11/19/10: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Dala @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The Canadian folk duo of Sheila Carrabine and Amanda Walther arrive at the Eighth Step in celebration of the release of their new album, “Girls From the North Country: Dala Live in Concert.” 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Lee Brice @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Country singer Lee Brice’s big hit, “Love Like Crazy,” stayed on the Billboard charts for more than a year! Now he’s back with his next single, “Beautiful Every Time,” and a tour stop in Clifton Park. 8:30pm. $12.50 in advance; $15 at the door.

DANCE: Bellydance Superstars @ The Egg, Albany, performing Bombay Bellywood – “where the mystic beats of Bombay meet the shaking hips of Cairo.” 8pm. $22-$38

MUSIC: “Art For Animals” @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. A benefit concert for Art For Animals featuring performances by Laurie Anderson, NYC Subway Girl, Joy Askew and Lolabelle (Anderson’s piano-playing dog). 8:30pm. $50. (VIP tix are $150, which includes a cocktail party at 6:30pm, art sale and reserved concert seating.)

MUSIC: Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey @ Proctors, Schenectady. Sadly, making their first Nippertown appearance since the death of Mary Travers a year ago. 8pm. $20, $30, $40, $50, $90.

MUSIC: Zoey Lewis @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock. With Hemingway’s Cats. 8pm.

DANCE/MUSIC Dancing Before the Snow Flies X @ James L. Meader Little Theater, Sage College, Troy. The choreography of Sage’s Creative and Performing Arts faculty, selected student senior projects, a performance by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company and original musicial compositions by Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Zorkie Nelson. $6 adults / $45 students, seniors, and Sage ID. (Also Saturday, Nov. 20)

MUSIC: American Babies @ Red Square, Albany. Tom Hamilton leads his American Babies into town in support of their latest recording, the EP “Weight of the World.” With the Heddy Brothers. 8pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

MUSIC: The Providers @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. The roots, rock and R&B band showcases their new album, “Free Range Boogie.” 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rob Skane @ the Parker Inn, Schenectady. Riding high on the release of his new album, “Phantom Power Trip,” Skane plays a free show in conjunction with the monthly Art Night Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chapin Sisters @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Abigail and Lily Chapin have got musical talent in their blood, as the daughters of childrens’ entertainer Tom Chapin and the nieces of the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. They toured earlier this year as members of the band She & Him (with Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), but now they’re celebrating the release of their own album, “Two.” With Neema. 9pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

MUSIC: Kim Simmonds @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A solo acoustic outing for the founder and leader of the veteran British blues band Savoy Brown. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

MUSIC: The Playing for Change Band @ The Egg, Albany. An all-star gathering of musicians from around the world serve up an energetic, life-affirming evening of infectious rock and soul. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Dailey & Vincent @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are at the very top of the contemporary bluegrass heap these days, following their latest album, “Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers,” which earned them Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year and other honors at last month’s International Bluegrass Music Association awards show. 8pm. $20, $28, $32, $38; students $15.

MUSIC: Neighbors in Need Concert @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A big benefit bash for Albany CARES Inc. and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York featuring Super 400, the Charlie Watts Riots, Around the World and Back, Tom McWatters & the Philo Beddoe Band, the Landlines, Gracie’s Paris, the Dance Cancer and John from the Killerados. 7pm. $7; bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for a $2 discount.

FILM: “Ride With The Devil” @ Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany. Ten years after its original release, Ang Lee reconstructs his vision for this quirky, ambitious Civil War epic in a new director’s cut. Starring Jeffrey Wright, Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jewel. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute. 148 minutes. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tern Rounders @ YOURS, 145 Barrett St., Schenectady. Tern Rounders celebrate the release of their self-titled sophomore album as part of Art Night Schenectady. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: S.K.A.T.E. @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The six-member positive hip-hop posse Stop Killing All the Entertainment takes the stage at the Sanctuary for the latest installment of “Live for Lock One.” 7pm.

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