MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ Lillian’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year showcase their new album They Called It Music in an intimate concert setting. With Gary Blodgett & Al Bain. Tickets available at Saratoga Guitar. 7:30pm. $25.
ART ON FILM: “Manet: Portraying Life” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A big screen journey through the recent exhibition of Manet’s work on view at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. 7pm. $15; ages 12 & under $12.
MUSIC: The Spurs USA @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. WAMC’s Dona Frank leads her band for a concert and dance party featuring an evening full of old-school country music. 7:30pm. FREE; donation accepted.
FILM: “The Human Tower” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The history and culture of one of the world’s most spectacularly unusual team endeavors – the building of multi-story human towers, which has parallel traditions in Catalonia and India – provides the framework for Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas’ exhilarating documentary about perseverance and triumph. A Q&A with Cano Rojas follows the screening. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.
ARTIST TALK: Harry Orlyk @ the Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. In conjunction with his current exhibit “Plain Air,” The veteran Local 518 lanscape painter discusses the process by which he creates his richly textured landscapes and his overall theme of the inescapable relation between art and nature. 7pm.
FILM: “Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. 5:30pm potluck dinner and silent auction; 7pm screening; 8:30pm Skype interview with the filmmakers. $10 suggested donation; $5 low income.
READING: Chris Bohjalian @ UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom, Albany. The best-selling writer of 15 novels reads from his latest, “The Sandcastle Girls,” an epic tale of the Armenian Genocide that mines Bohjalian’s own Armenian heritage; his grandparents survived the tragedy. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room at 4:15pm.
MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Stephentown Memorial Library, Stephentown. The jazz duo presents their “April in Paris” program featuring timeless standards of the Great American Songbook by Berlin, Gershwin and Porter. 7pm.
MUSIC: The John Menegon Trio @ Stockade Tavern, Kingston. The latest installment of the monthly Speakeasy Jazz Series features bassist John Menegon, trumpeter Chris Pasin and keyboardist Paul Duffy. 7:30pm. FREE.