MUSIC: The Julian Lage Group @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The jazz guitarist played solo at The Egg in Albany just last month, but this time, he’s bringing along the whole band – saxophonist Dan Blake, cellist Aristides Rivas, bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Tupac Mantilla. 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students and children FREE. Read more here…
MUSIC: Geoff Muldaur @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An alum of both the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Paul Butterfield’s Better Days, Muldaur is a classic blues singer. With Lauren Sheehan. 8pm. $22. Read more here…
MUSIC: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hitting the spotlight and tearing it up in support of their latest slab of raw, rip-snorting roots-rockin’ – Meat & Bones. With Daddy Long Legs opening. 9pm. $22.
MUSIC: “Woodstock Era Experience” @ The Egg, Albany. A musical tribute to the classic rock era with Erin Harkes as Dusty Springfield, Tommy Love as Mick Jagger, Jason JY Young as Jimi Hendrix, Lisa Bertrand as Janis Joplin, Bryan O’Neill as Jim Morrison, etc. 8pm. $20, $30 & $35.
FILM: “The Revisionaries” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Scott Thurman examines the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which determines the teaching and textbook standards for nearly five million schoolchildren. 8pm. $7; students $5.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual art exhibits, live musical performances, good eats ‘n’ drink, shopping and more… 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM: “Photographic Memory” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. 6pm. $7; students $5.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.
FILM: “Political Advertisements IV: 1952-2012″ @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Media artist Muntadas is on hand to screen this compilation of political commercials, an ongoing series that documents the manipulation and selling of the American presidency. 7pm. $10 suggested donation; $5 student/low income.
MUSIC: Goldtooth @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Hip-hop meets hard rock with veteran Local 518 emcee Sev Statik, along with Dan Beck, Sean Fortune and Matt Ferguson. With Boston-based Big Digits and Spa City synth-popsters Mr. Owl. Doors at 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Hot Day at the Zoo @ Red Square, Albany. New England’s genre-bending American roots string band brings their zippy zoograss music to Nippertown. With Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Olivia Quillo opening the show. 9pm.
FILM: “Goodbye, Dragon Inn” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Set in a run-down Taipei movie palace on its final day of business. Tsai Ming-liang’s 2002 film is both a tribute to the art of film and an elegy for the end of cinema as we know it. 7:30pm. FREE.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Lyoni Fisher swing dance lesson at 7:30pm; Alan Thomson’s Little Big Band at 8:30pm. $15; students and seniors $10.