THEATER: “Fela!” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The story of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.
8pm. $20, $35, $50, $55 & $65. DJ Sir Walford spins at the after-party for ticket-holders. Also at 2 & 8pm Saturday.
MUSIC: Anne Hills & Michael Smith @ First Unitarian Society’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. 8pm. $16; students $14.
COMEDY: Irish Comedy Tour @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring Mike McCarthy, Derek Richards and Derrick Keane. 7:30pm. $30.
MUSIC: Broken String Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
MUSIC: Jane Fallon @ More Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. Singer-songwriter in support of her new CD Tangled in a Tree. 7pm.
THEATER: “All My Sons” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The heartbreaking Arthur Miller classic. 7:30pm. $25; students $10. Through Sunday.
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MUSIC: Conehead Buddha @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Black Mountain Symphony. 9:30pm.
MUSIC: Matt & Shannon Heaton @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. 7pm. $12.
MUSIC: Cats Don’t Have Souls @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With the Eleven Project, Evolution and Awaiting the Burial.
THEATER: “Of Mice and Men” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night for the Circle Theatre Players’ production of John Steinbeck’s tale of hard times, friendship and the endurance of hope. Directed by Eric Washburn. 8pm. $16; under age 18 $10. Through March 17.
MUSIC: Timbre Coup @ Red Square, Albany. With Flabberghaster. 9:30pm.
MUSIC: Lissa Schneckenburger @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Crank Sturgeon @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Al Margolis and World Lines. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 10pm. Also at 10pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: The Adam Ezra Group @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Casey Finn’s, Albany. 7pm.
MUSIC: Patneaude/Payette/Gardner Trio @ Aperitivo, Schenectady. 5:30pm.
MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Brien’s Public House, Troy. 8pm. FREE.
COMEDY: Tony Rogers @ Bootleggers On Broadway, Troy. With Mike Raives. 7pm. $10.
FILM: “Hunger” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Michael Fassbinder stars as Bobby Sands in video installation artist Steve McQueen’s 2008 directorial debut. 7:30pm. FREE.