It’s only April, and this is already the second Friday the 13th of the year…
MUSIC: Eric Andersen @ The Linda, Albany. The celebrated folk music and singer-songwriter celebrates the 40th anniversary of his classic 1972 album, “Blue River.” With Inge Andersen (his wife) and Joyce Andersen (no relation). 8pm. $22.
MUSIC: Rhett Miller @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Texas singer-songwriter (and frontman for the flag-waving alt-country band Old 97s) steps into the spotlight to preview his upcoming solo album, “The Dreamer.” With Mike + Ruthy. 9pm. $18.
MUSIC: Joe Louis Walker @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The veteran bluesman rumbles into town in support of his recent Alligator Records album, “Hellfire,” bringing along his band and fellow guitarslinger Murali Coryell. 8:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Garage to Glory III @ the College of Saint Rose’s Performance Studio, Albany. Five local bands – the Jenson Rhodes Band, My Favorite Fence, Between the Arctic, Mach 5 and the Assortment of Crayons – each get 15 minutes in the spotlight for the third annual battle of the bands. 8pm. FREE; however tix are required.
MUSIC: The Brubeck Brothers Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. In support of their latest album, “Classified,” two of Dave Brubeck’s sons – Chris Brubeck (bass, trombone) and Dan Brubeck (drums) – lead the jazz quartet, which also features guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb. 8pm. $12; seniors $7.
MUSIC: Matt & Shannon Heaton @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based husband-and-wife duo plays a variety of folk and original music, primarily based in Celtic tradition. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
FILM: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director David Gelbs examines the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, who operates Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: John McCutcheon @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and if Michael Cooney hadn’t already been awarded the title of “one-man folk festival,” McCutheon certainly would be in contention for it. 8pm. $23; children 12 and under $5.
DANCE: Nacre @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. Guest choreographer Heather Acomb premieres her new work “Of Harmony and Chaos.” Also Doris Humphrey’s “Air for the G-String” and “Shakers”; Ruth Currier’s “Brandenburg Concerto #4”; and excerpts from May O’Donnell’s “Dance Sonata.” With artists from the American Dance Legacy Institute. 8pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday.
FILM: “Faust” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. F.W. Murnau’s 1926 classic is one of the great achievements of German silent cinema, replete with astonishing special effects. Emil Jannings stars as the devil Mephisto. 7:30pm. FREE.