PERFORMANCE/FILM: Nao Bustamante’s “Silver & Gold” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. After her summer run on Bravo’s cable “reality” TV show, “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” Bustamante returns home to showcase “Silver & Gold,” her 45-minute presentation that fuses together film, live performance and original costuming in homage to filmmaker Jack Smith and ’40s movie star Maria Montez. She calls it a “filmformance.” 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Brooks Williams @ The Linda, Albany. Acoustic guitar master Williams was born in Statesboro, Georgia, and he’s never been able to shake off those “Statesboro Blues” – thankfully. The virtuoso roots-blues-Americana guitarist rolls into town in support of his 17th album, the foot-stompin’ “Baby O!,” which shifts from Son House’s “Grinnin’ in Your Face” to Williams’ own tribute to the nearly forgotten New Orleans guitar great “Frank Delandry.” 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Sean Tyrrell @ Falstaff’s at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Acclaimed Celtic folksinger Tyrrell accompanies himself on tenor guitar and mandocello, as he taps into the poetry of W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and others for inspiration. 7pm. FREE.
FILM/MUSIC: “Metropolis” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. It’s the kick-off evening of the annual Silent Film Spectacular series, which matches a silent film classic with a group of local musicians who write and perform a new original soundtrack to accompany the film. Tonight it’s Terry McClain, Chris Neuhaus and Nathan Glass taking on Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi masterpiece. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER: “The Glass Castle” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Directed by Wynn Handman and starring Sarah Franek, the one-woman play is based on Jeannette Walls’ best-selling 2005 memoir of the same title. 7:30 pm. $15; seniors $12; students $10.
TALK: Scott Rosenberg @ the College of Saint Rose’s St. Joseph Auditorium, Albany. He’s a writer, editor, website architect, author of “Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters” and co-founder of Salon.com. What better way to celebrate National Day on Writing? 7:30pm. FREE.