READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s the 2014 Grand Slam featuring eight poet/finalists – Kevin Peterson, Bless, Poetyc Visionz, Algorhythm, D. Colin, Daniel Summerhill, Elizag and Dan Wilcox – competing for the honor of representing Albany and NGS throughout the year. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; students $3.
THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 7:30pm. $20, $40 & $50. Through May 25.