MUSIC: “Music Delivers” @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. A benefit concert for Meals on Wheels, featuring Charmboy, Skunk Hostage & the Bomb Inspectors, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Henry’s Rifle, Palatypus, Harry Strole, Don Ferber and Marc Clayton. 7pm.
MUSIC: Black Taxi @ Jillian’s, Albany. The Brooklyn Rockers return to town, this time is support of their brand new album, “We Don’t Know Any Better,” which was released on Tuesday. With Wild Adriatic and Around the World and Back. 7pm. $12. Related story.
READING: Susan Barnett @ the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. The producer and host of the public radio show “51% The Women’s Perspective,” reads from her recently published collection of short stories, “The View From Outside.” 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Singer/Songwriter Showcase @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Billy Keane, Chris Merenda and Pat Gochez. 9pm. FREE.
TALK: Philip Rickey @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Philip Rickey offers a talk about his father, world-renowned kinetic sculpture artist George Rickey, whose works adorn several downtown Albany streets. 5:30pm. FREE.
READINGS: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly open mic for poets with featured reader Anthony Bernini. Sign-up at 7pm; reading at 7:30pm. $3.
MUSIC: Blackdog @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Council Fire. 9pm. $5.
TELEVISION: “Our Town Schenectady” @ WMHT-TV. Stories told by Schenectady residents using their personal video cameras and designed to reveal the heritage, personalities and unique characteristics that make the Electric City distinct. 7:30pm.