MUSIC: Chris Botti @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The trumpeter is often mistakenly lumped in with the “smooth jazz” crowd, but Botti knows how to play the real-deal jazz. And he also has a top-notch band. 8pm. $29, $49, $69 & $79. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: Brother Sun @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The fave folk trio of Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway offers selections from their latest album, Weights & Wings. 7:30pm. $28: $50.
TALK: Picturing The Band with Photographer Elliott Landy @ The Egg, Albany. The photographer documented the period during which The Band made their first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band, and he’ll show both rare and familiar photos from his archive of more than 12,000 images, many of which are in his recently published book “The Band Photographs: 1968-1969.” Followed by a Q&A. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Mike Campese @ the Madison Theater, Albany. In support of his new album, Chapters, the guitar hero and his band will be performing both electric and acoustic. Bring a new, unopened toy for Toys for Tots and receive a free movie pass. 8pm. $10.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Unsilent Night @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Composer Phil Kline leads the street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Walk a carefully chosen route through North Adam city’s streets, and create a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. Meet at 4pm; parade at 5pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Sick Shit Fest 8 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. A headbanger’s delight featuring Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized, Gunther Weezul, Dissolve, Hammerfight, Ton, Begat the Nephilim, Assault on the Living, the Killing Condition, Incontenence, Disguise the Curse, Foaming at the Mouth, Before the Judge, Calamity and Apastron. 1:45pm. $25.
THEATER: “Juarez: A Documentary Mythology” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Theater Mitu compares and contrasts the across-the-border communities of Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. 8pm. $18; $10 student; $24 preferred. GO HERE for more info…