469 or capitalrep.org. Raucous pop-rock-musical that peels away stereotypes and reveals all.

"Gertrude and Claudius," Barrington Stage Company, Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. $15-$65. 413-236-8888 or barringtonstageco.org. Based on John Updike's 2000 novel, Mark St. Germain's new play is a prequel to "Hamlet."

"Grand Horizons," Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. 7:30 Thursday, Tuesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $55-$75. 413-458-3200 or wtfestival.org. Bill and Nancy have been happily married for 50 years. But now Nancy wants out.

"Grease," The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 NY-203, Chatham. 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Wednesday. $15-$39. machaydntheatre.org or 518-392-9292.

"In the Heights," Park Playhouse, Washington Park, Madison Avenue, Albany. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Free-$25. 518-434-0776 or parkplayhouse.com. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about New Yorkers and their dreams of winning the lottery.

Lake George Dinner Theatre's "The Hound of the Baskervilles," Holiday Inn Resort Lake George, 2223 Route 9 (Canada Street), Lake George. Seatings Thursday-Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Varies. lakegeorgedinnertheatre.org. A rollicking, uproarious adaptation of a Sherlock Holmes classic.

"Love Letters," Curtain Call Theatre, 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham. 7:30 p.m. Thursday (preview), 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $25. curtaincalltheatre.com or 518-877-7529. A funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends exchange notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years, but long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away.

PB & J Cafe: "Alice in Wonderland," Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls. Noon Thursday-Saturday. $18. 518-480-4878 or woodtheater.org. In this theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's classic adventure, Alice meets a hurried White Rabbit, swims in a sea of her tears, confronts a Caterpillar, and questions a grinning Cheshire cat, all in an effort to find out what kind of place she stumbled into.

"Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story," Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $45-$75. 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org. In 1954, a Cleveland disc jockey heard the sound that would change America.

"Selling Kabul," Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Friday. $55. 413-458-3200 or wtfestival.org. A former interpreter for the U.S. military lives in hiding from the Taliban in his sister's home in Kabul, Afghanistan.

"Sequence," Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $34-$45. 518-480-4878 or atfestival.org. In this thriller, the "luckiest man alive" has successfully bet double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 consecutive years and preparing to risk $800 million on the 21st, a young woman claims to have figured out his mathematical secret, and a staggeringly unlucky man believes his 150 consecutive wrong test answers are proof of a higher power.

"The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World," Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge St., Catskill. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$25. bridgest.org/the-shaggs-philosophy-of-the-world or 518-943-3818. Three sisters from rural New Hampshire, whose father forced them to form a rock band, record an album in 1969.

"Show Boat," Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Monday. $26-$149. 607-547-2255 or glimmerglass.org. Follows life on a Mississippi River show boat from 1887 to 1927.

"Silent Sky," Schenectady Civic Playhouse, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. 518-382-2081. "Silent Sky," by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Jennifer Van Iderstyne, dramatizes the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an astronomer ahead of her time. It explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when a woman's ideas were dismissed until a man claimed credit for them.

"The Skin of Our Teeth," Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. 7 p.m. Thursday, Monday and Tuesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. $45-$66. 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org. The story of life on Earth from prehistoric times through World War II as lived by Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, their two children, and their house maid, Sabina.

"Start Again," Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $30. 518-480-4878 or atfestival.org. Journey through the five stages of grief, as this new musical from Nikko Benson reminds us that no matter how shattered our world may seem ... there's always a way to start again.

"The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. 6 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday; 11 a.m. Saturday. $10-$25. 866-811-4111 or shakespeare.org. Scoundrel Petruchio attempts to tame his wealthy wife, Katherine.

"Tell Me I'm Not Crazy," Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $60. 413-458-3200 or wtfestival.org. Sharyn Rothstein's world premiere comedy asks how one small firearm redefines a family and how two generations confront what it means to succeed and to sacrifice in America today.

"Time Flies and Other Comedies," Barrington Stage Company, St. Germain Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tuesday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $15-$50. 413-236-8888 or barringtonstageco.org. Five comedic short plays by David Ives.

"Tony 'n Tina's Wedding," Colonie Elks Club, 11 Elks Lane, Latham. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $44-$48. consortiumactors.com/showsevents or 518-618-7835. Audience members are "guests" at nuptials celebration.

"Twelfth Night," Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. 2 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Wednesday. $20-$70. 866-811-4111 or shakespeare.org. Shipwrecked twins and much more.

"Working: A Musical," The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. 7 p.m. Thursday, Monday and Tuesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. $65-$75. 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org. Based on Studs Terkel's groundbreaking book of interviews with American workers, this musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Updated for a modern age, with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor.

COMEDY

4 for 1 Friday, MOPCO: The Mopco Improv Theatre, 10 N. Jay St., Schenectady. 8 p.m. Friday. $6-$10. mopco.org or 518-577-6726. A well-crafted blend of improv for the discerning comedy connoisseur. Four of the best improv groups in the Capital Region come together to create one night of knockout comedy.

"The Coach" Tom Whiteley & Guests, The Comedy Works, 388 Broadway, Saratoga. 8 p.m. Saturday. $20. 518-275-6897 or thecomedyworks.com. Stand-up.

"Divorce Diaries," Funny Bone, 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $15. 518-313-7484 or albany.funnybone.com. Creator and comedian Michele Traina and a special guest comic banter about divorce, family, dating and diapers in this mix of stand-up, improv and audience participation.

Shuli Egar, Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady. 9 p.m. Friday. $25. riverscasinoandresort.com. A Howard Stern Show regular, Shuli will be joined by fellow comedians Mike Morse, James Mattern and Mike Feeney.

Eric McMahon & Guests, The Comedy Works, 388 Broadway, Saratoga. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $20. 518-275-6897 or thecomedyworks.com. Stand-up.

Johnny Rizzo & Guests, The Comedy Works, 388 Broadway, Saratoga. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. $20. 518-275-6897 or thecomedyworks.com. Stand-up.

Nick Kroll, The Egg Performing Arts Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Part of the Guest Comedy Presentations Series. Kroll is an actor, writer and producer. He most recently co-created and voiced numerous roles on the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth."

Monroe Martin, Funny Bone, 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday. $12-$15. 518-313-7484 or albany.funnybone.com. Stand-up.

Michael Rapaport, Funny Bone, 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $25. 518-313-7484 or albany.funnybone.com. An evening of comedy from the film and TV actor.

Theatresports, Mopco Improv Theatre, 10 N. Jay St., Schenectady. 8 p.m. Saturday. $6-$15. mopco.org or 518-577-6726. Cheer on your favorite team of comedians as they compete in this do-or-die mix of side-splitting comedy and serious sporting action.

FILM

"American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel," Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $6-$9. 518-346-6204 or proctors.org. (U.S., 2019) A deep dive into the roots of America's entangled and often misunderstood history of religion and politics.

"Apollo 11," Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady. 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. scpl.org or 518-388-4511. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon, we are doing a special film screening. Celestial themed desserts and refreshments will be served.

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11: Documentary Screening, Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. guilpl.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp or 518-456-2400. Fifty years ago, Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out of a space capsule from the Apollo 11 Space Mission and became the first human to set foot onto the surface of the moon. To commemorate that day, we are screening a documentary about Apollo 11 and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Popcorn will be served.

"Echo in the Canyon," Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 7 p.m. Friday, Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m., 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $6-$9. 518-346-6204 or proctors.org. (U.S., 2018) A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

"Finding Nemo," free summer movie at The Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Summer in the City Free Movie Series is presented by SEFCU and supported by Albany Med. Doors Open at noon for fun and activities.

"Guardians of the Galaxy," Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park. 10 a.m. Friday. Free. 518-371-8622. Light refreshments will be served.

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco," Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 7 p.m. Thursday. $6-$9. 518-346-6204 or proctors.org. A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Lizabeth Scott, Queen of Noir Film Series with Lenny Zapala, William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Free. colonielibrary.org or 518-810-0314. "Dead Reckoning" (1947). Many of Hollywood's best actresses have given brilliant performances as noir heroines; however, only one actress seemed to be made of noir and noir only — Lizabeth Scott.

"Pokemon Heroes," Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes. 1 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 518-953-0630 or thecohoesmusichall.org. (Japan, 2002) Two thieves take control of an ancient weapon designed to defend the canal city of Altomare.

"Shrek," Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Free. Fun flicks for the family every Sunday in July and August. A mean lord exiles fairy tale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who makes a deal to rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his beloved swamp back. Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow famously provide voice talents.

"Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones," WAMC's The Linda, 339 Central Ave. 4, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. $5-$8. 518-465-5233 or thelinda.org. (U.S., 2002) Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

WORDS & IDEAS

2019 Library Conversations, The Library at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 5 p.m. Thursday. Free-$10. 413-551-5100 or edithwharton.org. Come inside Wharton's elegant library for lively conversation in a truly intimate setting surrounded by her expansive collection. Each session will explore a topic related to Wharton's intense intellectual curiosity, from her fascination with science to her love of poetry. This month's topic: Wharton's Women.

Reed Alexander, Flights of Fantasy Books and Games, 381 Sand Creek Road, Albany. 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 518-435-9337 or fofbooksandgames.blogspot.com. The author of "In the Shadow of the Mountain" discusses his work and signs copies.

Bilingual story time with guest star Fern Burnanint, Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Free. 518-682-4200 or northshire.com. Join us for a special bilingual story time in Thai and English with the author. She will share her picture books in both languages. No previous foreign language experience is required.

Jeanne Charters, The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany. 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 518-489-4761 or bhny.com. The author signs and reads "Lace Curtain." Irish music will be provided by Padraig Timoney.

Vincent Dacquino, Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 518-682-4200 or northshire.com. The author presents his book "Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington" about the forgotten local hero.

A Daughter of Albany in Paris and London: Angelica Schuyler Church's Age of Revolutions, Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany. 2 p.m. Sunday. Included with admission. albanyinstitute.org or 518-463-4478. Guest speaker is Tom Cutterham, University of Birmingham. Angelica Schuyler was still a teenager when revolution first broke out in Britain's North American colonies, a whirlwind that swept up her family and the city of her birth. By the time she turned 40, she had played a part in revolutionary transformations on both sides of the Atlantic. In the process, she married an Englishman, shocked the farmers of Connecticut, became the confidante of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, plotted to break the Marquis de Lafayette out of prison, befriended princes, courtesans and radicals, and made a home at the heart of the British empire.

Farmers Market Storytime, The Crossings of Colonie Park, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. colonielibrary.org or 518-810-0315. Join the Colonie Library at the Crossings Park under the gazebo for stories, songs and dancing.

Fly-In Breakfast and "So You Want to Become a Drone Pilot?," Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Schenectady. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. $5-$8. esam.org or 518-377-2191. The Empire State Aerosciences Museum will be hosting its monthly all you can eat breakfast. At 10 a.m., join us as Frederic Lee, president of Professional Training International and certified flight and ground instructor presents: "So You Want to Become a Drone Pilot."

Friends of APL Book Review, "The War Before the War," Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Free. albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4809318?hs=a or 518-427-4367. John McGuire reviews, "The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War," by Andrew Delbanco.

Haunted History — A Paranormal Experience at Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes. 8 p.m. Friday. $45. 518-953-0630 or thecohoesmusichall.org. Experience the history and hauntings of Cohoes Music Hall at the venue's first ever series of paranormal events. Since it's reopening in 1974, the Music Hall has been shrouded in stories and legends of supernatural activity that have captivated the curiosity of staff and patrons alike. Join us for an evening of up close investigation as you explore the Hall's many spaces and secrets guided by the Northern New York Paranormal Research Society (NNYPRS).

Iroquois Storytelling, Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. 6:30 p.m. Monday. Free. guilpl.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp or 518-456-2400. Enjoy this family-friendly storytelling event featuring Brenda LaForme, cultural interpreter at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave.

Octagon Barn Star Party & Lecture Series, Knox Octagon Barn, 588 Middle Road, Delanson. 8 p.m. Friday. Free; donations appreciated. dudleyobservatory.org. Join us for an astronomy lesson and dark sky observing at the Octagon Barn in Delanson. Programs include a one hour talk by local astronomy enthusiasts, followed by a star party if the weather is clear.

Poets in the Park, Albany's Washington Park, Albany. 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. Poets in the Park is celebrating 30 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park. The series was started in 1989 by the late Tom Nattell and is now run by Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox.

Rick Moody and Cristina Garcia, Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 8 p.m. Friday. Free. 518-580-5593 or skidmore.edu summerwriters. The New York State Summer Writers Institute presents readings by novelists Moody ("The Ice Storm") and Garcia "Dreaming in Cuban").

Saturday Morning Social, National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Free. racingmuseum.org or 518-584-0400. Join Museum staff and special guests for a casual discussion of the day's racing action at Saratoga and other tracks throughout the country. Featuring "Saratoga Saturdays" handicapping with Tom Amello and Trackfacts at 10:40 a.m., as well as complimentary light refreshments and Saratoga past performances for the day's racing card.

Shorts Out Loud, Troy Public Library, 100 Second St., Troy. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. 518-274-7071 or thetroylibrary.org, Come listen to 15 minutes of acoustical music from George Wilson followed by a short story read by Stanley Hadsell.

Storytime at the Crossings Park, The Crossings Park, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. 6:30 p.m. Monday. Free. colonielibrary.org or 518-810-0315. Join us at the Crossings Park under the gazebo for stories, songs and dancing. Reading Shakespeare Out Loud (and in Order), Albany Public Library North Branch, 616 N. Pearl St., Albany. Noon Tuesday. This is what "Game of Thrones" has been preparing us for: rediscovering The Bard in roundtable group readings, starting at the beginning ("Two Gentlemen of Verona") and proceeding on until we've all had enough. Registration is required.

Summer Stroll: Here Lies Saratoga's Past, Greenridge Cemetery, 17 Green Ridge Place, Saratoga Springs. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. $7-$10. saratogapreservation.org or 518-587-5030. Join leader Jan Klassovity at Greenridge Cemetery to learn about the unusual crypts and history of some of Saratoga's prominent citizens. Meet at Sackett Gates, Lincoln Avenue.

William Kennedy and Amy Hempel, Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 8 p.m. Thursday. Free. 518-580-5593 or skidmore.edu summerwriters. The New York State Summer Writers Institute presents readings by Albany native, Writers Institute founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Kennedy ("Legs," "Ironweed," "Roscoe") and fiction writer Hempel ("The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel").

William Kennedy's Albany, Albany Public Library — North Albany Branch, 616 N. Pearl St, Albany. 2 p.m. Thursday. Free. 518-463-1581 or albanypubliclibrary.org. Discuss our city's great author within sight of the home where he was raised. Participants are asked to read his books in order: "O, Albany." "Legs," "Billy Phelan's Greatest Game," "Ironweed," "Quinn's Book," "Very Old Bones," "The Flaming Corsage," "Roscoe" and "Chango's Beads and Two-Toned Shoes." Wear your walking shoes. Maps and old photos will be on hand. Registration required.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

43rd annual Chatham Summerfest, Village of Chatham, Hudson Avenue, Park Row and Main Street, Chatham. 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. visitchathamny.com/chatham-summerfest or 518-392-5821. Chatham Summerfest 2019 will be more spectacular than ever this year as we kick off the 150th celebration of the incorporation of the village. There will be two stages with music and entertainment, food trucks, activities for kids, a Farmer's Market, artisan vendors, WDST radio, a special commemorative beer from Chatham Brewing and more including plenty of activities for children including face painting and train rides.

REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair, Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 6 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday. $10-$50. 518-430-7828. Four days, 40 galleries and 200-plus artists. REVEAL is a boutique art fair that offers the best in modern and contemporary art.

Spirit of the Suffragettes Music Series and Community Resource Fair, Freedom Square, 39 5th Ave., Troy. 5 p.m. Tuesday. Free. mediasanctuary.org. Featuring free music, arts activities and food. Afro-Cuban jazz virtuosos OKAN and Albany alums Climbing PoeTree perform.

FAMILY FUN

Family Concert and Ice Cream Celebration, Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt. 5:30 p.m. Friday. Free. mmfvt.org or 802-362-1956. Presented by Manchester Music Festival. School-age children and their families are welcome to come on a chamber music adventure followed by an ice cream social.

Free Healthy Families Series for Parents & Youth, Albany Public Library Howe Branch, 105 Schuyler St., Albany. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free; dinner is also included. ccealbany.com or 518-765-3500. Join us for a Healthy Families Series: a four-part family education series for parents/caregivers and youth. Register for all four programs, or the one that work best for you. This De-Stress & Be Mindful program is in a supportive environment to discuss stress management strategies for youth and parents/caregivers. Learn tips and strategies on how to be mindful and practice self-care to improve your emotional and physical health. Register to Barb Stevens at 518-765-3541 or Lisa Buenau at 518-765-3556. This program is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County.

Mettawee River Theater Company: "The Ringdove," Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, Esperance. 8 p.m. Saturday. $5; free, children younger than 12. landisarboretum.org or 518-875-6935. The Mettawee River Theater Company, founded in 1975, creates original theater productions that incorporate masks, giant figures, puppets and other visual elements with live music, movement and text. Its productions are drawn from the myths, legends and folklore of the world's diverse cultures. This year's offering, "The Ringdove," is based on "The Panchatantra," a collection of allegorical tales from ancient India. The central characters are a crow, rat, turtle and a gazelle, whose behaviors and relationships illuminate many aspects of human nature. The creatures grow in friendship and achieve strength and harmony through understanding and cooperation.

Nature Arts Hour, Camp Saratoga, Parking lot 1, 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort. 10 a.m. Tuesday. Free. wiltonpreserve.org or 518-450-0321. Join us under the pavilion each Tuesday for a new creative nature arts project. Registration is suggested so we can have enough supplies. Pretty Pots for Pollinators: plant more flowers for the pollinators. We will paint pots and then plant flowers.

Sam Sam the Magic Man, RCS Community Library, 95 Main St., Ravena. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Free. rcscommunitylibrary.org/calendar or 518-756-2053. Sam Sam the Magic Man Presents a magic show for an audience of all ages.

Young Mavericks Festival: Frederic Chiu on piano with David Gonzalez as narrator, Maverick Concerts, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 11 a.m. Saturday. $5; free, younger than 16. maverickconcerts.org or 646-965-2365. These interactive concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by children in grades K-6.