MUSIC: The Macpodz @ Red Square, Albany. They describe their sound as “disco bebop,” and they honed it to a razor sharp edge the backing band for poet-activist John Sinclair. 9pm. $10.
FILM: “Race to Nowhere” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Vicki Abeles’ challenging documentary concerning academic testing and the American educational system. 7pm.
FUNDRAISER/COMEDY: “An Evening of Comedy” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With Erick James, Mike Spiers and Vinnie Mark. The reception kicks off at 6pm, followed by the trio of stand-up comics beginning at 7:30pm. A benefit event for the Baptist Health System Foundation. $75.