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Art & Exhibits

A.D.D. Gallery
22 Park Place, Hudson, 822-9763.
Through July 4: Montauk Series, works by Krystyna Borkowska.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.
Through June 19: Works by members of the center.

Adirondack Mountain Club
Route 9N, Luzerne Road, Lake George, 668-4447.
Through July 7: Adirondack/North Country photos by James Bullard.

Albany Center Galleries
Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 462-4775.
Through June 16: Paintings by Christian Carson. Through June 19: Works by Sherry Steiner and Lisa Benanto.

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.
Through August 22: In the Garden. June 19-August 22: Don Nice: Hudson River Paintings June 26-August 29: Agricultural Works, photographs by James Welling.

Albany International Airport Gallery
Colonie, 242-2243.
Through June 27: Artists in the Studio: 30 Years at the Millay Colony for the Arts. Ongoing: Installations by Anthony Garner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy Klepsch and Victoria Palermo.

The Arts Center Gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.
Ongoing: Monday Night Life Drawing.


116 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.
Through June 27: Works by Barry Gerson, Bart Gullet, and Scott Reynolds.

Bennington Museum

West Main Street, Bennington, VT (802) 447-1571.
Through Nov. 12: Independence of Thought, Freedom of Speech. Ongoing: Beyond Bennington and The Art of Grandma Moses.

The Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-7171.
July 2-Oct. 31: Presence of Light. Ongoing: Beauty and Utility; Minerals and Rocks and Distant Views:The Hudson River School Collection at the Berkshire Museum; and Who’s That Dinosaur on the Front Lawn?

Blue Mountain Bistro

Route 212, between Woodstock and Saugerties, (845) 679-8519.
Through June 26: Around Woodstock, works by Paula Nelson and John Kleinhans.

Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery

2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, 673-2314.
Through June 30: 10th Annual Winslow Homer Watercolor Exhibit. July 5-Sept. 22: Ladies First: Women Painters from the Collection of the Library and Art Gallery.

Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.
Through June 20: Works by Kathy Burge, Carolou Faller Kristofik, Paul Abrams, Carl Dellatore.

Chapel + Cultural Center at Rensselaer
2125 Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793.
Through July 6: Remembering Rwanda . . . the end of 100 days of remembrance, photographs by Catherine Wagner Minnery.

The Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2826.
Through Sept. 4: All in a Day’s Work, Adirondack portraits by Dr. Daniel Way. Ongoing: Our Patriotic Past Illustrated.

Columbia Greene Community College
4400 Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.
Through Aug. 29: Student Art Show.

Deborah Davis Fine Art
345 Warren St., Hudson, 822-1890.
Through July 25: Folk Art of the South.

The Fields Sculpture Park
Art Omi International Arts Center, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, 392-7656.
June 19-Oct. 31: Public Notice: Painting in the Sculpture Park.

Firlefanz Gallery
292 Lark St., Albany, 456-1931 or 436-9498.
Through June 19: Summer Show ‘04. June 23-July 24: Works by Pam Barrett-Fender and Chris Duncan.

First Unitarian Society of Schenectady
Oakroom Artists Gallery, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 374-4446.
Through Sept. 6: FUSS Artists and Friends.

Fulton Street Gallery
408 Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.
Through June 26: Interior: The Artists as Decorator.

Gallery 100
445 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-0818.
Through June 24: Annual Greene County Arts and Crafts Guild members group show.

Greene County Council on the Arts
398 Main St., Catskill, 943-3400.
Through June 19: Process Show. June 19-Aug. 1: Journeys in Clay. Aug. 7-Oct. 3:Catskill Interiors. Aug. 14-Oct. 9: The Jazzy Show.

The Hyde Collection
161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.
Through Oct. 3: Masterworks: Selections from the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Iroquois Indian Museum
324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.
Through Oct. 24: Stan Hill: An Inspiration, 1921-2003.

Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass., (413) 327-1234.
June 23-Aug. 29: America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures: The First 100. Ongoing: Balanchine at the Pillow; Unseen: Photos by Mike van Sleen.

Lake George Arts Project
Courthouse Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George Village, 668-2616.
Through June 18: Works by Russell DeYoung, Deborah H. Martin and Joanne Murphy.
Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls, 798-1144.
Through July 2: Solo exhibitions by Pearl Rucker, Deborah Webster, Jeri Lynn Eisenberg and Liz Scott Connolly.

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. (413) 664-4481
Through fall 2004: Ann Hamilton: corpus. Through spring 2005: Matthew Ritchie: Proposition Player. Through spring 2005: Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere.

National Museum of Dance
South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.
Through October 2004: Golden Land/Golden Dreams. Through October 2004: Interpretations of Degas’ Dancers. Through April 1, 2005: Child Performers in Tap: 1900-1950.

New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.
June 19-Sept. 6: Spirit of the Woodstock Generation: The Photographs of Eliott Landy. Through Aug. 22: French Painters of Nature: The Barbizon School, Landscapes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Sept. 19: Lost Cases, Recovered Lives: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic.

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100
Through Aug. 6: Norman Rockwell’s Art for the Book: Willie was Different. Through Oct. 31: Hometown Hero, Citizen of the World: Rockwell in Stockbridge.

Pangburn Gallery
190 Main St., Altamont, 861-0038.
Through June 21: Communicating Through Art: Metaphorical meets Metaphysical.

Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second St., Troy. 272-7232.
Ongoing: Rensselaer County Goes to War: War and the Home Front, 1775-2003.

Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0027.
June 27: Saratoga Antique Bottle Show and Sale.

Saratoga Visitors Center
297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-3241.
Through June 30: Fairy Tales Series, photography by Daesha Devon Harris.

Schenectady Museum
Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. 382-7890.
Through Sept. 12: Factory Bands to Funk: Music in the Capital Region, 1900 to the Present.

SKH Gallery
Railroad Station, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3300.
Through July 14: A Group Show, featuring the work of 20 of the gallery’s artists.

Skidmore College
Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, 580-5849.
June 17-Sept. 3: Maria Hall: Sculpture on the Deck. June 17-July 6: Lenore Malen, the New Society for Universal Harmony.

Spencertown Academy
Route 203, Spencertown. 392-3693.
June 26: The Hidden Gardens of Spencertown. Through June 27: Paintings in Pattern and Texture, works by Roberta Myerson; For Earth’s Sake—Local Potters/Local Food.

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.
June 27-Sept. 6: “Bonjour, Monsier Courbet!”: The Bruyas Collection of the Musée Fabre, Montpellier.

348 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-5090.
Through July 15: Undulations: Recent Works in Clay, works by Jill Fishon-Kovachick.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery
Skidmore College, 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.
Through Jan. 2, 2005: About Sculpture.

Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia Street, Hudson, 822-8448.
Through June 30: Exhibition covering the Friends of Hudson’s first five years.

University Art Museum
University at Albany, 442-4035.
June 29-Sept. 3: Five Ways to Say the Same Sadness: New Work by William Pope.L; and mALORsUDas sOLarMB: Selected Works by Phil Frost.

Visions Gallery
40 N. Main St., Albany, 453-6600
Through June 25: Inner Visions VIII: Double Vision.

Weber Fine Art
8 Park Row, Chatham, 392-5335.
Through June 30: Summer, paintings by James Meyer.

William K. Sanford Town Library
Stedman Room, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.
Through June 30: Annual Spring exhibit by members of Albany Artists Group.

Williams College Museum of Art
Williamstown, Mass., (413) 597-2429.
June 19-Dec. 19: Ezra Stoller Architectural Photography. Through June 20: Labeltalk 2004: Max Beckmann’s Jahrmarkt. Through Sept. 6: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba: Memorial Project Vietnam. Through Oct. 11: Summer Afternoon: American Watercolors from the Collection. Through Dec. 2004: Mostly Photography: Art since 1980 from the Collection.


Albany City Carillon
Albany City Hall, Albany. 434-8036. Performances at 1 PM. The bells can be enjoyed from the parks near City Hall.
June 13: Amy Heebner. June 20: Suzanne Magassy. June 27: George Matthew Jr. July 4: Hans Hielscher. July 11: Trevor Workman. July 18: Elizabeth Berghout. July 25: Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, Sergej Gratchev.

Aston Magna Festival
St. James Church, Main Street and Taconic Avenue, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3595. Performances at 6 PM unless noted.
July 10: Music for Shakespeare: Baroque and classical settings for Shakespeare’s plays by Locke, Purcell, Haydn and more. Performers will be Sharon Baker (soprano), David Ripley (baritone), Daniel Stepner and Kinloch Earle (violins), Laura Jeppesen (viola de gamba), Loretta O’ Sullivan (cello) and Peter Sykes (harpsichord). July 17: Mozart, Weber and the Clarinet: quintets by Mozart and Weber with classical clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, plus Onslow’s String Quartet. July 24: Completely Mozart: Works of Mozart performed by Daniel Stepner (violin), Loretta O’ Sullivan (cello), David Miller (viola) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano). July 31: Bach the Keyboardist, Bach the Violinist: An all-J.S. Bach program with John Gibbons (harpsichord) and Daniel Stepner (violin). Aug. 7 (5 PM): Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo, with singers and chamber orchestra led by Daniel Stepner.

Bard Music Festival
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900. The two-weekend festival, Shostakovich and His World, features programs focusing on the composer and his works.
Aug. 13 (Sosnoff Theater, 8 PM): An all-Shostakovich program performed by the Bard Festival String Quartet, Claremont Trio, Bard Festival Chamber Players and more. Aug. 14 (Olin Hall, 1 PM): The Bard Festival String Quartet, Claremont Trio, Colorado String Quartet and others will perform works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Skriabin, Gnesin and Shteynberg. Aug. 14 (Sosnoff Theater, 8 PM): The American Symphony Orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1, Theme and Variations in B-flat Major and Symphony No. 4. Aug. 15 (Olin Hall, 1 PM): Melvin Chen (piano), Bard Festival Chamber Players, Colorado String Quartet and more will perform works by Shostakovich, Popov, Shcherbachov and Myaskovsky. Aug. 15 (Sosnoff Theater, 4:30 PM): A program of music by Shostakovich, Kabelevsky, Khachaturian, Dzerzhinsky and more, performed by Zuill Bailey (cello), Bard Festival String Quartet and more. Aug. 20 (Sosnoff Theater, 8 PM): Good Morning Moscow: One Day in the Life of Soviet Popular Music. Aug. 21 (Olin Hall, 10 AM): A performance of Shostakovich’s Rayok, with commentary, by Richard Taruskin. Aug. 21 (Olin Hall, 1 PM): The Chiara String Quartet and more will perform works by Musorgsky and Shostakovich. Aug. 22 (Olin Hall, 1 PM): Lydia Artymiw (piano), Chiara String Quartet, Bard Festival Chamber Players, Kim Kashkashian (viola) and more will perform works by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Denisov and more. Aug 22 (Sosnoff Theater, 5 PM): Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, performed by the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard Festival Chorale and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Berkshire Choral Festival
Rovensky Shed, Berkshire School, Route 41, Sheffield, Mass., (413) 229-1999. All concerts feature the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Call for performance times.
July 10: Philip Brunelle conducts works by Brahms and Britten. July 17: Beethoven’s Mass in C and Duruflé’s Requiem conducted by Don McCullough. July 24: Duain Wolfe conducts a program of works by Billings, Schuman, Wilberg and Copland. July 31: Tom Hall conducts Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten. Aug. 7: David Hayes conducts Dvorák’s Requiem.

Chamber Music & All That Jazz
Alsop Hall, 29 Davidson Drive, Saratoga Springs. All concerts are at 3 PM, and feature violinist LaMar Alsop and cellist Ruth Alsop.
June 20: The Mark Vinci Quartet. July 18: Roger Kellaway (piano) and Yue Deng (violin). Aug. 22: Beaux-Arts Piano Quartet. Sept. 5: Marlene VerPlanck with her Trio.

Glimmerglass Opera
Alice Busch Opera Theatre, Cooperstown, (607) 547-2255 or Evening and matinee performances. Call for times and complete schedule.
July 1-Aug. 23: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. July 2-Aug. 24: Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience. July 17-Aug. Handel’s Imeneo. July 24-Aug. 22: Richard Rodney Bennett’s The Mines of Sulphur.

Lake George Opera
Spa Little Theatre at Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-6018 or
June 25-26 (7:30 PM): Opera/Orchestra Favorites Concert. July 2 (6 PM), July 6, 10 (2 PM) and July 8 (7:30 PM): Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). July 3, 11 (2 PM) and July 7, 9 (7:30 PM): Bernstein’s Candide.

Music at the Lake
Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. 644-9839 or
June 23 (7 PM): Bel Canto Institute of SUNY New Paltz. July 21 (1:30 PM): Silver Bay Chamber Ensemble. July 25 (4 PM): Cheryl Pesdan, soprano. July 28 (1:30 PM): Stephen Wogaman, pianist.

Music From Salem
Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, 677-2495 or Performances are at 8 PM.
July 10: Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Opus 70 #2, plus works by Lee Hyla and Bob Nieske. July 24: Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1 in B flat, plus works by Strauss, Wolfgang and Nabatov. August 6: Poulenc’s Sonata for Piano four-hands, plus works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Reutter and Brahms. Aug. 13: Schoenberg’s String Trio and Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

New York City Ballet Orchestra & Friends Chamber Series
The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-3241. Performances at noon.
July 8: Beethoven’s Septet for Violin, Viola, Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Cello and Bass. July 15: Schubert’s Trout Quintet. July 22: Tchaikovsky’s Souveni de Florence.

Pleshakov Music Center
544 Warren St., Hudson, 671-7171. Performances are at 8 PM unless otherwise noted.
June 26: The Piano—King of Instruments with Vladimir Pleshakov performing solo piano works by Beethoven, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. Aug. 6: Young Artists concert with pianists Michael Rogers and Lidiya Yankovskaya performing the music of Prokofiev, Bach, Beethoven and Scriabin. Aug. 7: Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, and the Queen’s Chamber Band will present The Legacy of the Bachs: J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Aug.13: Pianists Vladimir Pleshakov and Elena Winther will perform the music of Mozart and Beethoven on authentic period instruments. Aug. 14: The Golden Age of Pianism, a solo recital by Vladimir Pleshakov. Aug. 15 (3 PM): A program of chamber music. Aug. 21: Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, and the Queen’s Chamber Band will present Elite Syncopations, a program of music by Marais, Couperin, Rameau, Joplin, Lang and Dowland. Aug. 22 (3 PM): The Tourmaline String Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven.

Saratoga Choral Festival 2004
St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, (518) 791-0185. Performance at 7 PM.
Aug. 15: Handel’s Dixit Dominus for chorus and orchestra, plus short choral masterworks by Mozart and C.V. Stanford.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 587-3330. SPAC is the summer residence of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Saratoga Chamber Music Festival.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Orchestral performances take place at 8:15 PM. Unless otherwise noted, all concerts feature Charles Dutoit conducting.
Aug. 4: Emanuel Ax on piano, featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, and Symphony No. 1 by Mahler. Aug. 5: Berg’s Violin Concerto, with Leonidas Kavakos on violin. Also, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde. Aug. 6: An Evening in Old Vienna, with guest conductor Erich Kunzel. Works by the Strausses, Lehár, Haydn, Stolz and Kálmán. Aug. 7: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Piano Concerto No. 4, with pianist Yefim Bronfman. Aug. 11: Tchaikovsky Spectacular, featuring the Suite from Swan Lake, Marche slave, 1812 Overture and Violin Concerto, with violinist Rachel Barton. Aug. 12: Truls Mork on cello, featuring Dvorák’s Cello Concerto. Also, Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius. Aug. 13: André Watts on piano, featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. Also, Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks and Zwilich’s Symphony No. 3. Aug. 14: Those Fabulous Philadelphians, Part 1, featuring Ravel’s Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé, and works by Bartók, Liszt and Weber. Aug. 18: Those Fabulous Philadelphians, Part 2, with pianist Stephen Hough featuring Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 4. Also, Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and Berlioz’s Harold in Italy. Aug. 19: Martha Argerich on piano, featuring Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Also, Stravinsky’s Fireworks and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Aug. 20: Music from the Movies, with guest conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Aug. 21: Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.
Saratoga Chamber Music Festival
Matinee performances on Sun at 2:15 PM, Tue evening performances at 8:15 PM. Featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, with guests as noted. The music director is Chantal Juillet.
Aug. 3: The Trout, a program of music by Schubert, Strauss and Schoenberg. With special guests Emanuel Ax, piano, and Leonidas Kavakos, violin. Aug. 8: Vienna in Songs, a program of woks by Schubert, Zwilich, Brahms, Korngold and Schoenberg. Aug. 9: A Celebration of Dvorák’s Centennial, with works by Dvorák, Beethoven, Zwilich and Zeisl. Aug. 15: The Austro-Hungarian Connection, a program of works by Schubert, Zwilich, Haydn and Dohányi, with special guests Truls Mork, cello, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. Aug. 16: The program is Past and Present: A Reunion of Curtis Graduates Performing Classics. Works by Beethoven, Eisler and Brahms. Aug. 17: Roberto Díaz, viola, and Stephen Hough, piano, will guest on performances of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, Mozart’s String Quartet No. 4 in C and Frühling’s Piano Quintet. Aug. 22: Who Knows the Glass Armonica? with special guests Dennis James, glass armonica, and Ricardo Morales, clarinet. Works by Mozart, Zwilich and Brahms.

Stockbridge Summer Music
Seven Hills Inn and Resort, 40 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 443-1138. Performances at 8 PM.
July 5: The Boston Trio will perform the music of Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms. July 12: Fantasy and Romance with Susan Miron (harp), Burton Fine (viola) and Elizabeth Ostling (flute). Works by Mozart, Telemann, Scarlatti, Tournier and Debussy. July 19: Pianist Michael Chertok will perform romantic movie themes, and works by Liszt and Beethoven, in a program titled Musical Banquet. July 26: Opera Night with Jo Dolce (soprano), Robert Van Valkenburg (tenor), Thomas Stallone (baritone) and Matthew Cvetik (piano) performing a selection of favorite arias, duets and trios. Aug. 2: Arts and Music of France with Barbara and Gerhardt Suhrstedt (pianists). Works by Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and more. Aug. 9: Ramon de los Reyes & Company, accompanied by Spanish guitar, performing Flemenco and other Latin dance. Aug. 16: Strings and Steinway with Lucia Lin (violin), Owen Young (cello) and Sergey Schepkin (piano). Works by Beethoven, Dvorák and Ravel. Aug. 23: The music of Leroy Anderson, Irving Berlin, J.S. Bach, Gershwin, Sousa, Brahms and more will be featured in the Golden Sounds of Brass. The brass quintet will be John Schnell (trumpet), Betty Rines (trumpet), John Boden (horn), Mark Manduca (trombone) and Michael Milnarik (tuba). Aug. 30: Schumann-Chopin with pianist Sergey Schepkin.

Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-5165 or The Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of a variety of conductors this season. Concerts are performed at Ozawa Hall unless otherwise noted.
July 1-2 (8:30 PM): Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows and Orchestra with conductor Craig Smith will perform works by Bach, Bartók and Vivaldi, with the Mark Morris Dance Group. July 5 (8:30 PM): Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra will perform works by Schoenberg, Dallapiccola and Berlioz. July 6 (8:30 PM): Boston Baroque will perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. July 8 (8:30 PM): Juilliard String Quartet will perform music by Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven. July 9 (8:30 PM, Shed): Boston Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Kurt Masur, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, will perform Marsalis’ All Rise. July 10 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with conductor Rafael Frübeck de Burgos and pianist Leon Fleisher, will perform an all-Ravel program. July 11 (2:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with conductor Ingo Metzmacher and pianist Emanuel Ax, will perform works by Mozart and Shostakovich. July 12 (8:30 PM): TMC Orchestra will perform works by Mendelssohn, Kodály and Wagner. July 13 (8:30 PM): Bryn Terfel will perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, Tosti, Britten and Copland. July 14 (8:30 PM, Shed): Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch and with guest vocalist Dianne Reeves, will present an evening of music and comedy. July 15 (8:30 PM): Pianist Pierre-Laurant Aimard will perform works by Beethoven, Carter and Ives. July 16 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with conductor Kurt Masur and violinist Midori, will perform works by Gunka, Tchaikovsky and Dvorák. July 17 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with baritone Bryn Terfel and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, will perform works by Wagner and Beethoven. July 18 (2:30 PM, Shed): Orchestra of St. Luke’s and violinist Joshua Bell will perform works by Rossini, Brahms and Beethoven. July 19 (8:30 PM): TMC Orchestra will perform music by Haydn and Strauss. July 21 (8:30 PM): Emerson String Quartet will perform works by Britten, Tower and Shostakovich. July 23 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO will present an all-Dvorák program with conductor Hans Graf and cellist Claudio Bohorquez. July 24 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with soprano Renée Fleming and conductor Patrick Summers, will present an evening of popular songs. July 25 (2:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with pianist Peter Serkin, will perform music by Vaughn Williams, Stravinsky, Debussy and Elgar. July 27 (8:30 PM): A recital by pianist Richard Goode, with works by Beethoven, Chopin and more. July 28 (8:30 PM): The Hilliard Ensemble will perform works by Perotin, Machaut, Hartke and more. July 29 (8 PM, Theatre): TMC Vocal Fellows and Orchestra will perform Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. July 30 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with conductor Edo de Waart and pianist Richard Goode, will perform works by Haydn and Mozart. July 31 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO will perform music by Schnittke, Mendelssohn and Brahms, with conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi and violinist Renaud Capuçon. Aug. 1 (8:30 PM): The Ozawa Hall 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala with Seiji Ozawa conducting TMC Orchestra and BSO Chamber Players. Aug. 3 (8:30 PM, Shed): Tanglewood on Parade, featuring the BSO, Boston Pops Orchestra and the TMC Orchestra. Aug. 4-5 (8:30 PM): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will perform music by J.S. Bach, Benda and Telemann. Aug. 6 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO with pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform music by Schumann and Brahms. Aug. 7 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, conducted by Tan Dun and with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will perform Tan Dun’s The Map. Aug. 8 (2:30 PM, Shed): BSO will present an all-Mozart program. Aug. 11 (8:30 PM): A piano recital with Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing works by Debussy, Liszt, Wagner and Verdi. Aug. 12 (8:30 PM): 2004 Festival of Contemporary Music with Meridian Arts Ensemble. Aug.13 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO will perform music by Wagner and Prokofiev. Aug. 14 (8:30 PM, Shed): Film Night at Tanglewood with the Boston Pops and conductor John Williams. Aug. 15 (2:30 PM, Shed): BSO with pianist André Watts and conductor Robert Spano will perform the music of Rands, MacDowell and Tchaikovsky. Aug. 18 (8:30 PM): Boston Symphony Chamber Players, with soprano Dawn Upshaw, will perform music by Rossini, Golijov and Dvorák. Aug. 19 (8:30 PM): Christian Tetzlaff, violin, will present an all-Brahms program. Aug. 20 (8:30 PM, Shed): Emmanuel Krivine will conduct the BSO, with pianist Lars Vogt, in works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schumann. Aug. 21 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO, with Christian Tetzlaff, violin, will present an all-Brahms program. Aug. 22 (2:30 PM, Shed): TMC Orchestra, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson and conductor James DePriest, will perform music by Beethoven and Mahler. Aug. 23 (8:30 PM, Shed): Boston Pops Orchestra, with conductor Keith Lockhart and vocalist Kristin Chenoweth, will present an evening of Broadway’s best. Aug. 25 (8:30 PM): Pianists Martha Argerich and Alexander Gurning will perform works by Prokofiev. Aug. 27 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO with pianist Martha Argerich and conductor Charles Dutoit will perform works by Mozart, Ravel, Stravinsky and Poulenc. Aug. 28 (8:30 PM, Shed): BSO with violinist Itzhak Perlman and conductor Charles Dutoit will perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Ravel. Aug. 29 (2:30 PM, Shed): BSO will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
Williamstown Chamber Music Series
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, South Street, Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303. Performances are at 8 PM.
Aug. 3: Belmont Trio. Aug. 10: Elements Quartet. Aug. 17: Gryphon Trio. Aug. 24: Borromeo String Quartet.


Doug Varone and Dancers
Company residency at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-5595.
Until June 26: Contemporary dance workshops for preprofessional dancers. Evening seminars, lecture/demonstrations, master classes, two company dance presentations, and three evenings of exploring repertory open to the public. Call for dates and times.

The Egg
Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
June 11: Doug Varone and Dancers. Aug. 10-14: the Ajkun Ballet Theater.

Hubbard Hall
25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY, 677-2495.
June 10-12, 7 PM: The Legend of Skelkie. July 16-18: Dog Days Dance Festival.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Off Route 20 (eight miles east of Lee), Becket, Mass., (413) 243-0745. Ted Shawn Theatre performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM; Saturday-Sunday at 2 PM; additional shows where noted. Doris Duke Studio Theatre performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8:15 PM, Saturday at 2:15 PM and Sunday at 5 PM.
Ted Shawn Theatre—June 23-27: Grupo Corpo. June 30-July 4: Paul Taylor Dance Company. July 7-11: CND2: Dances by Nacho Duato. July 14-18: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. July 21-25: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. July 28-Aug.1: Batsheva Dance Company (American premiere). Aug.4-8: Peter Boal and Company. Aug. 10-15: Mark Morris Dance Group. Aug. 18-22: Shen Wei Dance Arts. Aug. 25-29: Boston Ballet.
Doris Duke Studio Theatre— June 24-27: Dance Movies. July 1-4: ZviDance. July 8-11: New Danish Dance Theater. July 15-18: Paradigm. July 22-25: Lakshmi Vishwanathan Dancers and Musicians. July 29-Aug. 1: Robert Moses’ Kin. Aug. 5-8: Jazz on Jazz (with live music). Aug. 12-15: Black Grace. Aug. 19-22: 33 Fainting Spells. Aug. 26-29: Seán Curran Company (world premiere with live music).

New York City Ballet
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 587-3330. New York City Ballet is in residence July 6-24. Performances are at 8:15 PM Tuesday-Saturday, with 2 PM matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays.
July 6, 8:15 PM: Circus Polka, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Apollo, Cortège Hongrois. July 7, 8:15 PM: Mozartiana, Agon, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3. July 8, 2 PM: Morzartiana, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Cortège Hongrois; 8:15 PM: Apollo, Agon, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3. July 9, 8:15 PM: Divertimento No.15, the Four Temperaments, the Four Seasons. July 10: 2 PM: Circus Polka, Zakouski, Agon, Cortège Hongrois; 8:15 PM: Apollo, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Zakouski, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3. July 13, 8:15 PM: Divertimento No. 15, New Wheeldon Ballet, the Four Seasons. July 16, 8:15 PM: Jewels. July 15: 2 PM: the Four Temperaments, New Wheeldon Ballet, the Four Seasons. 8:15 PM: Jewels. July 16, 8:15 PM: Momentum pro Gesualdo, Zakouski, Mozartiana, Stravinsky Violin Concerto. July 17, 2 PM: Jewels. 8:15 PM: (Saratoga Gala: Balanchine 100) the Four Temperaments, Barber Violin Concerto, New Eifman ballet, Tschaikovsky. July 20, 8:15 PM: Who Cares?, I’m Old Fashioned, New Martins ballet. July 21, 8:15 PM: Divertimento No. 15,Interplay, New Eifman ballet . July 26, 2 PM: Interplay, Fancy Free, Stars and Stripes. 8:15 PM: Who Cares?, I’m Old Fashioned, New Martins ballet.
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA, (413) 637-1199 ext. 110
June 18- Sept. 5, 6:45 PM: Preludes (most nights before the show).

Pop Music


Adirondack Pub and Brewery
33 Canada St., Lake George, 668-0002.
6/10: Rick Bolton and the Dwyer Sisters. 6/11: Mikki Bakken. 6/12: Tom and Andy. 6/18: Phil Henry. 6/19: Gary Moon. 6/25: Donna Britton, Bobby Hogan. 6/26: Jason Loiacano.

The Ale House
680 River St., Troy, 272-9740.
6/12: Sun Mountain Fiddler. 6/19: Brand New Opry. 6/20: Dale Watson.

The Bayou Café
507 Saratoga Road, Glenville, 384-1568.
6/10: Chuck E. Beaver. 6/11: Crazy Head Mazie. 6/12: Bipolar. 6/17: Mitch Frasier. 6/18: Rhythm Method. 6/19: David Smith, Bad Karma. 6/24: Ten Year Vamp. 6/25: Jocamo. 6/26: Bicycle Mary.

The Bayou Café
79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 426-8550.
6/11: Ten Year Vamp, Yellow Dog. 6/12: George Boone Band. 6/17: Red Rum. 6/18: Devilish Minds. 6/18: Chris Dukes. 6/19: Chris Busone Band. 6/25: Bicycle Mary. 6/25: Chuck E. Beaver. 6/26: Stickmen Play.

Caffe Lena
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0222.
6/11: Bill Morrissey. 6/13: Jack DuMez. 6/16: Fred Eaglesmith. 6/18: Ray Bonneville. 6/19: Danny Garcia. 6/20: Willie the Moak & Friends. 6/25: Spiral Music. 6/26: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. 6/27: Alex DeGrassi.

Calvin Theatre
19 King St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
6/14: The Indigo Girls, Cordero. 6/26: Aimee Mann, Paul Bryan. 7/23: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jim Lauderdale. 7/31: Natalie Merchant, Yungchen Lhamo. 8/8: Lucinda Williams, Jim White.

Century House
Route 9, Latham, 785-1834.
6/11-12: Bruce Kean. 6/18-19: Azzaam Hameed. 6/25-26: Russ Kennedy.

Club Helsinki
248 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-6308
6/10: Dr. Tim Ward presents Relax. 6/11: Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. 6/12: Topaz. 6/13: John Hammond. 6/16: Mungo Jerry. 6/17: Fred Eaglesmith. 6/18: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 6/19: the Mercy Brothers. 6/20: 5 Alone. 6/21: the Hunger Mountain Boys. 6/24: the Jeremy Baum Trio. 6/25: Sophie B. Hawkins. 6/26: Rory Block. 6/27: Big Apple’achia featuring Jim and Jennie and the Pine Tops. 7/3: the Lonesome Brothers. 7/6: Burning Spear. 7/8: Michael Gregory. 7/15: the Michael Gordon Band. 7/16: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. 8/7: Ollabelle. 8/15: Nellie McKay. 8/18: Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.

The Egg
Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
6/13: Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson, Slaid Cleaves. 6/20: Rickie Lee Jones. 7/16: the Robert Cray Band. 7/17: Jerry Jeff Walker. 7/23: the Robert Cray Band. 8/13: John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

Iron Horse Music Hall
20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-0610.
6/10: Kaki King, Christian Hine. 6/11: Duke Robillard, Mark Nomad; Benevento-Russo Duo, the 5th Pocket. 6/12: Brooks Williams, Jeremy Wallace; Plum Crazy. 6/13: Joe Sallins. 6/15: Jacqueline Schwab. 6/16: Juke Joint Jam (blues open mic). 6/17: Toshi Reagon, Pamela Means; Valley Sounds Showcase presents School for the Dead, the Winterpills, Bourgeois Heroes. 6/18: Vinicius Cantuaria. 6/19: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ray Bonneville; Jesse Malin, Squad Five-O. 6/20: Jonathan Edwards, Lisa McCormack. 6/22: Culture featuring Joseph Hill. 6/23: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 6/24: Jem; John Vanderslice, Spouse. 6/25: Cass McCombs, Red Door Exchange. 6/26: the Stone Coyotes; Richard Buckner, Dave Houghton of Fancy Trash. 6/27: Luka Bloom, Alyanya. 6/29: Southern Culture on the Skids, Drunk Stuntmen. 7/9: Mem Shannon and the Membership. 7/10: Mamadou; Strangefolk, Bathtub Mary. 7/13: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. 7/15-16: Jerry Jeff Walker. 7/17: Johnny A; Drunk in July farewell show. 7/21: Tommy Castro. 7/22: Little Charlie and the Nightcats. 7/24: Kudzu. 7/25-26: Bruce Cockburn. 7/27: Wolfstone. 7/28: Assembly. 7/29: Roots of Creation. 7/30: Tierney Sutton. 7/31: Satinwood: the Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin and Jim Croce. 8/6: the Persuasions. 8/9: Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez. 8/14: Nellie McKay. 8/19: Addison Groove Project, Uncle Sammy. 8/29: Kal David.
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008
Every Thursday, Adrian Cohen Trio; every Sunday night, Brian Patneaude Quartet. 6/11: Steve Candlen, MotherJudge, Brian Bassett. 6/13: Cary Dinigress. 6/16: Sensemaya. 6/17: Rob Lindquist Group. 6/18: Bryson Barnes Quartet. 6/20: Mitch Elrod. 6/23: Mundo Nuevo. 6/25: Sensemaya. 6/27: Maria Zemantauski. 6/30: Sensemaya. 7/9: John Brodeur, Ed Gorch.

Larkin Lounge
199 Lark St., Albany, 463-5225.
Every Wednesday night, piano bar with Nate Buccieri; every Thursday night, open mic with Mike Iwanos.

Lark Tavern
453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779.
6/11: knotworking. 6/12: the Day Jobs, Army of Jasons. 6/18: Mark Jones Band. 6/19: Blues Noir CD Release Party. 6/25: Amy Speace, Earl Patrick, Bryan Thomas. 6/26: The Sifters. 7/2: Thick. 7/3: Super 400. 7/9: Folding Sky. 7/16: Mojo Lightning. 7/17: Crawdad. 7/22: New School Navigators. 7/23: Bathtub Mary. 7/24: Gay Tastee, Brent Gorton, Anaconda. 7/31: Daniel Cartier, Niki Lee, Sean Rowe. 8/20: No Outlet. 8/21: Super 400. 8/27: Dr. Jah.

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111.
7/25: Retro Pop Dance Party with Les Sans Culottes. 7/17: Bang on a Can All-Stars featuring Burmese master percussionist Kyaw Kyaw Naing. 7/24: Bang on a Can Marathon with Terry Riley. 8/7: Little Havana Dance Party with DJ LeSpam & the Spam Allstars. 8/21: Martha Wainwright. 8/27: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.

Newest Lunch Bar and Grille
1925 Curry Road, Capitol Plaza, Rotterdam, 355-7777.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, DJ Grim from 102.3 KISS FM. 7/17: Block Party.

9 Maple Avenue
9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB.
6/11: Camille Morin Quartet. 6/12: Mike Wicks Sextet. 6/18: Joe Barna Quintet. 6/19: Keith Pray Quintet. 6/25: Jon LeRoy Quintet. 6/26: Mark Capon Quartet. 7/2: Joe Barna Quartet. 7/3: Marcus Benoit Quintet. 7/9: Mulligan Stew. 7/10: E.W. Quartet. 7/17: Sensemaya. 7/23: Rob Cenci Quartet. 7/24: Jon LeRoy Trio. 7/30: Joe Barna Quartet. 7/31: Terry Gordon Quintet.

Northern Lights
North Country Commons, Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012.
6/10: Breaking Benjamin, Idols Never Die, Chloroform Dream, Horse in a Box. 6/12: Smile Empty Soul, Moments in Grace, Steriogram. 6/15: Johnny Lang, Ari Hest. 6/17: Motograter, 40 Below Summer, All that Remain, Bad Acid Trip, Brick by Brick. 6/19: PYX 106 presents Jim Breuer, hosted by Bob Wolf. 6/26: Jordan Knight, Jerry Reid, Greg Rapozo of Dreamstreet, Katrina Marie. 7/1: Too Close to Fall, Pleasure to Burn, Forever Adrift, A Sense of Belonging, Eye 90. 7/9: Galactic. 7/16: Dokken, Doc Savage. 7/30: Sebastian Bach, Hypnotica, Mike Campese Band, Untamed. 7/31: Release, Tripsonic, Kiss Kiss, Acoustic Trauma. 8/6: Wasp, Joey Belladonna, Fear of Flying, Blasé Debris. 8/8: Lennon.

Palace Theater
19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.
6/16: Hootie and the Blowfish. 6/24: the Temptations, the Four Tops.6/27: George Thorogood, Dickey Betts. 7/18: Patti LaBelle. 8/8: Randy Travis. 8/29: Michael Feinstein, Jim Brickman. 8/31: Travis Tritt.

Pearl Street
10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
6/11: Jonathan Richman, Tommy Larkins. 6/13: Breaking Benjamin, Base 2, Under Falling Skies. 6/15: Smile Empty Soul, Moments in Grace, Steriogram. 6/17: Burning Spear, Inner Visions. 6/18: the Skeptics CD release party, In Pieces, Overdale, No Intention, the Smokey Wambas. 6/19: Fight Night with Sinaesthesia, El Negro Machete, the Miles Fair, Lucky Cadera, Acclivity, Bottle Cap Bandits, Probates. 6/25: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Antigone Rising, Rich Price. 6/26: Splitshift, Rice, Counter Effect, Nardus, Sundown. 6/26: Angelique Kidjo. 6/27: the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. 8/12: Dickey Betts and Great Southern.

Pepsi Arena
51 S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000.
6/10: Simon and Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers. 6/23: Eric Clapton. 6/26: Van Halen. 7/23: Bon Jovi. 8/8: Clay Aiken. 8/12: Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Rascal Flatts.

Proctor’s Theatre
432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
6/17: Kenny Rogers.

Revolution Hall
421-425 River St., Troy, 273-2337.
6/11: Mooncat, Ryan Montbleau. 6/12: Omar and the Howlers. 6/18: Lunasa. 7/9: Lo Faber, Raisinhead. 7/14: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men, No Outlet. 7/30: April Verch. 7/31: Albert Cummings.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Spa State Park, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 476-1000.
6/19-20: Phish. 7/2-3: Dave Matthews Band, Nappy Roots. 7/4: Sting and Annie Lennox. 7/18: Carole King. 7/28: Josh Groban. 8/1: the Dead. 8/8: John Mayer, Maroon 5, DJ Logic. 8/9: Rush. 8/17: Deep Purple, Joe Satriani, Thin Lizzy.

Saratoga Winners
Route 9, Latham, 783-1010.
6/11: Mid Night Sun, the Blind Emotion, First to Last, Kirby Mulch, Every Thing You Ever Dreamed. 6/12: Soul Crutch, SCUCCA, Straight Through Sanity, 147DB, the Malcon Tent Party. 6/13: Rabbit Hole, On the Am, the Out Come, Common Side Effects. 6/15: Iced Earth, Beyond the Embrace. 6/16: My Chemical Romance, Boys Night Out, Nightmare of You, Drive By, This Time Tomorrow. 6/18: British Steel, Queen of Spade, Untamed. 6/19: Rise, King Size, Odeira. 6/21: Driving East, Sarcasm, Blind Emotion, Monty’s Fan Club, Last Week, the Last Year, Eye 90. 6/25: King Size. 6/26: Pitch Control, Detective Kimball. 6/27: Mirage. 7/2: Catch Fire. 7/3: Greay Star. 7/9: Know Fear, Fire Born. 7/10: Delusional Destiny, Krushd, Hour Glass.

1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647.
6/25: Rezi Townhall. 7/9: Jack’s Farm. 7/22: Tar Beach.

Stockbridge Summer Music
The Seven Hills Inn, 40 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 443-1138.
7/6: Bob Connors. 7/13: Jo Dolce, Robert van Valkenburg, Thomas Stallone, Matthew Cvetic perform Broadway favorites. 7/20: Bob Connors. 7/27: Henry Francis’ Sextet. 8/3: New Orleans Dixieland Jazz, Bob Connors Sextet. 8/10: Bob Connors.
Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-1600.
7/4: Diana Krall. 8/24: the Beach Boys.

Turning Stone Casino & Resort
Verona, (877) 833-SHOW.
6/12: Hootie and the Blowfish. 6/16: Tom Jones. 6/17: the Doobie Brothers. 6/28: BTO. 6/19: Terri Clark. 6/23: Cheap Trick. 6/25: Lorrie Morgan. 6/26: Little River Band. 6/29: George Thorogood. 7/7: School of Rock. 7/8: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. 7/9: Frank Sinatra Jr. 7/10: “Weird Al” Yankovic. 7/15: Emerson Drive. 7/16: America. 7/18: Jimmy Sturr, Fritz’s Polka Band. 7/20: Earth, Wind and Fire. 7/22: Chuck Mangione. 7/23: Three Dog Night. 7/25: the B-52s. 7/27: Alice Cooper. 7/28: Michael Bolton. 7/31: Billy Gilman.

17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572.
6/11: Marlow CD release party, Brian Kaplan Band, Bryan Thomas; the Tree Wizards, the Waz. 6/12:Waking Ashland, A Pleasure to Burn, Horse in a Box, Closed at Sunset; Blasé DeBris, Bomb, Triple Duece. 6/13: River City Rebels, High School Football Heroes, Bum Ruckus, Jump Back. 6/17: Back Door Lucy. 6/18: Stand Up Citizen, Close to Home; the Letdowns, Grand Champeen, Empire State Troopers. 6/19: Yellowstone Driver, Black Jack Blades, Life on Mars; smallapplejukebox, Suran Suran in Stag, Ashcroft SS. 6/20: the High Socks, Kitty Little, Struction, Madeline Ferguson. 6/24: Manikin Ed. 6/25: Great Day For Up CD release party, eN~DOr~PHiN, the Extras; Mike Hotter’s Strange Personalities, Small Axe, the delMars. 6/26: the Unbelievable Meltdown, Wide Awake; Rory Breaker, the Glow, Slater, Hed 1st. 6/27: Plastic Jesus CD release party, Mike Blanks, SDABS, the Marvels, Operation Extermination, the Sleaze. 7/1: Clearmotive, Washington Social Club. 7/10: “2 x 4” featuring the Malarkies, the Burdens the Kissups, Five Alpha Beatdown. 7/12: Anne Heaton and Frank Marotta Jr., Teddy Goldstein, Edie Case. 7/16: the Chemystry Set. 7/18: Dada. 7/19: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. 7/21: the Mooney Suzuki. 7/22: the Quitters. 7/29: Dash Rip Rock. 8/6: “Figure 8: A Tribute to Elliott Smith.”

The Van Dyck Restaurant & Brewery
17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 381-1111.
6/16: Mitch Kessler with the Joe Barna Trio. 6/17: John Scofield Trio. 6/18: Eve of New Music. 6/19: Chuck D’Aloia Trio. 6/23: Mac Ave All Stars. 6/25: Stickmen Play. 6/26: Erin Harkes Band. 6/30: Mitch Kessler Trio. 7/2: Dead Lettuce. 7/3: Bourgeois Heroes. 7/7: Mitch Kessler with the Joe Barna Trio. 7/9: Furley. 7/17: Evenstar. 8/6: Dead Lettuce. 8/13: Maria Muldaur.

WAMC Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4
6/9: Laurel Massé. 7/9: Llan de Cubel. 7/16: Enter the Haggis. 7/17: Jim Capaldi.


Aggressive Music Festival
Glens Falls Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0202.
7/17-18: Slipknot, Hatebreed, Slayer, Superjoint Ritual, Agnostic Front, Killswitch Engage, Candiria, Shadows Fall, Skinless, Converge, Sick of it All and more.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Long Hill Farm, Route 23, Hillsdale, (860) 364-0366.
7/22-25: Airdance, Aoife O’Donovan and Crooked Still, Annie Wenz, Beth Molaro, Big Bandemonium, Black Creek, Brave Combo, Charivari, Carla Ulbrich, Culver Griffin & Country Spice, David Bromberg Quintet, Debbie Davies Band, disappear fear, Eddie From Ohio, Eliza Gilkyson, Ellis Paul, Erin McKeown, George Wurzbach, Girlyman, Greg Brown, Hoopoe the Clowne, Inner Visions, Jake Armerding, Jeffrey Foucault, Jim Christensen & Madeline Ryan, John Gorka, Kathryn Wedderburn, Kathy Anderson, Lowen & Navarro, Lucy Kaplansky, Mark Erelli Band, Nerissa and Katrina Nields, Patti O’Brien Melita, Paul Rosenburg, Ralph Sweet, Raz-de-Mare’e, Reckless Abandon, Richard Shindell, Richie Havens, Roger the Jester, Sloan Wainwright Band, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Steve Forbert, Terence Martin, the Falcon Ridge House Band, the Ivy Vine Players, the Spurs, the Storycrafters, the Walker Family Band, the Zucchini Brothers, Tracy Grammer, Vance Gilbert.

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-3300 (SPAC) or 476-1000 (Ticketmaster).
6/26—Amphitheater: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Brian Blade, Boney James, the Gap Band, Dianne Reeves, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Peter Cincotti, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, the Greg Osby Four, Doug Wamble; Gazebo: Raul Midon, Robert Glasper Trio, Sarah Morrow Quintet, Doug Wamble, and the McKrells. 6/27—Amphitheater: George Benson, Dave Koz & Friends featuring Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler & Wayman Tisdale, Youssou N’Dour, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Joe Lovano with Hank Jones, George Mraz & Paul Motian, Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Rebecca Parris & Her Trio, Jeremy Pelt Quartet; Gazebo: Kenny Werner Trio, Leni Stern Band, Loston Harris, Jeremy Pelt Quartet, and Miguel Zenon.

Gathering of the Vibes
Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, (800) VIBE-TIX.
7/16-18: the Zen Tricksters, Strangefolk, Dark Star Orchestra, Assembly of Dust, Scarecrow Collection, Michael DiMartino, Bomb Squad, Martin Sexton, the Assembly of Dust, Steve Kimock Band, Masters of Funk Session (featuring Deep Banana Blackout, Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, George Porter, Jr., Melvin Sparks, Grady Thomas, Rob Wasserman, Fred Wesley, Melvin Seals, Brian Stoltz), U-Melt, Psychedelic Breakfast, Rafter Bats, the Slip, the Radiators.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Rothvoss Farm, Ancramdale, (888) 946-8495.
7/15-18: Earl Scruggs with Friends and Family, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien Band, Leftover Salmon, Natalie MacMaster, Country Current, Acoustic Hot Tuna, the Waybacks, Railroad Earth, Kruger Brothers, the Gibson Brothers, the Wayfaring Strangers, Robin & Linda Williams, James King Band, Malibu Storm, King Wilkie, the Wilders, Adrienne Young & Little Sadie, Danny Barnes, New England Bluegrass Band, Adam Dewey & Crazy Creek, more.

Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance
Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont, 765-2815.
6/25: George Ward, Lisa Moscatiello & Rosie Shipley, Bretons & Co., Bob Bovee & Gail Heil, Archie Edwards’ Barbershop, Michael Cooney, Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mtn Boys, Priscilla Herdman. 6/26: Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Big Trout Radio, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Phoenix, Footworks, Pat Humphries & Sandi Opatow, John Doyle & John Williams, Bruce Molsky. 6/27: Earl White, Twankydillo, Kimbal, Collins, Canning & Bolt, Pete & Heather Heywood, Mike Agranoff, Annie & the Hedonists.

Free Concerts

Alive at Five Concert Series
Tricentennial Park, Broadway (rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch), Albany, 434-2032,
6/10: the Derek Trucks Band, Super 400. 6/17: the Burners UK, Ernie Williams and the Wildcats. 6/24: the Gregg Rolie Band, the Pipe Kings. 7/1: Tarbox Ramblers, Coal Palace Kings. 7/15: Leahy, Skuttlebutt. 7/22: Roomful of Blues, Joe Bonamassa. 7/29: the Neville Brothers, Entrain. 8/5: Wolfstone, Hair of the Dog.

Central Park Concert Series
Agnes Macdonald Music Haven, Central Park, Schenectady, 382-0447.
7/11: the New Nile Orchestra. 7/18: Fear of Strangers, Blotto, Begonia. 7/25: Brave Combo. 8/1: Maura O’Connell. 8/8: Anders Osborne. 8/15: Plena Libre.

Collar City Live
Riverfront Park, Troy, 273-0834.
7/11: the Lustre Kings. 7/18: Joey Thomas Big Band. 7/25: Mambo Kikongo. 8/1: Le Vent du Nord. 8/8: MotherJudge and the Urban Holiness Society. 8/15: Maria Zemantauski with Alegria. 8/22: Aged in the Hills. 8/29: Take Me to the River VI, a Blues Celebration.

Concerts at the Plaza
Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-0559.
7/4: Jefferson Starship. 7/9-10: Bluesfest. 7/14: Fountains of Wayne, the Suggestions. 7/21: Chuck Mangione. 7/23: the Prodigals, Solas, Flynn. 8/4: Christopher Cross, Karla Bonoff. 8/11: Eddy Clearwater and Los Straitjackets, Crawdad, Buck 2 Fifty. 8/14: Casey-J, Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes, Mamdou Diabate Trio.

Freedom Park Concerts
Freedom Park (next to Jumpin’ Jacks), Scotia, 370-0662.
6/12: Charlie Smith. 6/16: Hair of the Dog. 6/19: Jimmy and the Pop Tops, GTOs. 6/20: the Nobby Reed Project. 6/23: Burners UK. 6/26: Ernie Williams. 6/27: New Day. 6/30: Doc Spring’s Rehabilitated Dixieland Jazz Band. 7/2: Deja Blue. 7/7: Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers. 7/10: Wylders. 7/14: Martha Gallagher. 7/17: Donna P and the Polka Celebration. 7/21: the McKrells. 7/24: Cryin’ Out Loud. 7/28: the Joey Thomas Big Band. 8/31: the Alan Payette Band. 8/4: the Refrigerators. 8/7: Alex Torres and the Latin Kings. 8/11: Maria Zemantauski and friends. 8/18: Grand Central Station. 8/21: Sweet Cider. 8/25: Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys.

Guilderland Performing Arts Center
Tawasentha Park, Guilderland, 356-1980.
6/17: Terance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. 6/24: Girl Howdy. 7/1: Guilderland Town Band. 7/8: Jay Unger and Molly Mason. 7/22: Guilderland Town Band. 7/29: Joajoby. 8/5: the Nields. 8/12: Guilderland Town Band. 8/19: Albert Cummings. 8/26: the Joey Thomas Band.

Jazz on Jay
Jay Street, Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 14.
6/3: Adrian Cohen Trio. 6/10: Dino Cimino Quartet. 6/17: Mike Wicks Quartet. 6/24: Dave Payette Trio. 7/1: Cliff Brucker Quartet. 7/8: Art Isenberg Quartet. 7/15: Nat Phipps Trio. 7/22: Peg Delaney Trio. 7/29: Brian Patneaude Quartet. 8/5: Paul Mastriani Trio. 8/12: Rob Aronstein Trio. 8/19: Sensemaya. 8/26: Jack Fragomeni.

Washington Park Concert Series
Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany, 382-0447.
7/12: Burning Spear. 7/19: Bembeya Jazz. 7/26: Cathy Ryan. 8/2: Los Lobos. 8/9: the Radiators. 8/16: Suzanne Vega, Melissa Ferrick.



Barrington Stage Company
Consolati Performing Arts Center, Sheffield, Mass., (413) 528-8888, unless otherwise noted. Main Stage performances: 7 PM Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 5 PM Sunday; 2 PM matinee Friday. Stage II performances: 7:30 PM Wednesday-Sunday. Youth Theatre performances: 7 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 2PM Friday-Sunday.
Main StageJune 24-July 17: Sweet Charity. July 22-Aug. 7: The God Commitee. Aug. 12-28: Cyrano de Bergerac.
Stage IIJuly 8-Aug. 8: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Aug. 5-15: Thief River.
Youth Theatre ProductionJuly 14-Aug. 8 (Sheffield, CPAC), July 28-Aug. 8 (First Baptist Church, Pittsfield): Wizard of Oz..
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-5576. Call for performance times.
Main Stage—June 23-July 10:Blues for an Alabama Sky. July 14-24: Heartbreak House. July 28-Aug. 14:The Miracle Worker. Aug. 18-Sept. 4: The Misanthrope.
Unicorn Theatre—June 10-July 3: Floyd Collins. July 8-July 31: Siddhartha. Aug. 5-21: Eugene’s Home. Aug. 25-Sept. 4: It Goes Without Saying.
Theatre for Young Audiences
(Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield)—June 30-July 17: Robin Hood.
Shakespeare & Company
All performances take place at 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-1199. Call for performance times.
Founders’ TheatreJune 18-Aug. 29: As You Like It. Aug. 4-Sept. 2: The Comedy of Errors.
Spring Lawn Theatre—July 2: Lettice and Lovage. July 8-Sept. 25: Full Gallop. Sept. 24-Oct. 24: Vita & Virginia.
Special Events: June 18-Sept. 5: Free Outdoor Bankside Festival: Preludes (before most Founders’ performances); July 8-Aug. 29: Romeo and Juliet (Thu, 5:30 PM; Sun, 12:30 and 5:30 PM); July 7-Aug. 28: Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World (Wed, 5:30 PM; Sat, 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM).

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown, Mass. Ticket orders: (413) 597-3400; 24-hour information line: (413) 597-3399. Call for performance times.
Main Stage—June 24-July 10: Cabaret & Main. July 14-25: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. July 28-Aug. 8: Design for Living. Aug. 11-22: The Cherry Orchard. Aug. 28: 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Nikos Stage—July 23-July 4: The Water’s Edge. July 7-18: Rodney’s Wife. July 21-Aug. 1: R Shomon. Aug. 11-22: Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams..
Buxton School Field—Aug. 5-14: Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

New York

Adirondack Theatre Festival
Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, 798-7479. Call for performance times.
June 17-19: Elaine Strich at Liberty. June 23-July 3: Boston Marriage. July 7-17: Stones in His Pockets. July 21-31: Mimi Le Duck. July 26-27: Coast to Coast: On the Road Home.
Capital Repertory Theatre
111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4531. Performances 7:30 PM Tuesday-Thursday; 8 PM Friday; 4 and 8:30 PM Saturday; 2:30 PM Sunday.
July 9-Aug. 8: Ain’t Misbehavin’.
Curtain Call Theatre
210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 877-PLAY (7529). Performances 8 PM Wednesday-Saturday; 2 PM Sunday.
July 9-Aug. 14: Bench in the Sun.
Mac-Haydn Theatre
Route 203, Chatham, 392-9292. Call for performance times.
June 10-20: Pirates of Penzance. June 24-July 4: Gypsy. July 8-18: Swing! July 22-25: TBA. July 29-Aug. 8: Showboat. Aug. 12-22: Barnum. Aug. 26-Sept. 5: The King and I.
Park Playhouse
Washington Park Amphitheater, Albany, 434-0776. Performances 8 PM Thursday-Sunday. Park Playhouse II performances at 5:30 PM Thursday-Sunday.
July 6-Aug. 15: Fiddler on the Roof. July 20-Aug. 15:Into the Woods, Junior. (Park Playhouse II).

Saratoga Shakespeare Company
Saratoga Springs Congress Park, Saratoga, 884-4947. Performances 6 PM.
July 20-31: Romeo and Juliet.
Stage Works/Hudson
41 Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667. Call for performance times.
Aug. 4-22: Play by Play.
Theater Barn
Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-8989. Performances 8 PM Thursday-Friday; 5 and 8:30 PM Saturday; 2 and 7 PM Sunday.
June 18-27: Art. July 1-11: Honky Tonk Angels. July 15-25: The Unexpected Guest. July 29-Aug. 8: Beguiled Again. Aug. 12-22: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Aug. 26-Sept. 5: Cabaret.


Dorset Theatre Festival
Dorset, Vt., (802) 867-5777. Performances 8 PM Tuesday-Friday; 2PM Wednesday; 8 PM; 4 and 8:30 PM Saturday; 3 PM Sunday.
June 10-19: Sylvia. June 24-July 17: The Mousetrap. July 22-Aug. 7: Mass Appeal. Aug. 12-Sept. 4: Relatively Speaking.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-0564. Call for performance times.
June 11-20: Judevine. July 9-25: The Novelist. Aug. 6-22: I Oughta Be in Pictures.

Fairs, Festivals & Special Events

June-September: Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium. Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Cool new exhibits will change the way you look at the science, art, technology, and history all around you. NASA Star Tours, Voyager Encounters (narrated by Patrick Stewart) and Star Tours for Young People are but a few of the featured shows this summer. Museum and planetarium admission is $6.50, $4.50 for children or $5.50 for seniors. 382-7890.
June 11: Outdoor Rooms. The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. A 20-minute garden talk exploring this design concept from Edith Wharton’s “Italian Villas and Their Gardens” will be given within the context of her gardens. 1 and 2 PM. (413) 637-1899.
June 12: Third Annual Washington Park Lobster Festival. Washington Park, Albany. A variety of food items and entertainment will be avaiable in addition to lobster and steak dinners for purchase. www.albany or call 867-4100.
June 13: Rest In Peace: Rural Cemetaries in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Troy. Explore examples of the romantic 19th century rural cemetary movement. 434-0405.
June 16: JUNETEENTH Arts Festival. Proctor’s Theater, 432 State St., Schenectady. Celebrate the ending of slavery at an event featuring art, vendors, entertainment and raffles. There will be a Reparations panel. 1-6 PM. $3 per person or $5 per family. 346-1262.
June 18-20: Fourteenth Annual No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats. Adirondack Museum, Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. Canoe races, boating vendors, workshops, a lecture, munchies and concerts at this annual event. Activities for kids, including toy-boat building workshop. or 352-7311.
June 19-Sept. 5: 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, $3 donation requested. 584-0746.
June 20: Antiques Festival. Luykas Van Alen House, Route 9H, Kinderhook. Featuring more than 60 dealers showcasing their wares. $5. 10 AM-4 PM. 758-9265.
June 25-27: 24th Annual 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. Festival begins Fri 7 PM (classes from 3-5 PM), continuing Sat-Sun. or 765-2815.
June 25-27: 7th Annual Cappiello Festa Italiana. Central Park, Schenectady. Music, dance, food, exhibits of Italian cultural interest, and hands-on activities related to Italian traditions. Fri 4-10 PM, Sat noon to 10 PM, Sun noon to 8 PM. Free.
June 26: Twelth Annual Bavarian Summerfest. Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. This annual festival features Bavarian bands, German folk dancing, cow bell ringing and alps horns aplenty. Also, food, beverage and craft vendors throughout. $7 (free on Sun), children under 12 free. 622-9584.
June 26-27: Round Lake Antique Show. Village of Round Lake. Free admission. 9 AM-5 PM.
June 26-27: Lake George Summerfest. Shepard Park, Canada Street, Lake George. Festival includes arts and crafts show as well as live musical entertainment each day. 10 AM-6 PM both days. Craft show on Sat-Sun 10 AM-dusk. Free. 668-5755.
June 28-July 26: Camp Saratoga Fun Run. Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Scout Road, Wilton. A series of 5k races to be held throughout the summer. $3, with all proceeds to benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. 584-3488.
July-August: The Lure and Legend of Saratoga Springs. Guided walking tours of historic Saratoga Springs led by guides from the Saratoga Springs Visitors Center. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours begin at 10:30 AM. $2. 587-3241.
July 2-4: The Berkshire’s Summer Art Festival. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington, Mass. 200 world class art exhibits, demonstrations, gourmet foods and live entertainment. $9, $8 seniors, $5 students, children under 10 free. Weekend pass $12. 10 AM-6 PM Fri.-Sat.; 10 AM-5:30 PM Sun. (800) 834-9437.
July 3-Aug 15: Sterling Renaissance Festival. Sterling. 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. Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine. Adults $20, children 6 to 12 $7, children under 5 free. Season pass $100. www.Sterling or (800) 879-4446.
July 3: 16th Annual Vermont State Chili Cookoff and Salsa, Too! Mount Snow, Vt. More than 30 chili cooks show off their best stuff, featuring some of the region’s tastiest chilis and salsas. Activities include tasting, live music and dancing and games, as well as judging and awards. $14, $9 children, 5 and under free. (800) 245-SNOW.
July 4: 4th of July Parade. Pittsfield, Mass. America’s Home Town Parade begins at 10 AM.
July 4: Wilmington Fourth of July Fireworks. Wilmington, Vt. Festivities begin at 6 PM, fireworks at 9:15 PM. Rain date July 5. (802) 464-8092.
July 4: Wardsboro 55th Annual Parade and Street Fair. Wardsboro, Vt. This old-fashioned celebration features bands, floats, clowns, antique cars, crafts and refreshments. Begins at 9 AM. (802) 464-8092.
July 4: Price Chopper Fabulous Fourth Festivities. Empire State Plaza, Albany. Food, crafts, entertainment and fireworks display. Free. 4-10 PM. 473-0559.
July 4: July 4 Celebration. Clifton Common, Vischer Ferry Road, Clifton Park. Arts and crafts, sporting events, entertainment, displays and music. Parade begins at noon. Fireworks in the evening. Festivities conclude after the fireworks. 371-6667.
July 4: An Old-Fashioned Family Fourth of July. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave. (Route 6), Germantown. Fife and drum corps, magician and puppet show, musical entertainment, colonial games and crafts, all followed by a band competition. Noon-8 PM. $5 per vehicle. 537-4240.
July 4: Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast and Flag-Making Festival. Shaker Museum, Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham. Face painting, live music, children’s parade, tours of the museum and a reading of the Declaration of Independence are all part of the festivities. 9 AM-noon. $6, $4 kids 12 and under. Price includes museum admission. 794-9100 ext. 118.
July 4: Family Festival. Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham. Fireworks, musical entertainment, skateboard half-pipe demonstrations, climbing wall, amusement and pony rides, and lots of food. 3-11 PM. $15 per carload, free parking. 392-2121.
July 4: Fireworks. Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, East Durham. Enjoy a small town Fourth of July celebration at the festival grounds. (800) 434-FEST.
July 7-11: New England Motel Antiques Market. Brimfield, Mass. One of the largest antique shows in the Northeast. Opens 6 AM Wednesday. Admission $5 opening day only; centrally located parking $5. (508) 347-2179; campsites by reservation at (413) 245-3348.
July 10: Art in the Park. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Art and entertainment will take place at this outdoor visual-art show and sale. 10 AM-4 PM. 584-4132.
July 10: Athens Street Festival. Riverfront Park and Second Street, Athens. All-day festival at 10 AM-dark. Features live entertainment, an antique car show, food, crafters, vendors, children’s rides and games in the park, boat rides on the Hudson River. Topped off with fireworks at dusk (rain date: July 11). 945-1551.
July 10-11: Calico Dancers Good Time Pow Wow. Harry J. Betar Jr. Memorial Recreational Park (formerly Moreau Recreation Park), Route 32, South Glens Falls. Festival highlights include dancing, Native American crafts and supplies, food vendors and more. Dancing from 1-10 PM each day and vendors will be present all day. Free admission. 793-1693.
July 10-11, 17-18: The Original German Alps Festival. Bavarian Manor Country Inn & Restaurant, County Route 24, Mountain Avenue, Purling/Cairo. Assorted beers, German, domestic, non-alcoholic too! Authentic German foods such as German potato pancakes, funnel cakes, pig roast, wursts and sausages, German potato salad and ice cream. Admission $8. 622-3261.
July 10-11: Americana Artisans’ Craft Show. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Mass. A hundred of the country’s most highly recognized artisans show and sell reproduction furniture, pottery, folk art, metalware and other works from 18th- and 19th-century life. 9:30 AM-5 PM. (413) 443-0188.
July 10-11: SolarFest: Energy Education Through the Arts. Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vt. Roughly 25 performers on two solar-powered stages and a number of workshops on sustainable living and renewable energy. Weekend tickets $35, early bird special, teen and day rates available. (802) 235-2866 or
July 13-18: Saratoga County Fair. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Music, food, rides, midway, animals and cotton candy. 9 AM-midnight. $7, $3 seniors, $2 for children 6 to 12, children under 6 free. or 885-9701.
July 18: GE Kid’s Day. Empire State Plaza, Albany. Clowns, face painters, pony rides, petting zoo, puppets, magician, educational displays and hands-on art activities at this annual event. 1-5 PM. 473-0559.
July 23: Celtic Festival. Empire State Plaza, Albany. The Prodigals headline, with Solas and Flynn at this event celebrating all things Celtic. 11 AM-10 PM. 473-0559.
July 31: Shaker Country Picnic and Auction. Shaker Museum & Library, Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham. $50 includes picnic dinner. 6 PM. 794-9100.
Aug. 7-8: German Alps 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. $10, reduced group rate of $15. Gates open at 9 AM. 263-4223.
Aug. 11: I Love New York Food Festival. Empire State Plaza, Albany. Capitol Region’s finest wineries, local breweries and restaurantuers offer a medley of tastes to please all. Live entertainment on three stages. 11 AM-10 PM. 473-0559.
Aug. 14: Times Union African-American Family Day. Empire State Plaza, Albany. This annual community celebration features musical entertainment and dance groups on two stages, craft artisans, sports demonstrations, free children’s activities and sensational cuisine. Noon-6 PM. 473-0559.
Aug. 14-15: International Celtic Festival. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Hunter. Over 1,000 bagpipers and drummers gather for a two-day competition. Festivities include live entertainment direct from the Emerald Isles. Bagpipe competition, caber tossing, sheepherding demonstrations and more. Celtic vendors and kids’ entertainment. $10, reduced group rate of $15, children under 12 free. 263-4223.
Aug. 16-17: 11th Annual Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show. On the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Over 65 exhibitors featuring ceramics, wood, jewelry, fine art, leather, furiture and fiber clothing. 10 AM-5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM-4 PM on Sunday. (413) 298-5200.
Aug. 17-22: Altamont Fair. Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont. Three-county fair, free grandstand, three-ring circus, country music, exhibits, petting zoo, midway, contests and events. $8, $6 advanced sale, $7 seniors, $4 kids 7-14, under 7 are free, free parking. 861-6671.
Aug. 17-22: Lake George Family Festival. Shepard Park, Lake George. This 27th annual festival features crafts, entertainment, games and food galore. 668-5771.
Aug. 21-22: 33rd Annual Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show. Route 20 from Madison to Bouckville. More than 1,000 dealers are expected for this annual antiques extravaganza. Sat 7 AM-5 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM. $6 for daily passes, $7 on Sat for early admission from 7-9 AM and weekend pass. Rain or shine. For early bird admission prices and other information, call (315) 824-2462.
Aug. 21-22: Round Lake Arts & Crafts Festival. 9 AM-5 PM, free admission. 899-2800.
Aug 24: Art in the Park. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Art and entertainment will take place at this outdoor visual-art show and sale. 10 AM-4 PM. 584-4132.
Aug. 26-Sept.6: New York State Fair. State Fair Grounds, off I-690, Syracuse. Festival features agricultural exhibits, a demolition derby, midway, crafts and live entertainment. (315) 487-7711.
Sept.1-6: Schaghticoke Fair. Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Routes 67 and 40, Schaghticoke. Enjoy rides, crafts, music and agricultural exhibits. $7, children 13 and under free. Wednesday is senior citizens day $4, season pass $23. $2 parking. Gates open at 10 AM. 753-4411.
Sept. 2-6: Columbia County Fair. Columbia County Fairgrounds, Routes 66 and 203, Chatham. Live music and dance groups performing as well as a demolition derby, harness racing, draft horse show and midway rides. 758-1811.
Sept. 4-6: 23rd Annual Iroquois Performing Arts Festival. Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave. Dancers, performance artists, live music as well as an archeology tent, kids’ activities, crafts, nature walks and more. 10 AM-6 PM each day rain or shine. or 296-8949.
Sept. 4-5: Hunter Mountain Fair. An old-fashioned country fair with the added pizzazz of modern demonstrations, carnival rides, and lots of great food. Free admision. The Skyride will be operating. 263-4223.
Sept. 4-5: Mount Snow Brewer’s Fest. Mount Snow, Vt. The combination of great food, great music and great beer round out this end-of-summer celebration. Sample more than 60 of New England’s finest microbrews, handcrafted ales, porters and stouts. (800) 245-SNOW.
Sept. 9-11: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga. Eat, drink and be educated about the subtleties and spirit of choice wines and companion delectables at the international festival benefiting the Sartoga Performing Arts Center. $60. 587-3330.
Sept. 13-ongoing: Shaker Suppers. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Mass. Guided, costumed tours of this historic site followed by a four-course Shaker dinner and ending with a period music program. 5-9 PM. Advance reservations are recommended. $50, includes a 10-day pass to the village. Call for dates. (413) 443-0188.
Sept. 16-19: Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival. 1 Sunside Road, Blackthom Resort, East Durham. Sixth annual festival featuring guided mini-tours, charity events, seminars, contests, bike shows, live music, a parade and carnival fun. $10 per day, or $25 pre-registration for the weekend. 634-2541.

Farmers Markets

Armory Center Farmers Market
64 Colvin Ave., Albany
Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM

Ballston Spa Farmers Market
Wiswall Park
Thursdays, 3-7 PM

Capital District Regional Market (Wholesale)
Broadway (Route 32) and Route 378, Menands
Saturdays, 6 AM-9 AM; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30-8 AM

Chatham Farmers Market
Chatham Village Green
Fridays, 2-6 PM

Clifton Park Farmers Market
St. George’s Church, Route 146 at Maxwell Drive
Thursdays, 2-5 PM

Corinth Farmers Market
Arthur White and Son True Value Store parking lot
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Delaware Area Neighborhood Farmers Market
St. James Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany
Tuesdays, 4-7 PM

Downtown Albany Farmers Market
SUNY Building, State Street and Broadway
Thursdays, 11 AM-2 PM

Empire State Plaza Farmers Market
North end—near Legislative Office Building, Albany
Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 AM-2 PM

First Congregational Church Farmers Market
405 Quail St. (at Maple Avenue), Albany
Saturdays, 8 AM-noon

First United Methodist Church Farmers Market
428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar
Tuesdays, 3-6 PM

Fort Edward Farmers Market
Broadway Lanes Parking Lot, Route 4
Fridays, 10 AM-1 PM

Glens Falls Farmers Market
South Street Pavilion, downtown Glens Falls
Saturdays, 8 AM-noon

Greenwich Farmers Market
Former IGA Parking Lot, Main Street
Thursdays, 2-5 PM

Hadley Farmers Market
Rockwell Street and Stony Creek
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Holy Cross Church Farmers Market
Rosemont Street and Western Avenue, Albany
Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30 PM

Home Spun Farmers Market
County Route 113, Easton
Saturdays, 2-6 PM

Hoosick Falls Farmers Market
Wood Memorial Park
Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 PM

Hudson Farmers Market I
North 1st and Columbia streets
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Hudson Farmers Market II
North 1st Street, between Warren and Columbia streets
Wednesdays, 3-7 PM

Hudson Falls Farmers Market
Southerland’s, 1161 Dix Ave.
Tuesdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Kinderhook Farmers Market
Village Square and Green
Saturdays, 8 AM-12:30 PM

Lake George Farmers Market
Route 9 across from Gaslight Village
Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM

Malta Farmers Market
Malta Community Center, Route 9
Tuesdays, 11 AM-2 PM

Middle Granville Farmers Market
Chapman Store parking lot, Burgoyne Avenue
Mondays, 2-5 PM

North Greenbush Farmers Market
St. Michael’s Church, William Road
Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 PM

Queensbury Farmers Market
Elks Lodge, Cronin Road
Mondays, 3-6 PM

Rensselaerville Farmers Market
Main Street, Rensselaerville
Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Salem Farmers Market
Salem Town Park, Main Street
Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Saratoga Springs Farmers Market
High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM; Wednesdays, 3-6 PM

Schenectady Farmers Market I
City Hall
Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM

Schenectady Farmers Market II
St. Luke’s Church, 1241 State St.
Tuesdays, 10 AM-3 PM

South Glens Falls Farmers Market
Village Park, Spring Street
Mondays, 10 AM-1 PM

St. Ambrose Church Farmers Market
347 Old Loudon Road, Latham
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

State Campus Farmers Market
State Office Campus, Building 8A, Albany
Thursdays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
Troy Dock and Marina, River Street
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Village Farmers Market
Historic Cambridge Freight Yard, Washington Street, Cambridge
Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market
Historic Mills Park, River Street
Fridays, 3-6 PM

Whitehall Farmers Market
The Boulevard (Park) at Canal Street
Tuesdays, 10 AM-1 PM

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