FILM: “The Defiant Ones” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 1958 racial drama about two escaped convicts fleeing capture in the south. Starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. 7pm. $5; youth 14 and under $3.
ART OPENING: “Bookmarks: Text as Art” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Seven writer-artists (or are they artist-writers?) explore test as a multi-dimensional medium. Curated by Nancy Klepsch and featuring the work of Kathryn A. Laity, Sara Tack, Alan Casline, Daniel Nester, Mary Kathryn Jablonski, Joelle Nadeau Hotaling and Susan Rivers. 7pm. FREE. Through Friday, March 11.
MUSIC: The Alex Jornov Band @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Rhythm & blues, soul and jazz. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Northern Water Snake @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Saratoga acoustic trio featuring guitarists Corey Burleigh and Dan Stevens, as well as cellist Karyn Watts. With Ben McGrath. 8pm. FREE.
WORKSHOP: “Circuit Bending” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Explore the sonic possibilities of short-circuiting low-voltage, battery powered sound making devices with Elevator Music artist and instrument builder Peter Edwards. 6pm.
ORCHESTRA ON FILM: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. With guest violinist Vadim Repin, Charles Dutoit conducts a program of Berlioz’s “Overture to Beatrice and Benedict,” James MacMillan’s “Violin Concerto” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.” 6:30pm. $18; students and seniors $16.