CANINE THEATER: Stunt Dog Experience @ Proctors, Schenectady. High-energy excitement, daring acrobatic feats, amazing tricks and a talented cast of more than a dozen furry performers. 3:30 & 6:30pm. $25; ages 17 & under $15.
READING: The Word Fest Kick-Off Party @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. The initial launch of the annual week-long celebration of poetry in Nippertown. Also the launch of Albany’s new poetry/arts magazine Up the River. Readings by A.C. Everson, Carol Graser, Carolee Sherwood, Cecele Kraus, Dan Wilcox, Ken Denberg, Roberta Gould, Sally Rhodes, Victoria Sullivan, Mark O’Brien, Darcy Smith, Glenn Werner and more. 6pm.
MUSIC: Hey Ice Machine @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. Best band name of the week. With the North & South Dakotas and MaryLeigh.UPDATE: This show is scheduled for Thursday (April 18).
THEATER/MUSIC: “Nice Girl” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter, radio host, author and professor Jill Carey Michaels performs her one-woman show. 2pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
THEATER: “Peter Pan” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Even at the age of 60, former gymnast Cathy Rigby has still gotta crow… 2pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70.
FILM: “Sound City” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. Directed by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, it’s a love letter to the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio. 3pm. $7; students $5.
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