TALK: Paul Mercer and Vicki Weiss @ New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater, Albany. The co-authors of “The New York State Capitol and the Great Fire of 1911,” discuss the blaze in the Capitol 100 years ago that destroyed the State Library and killed a night watchman. 12:15pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Peppino D’Agostino @ the Woman’s Club, Albany. Guitar virtuoso named best acoustic guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine performs music by Ennio Morricone and others, as well as original material. 7pm. $20.
READING: John Crowley @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. The author of fantasy and science fiction is best known for his 1981 book, “Little, Big,” which received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Brian Patrik @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Daily Gazette music writer Brian McElhiney steps away from his computer, assumes his nom de rock and unleashes his inner indie singer-songwriter. 8pm. FREE.
TALK: Jamie Tworkowski @ Russell Sage College’s Bush Memorial Hall, Troy. The founder of To Write Love On Her Arms speaks about finding hope for those with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicidal tendencies. 7pm. $5, $3.