MUSIC: Soulive @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Not many bands have recorded with Dave Matthews, opened for the Rolling Stones and had Stevie Wonder sit in with them. But Soulive has. Tonight the jazz ‘n’ jam band focuses on their interpretations of the Beatles’ catalog. 7:30pm. $25.
COMIC BOOK CONVENTION: Albany Comic Con @ the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, Albany. Panel discussions, comic book artists meet ‘n’ greets, auctions for upstate flood relief, costume contest and, of course, comic book and collectibles dealers… 10am-4pm. $5. Related story.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: The Young@Heart Chorus @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. The world-renowned chorus, whose members range in age from 73 to 89, sing a repertoire of contemporary rock tunes. With a cappella groups the Northamptones and the UMass Dynamics opening the show. A benefit for Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Center and Nurse Development Programs. 3pm. $25, $35; VIP includes post-concert reception $100. UPDATE: Show cancelled due to weather.
FILM/READING/TALK: “What I Meant to Tell You: An American Poet’s ‘State of the Union’” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Ethan Dufault’s documentary about his father, the poet Peter Kane Dufault. Also featuring the actor Chris Noth. Followed by a reading by Peter Kane Default and a Q&A with the director. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
READING: Jim Shepard @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Discussing how he writes fiction from fact, Shepard will read from his latest book, “You Think That’s Bad,” which The Chicago Tribune has called “gutsy, brilliantly imagined, strongly made, fresh and propulsive.” 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Tom Pacheco @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. In support of his new album, “Luminol, the Houston Sessions,” the veteran singer-songwriter will be accompanied by Brian Hollander and Bruce Milner. 8:30pm. $15.