FILM: “Behind the Burly Q” @ Time and Space Limited, Hudson. A new documentary by writer-director Leslie Zemeckis takes a look back at the history of burlesque and its current revival. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. (5:30pm daily through Sunday)
MUSIC: 7 Walkers @ Revolution Hall, Troy. An all star gumbo of voodoo groove music fueled by Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, the bayou blues guitar of Papa Mali and the rock-solid funk of the Meters’ bassmaster George Porter, Jr. Top it all off with the mindboggling McLovins as the opening act, and you’ve got one helluva night of music. 7:30pm. $25.
READING/BOOK SIGNING: Shane Jones @ the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland. Novelist and Albany native Shane Jones signs copies of his novel, “Light Boxes,” which has been picked up by filmmaker Spike Jonze and published this past Tuesday by Penguin Books. 7pm. Free.
MUSIC: It’s Newspaper Writers Night around Nippertown. Coincidence? Tim Coakley – writer and longtime copy editor at The Daily Gazette – slips behind the drums to lead his jazz combo at the Stockade Inn in Schenectady (7pm, Free); former Daily Gazette staff writer and current Times Union features freelancer Mike Lisi – of the band 3MinutePop! – goes it alone for a solo acoustic night at the Moon & River Cafe in Schenectady (8pm, Free); and Rob Jonas – sports writer and editor for the Spotlight Newspapers – does double-duty playing with both the Rob Jonas Band and Sumac at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany (8pm).
MUSIC: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, Albany. Singer-songwriter Clement Coleman of King Vidor leads his Cherry Valley-based band the Methodist Bells in a performance and interview with host Howe Glassman. No panel discussion this month. 7pm. Free.