MUSIC: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. The Kickstarter millionaire and former Dresden Dolls vocalist previews her tour in support of upcoming album, “Theatre Is Evil.” With Sticklips and Jherek Bischoff. 7:30pm. $35. Also at 7:30pm on Thursday.
READING: Neil Gaiman @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. The award-winning author will read his new, not-yet-published story. “I just finished a new short story,” he says. “I suppose it’s a way of looking at some fairy tales from a different direction — and wanted to read it to an audience, to find out whether it works.” 6pm. FREE.
MUSIC: M.R. Poulopoulos @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. The lunchtime September in the City Art Fair series kicks off as Poulopoulos showcases selections from his debut solo album, “Greenhorn,” and other songs. 11:30am-2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: DJ Datsik’s “Firepower” Tour @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. One of the most respected pioneers of the North American dubstep and bass music cultures. With Delta Heavy and Bare Noize & AFK. $25.