FILM/MUSIC/DISCUSSION: “Music From the Big House” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A documentary by award-winning director Bruce McDonald about the power of the blues to provide hope and redemption to the hopeless. Rita Chiarelli, Canada’s Queen of the Blues, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, aka Angola Prison – what used to be the bloodiest prison in America. Her journey turns into a historic jailhouse performance – playing with inmates serving life sentences. With a short musical performance by Chiarelli and a Q&A session following the screening. 7pm. $13.
MUSIC: Katrin @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Boston-based singer-songwriter celebrates the release of her new CD “Frail to Fearless,” produced by Jerry Marotta. With the Daydreamers. 8pm. FREE.
TALK: “The Jewish Composer and the Hollywood Musical” @ Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield. Film historian and author Phillip Harwood focuses on the music and movies of Irving Berlin. 7:30pm. $12.