MUSIC: Aerosmith @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Steven Tyler takes time out from filming Burger King commercials to head back out on the road with his old band for the Global Warning Tour. With Cheap Trick. 7:30pm. $63, $99.50 & $149.50.
MUSIC: Brad Paisley @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The contemporary country extravaganza starts on the main stage at 7:30pm with the Band Perry and “American Idol” Scotty McCreery, but the festivities get underway on the second stage at 5pm with games, contests, photo ops and performances by up-and-comers Kristen Kelly, Jana Kramer and Love and Theft. $43.75 & $63.75; lawn $29.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Zummuto @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Nick Zammuto – guitarist with the Books – showcases his new band featuring his bassist brother Mikey Zammuto, drummer Sean Dixon and multi-instrumentalist Gene Back. 9pm. $15.
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 Saturday.
MUSIC: Jefferson Starship @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Led by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner and David Freiberg (also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service), the current incarnation of the band also features vocalist Cathy Richardson, guitarist Slick Aguilar, drummer Donny Baldwin and keyboardist-bassist Chris Smith. With special guests the Jonny Monster Band and Dirty Blind. 9pm. $35 & $50.
ART RECEPTION/TALK: “Gilding the Collapse: Artists of the Billboard Art Project” @ Collar Works, Troy. Opening reception along with informal talk & Q&A with David Morrison, director of the Billboard Art Project. Reception: 5-9pm with talk at 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Insect Posse @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Adventurous experimental music. With Rambutan, Nonhorse, Zenglop, Fossils From the Sun, Shape Shifting Shepherds, Matt Weston, 1983 and Spreaders. 6pm.
THEATER: “Robin Hood: The Musical” @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. It’s opening night. Based on the mythic Robin Hood legends, the musical features music and lyrics by Tim Nelson and a book by Kent Johnson, combining action, adventure and romance. 8pm. $30; seniors $27; 12 & under $18. Through Sunday.