ART: Artist Salon, Potluck and Art Swap @ The Arts Center, Troy. Food and fellowship for artists and those who make art happen. Bring a dish and several household items, art-making supplies or holiday gifts that need a new home for swapping! RSVP to Jill at 273-0552 x 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 6pm. FREE!
MUSIC: “Dancing On the Air” @ The Linda, Albany. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are joined by special guests Patti-O & the Hip Hooligans led by Patti O’Brien Melita and featuring hornman Peter Ecklund. Broadcast live on WAMC-FM. 8pm. $12.
ART: Tricks of the Trade @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Get some help writing your artist statement in an interactive session led by writer/editor Seth Rogovoy and artist Meryl Joseph. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required; call 413-663-5253 to register.
MUSIC: Zack duPont & Kelly Zullo @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Caffe’s Emerging Artists Breakout series continues as former Saratogian singer-songwriter Zullo leaves her new Nashville home for a Spa City performance. 7pm. $5.