ARTIST TALK: Ben Katchor @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. The award-winning cartoonist, graphic novelist and sometime collaborator with Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy offers a slide show and talk focusing on the theme of image worship as presented in his 2000 book, “The Jew of New York.” 2pm. FREE.
FILM: “Robin Hood” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The classic 1922 silent film starring swashbuckling actor Douglas Fairbanks will be accompanied by “Goldie,” Proctors’ Wurlitzer organ, as played by Avery Tunningley. 2pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $2 discount for seniors and students. (Also at 7:30pm on Monday.)
MUSIC: Fabolous @ Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The hip-hop star was originally booked to cap off UAlbany’s Fountain Day, but we all know what happened to that, don’t we? Regardless, Fabolous’ show will go on… 6pm. $30.
MUSIC: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Just back from their month-long tour/adventure, the Hobos are sure to have lots of new stories to tell the boys and girls at their homecoming show. And they’re also unveiling a new four-song, seven-inch slab of vinyl – the very first vinyl from the B3nson Recording Company. The EP is titled “Amnesia Moon, Vol. 1.” Sharing the stage will be Atlantic/Pacific and Generifus. 7pm.
MUSIC: Greg Brown @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Just a few months after his December performance at the Eighth Step, Brown returns to Nippertown to offer a sneak preview of his upcoming 24th (!?!) album, “Freak Flag,” slated for release next month. As The New York Times said, “Greg Brown is just your ordinary itinerant Iowa Zen beatnik folkie, with a voice so deep, rutted and dark it seems as if it’s slithered up out of some primordial ooze, singing about the poet Kenneth Rexroth, slant-six engines and the wind-swept corners of Iowa and Kansas.” 8pm. $38.
MUSIC: Spiral Tango @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. For this matinee, the tantalizing tango duo of flutist Elisabeth Williams and classical guitarist William Simcoe will be joined by special guests Julie and John Buhrmeister on oboe and cello. 3pm. $12 in advance; $14 at the door.
MUSIC: “Music for Magic” @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. A benefit bash for the Magic Foundation featuring headliners the Villanova Junction. Other bands slated to perform include Playin’ With Fire, Rudeke, Mobana and Frankie’s Theory. 12:30pm. $15; ages 5-13 $5; under 5 FREE.
LECTURE/BRUNCH: Imperiled Illustrators: J.C. Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell and the War at The Saturday Evening Post @ the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Dr. Jennifer A. Greenhill, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, talks about the transitions that occurred when Rockwell took over as The Saturday Evening Post’s star illustrator. Followed by a brunch in Linwood House. $25.