MUSIC: Future Bible Heroes @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Claudia Gonson and Shirley Simms of Magnetic Fields are joined by Christopher Ewen and Anthony Kaczynski to celebrate the release of their new album, Partygoing. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Great songs, wry singing and fine bluegrass pickin’. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 21st century big band music. 8pm. FREE.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the red, white & blue “U.S.OH!!! Spectacular” show with special guest host Erin Harkes. 8pm. $12.
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READING: Campbell McGrath @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute launches its 2103 reading series. With Elizabeth Benedict. 8pm. FREE.
OPERA: “H.M.S. Pinafore” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga offers the Gilbert & Sullivan classic. 2pm.
MUSIC: Jun Young Song + Fausto Sierakowski @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The experimental saxophone and percussion duo are Music Omi alumni. 8pm.
FILM: “Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, this remarkable film tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses. 7pm. $9.50; seniors $7.75; children $6.75.
FILM: “The French Connection” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Gene Hackman stars in William Friedkin’s 1971 film. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.
FILM: “Glory” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Edward Zwick’s 1989 Civil War film stars Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington. 3pm. FREE.