MUSIC: Maura O’Connell @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Chanteuse Maura O’Connell performs her signature interpretations of impeccably chosen American and Irish songs as she tours for the final time as a band leader – don’t miss this “farewell” performance by one of the world’s most captivating vocalists. 7:30pm. $24.
COMEDY/THEATER: Comedy Pet Theatre @ The Egg, Albany. A blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his pets performing a variety of stunts and skits – an extravaganza of European-style clowning, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and very talented dogs, cats, mice and more. 3pm. Children $15; adults FREE.
MUSIC: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ Jose Malone’s, Troy. Featuring Ray Wall (12noon), Mark Jones (1pm), Jack Casey (2:30pm) and the Broken String Band (5pm).
MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany. Despite the recent stroke of director David Griggs-Janower, the show will go on as APM presents its concert of ancient, classic and modern love songs. 7:30pm.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Family Jam @ Old Songs, Vooheesville. Families sing, play and dance along with Local 518 musicians – including Cathy Winter, Andy Morse, Terri Roben, Courtney Blackwell, John Rice, Terri Lukačko, Nancy Crowther and Deb Cavanaugh – in celebration of national Sing With Your Child Month. 11am & 1pm. $5; children FREE.
TALK/FILM: Brian Selznick @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Caldecott Award-winning author discusses his book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and how it became Martin Scorsese’s 2011 Oscar-winning film “Hugo.” And following a blu-ray screening of the family film, he will participate in a Q&A. 2pm.
FILM: “Chasing Ice” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeff Orlowski and acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog explore the Earth’s evolving climate change at the Arctic. 2pm. $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. 4pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mark Kitchell’s documentary is a big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning a half-century of grassroots and global activism. 6pm. $7; students $5.