MUSIC: Buffalo Daughter @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Formed in 1993, the Japanese band performs mostly instrumental and collage-style music that harkens back to new wave – think B-52’s meets early Beck. With Mamahuhu. 8pm. $12.
THEATER: “The Book of Mormon” @ Proctors, Schenectady. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of “South Park”), it’s the irreverent winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The New York Times called it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly called it “the funniest musical of all time.” What else do you need to know? 7:30pm. UPDATE: All performances are officially sold out, but a limited number of tickets may be available by lottery for each show. GO HERE for details…
MUSIC: The Terry Gordon/Roger Noyes Duo @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Music@Noon concert series welcomes the trumpet-and-guitar half of the Arch Stanton Quartet. The twosome will perform original tunes as well as standards from Rodgers and Hart, Thelonious Monk, Stanley Turrentine and others. 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: The Steel Wheels @ Caffe Lena, Sartaoga Springs. Clustered around a single microphone, the Americana roots band previews their upcoming single, “We’ve Got a Fire,” as they serve up keening, four-part harmony featuring Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor buttressed by fiddler Eric Brubaker, bassist Brian Dickel and mandolinist-guitarist Jay Lapp. 7pm. $22 in advance; $24 at the door. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.
FILM: “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. In remembrance of the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake, this is a special screening of director Regge Life’s documentary about Taylor Anderson, an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children… right up to the events of March 11, 2011. Followed by a Q&A with the director. 7pm. $5.