MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Bowtie, Cousin Clyde, Mister Eck and Wild Bill take a vintage approach to funky, back-porch tunes. 8pm. $16; under 18 $10. UPDATE: Due to weather, the concert has been postponed to Saturday, December 3.
MUSIC: Disposable Rocket Band @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The B3nson Recording Co. and SwordPaw join forces to present the fourth annual Halloween Freak-Out featuring our fave every-day-is-Halloween band. The freaky festivities continue with Goldtooth, Cosmonauts, the Loom, Sea of Trees and Walking X-Ray. With a costume contest and plenty of treats. 7:30pm. $7.
MUSIC: Michael Collier @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. Solo piano recital featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann to benefit the Spencertown Academy Arts Center. 7:30pm. $20. UPDATE: Due to the weather, the performance has been postponed to 6pm on Saturday, November 12.
ROLLER DERBY: The Albany All Stars @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. Albany’s roller derby gals take on the Watertown Black River Rollers. Featuring live music by Slick Fitty. 7pm. $12; under 12 $4.
MUSIC: Peter Wolf @ The Egg, Albany. The kinetic former J. Geils frontman unleashes his R&B passion. With Roy Sludge. 7:30pm. $34.50. UPDATE: Due to the weather, the concert has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
THEATER: “The End” @ MCLA Church Street Center Auditorium, North Adams. The Gare St. Lazare Players of Ireland present the Samuel Beckett play starring Conor Lovett and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. 7:30pm. $15; students $5.
MUSIC: “A Night of Murder Ballads” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Christopher Shaw emcees an all-star line-up of musicians, including Holly & Evan, the Bentwood Rockers, Ray Murray & the Bomb Squad, Tom Lindsay, the Broken String Band, Phil Drum & Sonny Speed, the Special Creek Bluegrass Band, more. 7pm. $20. (benefit for Caffe Lena).
MUSIC: Floodwood @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Led by Al Schneir and Vinnie Amico of moe., the new progressive bluegrass band also features banjo player-fiddler Nick Piccinni, mandolinist Jay Barady and bassist Zachary Fleitz. 9pm. $15. UPDATE: Due to weather, the show has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.
MUSIC: Halloween Covers Party @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Four Nippertown bands don their musical disguises for a night: Point Blank rips through the Dead Boys’ songbook; Hot Cousin tackles Joan Jett and the Runaways to boot; Grainbelt runs amok in the Replacements catalog; and the Goat Stingers play Cheap Trick’s “Live at Budokan” from beginning to end! 9pm.
MUSIC: The Williams Jazz Ensembles @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Williamstown. Director Andy Jaffe leads several collegiate jazz ensembles through the music of the music of Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Oliver Nelson, Thelonious Monk and others. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC/THEATER: “This Is Broadway” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Under the direction of Ted Concepcion and Donna Vidoli, more than 40 musicians, singers and dancers will perform a variety of Broadway hits. A benefit for the Berkshire Theatre Group. 7:30pm. $15, $20.