MUSIC: Superhuman Happiness @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Saxophonist Stuart Bogie leads this unique combination of funky Afrobeat and infectious electronica. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10. More info here…
MUSIC: Greg Brown @ The Egg, Albany. Becoming well known nationally as a regular performer on “A Prairie Home Companion” in the ’80s, with his sandpaper-coarse but sensitive baritone, the veteran singer-songwriter offers keen insights into the realities and foibles of modern life tinged with a hefty dose of humor. 8pm. $24.
READING: Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain @ the Limbo Bar & Grill, Gloversville. The punk pioneer and his co-author read from their classic 2006 book “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.” McNeil will also read from his new book “Live Through This.” The readings will be followed by a one-hour Q&A session and a performance by Sex Pistols tribute band Brendan & the Scabs. 8pm. $15. More info here…
COMEDY: Lisa Lampanelli @ The Egg, Albany. She’s the Queen of Mean, and says been heralded by Howard Stern as “a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who’ll steal the show every time.” 7 & 10pm. $37.75. UPDATE: The 7pm show is officially sold out.
MUSIC: Jack Landron @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The return of the singer-songwriter who performed on the very first night that the legendary Caffe opened back in May, 1960. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
FILM: Fritz Lang’s “Die Nibelungen,” Part I: “Siegfried” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. 2pm. $10; students $7.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Winter Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, Olive Bridge. The three-day festival is organized by Mike + Ruthy with a line-up of performers that includes Amy Helm, Spirit Family Reunion, Jeffrey Lewis, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns with caller Kristin Andreassen. 12noon. Pay-what-you-can; $30-50 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Khris Royal & Dark Matter @ the MCLA Venable Gymnasium, North Adams. It’s Night Two of the eighth annual MCLA Blues & Funk Festival, featuring the New Orleans saxophonist and his alt-funk band. The Arthur Holmes Blues Band opens the show. 7:30pm. $10.
READING: The Poetry Brothel @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. A uniquely immersive poetry experience that takes poetry outside classrooms and places it in the lush atmosphere of a recreated turn-of-the-century bordello. Featuring Eliz Cunningham, Cait Johnson, Brett Bevell, Maura McMahon O’Meara, Gary Siegel, Francine Glasser and more… 7pm. $10.
THEATER: “The Last Five Years” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Troy Civic Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s musical that chronicles the five-year relationship between a rising novelist and an aspiring actress. Directed by Rachael Sheffer. 8pm. $15; students & seniors $13.