MUSIC: Victor Wooten @ The Egg, Albany. The massively talented bassist of the Flecktones shares a double bill evening with guitar hero Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, Aquarium Rescue Unit and Jazz Is Dead), as they both lead their respective bands. 7pm. $34.50.
FILM: “Turning Pages” @ Proctors, Schenectady. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the graduation of Niskayuna High School’s Class of ’62, this documentary film presents a vibrant mosaic of 25 candidly intimate portraits of a generation of individuals who struggled with Vietnam, redefined identity and gender roles, entered or left relationships, went to work, raised families and are still seeking to live authentically with optimism as they face their seventh decade. Created by photographer Bob Van Degna, artist Anna VA Polesny and journalist Don Wilcock. 3pm. $5. More info here…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “A Memory of a Young Hero: Love, Lane Revisited” @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In honor of the young man who gave his life to save his siblings. Featuring Skeeter Creek, Chelsea Cavanaugh, Mark Pierre, Pamela West & Theodore Finkle, more. 12noon. $20; children $5.
TALK: “An Evening With Genius: Tony Kushner” @ Temple Emanuel, Kingston. He’s won a Pulitzer Prize, two Tonys, an Emmy, three Obies, and, oh yeah, he also penned the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster “Lincoln.” 7pm. $35; seniors and students $25.
MUSIC: “Poets & Prayers” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Turtle Island Quartet teams up with sublime jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton in a concert that asks the question: What inspires us? From the traditional hymn “Wade in the Water” to Joni Mitchell’s “All I Want” to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” the concert celebrates and praises the muse, in all its forms. 7pm. $25, $30, $32 & $38. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to December 6, 2013.
OPERA ON FILM: “The Tempest” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his Shakespearean masterpiece in a production The New York Times says “should be the most significant artistic statement of the Met season.” 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
THEATER ON FILM: “Timon of Athens” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. In a production from the National Theatre of London, Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin. 12noon. $15: ages 12 and under $12. Also at 7pm on Monday.
FILM: “The House I Live In” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki, this film captures heart-wrenching stories from America’s War on Drugs – from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. 4:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Liz Callaway @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Emmy Award-winner and Tony nominee follows in the footsteps of her sister (Ann Hampton Callaway), who also played the Helsinki On Broadway cabaret series just last month. 7pm. $20 & $35.
FILM: “Wuthering Heights” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Andrea Arnold’s new film is a fresh and exciting take on the epic love story of Heathcliff and Cathy based on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. 7pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Salvation Alley String Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The local combo that puts the “Western” back in Western Mass., celebrates the release of their sophomore album, The Salvation Alley String Band presents The Space Wanderer on the Rub Wrongways Records label. With the Beatroot Band and Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons. 7pm. $13.
MUSIC: The Schenectady County Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @ the First Reformed Church, Schenectady. Leaders from various religious traditions will celebrate our diverse thankfulness with jazz by Azzaam Hameed, Mike Tremante, Tom D’Andrea, Nat Phipps, Keith Pray, Pete Toigo, Tim Coakley, Mike Lamkin, John Hines, Bill Delaney, Mark Anthony, Dave Gleason and Peg Delaney. 5pm. $12; students $5.
READING: The Schenectady Community of Writers 10th Anniversary @ the Schenectady Public Library, Schenectady. Readings by Naton Leslie, April Seeley, Chaitali Banerjee, Erin Billings, Sharon Stenson, Victor Smith, Bob Cudmore, Patrice Kindl, Ryan Smithson and moderator/reader Alan Catlin. 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Performing Artists in Residence @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. A chamber concert by cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park and violinist Kyung Sun Lee performing works by Halvorsen, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, Schnittke, Schumann, Ravel, Pärt and Piazzolla. 3pm. $25; students $10.