MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The fab bluegrass band brings their wry songs to the Irish pub to preview their upcoming new album Reasons That I Run. 9pm.
TALK: Gregory Crewdson @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed photographer – and former guitarist with the Speedies, whose classic slice of power-pop was the magnificent “Let Me Take Your Foto” – will present the Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture. 6pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ 51 3rd St., Troy. CD release party for the band’s second EP of the year Moss Heart. With Walking X-Ray and Littlefoot. 8pm.
PERFORMANCE: “Untitled Apocalypse” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Allison Berkoy presents an immersive, multimedia installation of projection, reactive spectacles and mixed realities. There will be performances and films; dummies and games; an angel plunging into a pit of steel balls; disasters of cataclysmic and infinitesimal scale, a fashion show, a solar electric boat, many cliches, many broken stories and a sing-a-long. 7pm. FREE. Also at 2pm on Saturday.
DANCE: “Blink of an Eye” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. A new dance performance by Rachelle Smith-Stallman/Party of Six at 8:15pm. With “At First Glance” at 6 & 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Wood Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. Brothers Oliver Wood (lead vocals & guitar) and Chris Wood (bass & background vocals) along with Jano Rix (drums) step into the spotlight in support of a pair of new albums: Live, Volume One: Sky High and Live, Volume Two: Nail & Tooth on Southern Ground Records. With Jamie Kent. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC: Sean Tyrrell @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Galway-based singer-songwriter offers fab folk music wrapped in an acclaimed voice that contains seductive sweetness and an authoritative rasp. 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: “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.
THEATER: “Camp Logan” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Soul Rebel Performance Troupe performs the drama based on the 1917 courts martial and ensuing executions of 19 black soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 24th Infantry. 7:30pm. $10. Also at 2pm on Saturday.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art exhibitions, live music, food, shopping and more…
READING: Harilyn Rousso @ the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Troy. In conjunction with Troy Night Out, the author reads from her new book, “Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back.” 7pm.