MUSIC: Sarah Borges @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Twang-rocker Sarah Borges teams up with Girls Guns & Glory for a rollicking double-bill of Boston-based roots-rockin’ and honky-tonkin’. 9pm. $20. MUSIC: Popa Chubby @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The big blues rocker brings his band back to the Van Dyck for a show celebrating his 25 years on the road and his new album, I’m Feelin’ Lucky, as well as the music of the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. 7 & 9:30pm. $22. Also at 7 & 9:30pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: The Russet Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sauerkraut Seth Travins (of the Wiyos) leads his trio through their Celtic-Appalachian repertoire. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
MUSIC: From Another Mister @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Zachary Project. 8pm.
MUSIC: Groovestick @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With New Orleans horn-based funkateers Naughty Professor. 8pm.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ the Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Free swing dance lessons at 7:30pm. Live music by the Resonators at 8:30pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: The Berkshire Bach Ensemble @ Academy of Music, Northampton. Kenneth Cooper conducts the ensemble in their annual Bach at New Year program, “A Blast of Brass.” 7:30pm. $26 & $38.
MUSIC: WeB3 @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: My Poor Brain @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Foo Fighters tribute band. 9:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Ed Romanoff @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Zach Djanikian. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Reformers @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Classic rock and blues. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Billy All @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.
FILM: “Weird Al’s UHF” @ Proctors, Schenectady. 7pm. $9; $6 students.
FILM: “Hugo” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2:30pm. FREE.
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