MUSIC: Mark Gamsjager @ the Iron Gate Cafe, Albany. In the midst of the annual Elvis Birthday Bash tour, the Lustre Kings‘ Gamsjager serenades the lunchtime crowd with some intimate Elvis tunes. 11:30am. Free.
ART: Tricks of the Trade @ IS183 Art School, Stockbridge. 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: The Musical Box @ The Egg, Albany. The Canadian Genesis tribute band brings “A Trick of the Tail” back to town after garnering rave reviews at Proctors in May. Nippertown prog-rockers Fear of Flying open the show. 7:30pm. $42.50, $50, $60.