3/17/11: Today’s Tips: St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

MUSIC: Train of Fools and Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 11am with music and merriment all day and night, including Jeff Strange (12noon), Kevin & Katie McKrell (3pm), Irish step dancers (4pm), Ballston Spa Marching Band (5pm), Train of Fools and Forthlin Road (6pm). Grab a Guinness… or two.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Revolution Hall, Troy. More Irish music. More Guinness. 8pm. $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

MUSIC: Joe Barna’s Sketches of Influence @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Composer-drummer Barna and his band celebrate the release of their debut CD, “Blowin’ It Out.” With the Brian Patneaude Quartet. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER ON FILM: “Frankenstein” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Oscar winner Danny Boyle directs the UK National Theater’s production of Nick Dear’s gothic play. 7pm. $22; children under 12 $15. Also at 3pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. $25; seniors $23.

MUSIC: Randy Montana @ Sandy’s Clam Bar, Glens Falls. Mercury Nashville recording artist and Albany native Montana – the son of former Nippertown country singer and current Nashville songwriter Billy Montana – showcases selections from his acclaimed, self-titled debut CD. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Liam Geddes @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. In 2007, the 16-year-old Geddes was the youngest winner of Ireland’s televised singing competition “X Factor.” Berkshire County’s Rebecca Leigh opens the show. 7pm. $10, $25, $35.

MUSIC: Bella’s Bartok @ the Gypsy Joynt, Great Barrington. Gypsy-punk? Balkan rockabilly? Circus rock? Yes, all of that and more. 9pm. $10.

FILM: “8: The Mormon Proposition” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Director Reed Cowan documents the campaign by the Mormon Church to pass Proposition 8 in California, and in the process exposes a codified homophobia. 7:30pm. $8; students $5.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Travis Caudle. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Lori Desrosiers @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Publisher of Naugatuck River Review and award-winning Massachusetts poet, Lori Desrosiers will be the featured reader at the Third Thursday Reading. Includes open mic for poets. Sign-up at 7pm; readings at 7:30pm. $3 suggested donation.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Legend of Pale Male” @ The Linda, Albany. Reception at 6pm; screening at 7pm. $6.

STORYTELLING: Joe Peck @ Crandall Library, Glens Falls. The author of “A Cow in the Pool” and “A Tractor in the House,” Peck tells humorous stories about his 1940s childhood on a small Saratoga County apple and dairy farm. In conjunction with the current gallery exhibit, “Foodways: Documenting the Local.” 7pm. FREE.

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  1. Andy M. says

    Rudeke (roo-deek) is playing a free acoustic show at Lanie’s Cafe tonight, 6-10pm. There will be green blinky things and Leprechaun music.

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