FILM: “Holy Mountain” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The outrageous 1973 film from maverick director Alejandro Jodorowsky (“El Topo,” “Santa Sangra”) offers an uncompromising vision of the rituals and power of religion in an uproar of provocative images. 7:30pm. $6.
MUSIC: The John Corbett Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. He’s starred in such TV shows as “Sex in the City,” “United States of Tara” and “Northern Exposure.” Now he’s bringing his country band to town in support of his latest album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind… 8pm. $18.
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. 8pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Brooklyn Castle” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Katie Dellamaggiore’s riveting 2012 documentary tells the stories of five members of the chess team at I.S. 318, a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national chess championships than any other in the country. 7:30pm. $9; 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. 6pm. $7; students $5.
READING: William Seaton @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Reading from his new collection, “Dada Poems from the German,” published by Nirala Publications. Open mic sign-up at 7pm; reading at 7:30pm. $3.