READING: E.L. Doctorow @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The internationally acclaimed award-winning novelist of “World’s Fair,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The March,” “The Book of Daniel” and others reads from his new novel, “Andrew’s Brain.” 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. It’s Mardi Gras time! 7pm. $15.
PARTICIPATORY FILM: “Sing-Along Xanadu” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the opening night celebration of QFest with the Capital Pride Singers and the Hellions of Troy at 6pm, followed by the sing-along screening of Olivia Newton John’s roller disco classic at 7pm. $9; $6 students.
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MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & Roberto Vega @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. It’s Mardi Gras time! 6:30pm. FREE.
DANCE: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Williamstown. The acclaimed drag ballerinas kick off their U.S. tour… 8pm. $10; $3 students. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Conspirator @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Digital Dharma. 9pm. $18; $23 if under 21.
THEATER: “Reefer Madness: The Musical” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Yes, that’s right… the musical. 8pm. $15. Through March 9.
THEATER: “The Interview” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. A reading of the short absurdist play by Guillaume Leblon, centered around an artist’s desire to produce a non-traditional text on his work. 6pm. $7.
THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Chad Larabee directs the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater Tony Award-winning musical. 7pm. $20; $18 students & seniors. Through March 7.
MUSIC: Dead Grass @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Ferriday and the Pistol Whips. 8pm. $3.
THEATER ON FILM: “War Horse” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. If you missed the magnificent stage play at Proctors last month, this is probably the next best thing… 7pm.
MUSIC: Jody Shayne @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Sublime jazz vocalist. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.
MUSIC: John Esposito & Friends @ the Stockade Tavern, Kingston. Jazz keyboardist Esposito and bassist Lew Scott are joined by guest guitarist Steve Geraci. 7:30pm.