READING/FILM: William Kennedy & “Ironweed” @ the Bard College Bertelsmann Campus Center’s Weis Cinema, Annandale-on-Hudson. Albany’s literary lion reads from his works. Followed by a screening of the 1987 film “Ironweed” (starring Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Tom Waits), which was based on Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Reading at 6:30pm; film @ 8pm. Both are FREE.
MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s, Albany. Just back from playing a string of gigs at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wolrd of Bluegrass week in Nashville, Gaudet and the boy deliver witty songs with their wry delivery. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Tommy Sharpe & Friends @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Described as “soulful street-punk and spacey blues.” 8pm FREE.
FILM: “North by Northwest” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 1959 Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Cary Grant as a bewildered ad-man chased cross-country – by the police as well as a group of spies. 7pm. $5; children 14 and under $3.