its ee cummings birthday today
were celebrating with a poem (alright)
the caps lock key on our keyboard
seems to have disappeared overnight
MUSIC: Dan Deacon @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The Baltimore indie-electronica madman teams up with Rhode Island noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt featuring drummer-vocalist Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson. Saratoga lo-fi psychedelic-industrial masterminds Ghoul Poon open the show. Enter at your own risk. 8pm. $15. (Related stories: Ghoul Poon’s Song of the Week I; Ghoul Poon’s Song of the Week II)
FILM: “Young Frankenstein” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Gear up for next week’s run of the live Broadway musical version of “Young Frank” by checking out Mel Brooks’ original horror satire film starring Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman and Marty Feldman. 7:30pm. $3; students/child $2; free with tix to see “Young Frankenstein,” the musical.
MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. She’s Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter and Arlo Guthrie’s daughter. He’s the former guitarist with Dillon Fence. Together, they offer a preview of their upcoming collaboration. (More details here.) With David Kraai & Amy Laber. 8pm. $12.
TALK/PERFORMANCE: The Guerrilla Girls @ Sage College’s Opalka Gallery, Albany. Wherever feminism and the art world intersect, you can bet that the Guerrilla Girls will be leading the charge. Tonight’s program is titled “Making Monkey Business.” 6pm. FREE.
TALK: “Abayudaya: The Music of the Jews of Uganda” @ The Linda, Albany. Musician Mike Cohen – the producer of the CD, “When I Wake Up: The Music of Putti” – leads a musical journey to the African village of Putti where Jewish tradition and African rhythms are inextricably woven together. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER/MUSIC: “Sincerely, Nat: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” @ the Albany Jewish Community Center, Albany. Story and vocals by Edward Pleasant with music and piano by Isaac ben Ayala. 1:30pm. $15.