MUSIC: Americana Tuesday @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Host band Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen welcomes Vermont honky-tonkers J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, as well as the intriguing new trio featuring mandolinist Sten Isachsen, fiddler Mat Kane and bassist Michael Bisio. 8pm. $5.
READING: Elijah Anderson @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The urban sociologist and author reads from his latest book, “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life,” an exploration of public spaces – libraries, workplaces, stores, etc. – where racial and ethnic tensions seem to disappear. 7:30pm. FREE.