MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. Big band. Intimate room. Powerhouse performance. Expect to have your head blown off as saxman Pray leads his wailing, 17-piece band. 9pm. Free.
READING/OPEN MIC: Albany Poets Presents’ “Bad Lyric Night” @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Thom Francis hosts the first-Tuesday-of-the-month Albany Poets Presents session, kicking off National Poetry Month with a special Bad Lyric Night. Prizes for the Best Reading of the Worst Song Lyrics and other fun throughout the night. The sign-up starts at 7pm for anyone who wants to take the stage. 8pm.