MUSIC: Project/Object @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Guitarist Andre Cholmondeley leads his Frank Zappa tribute band back to town with two Mothers of Invention alum – Ray White and Ike Willis – joining in the fun. Hot rats! 8pm. $15 in advance.
THEATER: “La Cage aux Folles” @ Proctors, Schenectady. George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber star in the flamboyant musical comedy chockfull of fun and feathered boas. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Shawn Phillips @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The unrepentant hippie folk-rocker co-wrote “Sunshine Superman” with Donovan, recorded several albums with Traffic as his backing band, sang backing vocals on the Beatles’ “Lovely Rita (Meter Maid),” played the Isle of Wight in 1970… With Jann Klose. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: Sam Whitehouse Studio Student Showcase @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Heather Bennett, Brandt Bottum, Lynn Bradley, Julia Christopher, Jodi Frank, Julian Jastrzab, Twyla Nastasia, Rachel Phelps, Rachel Saulsbery and Laurie Zack. 7pm. $8.