MUSIC: Adrenaline Mob @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. An allstar band of rockers, including Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Rich Ward (Stuck Mojo/Fozzy), Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) and Paul Di Leo (Billy Joel/Joe Lynn Turner). With Selfish Needy Creatures and Hand of Reckoning. 7:30pm. $15.
READING/MUSIC: Jay Farrar @ CompuWorks, Pittsfield. As part of the Word x Word Festival, the singer-songwriter of the legendary Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt shares the stage with novelist-playwright Elizabeth Searle. 8pm. UPDATE: SOLD OUT.
MUSIC: The Burdens @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Tadao Ando’s “7 Wall” at the Clark’s Stone Hill Center is transformed into Club 7 with live music by smart-rockers the Burdens, as well as gloom-popsters goodgood and the Wandering Rocks. Cash bar available. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Bobs @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. A wicked sense of humor. An adventurous sense of harmony. And a big, wide sprawling repertoire of originals and covers. And they do it all without any musical instruments.7:30pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day One of the three-day fest. Today’s music features Zach Deputy, Emancipator, Rubblebucket, Goosepimp Orchestra, Dirty Paris and lots more. More info here. 3pm. All-weekend ticket is $125.
ARTS WALK: Third Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. Live music, art openings and receptions all over town. 5-8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Carousel” @ Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. “This was a real nice clambake. We’re mighty glad we came. The vittles we et we’re good, you bet. The company was the same…” 8pm. $29, $30; kids under 12 $12. Through Sunday, September 4.
READING: Douglass Truth @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield. Artist-writer Truth offers a reading from “Everything I Know About Death (Subject to Verification)” and book-signing in conjunction with the Word x Word Festival and Third Thursday. 5pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Altar Boyz” @ Freedon Park, Scotia. Our Own Productions presents the foot-stomping musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the final night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. Directed by Norman Eick. 7pm. FREE.