MUSIC: Los Straitjackets @ the Ale House, Troy. Ace guitarslinger and Nippertown native Eddie Angel leads his Nashville-based, masked instrumental twangmasters in a homecoming show in support of their latest album, Jet Set. With the Outta Sites. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Steve Hackett @ The Egg, Albany. The guitar hero revisits the golden era of his time spent as guitarist with the legendary prog-rockers Genesis (1971-1977), performing songs that he co-wrote including such classics as “Supper’s Ready,” “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight,” “The Musical Box” and more. 7:30pm. $38.
MUSIC: The Knights @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Eric Jacobsen conducts the vibrant chamber orchestra through works by Bach, Haydn, Stravinsky and Reich, along with a composition by the orchestra, “the ground beneath our feet.” 7:30pm. $40 & $50: $20 & $25 for students.
TELEVISION ON FILM: “Breaking Bad” @ the Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield. Yes, it’s the series finale, and we’re sad to see it go. But if it’s gotta end, we might as well watch it on the big screen. General admission seating. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Dan Berggren @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singing songs from his new album, Tongues in Trees, as well as old favorites, Berggren celebrates 40 years of songwriting and performing. He’ll be joined by bassist and fiddler Ed Lowman. 7pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
READING/DISCUSSION: “Dollarocracy” @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Award-winning authors media scholar Bob McChesney and journalist John Nichols discuss their new book, “Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.” 7pm. $10 suggested donation; $5 student/low income.
MUSIC: Angel Olsen @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The remarkable vocalist comes to Hudson in support of her new sophomore album Half Way Home. With Sasha Pearl and Pillars & Tongues in support of their brand new experimental-pop album End-dances. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: “Music Alive!” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. Artistic directors Joan Tower and Blair McMillen lead more than 40 artists in selections of modern music Louis Andriessen, Osvaldo Golijov, Joan Tower, Daniel Wohl and a premiere by Conservatory student Tamzin Elliott. 3pm. Suggested donations $15 & $20.
THEATER ON FILM: “Othello” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The National Theater of London presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy, featuring Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester. 3pm. $25; $18 students.