MUSIC: Joe Lovano’s Us Five @ The Egg, Albany. The Grammy Award-winning saxophone giant has distinguished himself as a path finding force in the arena of creative music, and with his band Us Five – featuring pianist James Wiedman, bassist extraordinaire Esperanza Spalding and drummers Otis Brown III & Francisco Mela – he won top honors in the Jazz Journalists Poll for Small Ensemble and Recording of the Year in 2011. 7:30pm. $29.50.
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Performing “The Gospel Train: Historic American Spiritual & Religious Music” with guest vocalist Amaal Yehia. 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Pierce Pettis & Grace Pettis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran Alabama singer-songwriter is joined by his daughter, who will showcase songs from her acclaimed new album, Two Birds. 7pm. $20.
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. 6pm. $7; students $5.
TALK: “Artful Dining: The Orchestration of the Meal” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The first of a new four-part lecture series, “A Feast for the Eyes: Food, Porcelain, Silver, and Luxury Fabrics” Darra Goldstein will explore feasts, from the ribald gatherings of the European Middle Ages through the opulent banquets of the Renaissance and on to the excesses of America’s Gilded Age. 3pm.
MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Clarinetist Tom Gerbino steps into the spotlight for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Also Mozart’s Symphony #35 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony #4. 3pm. $12; students $8; ages 7 & under FREE.
FILM: “Holy Motors” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director Leos Carax has concocted one of the most surreal films of 2012, chronicling a day in the life of the mysterious Monsieur Oscar (Denis Levant), who leads different lives as he slips seamlessly through several alternate realities. 3pm. $7; students $5.