MUSIC/THEATER: Roger Waters’ “The Wall” @ the Times Union Center, Albany. “We don’t need no education…” 8pm. $58, $78, $102 & $202.
MUSIC: Knyghts of Fuzz @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Bourbon Scum. It’s a record release bash for the two bands’ snappy new seven-inch vinyl split EP featuring KoF’s “Genny” and “Fleshtones Saved My Life” along with BS’s “No Romance” and “Rumble”… plus a cool little comic book. With the Mysteios. 8pm.
PERFORMANCE: “Frame Upon Frame – Chapter 1: God’s Woods” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written by Linda Mussmann and performed by Claudia Bruce and Gerald Von Stoddard, the performance weaves together video and 8mm movie clips with the live music on stage. 7:30pm. $10. Also 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday.
MUSIC: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty Sextet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman, Dennis Mackrel, Pat LaBarbera, Bobby Shew and Curtis Fuller. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ North Pearl Street, Albany. It’s Alive After Five, and the downtown outdoor street fest keeps the party kickin’. 8pm. FREE.
ART RECEPTION: “2012 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region” @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. Yeah, we just call it the Regional. As juried by Nato Thompson, the selected artists are Amanda Bengle, Colin Boyd, Allen Bryan, Bennett Campbell, Paul Chapman, Yaminay Nasir Chaudhri, Mandi Coburn, Peter Crabtree, Chris DeMarco, Abraham Ferraro, Sarah Fuhrman, Mimi Czajka Graminski, Sarah Haze, David Hopkins, William Jaeger, Pooh Kaye, Tatana Kellner, Ingrid Ludt, Warren MacMillan, Mark McCarty, Nathan Meltz, Sanford Mirling, Gina Occhiogrosso, Philip J. Palmieri, Penny Perkins, Linda Pinkans, Alana Sparrow, Pamela Wallace, Sandra Wimer and Allen Yates. Opening reception from 5-8pm; awards announced at 6:30pm. FREE. The exhibit runs through Saturday, September 8.
CABARET: “The More Things Change” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival’s Second Act Cabaret stars Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, two of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming theater writers. 9:30pm. Through Saturday.
READING: Shirley Jackson Day @ the McCullough Free Library, North Bennington. Celebrate one of Bennington’s best-known authors. Barry Hyman and Jai Holly, two of Jackson’s children, will read published and unpublished work by the author of “The Lottery.” Includes a brief musical introduction by Barry Hyman. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Agnostic Front @ Chameleons, Pittsfield. The legendary hardcore band celebrates the re-release of their album “Live at CBGB’s,” 30 years after recording it. With the Damaged, Blood War and Malicious Tendencies. 8pm. $15; under 21 $20.
ARTS WALK: DownStreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. The monthly summer arts walk and culture celebration features live performances, pop-up and permanent gallery openings, public art unveilings, happenings and businesses will be open late with specials. All events are family friendly. 5-8pm. FREE.
PERFORMANCE: “For You I Feel Lucky” @ Verizon Wireless Zone, North Adams. At DownStreet Art’s 2012 inaugural arts walk, Boston painter and performance artist Jessica Gath offers a participatory performance at 7:30 & 8:30pm. Space is limited, and latecomers will not be admitted. Advance reservations available by emailing Carolyn Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org