VIDEO: “Dancing for Dara” @ RPI’s West Hall Auditorium, Troy. Assembled by Video Data Bank, this program of video work illustrates how contemporary video serves as an important site for creative approaches to politics and extremely serious fun. The screening is a benefit for Dara Greenwald – video artist, E-ARTS PhD student and activist – who is currently fighting cancer, and all proceeds will go directly to help her in her battle. 7pm. Suggested donation $5-10.
THEATER: “KOWTOW/China See” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. TSL’s Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce collaborate with dancer and performance artist Suzanne Helms in a new work. 7:30pm. $10. Through Friday.
MUSIC: John Prine @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. One of the master singer-songwriter-storytellers of our generation. 8pm. $49, $62.
MUSIC: Olivia Quillio @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. The ukulele-playing winner of the Garage to Glory singer-songwriter competition earlier this month joins Liana Gabel and John Craigie in a triple-bill. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social @ Bogie’s, Albany. NYC rocker Malin and his band return after a super show at Jillian’s back in January. With Frank Palangi and a solo acoustic set from the Erotics’ Mike Trash. 7pm.
MUSIC: Kevin Devine @ UAlbany’s Campus Center Ballroom, Albany. Hopefully offering a sneak preview of his upcoming sixth album, “Between the Concrete and the Clouds.” With Lights Resolve and Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned. 7pm.
PERFORMANCE: “Pure Performance” @ Gallery 111 in RPI’s West Hall, Troy. Four young performance artists – Suzanne June Boatenreiter, Ellie Markovitch, Jelena Opacic and Lauren Sacks – do their thing(s). 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Savannah’s, Albany. Ralph Renna hosts the weekly Wednesday night showcase. Featuring Joanne & the Twisted Blues Band, Sympathy for Achilles and Realation. 8pm. FREE.
COMEDY: Dizzy Peoples Comedy @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $5.