MUSIC: Kinky Friedman’s Bi-polar Tour @ The Linda, Albany. Here he comes – the delightfully irreverent Texas country singer-songwriter-novelist-humorist-politician arrives in Nippertown with a bushel full of his classic songs like “Asshole from El Paso,” “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed” and, of course, “They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” With the Tequila Mockingbirds. 8pm. $25.
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 George and Ira Gershwin. 7:30pm. $12.