MUSIC: Stephen Stills @ The Egg, Albany. The classic rock singer-songwriter-guitarslinger was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997… twice – once with Crosby, Stills & Nash and once with Buffalo Springfield. With Josh Hisle. 7:30pm. $34.50, $39.50.
TALK: Michael Century @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The RPI music professor conducts the second in a three-part lecture series, “Extraordinary Freedom Machines: Vignettes in the History of a Multimedia Century.” 12noon. FREE.
READING: Sylvia Nasar @ the UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. Journalist, author of “A Beautiful Mind,” and professor at Columbia University reads from her latest book, “Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius,” a sweeping history of the invention of modern economics. 7pm. FREE.
TALK: Warren Belasco @ Schenectady County Community College’s Lally Mohawk Room at Elston Hall, Schenectady. The author and professor of Gastronomy at Boston University delivers the semi-autobiographical talk, “Working on the Food Chain: My Life as a Food Scholar,” about his career as one of the leading experts of the historical, social and cultural meanings of food. 1:15pm. FREE.
THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The American Shakespeare Center Touring Company presents the Bard’s classic comedy of young love and madness amid clowns and fairies. 7:30pm. $5; students and seniors $3.