THEATER: Haywire @ Time and Space, Hudson. A meditation on hay + wire (from the early 20th century when hay-baling wire was used often in makeshift repairs), this live performance, written by Linda Mussmann, also features songs by Claudia Bruce and C. Ryder Cooley and with added vocals by Maria Boxill. 7pm.
MUSIC: The Turtle Island Quartet @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of the most adventurous string quartets on the planet tackles the Jimi Hendrix songbook. 8pm. $20, $30, $40, $45; students $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DANCE: Dance Flurry Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. More than 300 performers, 250 events and five venues over the course of three days. Dances, workshops, concerts, jam sessions and lots more. 7pm. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Martha Scanlan @ The Linda, Albany. The American Roots Series at The Linda presents a special evening with the acclaimed folk-western singer-songwriter accompanied by Amy Helm and Byron Isaacs (both of the Levon Helm Band and Ollabelle), as well as Dan Littleton (of Ida). Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen open the show. 8pm. $18.
THEATER/MUSIC: “Stomp” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The international eight-member percussion ensemble utilizes a dizzying array of everyday objects – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to create a complex and mesmerizing assortment of rhythms. 7:30pm. $29.50, $39.50, $49.50. Also at 2 & 7:30pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Dryer @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Yes, they’re back for more… With Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned as a last-minute replacement for
Slim Charles and Houseboat. 10pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Lucky Peterson @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The former child blues prodigy had his career derailed by drugs and other personal demons, but he’s launched an international comeback with his latest album, “You Can Always Turn Around,” which he recorded in Woodstock last winter. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Richard Glazier @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The pianist and PBS-TV favorite performs a salute to the American popular songbook and arranger Maurice Whitney. 8pm. $32. Also 8pm on Saturday.
FILM: “Honeydripper” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Director John Sayles’ 2007 musical fable about the death of the blues and the dawn of rock & roll set in a rural Black community and an Alabama roadhouse that is losing its customers to a rival business. Starring Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S. Dutton. 7:30pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Penelope” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Award-winning actor/playwright Ellen McLaughlin presents her one‐woman theater piece about a woman whose ex‐husband appears at her door after an absence of 20 years, suffering from brain damage. 8pm. $10; students and seniors $5.
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: “Laughs Against L&L” @ The Egg, Albany. A comedy show to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, hosted by Luke Donovan and featuring Andy Ennaco, Sharon Dyer, Carlisle Carey, Brett Eidman, Russ Davignon, Shawn Gillie, Benita Zahn, Sandy Beach, Jaye McBride, Matt Kelly, Greg Aidala, Michael Raive, Frank Gentile, Jennifer McMullen and Ava Kaye Levy. 7:30pm. $20.
THEATER: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night for the Classic Theater Guild production. 7:30pm. $17.50; students & seniors $14.50. Through Sunday, February 26.