2/4/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Martha Gallagher @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter-Celtic harpist showcases selections from her new album, “Ebb & Flow.” Accompanied by percussionist Brian Melick. celebrates 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

DANCE: Tango Fire @ The Egg, Albany. Direct from Argentina, the troupe features 10 sizzling dancers, four musicians and a singer submerge you in the sensual, passionate world of tango. 8pm. $28; seniors $24; children $14.

MUSIC: Todd Snider @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Direct from two nights at Joe’s Pub in NYC, super singer-songwriter Snider rolls into town in support of his new 2CD set, “The Storyteller.” With Jesse Ruben opening. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: 30 Seconds to Mars @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. After two postponements, Jared Leto and his hard-rock band finally land in town. With Middle Class Rut. SOLD OUT.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Art exhibitions, live music and plenty of fun… 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Papa Grows Funk @ MCLA Venable Gymnasium, North Adams. New Orleans fab funk combo headlines the sixth annual MCLA Blues & Funk Festival. With Crescent City veteran Benny Turner. 7:30pm. $12.

PERFORMANCE ART: “The Road to Death is Not Paved with Pavement” @ the Marketplace Gallery, Albany. An evening night of performance and projection with Meghan E. Van Alstyne. 7pm.

MUSIC: Thomas Bergeron Quintet @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Trumpeter Bergeron and his band showcase the contemporary jazz-meets-Debussy music of their debut CD, “The First of All My Dreams,” as well as selections by John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brothers Past @ Jillian’s, Albany. With Dirty Paris. 9:30pm. $12, $15.

MUSIC: Sludge Factory @ Savannah’s, Albany. Alice in Chains tribute band featuring Jason Bittner on drums. With Creed tribute band Full Circle opening the show. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the Jonesville Store, Clifton Park. Vintage acoustic tunes from Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: M.R. Poulopoulos @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Catch a sneak preview of Poulopoulos’ upcoming solo debut, “Greenhorn.” With Courtney Blackwell. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: Soul Cinema’s “Car Wash” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It Came From Schenectady presents the first night of the Soul Cinema film series with the 1976 comedy starring Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Live stand-up by comedian Dee Watson, DJ 100% Watts spinning, prizes, surprises and comfy couches. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Folding Sky @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Ribs, brew and an order of ferocious blues rock. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Weekend Rock Gods @ Peint O Gwrw, Chatham. Flashback classic rock from Motown to new wave. 8pm.

MUSIC: David Berkeley @ the Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. The singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his new CD, “Some Kind of Cure.” He’s also just published a collection of short stories, “140 Goats and a Guitar: The Stories behind ‘Some Kind of Cure.'” 8pm. $15.

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