City of Albany Jazz Festival
An afternoon of jazz music featuring Ellis Marsalis, Lucky Chops, KJ Denhert, Jazz Caravan and Cliff Brucker & Full Circle. Sept. 10, 1 p.m., Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Albany. Free. Information: 434-2032 or www.albanyevents.org.
School of Rock Albany presents “A Tribute to Lollapalooza”
Annual fall showcase of School of Rock’s students. 1 p.m., Jupiter Hall, Lucky Strike Social, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Tickets: advance $10, at the door $12. Reservations and information: School of Rock, 783-7625.
The Oldtone Roots Music Festival
Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale.
The Best Man
Gore Vidal’s satirical political drama about two presidential candidates seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-President. Presented by Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave., Albany, 7:30 p.m. Information: 462-1297 or www.albanycivictheater.org.
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about a man trying to save his family’s shoemaking business featuring songs written by Cyndi Lauper. Sept. 10 and 11, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 2 and 8 p.m. Information: 346-6204 or www.proctors.org.
The Funny Bone
Lavell Crawford, 7 and 10 p.m. Crossgates Mall, Western Avenue, Guilderland. Information: 313-7484 or Albany.funnybone.com.
The Comedy Works
“Funny for Jodi — A Comedy Benefit for Jodi Weiner,” 8 p.m. Jim Mendrinos headlines, 10 p.m. 388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information: 275-6897 or thecomedyworks.com.
Peter Pan Jr.
The tale of the boy who never grew up. Presented by Staging Youths’ Future’s Inc., Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes. Tickets: $12. Information: palacealbany.com.
The Big Lebowski
“The Dude” abides in this cult classic by the Cohn Brothers. Presented by It Came From Schenectady, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. Tickets: adults $9, students with ID $6. Information: 346-6204 or www.proctors.org.
The Reel Women in Film Series
See the documentary “Everybody Knows … Elizabeth Murray.” Sept. 10, 8 p.m., The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany. Information: thelinda.org.
Author of “Leaping Lemmings” will be on hand to sign copies of his picture book. Sept. 10, 1 p.m., The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery, 128 Jay St., Schenectady. Information: 346-2719.
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D’Elegance
A three-day event featuring food, automobiles and wine. Must be 21 or older to enter all events. Saratoga Spa State Park. Information: Saratoga Automobile Museum, 587-1935.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
A tribute to Latin culture featuring dance, food, activities and performances by Michael Stuart, Judy Torres, Luis Damon and DJ Boy Boy. Sept. 10, 5 p.m., Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. Free. Information: 474-4759 or www.empirestateplaza.org.
Waterford Tugboat Roundup
Three days celebrating the hard-working vessel. Waterford Harbor Visitor’s Center and Erie Canal Lock 2. Free. Information: www.tugboatroundup.com.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church Festival
A celebration of Greek culture and food. The Hellenic Center, 510 Liberty St., Schenectady. Free. Information: www.saintgeorgegoc.com.
Little Italy Street Festival
A day to celebrate Italian food and culture. Schenectady. Free.
Stockade Villagers’ Outdoor Art Show
See what the artists who populate Schenectady’s historic district have to offer.
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Inaugural event hosted by O’Slattery’s Irish Pub, Main Square Shoppes, Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
Fall into Knox Festival
Town-sponsored event celebrating the upcoming season. Knox Town Park.