MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theater, Troy: Revved up rockabilly and righteous roots-rockin’ from guitarist-vocalist Mark Gamsjager and merry band of honky-tonkers. 12noon. Free.
BOOKS: Susie Essman @ The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland: You probably know her as the uninhibited, no-holds-barred Susie Greene on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” But comedian Essman is also now an author, and she’ll be signing copies of her book, “What Would Susie Say: Bullshit Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy.” 7pm. Free.
MUSIC/DISCUSSION: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, Albany: This month you get an hour-long concert by alt-country rockers Tern Rounders. Following the performance there will be a panel discussion featuring entertainment lawyer Paul Czech and Robert Girouard, contributing writer for Modern Drummer and Classic Drummer magazines. 7pm. Free. NOTE: The Q&A with Rascals drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dino Danelli that was originally slated for tonight has been postponed due to illness.
FILM: “The Yes Men Fix the World” @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson: Con game? Yes. Practical joke? Yes. Global grift? Oh yeah. In the Yes Men‘s second feature film, the gonzo political activists-artists pose as corporate executives and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. (Also on Friday with Yes Man Mike Bichlbaum; Saturday with Yes Man Andy Bonanno; and Sunday).
MUSIC: Medeski, Martin & Wood @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.: Call ’em a jam band. Call ’em a jazz band. Call ’em whatever you like. It doesn’t matter. Just be prepared to have your mind blown. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC: Metallica @ the Times Union Center, Albany: The veteran gods of headbangin’ crank their amps up to 11 and fill the TUC with ear-splittin molten metal sounds. The Master of Puppets, indeed. 7pm. $71.50, $51.50.
MUSIC: The Adam Rogers Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs: Jazz guitarist Adam Rogers leads his band – pianist Ed Simon, bassist James Genus and drummer Adam Cruz – in concert. 8pm. $5; students/seniors $2.