FUNDRAISER/MUSIC/ART: “Celebrating 10 Years of American Roots & Branches Concerts” @ The Egg, Albany. A fundraiser for The Egg featuring performances by David Malachowski & the Acoustic Woodstock Allstars, Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Glenn Weiser Trio and Clarinet Marmalade. 5pm buffet; 6:30pm music. $45, $75, $125.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: “Celebrating 33 Years of the Music Mobile” @ The Linda, Albany. Ruth Pelham, emcee Susan Arbetter and an array of musical talent – including Rex Smith, Greg Anderson, Arielle King and Carolyn McLaughlin – celebrate 33 years of the Music Mobile and keep it rolling into the future. 6pm appetizers; 7pm music. $75.
WORKSHOPS/MUSIC: Midwinter Midweek Trad Music Retreat @ the Irish Mist, Troy. Sponsored by Albany’s Tri-City Trad, Celtic musicians Matt and Shannon Heaton offer a workshop of singing and tune-playing. At the 6:30pm workshop, participants will learn a song or two, as well as learning about group rhythm, vibe, overcoming stage fright, and the art of combining tunes in a session setting. Workshop at 6:30pm. $10. Followed by a music session at 8pm. $5.
THEATER: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” @ the Recital Hall at UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. The American Place Theatre presents a one-person theatrical adaptation of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel directed by Elise Thoron and performed by Elvis Nolasco. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7pm, as well as a discussion following the performance. 7:30pm. $15; seniors $12; students $10.
MUSIC: Yan Jun @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. In a concert sponsored by the Albany Sonic Arts Collective, the Chinese sound artist will incorporate feedback noise, field recording, site-specific sound art and voice. With the Matt Weston–Dan Godston Duo. 8pm. $5.
STORYTELLING: Kate Dudding @ Crandall Library, Glens Falls. The Parents Choice Award winner weaves her new story cycle, “Julia Child: Cook & Nifty Wench” in this free Folklife Center program, helping to kick off our new Folklife Gallery exhibition, “Foodways: Documenting the Local,” which runs through October. 7pm. FREE.