3/8/11: Today’s Tips: Mardi Gras!


MUSIC: Dr. John & the Lower 911 @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Mardi Gras with Dr. John?!? You can’t beat that… Doors open at 6:30pm; showtime is 8pm. $40, $55, $70.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. Yeah, I know it might sound a bit odd to celebrate Mardi Gras at an Irish place, but trust me, this is a great annual shindig. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Americana Tuesdays @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Let the good times roll! Special guest maximum solo acoustic songsmith Michael Eck joins host band Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen for a night of roots and Americana music. 8pm. $5.

TALK/COMEDY: “Guerrilla Mischief 101” with Mike Bonanno @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. If you don’t know the Yes Men – who describe their mission as “impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them” – you should. If you do already know the socially conscious pranksters, then you’re probably already in line for this one. 7pm. $10 suggested donation; students and low income $5.

MUSIC: Findlay Cockrell @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The piano man celebrates the music of Liszt at his annual free lunchtime concert at the Hall. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. Accordion man Captain Squeeze and his band bring a little bit of the French Quarter with them wherever they go. “Throw me some beads, mister!” 7pm.

THEATER ON FILM: “Romeo & Juliet” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun star as the star-crossed lovers in this production from Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London. 10am, 2pm & 8pm. $20.

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