FILM: “Samsara” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Ron Fricke eschews dialogue and descriptive text, subverting our expectations of a traditional documentary, and instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. Filmed in 25 different countries over the course of five years. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Who’s Who: A Who Tribute @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A benefit for the Chris Ryan Arts Scholarship Fund performed by House of Vice, Psychedelic Pills, Charmboy, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Tom Hanley, Geoff Ryan and more. 8pm. $10 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Tony DeSare @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Maybe you caught the jazz singer-songwriter-pianist (and Hudson Falls native) in concert at SPAC this summer. Now catch his annual “Home for the Holidays” show at the intimate Wood. 8pm. $45. Also at 2pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: The Spurs USA @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The classic country music band digs into the songbags of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Connie Smith, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. With special guests Bobby Sweet, Beth Maturevich & Randy Cromier, Cindy Rines and Peter Putnam. 8pm. $12, $27 & $37.