MUSIC: MotherJudge & the Wheelbarrow Boys @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Nippertown’s fave Americana alt-folk diva MotherJudge teams up with the upstart bluegrass duo of Mat Kane & Scott Hopkins. Oh, this sounds good… 8:30pm.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. The annual holiday concert once again features the Empire State Orchestra & Youth Choral when it takes the stage for four performances beginning tonight. Joining in this year’s festivities will be special guests Big Medicine, Martha Gallagher, the Northeast Ballet and the Orlando School of Dance. 7pm. $15 & $25. Through Sunday.
FILM: “Jules et Jim” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. It’s the 50th anniversary of legendary director François Truffaut’s early masterpiece – which has been hailed as one of the finest films ever made. Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. 5:45pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Dinner at Eight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. George Cukor’s 1933 comedy of manners starring Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe and Billie Burke. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Elements @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Eureka Bird. 8pm.
FILM: “Happy” @ The Linda, Albany. What does it take to be happy? A wad of cash? An Italian sports car? How about enough plastic surgery to make you look like a Hollywood bombshell? This film by award-winning director Roko Belic attempts to answer that big question. 7pm. $6.
READING: Marilyn McCabe @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly Third Thursday Poetry Night. Open mike reading with award-winning poet Marilyn McCabe as the featured reader. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.