Open Mic Poetry Night. 8 p.m. ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Featured poet: Michael Carrino. Bring your own poems, writing, songs and other works to share. Donations accepted. 563-0494., Aug. 30
The Castaways. 10 a.m. Lakeview Towers, Flynn Avenue, Plattsburgh. Classic country and rock. 561-8696.
Jay LeSage. 6:30 p.m. Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro, Route 3, Plattsburgh. Piano. 561-6420.
Oh! Betty. 8 p.m. Dana’s Cafe Mooney Bay, Route 9 North, Point Au Roche Road, Plattsburgh. 561-0140.
Bruce Patneaude and Friends. 8 p.m. Dana’s Rusty Anchor, Route 9 South, Plattsburgh. 563-6000.
Catfish and Bodega. 8 p.m. Irises Cafe and Wine Bar, 20-22 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh. 566-7000.
Pulse. 9 p.m. Naked Turtle Holding Co., 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh. 566-6200.
Folks Up On Treetops. 10 p.m. Monopole, Protection Avenue, Plattsburgh. Every Wednesday. 563-2222.
“Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” 11 a.m. Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Adaptation of the “Arabian Nights” story about the boy who finds a magic lamp and is befriended by a powerful genie. $8 all seats. 891-1854.
“Lombardi.” 8 p.m. The Depot Theater, Westport Train Station, Westport. The real story of Vince Lombardi, the man behind the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl. $24 to $29. 962-4449.
“Dirty Blonde.” 8 p.m. Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Musical drama based on the legendary American icon Mae West. $12 to $22. 891-1854.
Watercolor works by Jacqueline Altman. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guy Brewster Hughes Gallery, Lake Placid Public Library. 523-3200.
Sat., Aug. 31
Jay Lesage. 6:30 p.m. Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro, Route 3, Plattsburgh. Piano. 561-6420.
The Rambling Kind. 6:30 p.m. Village Green, Jay. Rain site: Amos and Julia Ward Theater. Free. www.jemsgroup.org.
Pulse. 7 p.m. Naked Turtle Holding Co., 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh. 566-6200.
Thirty 1 and Mandolin. 7 p.m. Chateaugay Town Hall Theater, 191 East Main St., Chateaugay. Acoustic trio. $10 advance. $12 day of show. Tickets available at IBC, Hosler’s Restaurant and Midway Market, Malone; Alix’s Hardware, Chateaugay; and Dick’s Country Store, Churubusco.