MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rick Rourke @ The Egg, Albany. Singer, songwriter and triple-threat instrumentalist Rick Rourke celebrates the release of his new solo album The 3 Sides to Every Story by bringing together three of his bands – Lost Wages, the Bluz House Rockers and a reunion of the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band. Proceeds to benefit the Regional Food Bank. 2pm. $20; VIP $35.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Home Bass” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Three internationally acclaimed bassists and a cellist team up for an all-star benefit for Habitat for Humanity. Bassists Tommy Stinson, Melissa Auf Der Maur and Meshell Ndegeocello and their friends will be joined by Rasputina cellist Melora Creager. 7pm. $20, $30 & $50.
OPERA ON FILM: “Maria Stuarda” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, in this Metropolitan Opera premiere production. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: Alfie Boe @ The Egg, Albany. One of the U.K.’s most technically gifted classical crossover talents, the tenor won a Tony Award for his role in “La Boheme” and has since performed in “Kismet” and “La Traviata.” 3pm. $34.
FILM: “Celeste” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 1981 film written and directed by Percy Adlon that depicts the creative process of Marcel Proust and his relationship with his young French housekeeper, Celeste Albaret. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s a double-barrelled release party for a pair of vinyl seven-inchers. One is a Slaughterhouse Chorus/Bridge Under Fire split single; the other is Bad Friends’ slab o’ vinyl featuring 10 songs in as many minutes. In addition to the three above-mentioned bands, the evening’s festivities will also include Henry’s Rifle and Maggot Brain. 7pm. $5.
COMEDY: Jeff Dunham @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The comic/ventriloquist has been hailed as “America’s favorite comedian” by Slate.com, and according to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he is the top-grossing stand-up comic in North America. 3pm. $47.50.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hard Soul @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. Proceeds from the show will benefit three Local 518 Olympic Judo hopefuls – Nick Kossor, Brice Rudat and Cammi Kaichi – who are training for the 2016 games taking place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. 2pm. $5.
FILM: “Starlet” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director/co-writer Sean Baker’s film explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and the elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson). 3pm. $7; students $5.