FASHION SHOW/PERFORMANCE: Project Catwalk @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Hosted by emcee Musty Chiffon, this recycled fashion show and auction benefits Animalkind’s home for homeless felines. Dinner at 6pm; fashion show at 7pm. $20, $40.
THEATER: “Young Frankenstein” @ Proctors, Schenectady. “It’s Alive…” As he did first with “The Producers,” Mel Brooks has transformed another one of his classic film comedies into an award-winning hit stage musical. What’s next? “Spaceballs: The Musical”? (Through Sunday) 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60, $70.
MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ the Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. Under the direction of Bill Meckley, SCCC’s resident professional big band blows vintage and contemporary jazz sounds. 8pm. $20; students $6.
MUSIC: Rob Jonas and Brian Patrik @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Patrik (aka, Daily Gazette music writer Brian McElhiney) celebrates his birthday tonight, bringing his acoustic rock to the M&R. He shares the bill with singer-songwriter Jonas. 8pm. FREE.