MUSIC: What Cheer? Brigade @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy. Spring is finally here, and it’s time to dance, so bring on the 19-piece brass band from Providence, who blend together a rip-roaring hybrid of the music of Bollywood, the Balkans and New Orleans with samba, hip-hop and big band. 8pm. $5-10 suggested donation.
MUSIC: The Both @ Pearl Street, Northampton. Yeah, they’re the hottest new duo on the alt-pop scene – Aimee Mann and Ted Leo – teaming up for CD release party in support of their brand new self-titled debut on SuperEgo Records. With Nick Diamonds (from Islands). 8pm. $20.
RECEPTION: Knickerbocker Film Festival Awards & Reception @ Taste, Albany. A reception and party honoring all the filmmakers involved with the fest, an awards show presentation and an evening of honoring the impact film has on the Local 518. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and food. 8pm. $35.
ARTIST TALK: “One Work: One Hour” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A focused dialogue with visiting artist Julian LaVerdiere, whose artwork is on view in the current Tang exhibition. 5:30pm.
FILM: “59 Seconds” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Inspired by super-short film festivals hosted around the world, students, staff and faculty of the Skidmore College community were challenged to create compelling videos with a maximum run time of 59 seconds. How they chose to tell their story was left to the filmmaker. 7pm.
THEATER: “Scooby-Doo Live!: Musical Mysteries” @ Palace Theatre, Albany. Scooby and his pals have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in Albany. – a trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it. 7pm. $18, $23, $29, $40; $73 VIP.