MUSIC: The Saint Rose Jazz Faculty Ensemble @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. A concert of jazz standards and original compositions performed by saxophonists Paul Evoskevich and Brian Patneaude, bassist Sean McClowery, pianist Cliff Brucker, guitarist Matthew Finck and drummer Mark Foster. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Ellis Paul @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The engaging singer-songwriter has racked up an unprecedented 14 Boston Music Awards and is currently working on his 19th album. His shows are inspiring and intimate, full of wonder and whimsy… 8pm. $22 in advance; $24 at the door.
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. 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.
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. 8pm.
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. 8pm. $25; $15 students.
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. 8pm. $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. 8pm.
FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER: Dinosaur Museum & Fair @ Moreau Elementary School, South Glens Falls. Featuring Dinosaur Fossil Digging, Dino Bone Analysis, Make Your Own Volcano, Bake, Raffles, Face-Painting and more. 4-8pm. $3; $10 per family. Also 9am-5pm on Saturday.
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. 8pm. $18; $10 students.
THEATER: Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. 10:30am & 6:30pm.
FILM: “The Crash Reel” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director Lucy Walker’s documentary tells the story of champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce through action footage and interviews with his tight-knit Vermont family, showing his rise to the top of his sport, his long-time rivalry with fellow snowboarder Shaun White, his accident and his slow recovery and realization that he will never again be able to participate in the sport he loved and excelled at. 7:30pm.
FILM: “Cyclo” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Director Tran Anh Hung’s 1995 film was the first Vietnamese film to be nominated for an Oscar, and the winner of two top prizes at the Venice Film Festival. It tells the tale of a bicycle-taxi driver in Ho Chi Minh City who becomes entangled in a world of drugs and crime. 7:30pm. FREE.