MUSIC: Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries @ Branch Gallery, North Adams. The avant garde dark-folk trio of C. Ryder Cooley, Karen Cole & Sara Ayers headline the special All Hallows Eve multi-media event and carnivalesque sonic séance featuring music, projections, costume contests, taxidermy, a photo booth, face-painting. With the experimental dream-pop of Shana Falana. 8pm. $10; $5 for those dressed in macabre costumes.
MUSIC: The Blakk Balloon Ball @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Noh-wave rock opera pioneers Yamantaka/Sonic Titan hit Hudson with their melding of classical Japanese drama and nihilistic NYC art-punk. With the bold Jenny Hval and Tanz Praxis. 8pm. $15; $10 students.
MUSIC: Invasion of the Mutant Rockers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Two stages, six bands, one price, featuring Eastbound Jesus, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, the Blind Owl Band, Stellar Young, Black Mountain Symphony and Olivia Quillio. 8pm. $12.
MUSIC: Pretty Lights @ Times Union Center, Albany. In support of his latest album, A Color Map of the Sun, electronica producer and electro/soul/hip-hop pioneer Derek Vincent Smith is touring with a full live band – drummer Adam Deitch (Break Science), keyboardist Brian Coogan (New Orleans All-Stars), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science), trombonist Scott Flynn (John Brown’s Body) and trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce). With heRobust and SuperVision. 8pm. $24.75, $29.75 & $34.75.
MUSIC: Mirk @ Red Square, Albany. Halloween party with costume contest. And a video release party of “Let It Go,” from Mirk’s upcoming release, Run. With Loyal Mindset, Stephen Babcock and Carl Daniels. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: Tony Lucca @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. From “The Mickey Mouse Club” to “The Voice,” the singer-songwriter has had a long career, and now he’s back in the spotlight with his latest release, With the Whole World Watching. He was at SPAC with Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson just a month ago, but this will be a considerably more intimate show. 8pm. $20.
FILM: “Escape From Tomorrow” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only of the provocative, surrealist, nightmarish black-and-white debut by director Randy Moore, who shot the film guerilla-style in Disney World. With costume contests and giveaways. 7pm. $9.50; $7.75 seniors; $6.75 children.
MUSIC: Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman Duo @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Swiss composer-pianist Courvoisier teams up with violinist Feldman to perform original works. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors.
THEATER ON FILM: “Frankenstein” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller star in the National Theatre of London’s production directed by Danny Boyle. 7pm. $22; $15 children under 12.
FILM: “House (Hausu)” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s 1977 psychedelic Japanese cult horror classic about a schoolgirl named Gorgeous and six of her classmates who vacation at her aunt’s home in the country. 7:30pm. $6.