3/26/11: Today’s Tip: Saturday
MUSIC: The Wailin’ Jennys @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Roots, folk, pop and Americana all rolled into one fabulous, harmony-laden trio of Canadian gals. 8pm. $25, $29, $35; students $15.
MUSIC: Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The name says it all, tongue firmly planted in cheek. Their debut album – which includes properly metalized versions of “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive” and more – is titled “We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong.” 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10.
MUSIC: The Grand Slambovians @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. You may know then better as Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, but Joziah Longo and his always entertaining, merry band of folk-rockers are back with a brand new CD as well as a new name – “The Grand Slambovians.” 7:30pm. $18 in advance; $22 at the door.
THEATER/MUSIC: “Music, Performance & Video” @ (Hi)story Labor(atory), Hudson. A fundraiser for the multi-purpose space features the Royal Excavation Corps’ “Truppe Fledermaus: Filmic Artifacts,” Ryder Cooley’s “Excerpts from Xmalia: Songs About Extinction” and Vanessa Haroutunian’s “Pure&magicalpussypower.” 7pm. $5-10 sliding scale.
MUSIC: “A Thousand Fibers” @ the soundBarn, Valatie. An evening of long-form improvisational music performed by various members of Albany Sonic Arts Collective and the soundBarn. 8pm.
WORKSHOPS: Writing Workshops with John DeDakis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The CNN Senior Copy Editor and author of the mystery-suspense novels “Fast Track” and “Bluff,” offers a day of training for writers who want to get their work published. Workshops are one hour long except where noted: Journalist to Novelist (9am); How to Write a Novel (10:15am); Buffing & Polishing (1pm; two hours); Getting an Agent (3:15pm). $25 each; or $85 for the whole day.
MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. This is Catskill Mountain Rock & Roll! With Diamond Doves. 9pm. SOLD OUT.
THEATER: “Petticoats of Steel” @ Capital Repertory Theater, Albany. An original production of the Education Department of Capital Repertory Theatre created by Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch and directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. 11am. $14; 18 and under $10.
MUSIC: Ellis Paul @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston super singer-songwriter draws from his catalog of 15 albums, including his latest, “The Day After Everything Changed.” With Chris Trapper. 7 & 9:30pm. $20 in advance; $22 at the door.
THEATER: The 24-Hour Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Five brand-spankin’ new short plays. Find out what some of Nippertown’s best theater folks can whip up in just 24 hours. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jerry Gretzinger @ The Linda, Albany. The WRGB-TV anchor steps away from his news desk and into the spotlight as he pays tribute to Old Blues Eyes with an evening of vintage crooning in “Mostly Frank.” 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Joy Formidable @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. On their brand new album, “The Big Roar,” the Welsh trio serves up a big ’90s rock guitar sound with the undeniable pop vocals of Ritzy Bryan, and it’s potent combination. With the Lonely Forest, Mona and Around the World and Back. 7:30pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
THEATER/CIRCUS: Comedy Pet Theatre @ The Egg, Albany. As part of the Family Wonders performance series, Gregory Popovich showcases his comedy, clowning and juggling skills, along with his marvelous menagerie of uniquely talented dogs, cats, mice and more. 3pm. $20; children $16.
MUSIC: The Yuko Kishimoto Group @ Justin’s, Albany. The keyboardist-composer leads her combo in an evening of expansive jazz. 9:30pm. $5.
THEATER: “Golda’s Balcony” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh in her acclaimed performance as Golda Meir, the Milwaukee schoolteacher who became Prime Minister of Israel. 8pm. $20, $30, $35, $50 and $75.
MUSIC: The Tichy Boys @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. Roots-rockin’ outfit led by the father-and-son tandem of John and Graham Tichy. 10pm. $10.
MUSIC: Acoustic Showcase @ Uno Chicago Grill, Queensbury. Jason Irwin hosts the evening featuring singer-songwriter Margot Lynch and the acoustic duo Engloria. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Ying Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Grammy winners return for the second consecutive year to perform Arensky’s Quartet No. 2, Opus 35 a; Moravec’s “Anniversary Dances”; Mendelssohn’s Quartet, Opus 80; and Novacek’s “Rags.” 8pm. $12; students $5.
ART AUCTION: STOKED! 3 Auction @ Art Omi, Ghent. This is the third annual presentation of an event that has become a community favorite. 100 local artists are making art on skateboard decks for an auction to raise funds for The Chatham Skatepark at Crellin Park in Chatham. Festivities also include free food, live and DJ music and a raffle of items from local merchants. 2-9pm. $5 suggested donation.
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