MUSIC: Jack Harlan @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Singer-songwriter Harlan describes himself as a “plain-spoken folk singer,” but he’s more than that. The 36-year-old Canadian musician with four albums to his credit is also a licensed embalmer and funeral director. Sharing the stage will be British singer-songwriter Rupert Wates. 8pm. Free.
FILM: A Prophet @ GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady. An illiterate young man uses his wits to survive life behind bars and gain the trust of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this film also won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, and a BAFTA and National Board of Review for Best Foreign Language Film. In French, Arabic and Corsican with English subtitles. $6 (Through Thursday, May 13)
FILM: Me And Orson Welles @ Proctors Theatre, Schenectady. The story of a young man’s coming of age in the whirlwind week of preparations for a new production of Julius Caesar in 1937, directed by a young upstart named Orson Welles. Directed by Richard Linklater and starring Christian McKay, Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly and James Tupper. $3 adults; $2 for 17 & under. (Through Thursday, May 13)