RECORD CONVENTION: Music Lust 2014 @ the Ramada Inn, Albany. Buy, sell and trade rare and collectible records, CDs, videos, DVDs, books, posters, etc. 10am-5pm. $3.
MUSIC: Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. The grand opening weekend continues with Deb & Mary Ann of Smooth Blend (12noon); Shawn Marosek (1pm); John Slovacek (2pm); Kitchen Jazz (3pm); Joe Sinatra & Friends (5pm); the rkStar Open-Mic with Dan Goodspeed (7:30pm).
THEATER: “One Man Lord of the Rings” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Charles Ross has traversed the globe with his compact, compressed and crazy “One Man Star Wars Trilogy,” delighting audiences with the unique, frenetic show. Now he turns his attention to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth masterwork. 1:30 & 6:30pm. $25.
THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 2pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9.
MUSIC: Zach Deputy @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The South Carolina-raised singer-songwriter Zach Deputy serves up a musical gumbo comprised of equal parts of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage. He calls it “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul.” 8pm. $18.
THEATER: “Dream Carver” @ The Egg, Albany. The Swazzle Puppet Theatre performs a bilingual musical set in Mexico, and tells the story of Mateo who carves fantastic, brightly colored animals that dance and sing. Based on the children’s book of the same name written by Diana Cohn. 3pm. $12 children; adults FREE when accompanied by a child.
THEATER: “W;t” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Troy Civic Theatre kicks off its third season with Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the story of a renowned professor of English who has spent her life studying and teaching the poems of John Donne and now finds herself undergoing an aggressive treatment of ovarian cancer, and at the same time, a dramatic personal transformation. Directed by Barbara Davis-Dickman and starring Katherine Ambrosio. 2pm. $15; $13 students & seniors.
THEATER: “Almost, Maine” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Directed by Cheryl Charbonneau, the Circle Theatre Platers present the funny, feel good production. 2pm. $16; $10 students under 18.
THEATER: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Sherlock Holmes (Tom Templeton) and Dr. Watson (Ian LaChance) battle Professor Moriarty (Isaac Newberry) in an adventure full of intrigue, danger, wit, humor and surprise. 2:30pm.
MUSIC: Mary McCaslin @ the Ndakinna Education Center, Greenfield Center. Veteran folk singer best known for her songs about the West, its landscape and its outlaws, as well as her insightful songs about relationships. 3pm. $17.
THEATER: “Good People” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. David Lindsay-Abaire’s play examines the dangerous consequences of holding onto the past… or leaving it behind. Regional premiere directed by Chris Foster. 3pm.
THEATER: “My Cousin Rachel” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. An English Lord is dead. Is his widow grieving his demise or the fact she is not named in his will? Will his new heir become a new target and fall prey to her charms? The mystery unwinds with all the twists and turns, intrigue, suspense and romance of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel. 2pm. $18; $10 students.
THEATER: “Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show” @ Hubbard Hall Freight Depot Theater, Cambridge. Directed by Brenny Rabine, this play by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney takes a decidedly wicked and hilarious look at men, women and modern America. A co-production with Pauline Productions. 2pm. $25; $15 students.
THEATER: The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Featuring whimsical puppets, imaginative lighting and original music in an award-winning stage adaptation of three books by Leo Lionni – “Swimmy,” “Frederick” and “Inch by Inch.” 2pm. $10 & $20.
FILM: “The Selfish Giant” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. By melding together these two contradictory genres, fairytales and social realism, director Clio Barnard’s aspiration is to tell a contemporary, realist fable. 3pm. $7; $5 students.
FILM: “Inequality for All” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich offers a paradigm-shifting, eye-opening experience that shows why extreme income inequality is such an important topic today — and for the future of America. Skidmore College economics professor Mehmet Odekan leads a discussion following the documentary. 7:30pm.