THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. “Dead Man Rises” and other short shows, including “A Man Says Goodbye,” “President & Chair” and “History of Humanity.” 8pm. $12.50; students & children $5. More info here…
MUSIC: Johnny Mathis @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. “A Certain Smile.” “Chance Are.” “Misty.” “Twelfth of Never.” Simply one of the greatest romantic singers of all time. 8pm. $36-$126. More info here…
READING: James Salter @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375, Albany. The 85-year-old award-winning fiction writer and former New York State Author (1998-2000), has been called “one of the best writers in this country” (Bloomsbury Review). Tonight he reads from his new novel All That Is. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375.
RECEPTION: Knickerbocker Film Festival Awards @ Elda’s On Lark, Albany. A reception and party honoring all the filmmakers involved with the film festival, an awards show presentation and the honoring of the 2013 “30 Under 30,” in conjunction with the Knickerbocker Ledger. 7pm. $30.
FILM: “15 Minutes Max: The Saint Rose Video Festival” @ College of Saint Rose’s Touhey Forum, Albany. The second annual short video festival. 5pm. FREE.
TALK: “Johannes Goebel: About Differences: Art, Science, Engineering” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. This lecture does not go along with putting art, science, and technology into one bag and shaking it before deep-frying the mixture. A perspective on the differences in motivations and goals may open up a respectful view of the other fields and potential collaborations. 6pm. FREE.
FILM: “Buzkashi!” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Najeeb Mirza’s 2012 film explores the game – a wild and violent polo-like sport of Tajikistan – and the intriguing character of three of its top players. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.