MUSIC: The Either/Orchestra @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. A return visit by the internationally renowned 10-piece jazz ensemble that combines the agility and freedom of a jazz combo, the raw power and subtle coloring of a jazz orchestra, and the deep grooves of Afro-Latin music. Featuring the premiere of Russ Gershon’s “The Collected Unconscious,” a new suite commissioned by Chamber Music America. 3pm. $10.
MUSIC: Shonen Knife @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The legendary Japanese all-female pop-punksters make a Nippertown pit-stop in support of their latest album, “Osaka Ramones: Tribute To The Ramones.” With the Last Conspirators. 7pm. $14.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Happy” @ the Sage College of Albany’s Opalka Gallery, Albany. The Center for Documentary Arts presents Roko Belic’s documentary which examines the emerging field of positive psychology. Followed by a discussion with positive psychology educator Mary Judd. 4pm.
MUSIC: Hudson River Music Hall Hayride @ the Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. The Lazy Suns headline the twang-fest which also spotlights alt-country faves the Nellies and the countrified indie roots sounds of Brooklyn’s Bel Aire. 6pm.
MUSIC: “A Thanksgiving Jazz Festival” @ First reformed Church, Schenectady. Featuring Brian Patneaude, Nat Phipps, Pete Toigo, Tim Coakley, Mike Benedict, Mike Lawrence, Lee Russo, Tom D’Andrea, Peg Delaney, Bill Delaney, Rick Rosoff and Mark Anthony. 5-7pm. $10 in advance (377-2201); $12 at the door; seniors $10; children & students $5.
MUSIC: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Benefit for Caffe Lena. 7pm. $5.