THEATER: Ain Gordon’s “Not What Happened” @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. A work-in-progress presentation of writer-director Ain Gordon’s work which questions the politics of historical re-enactment. 8pm. $15; students $10.
MUSIC: Riders in the Sky @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Campfire cowboy songs and comedy from Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim and Joey. 8pm. $20, $25 & $30; children and students $12. (More info here…)
STORYTELLING/COMEDY/MUSIC: “RISK! True Tales Boldly Told” @ The Linda, Albany. RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public,” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe the State. Tonight’s storytellers are Michael Oatman, Gregor Wynnyczuk, Kurt Przybilla, Kate Sweater and Chrissy Swanson. The theme for the Albany live show is “Power.” With special musical guests the Charlie Watts Riots. 7:30pm. $17. (More info here…)
FILM: “The Battle of Algiers” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. One of the most influential political films in history, director Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 classic “The Battle of Algiers” vividly recreates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Lt. Dan Band @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. Actor Gary Sinise puts down his “CSI: NY” script and picks up his electric bass to lead the band through a wide selection of cover tunes. It’s a fundraiser for a local wounded veteran. With Odd Man Out. 7pm. $30 & $50.
THEATER: “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. After a three year hiatus, Channel Z Productions’ Young Adult Ensemble returns to the Caffe’s Black Box Theater with the regional premiere of Jennifer Haley’s chilling, dark comedy. 2pm. $10; students & seniors $7.
FILM: “Who Does She Think She Is?” @ Alchemy Initiative, Pittsfield. A documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, spotlighting five women who refuse to choose between mothering and working. The screening is followed by a panel discussion with Suzi Banks Baum and Karen Arp-Sandel, as well as Gina Hyams, Hope Sullivan, Janet Elsbach, Ronna Ostheimer, Angelique Walls, Laurie May Coyle and Stephanie Iverson. 6pm. $5.
MUSIC: Brick by Brick and the Harrowing @ Bogie’s, Albany. BxB and the Harrowing celebrate the release of their new split single. With Diecast, Letchworth, Go for the Kill and Concrete. 7pm. $10 (includes the new disc).
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). 3:30pm. $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. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
FESTIVAL/FILM: “NY Shout Out: Third Annual Youth Media Festival” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Witness the wisdom and celebrate the power of the youth media movement in this film fest featuring New York State filmmakers creatively communicating their vision and hopes for the future. Community potluck @ 6pm; screening at 7pm.
MUSIC: Ikebe Shakedown @ Red Square, Albany. Hot on the heels of Seun Kuti’s throwdown at Club Helsinki in Hudson earlier this month, here’s another blast of boogalooin’ Afro-funk, this time from a Brooklyn-based band. Albany’s own Afro-grunge-funk combo Oobleck kicks it off at 9pm.
MUSIC: The Princes of Serendip @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock. An evening of fancies, frolics, cries and ruminations by T.G. Vanini (songwriter, vocals, piano, violin) and Julie Parisi Kirby (vocals). 7:30pm.