MUSIC: Dash Rip Rock @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Spin calls ’em “undeniably the South’s greatest rock band.” Raucous, righteous, go-for-the-throat, revved-up, three-piece rock ‘n’ roll straight outta New Orleans. With the College Farm. 8pm. $10.
PANEL DISCUSSION: “The New Business of New Music” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Columbia Arts Team presents a panel discussion and Q&A featuring WEXT-FM’s Chris Wienk, The Clubhouse recording studio owner Paul Antonell and film & TV music supervisor Suzanne Hilleary. 8pm. FREE. ALSO, a wine reception fundraiser prior to the panel discussion with music from singer-songwriter Darla Pietra. 7pm. $20.
THEATER: National Theatre of London LIVE Simulcast: “The Comedy of Errors” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time. 7pm. $22 & $15. ALSO, at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown at 2pm. ($25; students $23)
MUSIC: Lower Dens @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Smoky-voiced frontwoman Jana Hunter leads the Baltimore indie band to town previewing selections from their upcoming album, “Nootropics,” slated for release on May 1. With Alexander Turnquist. 8pm. $10.
TALK: Tim Rollins @ College of Saint Rose’s St. Joseph Hall Auditorium, Albany. The artist-activist-teacher offers a talk in conjunction with his exhibit at the Massry Gallery. 7pm. FREE.
READING: Shalom Auslander @ UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany. The author, humorist and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” reads from his newly published debut novel, “Hope: A Tragedy,” which tells the story of a troubled man who discovers an old woman who claims to be Anne Frank living in the attic of his upstate New York home. 8pm. FREE. Also, a seminar 4:15pm. FREE. UPDATE: Both of these events have been cancelled due to the snowstorm.