MUSIC: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Carrying on the musical legacy of his legendary father Fela Kuti, the singer-songwriter-bandleader whips up a hypnotic Afrobeat fusion of scorching rhythms and kinetic funk energy. 9pm. $30.
MUSIC: The Parlor @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Jen & Eric – formerly known as We Are Jeneric – celebrate the release of their fabulous new CD, “Our Day in the Sun.” With Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and the Red Lions. 8pm. $7.
MUSIC: Michael Daves @ The Linda, Albany. Appalachian-style musicians and vocalists Barbara Panter and Whit Connah join guitarist-vocalist Daves in an evening of high mountain, old-school bluegrass that will reach deep into your soul. With Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC/PERFORMANCE: C. Ryder Cooley @ the Foundry for Art Design + Culture, Cohoes. An evening of Ryder’s unique haunting accordion, singing, ukulele and singing saw, accompanied by Hazel and Corey Aldrich. 8:30pm. $5.
MUSIC: Timbre Coup @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Another night of jumpin’ jam band jammin’ and groove-a-licious funk as concert promoter Greg Bell of Guthrie/Bell Productions celebrates his 20th anniversary in the music biz. With Formula 5 and HipDrop. 9pm. $10.
THEATER: “Young Frankenstein” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Mel Brooks’ monster of a comic musical returns for one performance only. Read our review of the performance at Proctors back in October, 2010. 2pm. $20, $40, $50 & $60.
MUSIC: Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Featuring the Levon Helm Band and special guests the Alexis P. Suter Band. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is cancelled due to injury.
FILM: “Simone de Beauvoir” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Two interviews, recorded 16 years apart, illuminating the historic role, personality, and thoughts of the novelist, philosopher, and political activist who paved the way for Second-Wave Feminism. Featuring “Premiere Plan” (filmed in 1959) and “Why I Am a Feminist” (filmed in 1975). 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Mamalama @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. CD release party for the acoustic world-classical-folk-psychedelic quartet’s newest album, “The World of Color and Light,” recorded at ArtFarm studios in Accord. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Suzanne Thorpe @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The electro-acoustic flutist teams up with west coast saxophonist Phillip Greenlief for an evening of adventurous music. With Holland Hopson playing music on an amplified folding chair. 8pm.
MUSIC: Mods & Rockers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. An evening of music by the Who and other British Invasion artists by ex-Albanin Mark Chick (San Francisco’s The Wholligans), Scotty Mac (All Paul Show), Geo Doody (All Paul Show, Geo & the Komrades), Nick Bisanz (Last Conspirators, Geo & the Komrades, Diva & the Dirty Boys) and Ken Marchesani (the Digits, Geo & the Komrades). 9pm.
MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. Not quite April in Paris, but the Saratoga jazz singer offers plenty of swingin’ spring songs, bossa novas, blues and gems from the Great American Songbook with Peg Delaney on piano and Pete Toigo on bass. 7pm.