MUSIC: Thurston Moore @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Sonic Youth guitar-strangler brings his other band to town in support of his decidedly more mellow, but no less adventurous album, “Demolished Thoughts,” produced by Beck. With Joshua Burkett. 9pm. $20. Related story.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Art gallery receptions, music and more… 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM: “Toxie: Toxic Avenger Troma-Fest” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It Came From Schenectady screens the quintessential Trom flick, “Toxic Avenger” on a double-bill with “Cannibal: The Musical,” directed by Trey Parker (“South Park,” “Book of Mormon”). With a live appearance by “Toxie” director Lloyd Kaufman. 7pm. $9; students $6.
MUSIC: Charlie Albright @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Hailed by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation, the acclaimed, award-winning classical pianist performs a solo concert. 7:30pm. $20.
MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A true folk troubadour, the singer-songwriter’s tunes have been recorded by everyone from Jerry Jeff Walker to Nanci Griffith to Grandpa Jones, but nobody sings ’em like he does. 8pm. $17.
THEATER: “The Legacy of Human Property” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present an original historical play by Castleton’s Eric Washburn. 8pm. $10; under 18 $8. Through Sunday.