DISCUSSION: Richard Dreyfuss @ The Egg, Albany. An engaging evening of conversation between Academy Award winning actor (and passionate advocate for strengthening history education in our schools) and nationally prominent Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. (Read our preview). 7:30pm. $10. Also, there will be a reception honoring Dreyfuss at 5:30pm.
THEATER: “33 Variations” @ Capital Repertory Theater, Albany. A stunning, don’t-miss production of Moises Kaufman’s thought-provoking play starring two Tony nominees – Barbara Walsh and Bob Stillman. The production runs through Sunday. (Read our review). 7:30pm. $35-$50.
TALK/READING: Paul Pines @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. Two weeks ago Paul Pines was busy putting the finishing touches on the Lake George Jazz Weekend, which he organizes every year. Today, he’s wearing a different hat, as the poet, novelist and psychologist discusses his book, “My Brother’s Madness: A Memoir.” Sponsored by Friends of APL. With light refreshments. 12:15pm. FREE.
FILM: “To Kill a Mockingbird” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Starring Gregory Peck, the Academy Award winning 1962 film was based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Screened as part of the Banned Books Cinema series. 6pm. FREE.
READING: Elizabeth Brundage @ Russell Sage College’s Bush Memorial Hall, Troy. The award-winning author of “The Doctor’s Wife” and “Somebody Else’s Daughter” reads from her new novel, the thriller “A Stranger Like You.” 7:30pm. FREE.