READING: John Sayles @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Albany. The Schenectady native and award-winning director of such films as “Matewan,” “Eight Men Out” and “Lone Star” reads from his latest novel, “A Moment in the Sun,” covering many of the events of 1987 and the dawn of U.S. interventionism in world affairs. 8pm. FREE. He also leads a seminar at UAlbany’s Campus Center Assembly Hall at 4:15pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Rangda @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The trio of exciting, adventurous sonic explorers – Sir Richard Bishop, Chris Corsano and Ben Chasny – kicks off their rare northeast tour right here in Nippertown. With Century Plants. 7:30pm.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. Your always cheery emcee Guy Smiley welcomes Maxine De La Obscene, Jen Fire, Lily Allure, Banjo Mike, Noelle Reign, Honey Cummings, Baby Dead Girl, Roxxi Tart. 8pm. $10.
ART ON FILM: Live HD Simulcast: Leonardo Live @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan”, captured at the UK National Gallery. 7pm. $15; kids $12.
READING: Tom McCarthy @ Bard College Bertelsmann Campus Center’s Weis Cinema, Annandale-On-Hudson. The novelist and conceptual artist will read from his highly praised debut novel, “Remainder,” which was called “one of the great English novels of the last 10 years” by Zadie Smith in The New York Review of Books. 2:30pm. FREE.