MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. North country’s Eric and Leigh Gibson – along with bandmates Joe Walsh (mandolin), Clayton Campbell (fiddle) and Mike Barber (bass) – won the prestigious Entertainers of the Year honors at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards ceremony last year. Opening the show, the Punch Brothers’ banjo master Noam Pikelny leads his own group, featuring guitarist Chris Eldridge, fiddler Luke Bulla, mandolinist Jesse Cobb, bassist Sam Grisman and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. 7:30pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.
FILM: “Consuming Spirits” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Nearly 15 years in the making, Chris Sullivan’s film is a meticulously constructed tour de force of experimental animation. Shooting frame by frame in 16mm, Sullivan seamlessly blends together a range of techniques – cutout animation, pencil drawing, collage and stop-motion animation – into a distinct visual style, constructing a suspenseful gothic tale that tracks the intertwined lives of three kindred spirits working at a local newspaper in a Midwestern rust belt town. 8pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Any Day Now” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An award-winning film directed by Travis Fine about a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) who takes in an abandoned teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) and becomes the loving family he’s never had. 6pm. $7; students $5.
THEATER: “The Secret Garden” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players opens their 2013 season with the musical based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Directed by Deborah Dorman, with musical direction by Marietta Mitchell. 8pm. $19; under age 18 $10. Through January 20.
FILM: “The Sessions” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Ben Lewin’s acclaimed film about a poet paralyzed from the neck down due to polio (John Hawkes), who has long been confined to an iron lung but decides he wants to lose his virginity, so he hires a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt). 7:30pm. $7; students $5.