READING: Poets Speak Loud @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Open mic with featured poet Paul Pines, the author of the award-winning collection, “New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros,” and the upcoming “Fishing On the Pole Star.” 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. FREE.
MUSIC: Voodoo Orchestra North @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Bobby Previte – legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer – leads a batch of A-list upstate New York musicians as they explore the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, Bitches Brew. 8pm. $7.
COMEDY ON FILM: “Monty Python Live (Mostly)” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin join forces on stage for the first time in more than three decades, performing some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. 7pm. $15; $12 kids.
MUSIC: Eli Newberger’s All-Stars featuring Rebecca Sullivan @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret hosts a revue of the great, sophisticated pop and jazz of George Gershwin, “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” 8pm. $35.
MUSIC: Sandy & Sandy @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Old time, original country and folk. 8pm. FREE.