MUSIC: Oswego Jazz Project @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Keyboardist Robert Auler, drummer Eric Schmitz, saxophonist Trevor Jorgensen and bassist Max McKee perform works by Rufus Reid, Sam Rivers, Cedar Walton, Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, as well as originals. 7:30pm. $12; seniors $10; students $8.
THEATER: “Waiting for Lefty” @ Union College’s Yulman Theater, Schenectady. David Girard directs Clifford Odets’ classic American play based on the New York City taxi strike of February, 1934. 7:30pm. $10; seniors $7. Through Sunday.
ARTIST TALK: Adam Daily @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Teaching Gallery, Troy. Held in conjunction with the current Fine Arts Faculy Exhibition. 12noon. FREE.
THEATER: “Harriet’s Return: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman” @ MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, North Adams. Karen Jones Meadows’ one-woman play, directed by Jake Walker. 8pm. FREE.