MUSIC: Roy Zimmerman @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The satirical singer-songwriter performs funny songs about ignorance, war and greed as part of his national Blue Dot Tour. 7pm. $18 in advance; $22 & $30 at the door.
MUSIC: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ the Hangar, Troy. The legendary Texas troubadour performing songs from his latest album The Grifter’s Hymnal, as well as from throughout his career. 8pm. $20 in advance (available at the Ale House); $25 at the door.
MUSIC: “American Snapshots: Two Hundred Years of American Song” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Pianist Lincoln Mayorga – who has recorded with everyone from Johnny Mathis to Phil Ochs to Frank Zappa – and his wife-vocalist Sheri Bauer-Mayorga offer a program of songs that run the gamut from traditional ballads and mountaintop hollers to torch songs and be-bop, from Stephen Foster to Irving Berlin to Annie Ross to Randy Newman. They’ll be joined by bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Ted MacKenzie. 7:30pm. $25.
MUSIC: The Verge Campus Spring Tour @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. EDM trio Krewella headlines the bash which also features Logic and Radical Something. 8pm. $50. NOTE: This show was originally scheduled to take place last month at the Times Union Center, but it was postponed and moved.
MUSIC: Doug Paisley @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The critically acclaimed Toronto singer-songwriter takes equal inspiration from the confessional singer-songwriter folk-rock of the ’70s and the darker, Texas singer-songwriters of the ’80s. With the Trummors. 8pm. $15.
THEATER ON FILM: “King Lear” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. London’s National Theatre production directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale in the title role. 7pm. $25; $18 students.
FILM: “Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The documentary examines evangelical Christian communities against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina, the vision that brings them together and the dogmatic political battles that tear them apart. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Holly Hardman. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.