MUSIC: Nick Lowe @ The Egg, Albany. The sublime singer-songwriter roams from pub-rock to country twang in a solo concert. With Eleni Mandell, in support of her new album I Can See the Future. 7:30pm. $29.50.
DANCE: “Triptych 0811″ @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A work-in-progress performance by the Norwegian dance company Ella Fiskum Danz with a live performance by Norwegian rock guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø and innovative stage design by Serge von Arx. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet @ Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield. Ducet and his Grammy Award–winning Cajun band (with a guest appearance by Charles Neville) fire up those bayou rhythms in a benefit for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. With Annie Guthrie. 8pm. $50 & $75.