MUSIC: Cheryl Wheeler @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The fab singer-songwriter takes the spotlight in support of her latest album, Greetings: Cheryl Wheeler Live. 7:30pm. $28; $35 Gold Circle.
MUSIC: Jes Hudak @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. In the fall of 2012, the piano-playing Saratoga singer-songwriter tried out for Bravo’s “Platinum Hit,” a showcase of emerging singer-songwriters on their quest to become the next big hitmaker. She placed second in a field of thousands, and earned a gold record Australia. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Holly & Evan @ the Fuller Roadhouse Grille, Albany. The Capital Region Blues Network hosts a fundraiser on behalf of the Holly & Evan Trio and Jimy Graham, as they head to Memphis for International Blues Challenge later this month. 9pm. $5 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Folk kicks off its 2014 season with former members of Tanglefoot. 8pm. $18; $14 students.
MUSIC: Amy Helm & Friends @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton, Connor Kennedy, Lee Falco, Justin Guip and Byron Isaacs. With special guests Ambrosia Parsley & the Elegant Two, Adrien Reju and Marco Benevento. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
MUSIC: I/O Festival @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. The New York composer/performer collaborative counter)induction performs adventurous works from cutting edge composers, including Ryan Streber, Mario Davidovsky, Douglas Boyce, Bruno Mantovani, Kyle Bartlett, Salvatore Sciarrino and the late Robert Suderburg, professor emeritus at Williams. The concert also features the world premiere of a memorial piece for Suderburg by his student, Douglas Boyce ’92, co-founder of counter)induction. 8pm.
THEATER: “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” @ the Albany Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Paul Rudnick’s comedic and heartwarming re-imagining of the Bible from the perspective of Adam and Steve, the world’s first couple. 7:30pm. $15 Through Sunday, January 19.