MUSIC: After the Fall @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Also Brooklyn’s Laura Stevenson & the Cans previewing tunes from their upcoming sophomore album, “Sit Resist.” With Iron Chic, Nightmares for a Week and the Wessels. 7pm.
THEATER ON FILM: “King Lear” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. In a simulcast from the National Theatre of London, Michael Grandage directs Derek Jacobi as Shakespeare’s king whose world descends into chaos. 8pm. $22; children under 12 $15.
MUSIC: Thank You @ 51 3rd St., Troy. Baltimore-based Thrill Jockey recording artists Thank You serve up the post-punk/no-wave/art-rock sounds of their new album, “Golden Worry.” Joining in the musical mayhem are Australian tortured-toy trio Toydeath and Nippertown’s own one-man metal mandolin assault Disposable Rocket Band. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Rustic Overtones @ Jillian’s, Albany. Roaring out of Portland, Maine, the rockers return to Nippertown in support of their latest album, “The New Way Out. Proud to call Albany their “home away from home,” frontman Dave Gutter declares, “Upstate New York is probably our biggest market of loyal fans that know every word of our songs.” Brooklyn dance-rockers Black Taxi open the show. Join in the festivities… 9pm. $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
FILM: Oscar Nominated Shorts @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The five animated short subjects nominated for the Academy Award, with a couple of extra films thrown in just for fun. Through February 27. 3:30pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: Oscar Nominated Shorts @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The five live action short subjects nominated for the Academy Award. Through February 27. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
CABARET: The Big V-Day Cabaret @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Julianne Boyd directs Brian Justin Crum, Trista Dollison, Morgan Karr and Cassie Wooley in a musical celebration of love, romance, frustration, heartache and revenge. 8pm. $25. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Bert Pagano & the Big Idea @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. You might remember Pagano from his days with Downtime and Plus 24… 7pm.