COMEDY: The Nobodies of Comedy @ Proctors, Schenectady. You may not know their names… yet. But up-and-coming stand-up comedians Liz Miele, Mark Walton, Kelly Collette, Adrienne Iapalucci and Steve Burr know how to make you laugh. 8pm. $20-$28. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…
MUSIC: The Holmes Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The veteran trio continues to blend a marvelous mix of Saturday night blues and Sunday morning gospel on their brand new album, Brotherhood. 9pm. $28.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual art exhibits, music, shopping, food, fun… 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Tom Wopat @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Yes, you probably know him best from his days on the ’80s hit television show, “The Dukes of Hazard,” but Wopat has most of his time since then singing and acting on Broadway. And earning a pair of Tony nominations along the way. 7 & 9:30pm. $35.
MUSIC: Chris Young @ the Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. Yes, the Adirondack Phantoms are gone, but here comes some country music… With Jerrod Niemann and opening act Courtney Cole. 8pm. $27.50 & $36.50.
FILM: “Finding Vivian Maier” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An intriguing documentary about the discovery of the work of an unknown street photographer who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later. 6pm. Also at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield at 7pm.
MUSIC: The Williams Jazz Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Legendary jazz tenor saxophonist Benny Golson joins the 18-piece big band as featured guest soloist. With the Cornell Jazz Collective from Ithaca. 8pm. FREE.
DANCE: “Carmina Burana” @ The Egg, Albany. The Albany Berkshire Ballet performs Carmina Burana with choreography by Paula Weber. Also include an excerpt from “Swan Lake” restaged by Darren McIntyre and ABB premiere “Sleight” with choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman. 7:30pm. $25; $10 students.
THEATER: “All My Sons” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. It’s Miller time! Arthur Miller, that is. As Curtain Call Theatre’s production of “The Price” comes to a close on Saturday (May 3), ACT opens “All My Sons” directed by Aaron Holbritter. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through May 18.
MUSIC: The Sam Roberts Band @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Juno Award-winning Canadian rocker. With Canadian rockers Current Swell in support of their about-to-be released album, Ulysses. 8pm. $18.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. Dance lesson with Chester & Linda Freeman, a dance tribute to Frankie Manning by Cool Cats & Kittens, and swing dancing to the live sounds of Boston’s Jan Marie & the Mean Reds. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Directed by Travis G. Daly, this special one-night-only performance compiles 10-minute excerpts from a variety of area high school musical productions. 7pm. $15; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Grateful Dead tribute band featuring Bill Carbone (Max Creek), Alex Mazur (the Deadbeats), Robert Schiff (Nailed Shutt), Zach Nugent (Cats Under the Stars) and Lucas Ruedy (MAAZE). 9pm. $15.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Kill Your Darlings” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The film stars Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr and Daniel Radcliffe as poet Allen Ginsberg in a true story of murder and gay awakening set in New York City amid the nascent Beat poetry scene. Directed by John Krokidas. Followed by Q&A with Austin Bunn, co-writer of the screenplay. 7pm. FREE.