TALK: An Evening with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The “Deadliest Catch” crew offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the crab-fishing business. 8pm. $31.75, $41.75, $77.00.
MUSIC: The Williams Jazz Ensemble @ the Williams College ’62 Center Mainstage, Williamstown. Andy Jaffe directs the college’s big band in concert with special guest baritone sax master Gary Smulyan. 8pm. FREE, but tix are required. Call 413.597.2425 for reservations.
MUSIC: Mike DeMicco & Friends @ Gallagher’s Banquet House, Cairo. The jazz guitarist with vocalist Lindsey Webster, keyboardist Keith Slattery and drummer Peter O’Brien. 8pm.
THEATER: The O Solo Mama Mia Festival @ Russell Sage College’s James L. Meader Theatre, Troy. Robin Gelfenbien’s “My Salvation has a First Name: A Wienermobile Journey” and Leigh Hendrix’s “How to be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less.” 7:30pm. $25; students $15.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM: “Con Artist” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A character-driven dark comedy that examines themes of art, celebrity, fortune, fakery and the dark side of American culture through the controversial and contradictory persona of “business artist” Mark Kostabi. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. Through Friday, May 20.
DANCE: New York Theatre Ballet @ The Egg, Albany. A performance featuring the works of Antony Tudor (“Soiree Musical’ and “Jardin Aux Lilas”); Sir Frederick Ashton (“Capriol Suite”); modern dance pioneer Merce Cunningham (“Septet”) and John Butler (“Othello”). 8pm. $24; seniors $20; children $12.
MUSIC: Jackie Greene @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The singer-songwriter-guitarist-keyboardist-harmonicat-mandolinist-bandleader showcases selections from his newest album, “Till The Light Comes.” With the Wiyos. 9pm. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
MUSIC: Sway @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Tommy Love and friends do the Stones. 10pm. FREE.
THEATER: “The Odd Couple” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Donna Baxter directs the Classic Theater Guild’s production of the classic Neil Simon comedy – with a gender twist. Starring Betsy Bartlett as Florence Ungar and Marie Oppedisano as Olive Madison. 7:30pm. $16.50; students and seniors $13.50. Through Sunday, May 15.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. Beginner East Coast Swing dance lessons by Walter and Lauren Keeley at 8pm. Dancing to the music of Eight to the Bar at 8:30pm. $15; seniors & students $10. Also a Lindy dance workshop by the Keeleys at 6:30pm with an additional charge of $10; seniors and students $8.