FILM: “Red Cliff” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Director John Woo’s epic action film and historical drama is based on a legendary battle in 208 AD that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. Starring Tony Leung. 1:15, 4:15, 7pm. $6. (also at 4 & 7pm Saturday)
MUSIC/DANCE: “Cohoes Fest: A Cultural Variety Show” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Singer-songwriter Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, the Spendwood School of Dance, the Boland School of Irish Dance and others perform a benefit show for the Vineyard Community Church in Cohoes. 7pm. $10; seniors free.
MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. His dad is jazz guitar great Larry Coryell, but Murali leans heavily toward the blues. He’s playing a solo acoustic solo in support of his new album, “Sugar Lips.” With Tequila Mockingbirds opening. 8pm. $18.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Hannah Free” @ The Linda, Albany. Sharon Gless stars in a passionate lesbian drama about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home. 6pm. $12.