MUSIC: The Mountain Goats @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Mountain Goats – the nom de rock of indie folk-rock singer-songwriter John Darnielle – serve up an intimate solo performance, the likes of which led Magnet Magazine to call him “near the most affable, most charming frontman in current rock music.” With Erin McKeown. 8pm. $25 & $35.
MUSIC: B.B. King @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. With more than 50 albums, an astonishing 18 Grammy Awards and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 88-year-old B.B. King is clearly one of the greatest musicians of our time. And now the King of the Blues returns to Nippertown. With Rhett Tyler & Early Warning. 7:30pm. $52.50, $62.50, $72.50 & $92.50.
READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Josie & the Drop-Boxers – a group of students from Daniel Nester’s Poetry and Performance class at the College of St. Rose – will be the featured readers. Dan Wilcox hosts. 7pm sign-up; 7:30 reading. $3.
THEATER: “If All the Sky Were Paper” @ the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Lary Opitz directs Best-selling author Andrew Carroll’s play about war from the viewpoint of the men and women on the front lines, affected civilians and loved ones on the home front – told through their own letters. 8pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors. Through Sunday (April 19).
MUSIC: Pedja Muzijevic @ Williams College’s Brooks Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The acclaimed pianist performs selections that range from Haydn to John Cage, also including works by Liszt and Chopin. 8pm. FREE. Also a free master class at 4:15pm.
FILM: “Tiny” @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The documentary about home unfolds as it follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. 8pm.