THEATER: “Memphis” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night for the Tony Award-winning musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and forbidden love. Music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday, April 22.
MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditoium, Schenectady. And evening of music by Clare Fischer under the direction of guest conductor Brent Fischer. 8pm. $20; students $6.
MUSIC: The Empire Baroque @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “Farewell to Factory Towns?” @ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Murdock Hall, Room 218, North Adams. Written and directed by Dr. Maynard Seider, the documentary examines the problems faced by all former manufacturing centers, focusing on North Adams. 7pm. FREE with a non-perishable food item.