MUSIC: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. Ms. Potter’s new album isn’t slated for release til June, but in the meantime, she’s serving up this tribute to Grace Slick. Call it Grace2Grace. 8pm. $22.
MUSIC: The Lee Shaw Trio @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Hope you’re ready for some great piano playing tonight. Nippertown’s own queen of piano jazz is in concert, and hopefully she’ll treat us to “Nipper’s Dream,” one of our fave Shaw tunes. See it here. 7:30pm. $10.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Bandaoke with the Ruddys @ Savannah’s, Albany. Yes, boys & girls, it’s karaoke with a live band, and you’re invited. Knock back a Guinness or two and grab the microphone. Oh, did I mention that you could win $100? 8pm.
LECTURE: Albany 2030 & the 21st Century Restoration Economy @ Touhey Forum, Thelma P. Lalley School of Ed., College of Saint Rose. Storm Cunningham, nationally-recognized expert on revitalization will present case studies from other cities that have successfully revitalized themselves and lessons learned as to how to attract investment to a community like Albany. 7-9pm. Free.