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: Chris Thomas King @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The Louisiana-based Grammy Award-winning bluesman and his band showcase music from his latest album Bona Fide, as well as his Academy Award-winning films, “Ray” and “O Brother Where Art Thou.” 8pm. $18.
DANCE: Next Move Festival of Modern Dance @ Proctors, Schenectady. Night One of the third annual fest. Featuring Trainor Dance’s Sandpainting, as well as Melanie Maar and Kenta Nagai performing Spaces and Bones. 7pm. $25; students $10.
DANCE ON FILM: “TAO” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The premiere of the third collaborative dance film between Argentinian filmmaker Cayetana Vidal and choreographer and dancer Sofia Mazza, who explore the superimposition of movement and image. Followed by panel discussion and reception. 7:30pm. $6. More info here… UPDATE: Ooops! This show is on Saturday night…
DANCE: “An Evening with the Ballets Russes” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Les Sylphides (Fokine/Chopin), L’Apres midi d’un Faune (Nijinsky/Debussy) and Firebird (Limoli after Fokine/Stravinsky). 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE. Also at 8pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.
TALK: The F. William Harder Endowed Lecture @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Paula Wagner, CEO of Chestnut Ridge Productions, will discuss “Entrepreneurship and Entertainment.” 6pm.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual art, music, shopping, fun… 5pm. FREE.
READING: Don Faulkner @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. In conjunction with the exhibition “Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse,” the New York State Writers Institute director offers a dramatic reading of Julio Cortazar’s “Letter to a Young Lady in Paris,” a fabulist tale of a man who “from time to time vomits up a little bunny.” 12noon. FREE.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5pm. FREE.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Central Park Five” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, the feature-length documentary examines the 1989 “Central Park Jogger” rape case that resulted in the wrongful conviction of five Harlem teenagers. Followed by Q&A with with co-directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon. 7pm. FREE.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Elks Lodge, Albany. Free swing dance lesson at 7:30pm with Chester & Linda Freeman. Dance at 8:30pm with music by Eight to the Bar. $15; students & seniors $10.