MUSIC/FILM: “Bound for Glory: 100 Years of Woody Guthrie” @ Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. In celebration of the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, there will be a screening of the documentary “Ain’t Got No Home,” followed by a Q&A with singer-songwriter Michael Eck and a performance of selections from his musical tribute to the American music great. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Patterson Hood @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songweriter-producer for Drive-By Truckers steps out on his own with the Downtown Rumblers in support of his new solo album, “Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance.” 8pm. $32.
FILM: “Girl Model” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s film follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. 8pm. $7; students $5.
ARTS WALK: 3rd Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. Music by the Sister City Jazz Ambassadors, Gaia Roots, Johnny Pontoon and more; new art exhibits, an ’80s costume contest, a screening of “Dirty Dancing,” a fashion show and lots of other fun stuff. 5-8pm. FREE.
FILM: “Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest, 1986” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Vintage concert film of Freddie Mercury and the boys. 7pm. $12.50.
FILM: “Compliance” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. When a police officer tells you to do something, you do it. Right? Based on true events, Craig Zobel’s film tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. 6pm. $7; students $5.
CABARET: “Brel in the Berkshires” @ Spice Dragon, Pittsfield. Vocalist Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball serve up an evening of music by the great Jacques Brel. With Michele Brourman. 7:30pm. $35. Through Sunday.
READING: Alison Lurie and Marie Howe @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The New York State Author and the New York State Poet, respectively, are presented with their awards. They will also offer readings of their work. 8pm. FREE.
READINGS: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Local poet Cara Benson will read from her work and previews selections from her upcoming book, “Funny. Considering How Heated It Was.” With an open mic reading hosted by Dan Wilcox. Sign-up 7pm; reading at 7:30pm. Suggested donation is
READING: M.F.A. in Creative Writing Launch @ College of St. Rose’s Standish Room, Albany. The kick-off event of the Frequency North series featuring Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Hollis Seamon, Rone Shavers and Barbara Ungar. 7:30pm. FREE.