MUSIC: Disappears @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley powers the adventurous Chicago indie rockers in support of their new album, “Pre Language.” With Lotus Plaza and Location Ensemble. 8:30pm. $15.
MUSIC/PERFORMANCE: “Hudson’s Finest: Rhyme Over Reason” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The third performance in the special workshop series, Young Adults Community Outreach Project led by TSL staffer Maria Boxill, focusing on the development of personal craft, stage knowledge, movement and showmanship. The aspiring local artists include DaKid Rymxx, JB, Ifetayo Cobbins, DW Sleep and more. 7pm. $10.
PANEL DISCUSSION: “The Periphery of Perception” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A discussion on optics, the nature of light, and the rendering of visual reality with writer Damien James, photographer Michael Benson and artists Ryan & Trevor Oakes. 6pm.
MUSIC: Session Americana @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. They may look like a casual gathering of singer-songwriters around a kitchen table, but these guys bring the passion and the heat. 8pm. $7.
MUSIC: Peter Katz @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Juno nominated Canadian singer-songwriter lands in the Spa City to preview his new album, “Still Minds Still.” With the Boston-based acoustic duo Flightless Buttress. 7pm. $5.
READING: Anne Enright @ RPI’s Biotech Auditorium, Troy. The award-winning winning Irish fiction writer reads from her recent novel, “The Forgotten Waltz,” a story of desire, the sudden drama of everyday life and the volatile connection between people. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “The Kite Runner” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. American Place Theatre presents a one-man theatrical adaptation of the first half of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, “The Kite Runner,” which portrays the doomed relationship between two boys growing up in Afghanistan — one a privileged Pashtun, the other a Hazara servant—in a society of severe class division and political turmoil. Pre-performance discussion at 7pm; 7:30pm curtain time. $15; seniors $12; students $10.