DANCE: David Dorfman Dance @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. In the wake of recent stunning performances at Jacob’s Pillow and The Egg, Dorfman’s dance company is coming back to Nippertown to serve up a brand new, pre-premiere of “Come, And Back Again,” a new multimedia work driven by the charged poetry and ferocity of punk, folk-rock and indie music. Five dancers, a band of musicians, a junk sculpture – contributed to by audience members – and stunning projections create a kinetic anthem about humanity. 8pm. $15; $10 students.
TALK: “The Summer of 2013: White Heterosexist Performance and the Critical Consumer (or, What Was Miley Cyrus Thinking?)” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. University of California ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong takes a critical look at contemporary American pop music. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Christopher Dean Sullivan & Bob Gluck @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Bassist/educator Sullivan joins UAlbany pianist Gluck in a concert of musical improvisations, joined by special guest drummer Tani Tabbal. 7pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.
THEATER: “Kill Me Now” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. It’s the U.S. premiere of Kaliyuga Arts production of Brad Fraser’s intimate, funny and heartbreaking drama about caring and ultimately saying goodbye to those we love. 8pm. $25; $20 students & seniors. Through October 13.