FESTIVAL/MUSIC: WCDB-FM’s 34th Anniversary Music Festival @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s the first of a two-night celebration of UAlbany’s college radio station featuring performances by the Parlor (formerly We Are Jeneric) (9:10pm), Sub Pop’s Avi Buffalo (10pm), the reunion of the Hanslick Rebellion (7:40pm), Around the World and Back (8:30pm), Slaughterhouse Chorus (7pm) and If Madrid (6:10pm), as well as serving as the CD release bash for the new one from Barons in the Attic (10:45pm). 5pm. $12.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Art, music, shopping, adult beverages, etc. 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Chad Freidrichs’s documentary examines the misconceptions and legacies of St. Louis’ infamous Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex. 5:30pm. $7 & $5.
MUSIC: Jane’s Addiction @ Palace Theatre, Albany. Vocalist Perry Farrell leads the pioneering alt-rockers – also drummer Stephen Perkins, guitarist Dave Navarro and bassist Chris Chaney – into town in support of their new album, “The Great Escape Artist.” With Black Box Revolution. 8:30pm. $29.50, $34.50, $44.50 & $49.50. UPDATE: This concert is sold out.
FILM: “Crazy Horse” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Celebrated documentary director Frederick Wiseman spent ten weeks with his camera exploring one of the most mythic places dedicated to women: the Crazy Horse, a legendary Parisian cabaret. 7:30pm. $7 & $5.
MUSIC: Long Time Courting @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. This fine female folk quartet from Boston features Sarah Blair on fiddle, Liz Simmons on guitar, Shannon Heaton on flute and Ariel Friedman on cello. They all sing, too. 8pm. $16.
MUSIC: The Erotics @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. Yes, Mike Trash & Co. are back with a new EP, “Boulevard of Choking Screams,” and they’re debuting it tonight with a CD release party that also features performances by the Blisterz and NYC’s Sex Slaves. 8pm. $5.
COMEDY: “Save-a-Bull Comedy Night” @ the Albany Comedy Lounge at Waterworks, Albany. And evening of stand-up comedy featuring Shawn Gillie, Jennifer McMullen, Kevin Marshall, Luke Donovan and more to benefit the Mohawk and Hudson Humane Society’s Save-a-Bull program. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Jim Sande Ensemble @ Bonobo, Albany. In conjunction with First Friday, it’s a rare performance by the adventurous quartet of Michael Farley, Joe Hetko, Chrys Ballerano and Jim Sande. 7:15pm.
FILM/DISCUSSION: #OCCUPY FilmFest @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. An evening of short films about the Occupy movement from independent filmmakers, followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers including Bhawin Suchak, Ira McKinley and Messiah Rhodes about the Occupy movement and the role of radical media. 7pm. $10; students/low income $5.
THEATER: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernard Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night for the spring Black Box production of Bert V. Royal’s politically charged and provocative tragi-comedy which re-imagines the iconic “Peanuts” cartoon characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. Directed by Margaret Smith. 8pm. $12; seniors & students $8. Through Wednesday (March 7).
MUSIC: Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. After a hiatus of several months, the cafe re-opens its doors with a dose of smooth Cuban jazz. 6 & 8pm. $5.
FILM: Godzilla Kaiju Battle 2012 @ Proctors, Schenectady. Oh no, there goes Tokyo! It Came From Schenectady hosts a city-stompin’ double-bill of 1993’s “Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” and 1995’s “Godzilla vs. Destroyah.” 7pm. $9; kids & students $6.
FILM: “Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell & Kenyon” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Sagar Mitchell & James Kenyon. Set to a modern soundtrack, this compilation of recently rediscovered silent film footage from the earliest days of filmmaking (1900–1913) offers, in the words of Dave Kehr of The New York Times, “An amazingly clear window into a horse-drawn society … a unique, hypnotically involving film.” 7:30pm. FREE.
BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920’s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hosted by and starring Miss Roxxi Tart with Honey Commings, Lily Allure, BabyDGirl, Shirley Tramp, Fortutious Francine and the Lady Maxine. Doors open at 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Zakuro Daiko @ Union College Taylor Music Center’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. The Japanese drumming ensemble offers a celebration of winter. 5pm. FREE.
DANCE/MUSIC: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Free beginner swing dance lesson by Bob Englert at 7:30pm. Dance with music by the Saints of Swing featuring vocalist Miss Rene Bailey at 8:30pm. $15; seniors & students $10.