MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Red Square, Albany. Join the Greenwich country-rockers Jesus as they record their first live album over the course of two nights downtown. With Driftwood. 9pm.
MUSIC: Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar @ The Egg, Albany. The two guitar masters play the full evening together as a duo. 8pm. $28.
MUSIC: The Saint Rose Jazz Faculty Ensemble @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. A concert of jazz standards and original compositions performed by saxophonists Paul Evoskevich and Brian Patneaude, bassist Sean McClowery, pianist Cliff Brucker, guitarist Matthew Finck and drummer Mark Foster. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Ellis Paul @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The engaging singer-songwriter has racked up an unprecedented 14 Boston Music Awards and is currently working on his 19th album. His shows are inspiring and intimate, full of wonder and whimsy… 8pm. $22 in advance; $24 at the door.
THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9.
MUSIC: Hill Haints @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With External Crimes and the captivating Shana Falana. 8pm.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The So So Glos @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Brooklyn punk rockers. With the Slaughterhouse Chorus. 8pm. FREE.