MUSIC: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Lovett and Hiatt have been touring together periodically since 1989, delivering one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road. Just the two of ‘em – both magnificent singer-songwriters – sittin’ together on stage sharing songs and stories. 7:30pm. $56.50, $76.50, $96.50 & $111.50.
MUSIC: Phish @ the Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. A little band from just across the state line. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This show is sold out. Duh… NOTE: You can watch a live webcast of the show, however, for $14.99.
MUSIC: Touchpants @ Sandy’s Clam Bar, Glens Falls. So what does Phish drummer Jon Fishman do after his sold-out show at GFCC? He slides over to Sandy’s to play some more, this time with his comedy-rock side-project band. Doors open at 11:30pm. $20.
TALK: SPAC Lecture Luncheon @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. NPR Contributing host/foreign correspondent and bestselling author Jacki Lyden will be the featured guest speaker. Continental breakfast at 9:30am; talk at 10am; followed by shopping and lunch. $75.
READING: Ava Homa @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The Kurdish fiction writer is author of the short story collection, “Echoes From the Other Land,” which features tales of modern Iranian women in conflict with social and cultural norms. With Iraqi writer Kaziwa Salih. 4:15pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sandy & Sandy @ the Lion’s Den at the Red lion Inn, Stockbridge. Playing a wide variety of old-time country and folk. 8pm. FREE.
FILM: “The Pear Tree (Derakhte Golabi)” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Dariush Mehrjui’s award-winning 1998 film examines an author with writer’s block, who returns to his family’s vacation house in the Iranian countryside, where he is beset by childhood memories. 7:30pm. FREE.