DANCE/MUSIC: “Temptation of the Muses” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Nai-Ni Chen Dance, the Ahn Trio and composer Kenji Bunch collaborate on an original dance inspired by Latif Nazemi’s poem “A Word for Freedom,” bringing the color, energy and dynamism of American modern dance to musical selections by Pat Metheny, David Balakrishnan and Ronn Yedidia, as well as original themes by Bunch. 8pm. $15, $25 & $34. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE TICKETS…
MUSIC: Red Molly @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Ventner serve up fab three-part harmonies,bluegrass and folk tunes and some impressive musicianship, too. With Steel Wheels. 7:30pm. $28.
MUSIC: Saint Rose Camerata @ College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The program includes Chanson Madecasses by Ravel, Four Last Songs by Strauss, and Piano Trio No. 2 by Brahms. Performers include Susan Harwood, soprano; Lucille Beer, mezzo soprano; Amanda Brin, violin; David Bebe, cello; Yvonne Hansbrough, flute; Young Kim, piano; and Michael Clement, piano. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Zéphyros Winds @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. One of America’s most distinguished chamber ensembles features James Roe, oboe; Jennifer Grim, flute; Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet; Saxton Rose, bassoon; and Zohar Schondorf, horn. 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students and children FREE.
COMEDY: The Gender Defenders @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A Valentine’s comedy show and battle of the sexes with Carol Siskind, Rodney Laney, Helen Hong & Nick Griffin. 8pm. $20, $27.50 & $40 in advance; $25, $32.50 & $45 at the door.
OPERA ON FILM: “Rigoletto” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera serves up Verdi’s classic tragedy, set in Las Vegas in 1960. Directed by Michael Mayer (“American Idiot,” “Spring Awakening”). 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
FILM: “Long Distance Revolutionary” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke, and inspire. 5:45pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Werner Herzog presents this visually stunning documentary about indigenous people living deep in the heart of the Siberian wilderness. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Olivia Quillio. 9:30pm. $10.
THEATER: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night of the Broadway musical that tells the story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. With a batch of fun-filled disco hits. 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.