MUSIC: Ra Ra Riot @ Jillian’s, Albany. Syracuse indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot roll into Nippertown in support of their new album, “The Orchard.” With the echo-drenched space-age pop of Canadian quartet the Luyas and Nippertown faves Alta Mira. 9pm. $5.
MUSIC: Jingle Jam ’10 @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Featuring Jesse McCartney, Jay Sean, Train, Cody Simpson, Emily Osment and Robyn. 7pm. $37, $47, $49.
TALK ON FILM: Elaine Stritch @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. As part of “Live from NYC’s 92nd Street Y” series of talks, Jordan Roth will chat with Elaine Stritch – broadcast live via satellite. 8pm. $10.