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MUSIC: Star Spangled Washboard Band @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Before there was Blotto, there was SSWB. And now they’re back for the first performance in more than a decade. With Lonesome Val Haynes & Todd Nelson of Fear of Strangers. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Cheryl Wheeler @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. There’s poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a super singer-songwriter. 7:30pm. $26.
MUSIC: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The bee-hived longtime vocalist-guitarist of the “Saturday Night Live” Band rumbles into MASS MoCA with her muscular blues-rock band. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. More than 90 indie rock bands – including the UK’s Wombats kicking off their U.S. tour – playing at 10 downtown clubs, starting at 1pm. $12 gets you everywhere…
DANCE: “TOOL IS LOOT” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Choreographers/dancers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey come together in this duet with their identities simultaneously undone and strengthened. They ask the question: What comes after you don’t know anymore? 8pm. $18.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The River Street Riot @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Tichy Boys fire up a rockabilly swing dance party with vintage fashion show, silent auction, dance contest, food from Dinosaur Bar-B-Q. The party starts at 6pm; beginners’ dance lesson at 8pm; Tichy Boys at 8:30pm. $15 in advance; $20 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. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “The Fairy” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A film by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy that tells the tale of hotel night-shift worker Dom who meets a barefoot woman named Fiona who tells him she is a fairy, and grants him three wishes. However, before she is able to grant the third wish, she mysteriously disappears. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Mike + Ruthy @ 1848 Shaker Meeting House, Albany. The Americana-folk duo celebrates the release of their new, six-song disc, “The NYC EP,” which features their newly re-crafted Woody Guthrie ballad “My New York City.” 7:30pm. $12; Seniors/students $10; under 18 admitted FREE.
MUSIC: “Jews Who Rock” @ B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, Albany. The folk trio Gathering Time salutes Jewish musical greats of the rock & roll era, performing songs by Bob Dylan, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Laura Nyro and many others. 8pm. $20; children five and under FREE.
MUSIC: Jeffrey Roberts @ the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The visiting assistant professor of music plays the guqin, a Chinese stringed instrument with a 3,000- year tradition in a concert titled, “Intercultural Instincts for Spontaneity: A Recital of Guqin Traditional Music and Modern Improvisation.” 2pm. FREE.
CABARET: “When Country Was Cool, Volume One” @ Fort Salem Theater, Fort Salem. Dona Frank & the Spurs USA salute the great country singers and songwriters of the formative days of country music, the ’40s-’70s. 8pm. $25.
COMEDY: “Quips on Quail” @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Start-up stand-ups and veteran comics are welcomed to perform their routines (10 minutes maximum) at the comedy open mic night. 8pm. FREE.