11/4/11: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Angel Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Led by Nancy Josephson (aka Mrs. David Bromberg), the Angel Band was voted one of the Top 10 acts at Bonnaroo. Three great voices and an ace back-up band. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
MUSIC: The Knyghts of Fuzz @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Fuzz-sters are back with their garage-rockin’ happy hour happening, and this month’s special guest vocalist is Tim Livingston of the Last Conspirators. 6pm.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. After shifting around on the calendar to accomdate the MoHu Fest last month, Albany’s monthly arts walk is back where it belongs – on the first Friday. 5-9pm. FREE.
DANCE: “The Tap Experience” @ The Egg, Albany. A collaboration between international tap-dance star Roxane Butterfly and multi-disciplinary artist Xumo Nunjo. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: Cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
MUSIC: Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelda @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. With special guests Leah Penniman on silk trapeze; flamenco dancer Nina Kunimoto; and Devesh Chandra on tablas. 8pm. $10.
FILM: “Belle du Jour” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Director Luis Buñuel’s 1967 erotic masterpiece starring the luminous Catherine Deneuve as a respectable doctor’s wife who keeps a secret job in a brothel two days a week. 7:30pm. FREE.
BURLESQUE: Paradisio Burlesque @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hostess Miss Roxxi Tart welcomes Lefty Lucy, Noelle Reign, Evil Dan, Colleen the Sideshow Queen, Honey Commings, Shirley Tramp, Lily Allure and other special guests. Doors open at 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Chris Young @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Country music star has racked up a handful of No. 1 hits since winning the “Nashville Star” competition in 2006. With the Dirt Drifters. 9pm. UPDATE: Sold out.
THEATER: “Faith Healer” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. It’s opening night. Written by Brian Friel and directed by Carol King, the darkly lyrical play stars Joan Justice, Gary Maggio and Patrick White. 8pm. $15; students $10. Through Sunday, November 20.
MUSIC: The Features @ Jillian’s, Albany. Yeah, they’re on the soundtrack for the newest installment of “Twilight,” but don’t hold that against them. In support of their new album, “Wilderness” (8 out of 10 stars in SPIN Magazine), the tireless Nashville-quartet pumps out huge melodies, with influences ranging from Krautrock to psychedelia to indie rock. With Around the World and Back and the City Never Sleeps. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. West Coast Swing dance lesson by Lyoni Fisher at 7:30pm; dance with music by Don Young’s Mix at 8:30pm. $15; students and seniors $10.
THEATER: WAM Theatre’s “The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s Stage 2, Pittsfield. The Berkshire premiere of this collectively written comedy by Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer and Martha Ross. A portion of proceeds from the production will be donated to the Berkshire United Way Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. 8pm. $25; students $15. Through Sunday, November 20.