Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival
Two days of Celtic music featuring Gaelic Storm, Screaming Orphans, Hair of the Dog, the McKrells and many more, plus the Schenectady Pipe Band, Irish dancers and kids activities. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Information: irish2000fest.com.
Three-day festival featuring the best in bluegrass and folk, including Glen Hansard, Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Roseanne Cash, Infamous Stringdusters and more. MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. Information: (413) 662, 2111, ext. 1 or www.freshgrass.com.
Bach and the Baroque
Delmar native David Schulenberg performs rarely heard 17th century classical music, along with two well-known works by Johann Sebastian Bach. 7 p.m., University at Albany Performing Arts Center, uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. Tickets: general public $8, students/seniors/staff $4. Information: 442-3997 or www.albany.edu/pac.
“The Godfather of British Blues” continues to tour into his 80s. 8 p.m., The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany. Tickets: $38. Information: 473-1845 or www.theegg.org.
3 Doors Down
Multi-platinum recording band tours in support of its latest album, “Us And The Night,” with special guests Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising. 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. Tickets: $39.75-$79.75. Information: palacealbany.com.
The Midtown Men
Former “Jersey Boys” cast members Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer perform their favorite 1960s hits. 8 p.m., Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. Tickets: $20-$60. Information: 346-6204 or www.proctors.org.
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.
Kathleen Clark’s romantic comedy about a late-in-life relationship between a quite, reclusive widower and a vivacious Southern widow. Presented by The Lake Theatre, Holiday Inn Resort, Lake George. Information: 668-5762, ext. 411 or LakeTheatreProductions.com.
Time Stands Still
Donald Margulies’ play about a photojournalist who returns from Iraq to find things have changed back home. Presented by Curtain Call Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 8 p.m. Tickets: $24. Information: 877-7529 or www.curtaincalltheatre.com.
The Funny Bone
Nick Griffin headlines, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Crossgates Mall, Western Avenue, Guilderland. Information: 313-7484 or Albany.funnybone.com.
The Comedy Works
Kevin Meaney, 8 p.m.; The Comedy Works Local All-Stars, 10 p.m. 388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information: 275-6897 or thecomedyworks.com.
“Saturday Night Live” alumnus and huge New York Mets fan performs stand-up. 8 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 Second St., Troy. Tickets: $27. Information: 273-0038 or troymusichall.org.
Presented by Staging Youths’ Future’s Inc., Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes. Tickets: $15. Information: palacealbany.com.
New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series
See Orson Welles’ “Chimes at Midnight.” 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, University at Albany downtown campus, 135 Western Ave., Albany. Free. Information: 442-5620 or www.albany.edu/writers-inst.