Photograph: John Carl D’Annibale
Screech owls, barn owls, nice horned owls and snowy owls look forward to at Iciness Raptor Rapid. Bald eagles and falcons shall be there, too. And you’ll be able to watch them fly. The 9th annual match, hosted by way of the Castle Edward-based Grasslands Chook Accept as true with, will characteristic methods spotlighting are living birds of prey hosted by way of teams such because the New York State Flora and fauna Rehab Council, the Vermont Institute of Herbal Science and the Adirondack Flora and fauna Safe haven & Rehab Heart. Proceeds from Iciness Raptor Fest will lend a hand the Grasslands Chook Accept as true with offer protection to endangered grasslands birds in Washington County. 10 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday. $6-$12; unfastened for youngsters below 6. Washington County Fairgrounds, 392 Previous Schuylerville Street, Greenwich. 518-499-0012; winterraptorfest.com
Fishing contests, hydroflight demonstrations, pony rides and numerous a laugh are all a part of the village of Waterford’s annual Canal Fest. The 2-day match, which marks the hole of canal season in New York, additionally options are living track on Saturday (Er Cross Blu, Khaki Brothers) and a are living broadcast by way of RadioRadioX.com on Sunday. Demonstrations of hydroflying—an excessive recreation the place members on flyboards use the ability of water to shoot into the air and do methods—shall be held 4 occasions on Saturday and 3 times on Sunday. Pony rides, face portray, a petting zoo and performances by way of the Spendwood Faculty of Dance and Gymnastics shall be arrange at Lock 2 Park.
10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Loose. Erie Canal Lock 2 and the Waterford Harbor & Customer Heart, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. 518-235-9898; waterfordcanalfest.com
Assume Bach-meets-Jay-Z or Mozart-meets-Eminem and you have got an concept of what Black Violin is all about. Violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B are classically educated violinists who meld hip-hop artists and classical composers to supply a hybrid sound that is put them on phases with P. Diddy, Linkin Park, Akon and Wu-Tang Extended family. Running with a DJ, the duo has performed all over from San Antonio to South Africa. They have got spent the previous few months bringing their Not possible excursion to towns throughout The united states. Black Violin returns to the Capital Area this week. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $34.50-$39.50. The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-473-1845; theegg.org
Native track and musicians shall be within the highlight at The Egg on Friday evening. The Rock/Elvis/Beatles Display options track by way of unique rockers Grace Beneath Fireplace; Overture, an Albany band with a Southern and vintage rock sound; Dave Plummer’s All Paul Display; and Elvis Presley tribute artist Patrick Johnson. Final November, “American Idol” finalist Madison VanDenburgh teamed up with Grace Beneath Fireplace for an onstage rendition of some of the band’s songs, “One Extra Night time in Nashville.” Ginger Miller, who expenses herself because the “Oldest Feminine Rock Drummer,” can even carry out. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $20-$25. The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-473-1845; theegg.org
Native playwright Brenda Kilianski examines Albany’s political, financial and social historical past from sooner than the Innovative Warfare in the course of the 20th century in her new play, “Beers & Bullets, Billiards & Bells: Production Albany.” The play asserts that production was once the spine of Albany’s historical past and continues to play a very important position in 21st-century Albany. Kilianski and a bunch of actors recall puts just like the Beverwyck Brewery, the Watervliet Arsenal, the Albany Billiard Ball Corporate and the Meneely Bell Foundry in a staged studying of the play this week. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Loose. Albany Institute of Historical past & Artwork, 125 Washington Ave., Albany. 518-463-4478; albanyinstitute.org
They are Aly and AJ Michalka, even though their fanatics know them merely as Aly & AJ. And the duo, best possible recognized for early 2000s teenager pop hits “Like Whoa” and “Attainable Breakup Track,” were making some very catchy ’80s-flavored synth-pop since liberating 2017’s “Ten Years” — their first main unlock in 10 years. The sisters are again with “Sanctuary,” a brand new five-song EP that amplifies their religious facet whilst increasing their standing as homosexual icons; the sisters have lengthy been outspoken advocates for LGBTQ rights. They’re going to show off new songs like “Church” and “Do not Cross Converting” in addition to chestnuts like “Rush” and “Chemical compounds React” once they come to the city this week. eight p.m. Thursday. $28. Upstate Live performance Corridor, 1208 Path 146, Clifton Park. 518-371-0012; upstateconcerthall.com