‘Location, Location, Location’
Comforting interpretations of the American landscape, particularly upstate New York, by artists Josh Brehse, Matt Chinian and Kellyann Monaghan. 
@ Lake George Arts Project – Courthouse Gallery | 4 PM | Free

Auditions: Blackout Creative Arts Festival
Citizen Action of New York is holding auditions for their first annual Blackout Festival, a celebration and day of action commemorating Black August and the sacrifices made by past and present liberation movements. Artists must perform pieces that resonate with black bodies and their experiences (no more than three works can be shown during the audition) and be entertaining. Auditions will be held every Monday until Aug. 12. The festival takes place Aug. 24. Contact Amy Jones at aajones@citizenactionny.org with questions or concerns. 
@ Citizen Action of New York, Albany | 6 PM

‘Echo in the Canyon’
Featuring the music of iconic group such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and The Papas, this film takes a look into the roots of L.A.’s historic Laurel Canyon music scene. Daily showings will continue through Thursday at 7 PM.
@ The Addy at Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $9 adults, $6 students/seniors

Rare Forum: Brewers of Oakwood Cemetery
SUNY Empire professor and beer historian Gerry Lorentz writes and discusses the history of beer culture in New York State. He will present a public discussion on the subject, “Brewers of Oakwood: Digging into Troy’s Brewing Past,” tonight. Rare Form will have their new Dead Brewer’s collab on tap.
@ Rare Form Brewing Company, Troy | 7 PM | Free

‘The Night of the Hunter’
This 1955 film stars a “sublimely sinister” Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher with dark motives to marry a fragile widow. It’s a twisted classic portraying the battle between good and evil. Seems like a good day for it, no?
@ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill | 7:30 PM | Free

A Reading with Novelists Garth Greenwell and Dana Johnson
Louisville, KY based poet, author, literary critic and educator Garth Greenwell’s 2016 debut novel “What Belongs to You” was called the “first great novel of 2016” by Publishers Weekly. L.A. based writer and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Dana Johnson’s “Break Any Woman Down,” won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her novel “Elsewhere, California.” was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award along with “Break Any Woman Down.” 
@ Skidmore College – Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs | 8 PM | Free

Talent Scout Open Mic feat. artist Fat Louie
Perform your musical talent with the support of the live house band. 
@ Bourbon Street, Schenectady | 8 PM | Free

Various Blonde, Wreath, Snuggles
Start your week off with Kansas City post-punk pop, Brooklyn math rock and Canadian garage rock—in that order. 
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 9 PM | Free