11/19/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ The Egg, Albany. The veteran soul queen continues her unexpected but wholeheartedly well deserved career revival. With Les McCann & Javon Jackson revisiting the classic album “Swiss Movement.” 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: MaryLeigh & the Fauves @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. MaryLeigh Roohan and her band celebrate the release of their debut album, “The Docks.” With Olivia Quillio & Meg Duffy. 8pm. $8 (includes beer, wine, snacks).

FUNDRAISER: Une Soiree de Monte Carlo @ Taste, Albany. Albany Center Gallery’s annual fall gala. 6-10pm.

MUSIC: The Ameros @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Jesse Calhoun and the crew celebrate the release of their debut album, “Backs Against the Wall.” With Ben KN. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Red Molly @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. With Pat Wictor. 7:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Atlas Sound @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox brings his solo project to town in celebration of his new album, “Parallax.” With Laura Stevenson & the Cans. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Sam Amidon @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The marvelous singer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo and fiddle) offers his captivating, dead-on interpretation of everything from traditional folk songs to R. Kelly covers. 8pm. $16; students $10.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ The Linda, Albany. The masters of musical merriment ‘n’ mayhem are back, and this time their bringing with them the legendary musical outsider and recluse Pete LaBonne as their opening act. 8pm. $17.

OPERA ON FILM: “Satyagraha” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Metropolitan Opera tackles Philip Glass’ epic opera with Richard Croft in the role of Gandhi. 1pm. $25; students $15. Also at the Clark Art Museum, Williamstown. $25; students $18.

MUSIC: Crooked Still @ The Egg, Albany. This is the last show before the chamber bluegrass ‘n’ folk band takes a year-long hiatus to pursue various solo projects. 8pm. $28. Related story.

MUSIC: The Commander Cody Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The pioneering roadhouse boogie woogie piano man sings about smokin’, truckin’ and more. 9pm. $20; VIP $25. Related story.

MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Arlo carries on the Guthrie family musical tradition. 8pm. $15, $35, $55; VIP $65. Related story.

ROLLER DERBY: The Albany All Stars @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The gals strap on their skates and take on the Beasts of the East. Live music by Hot Cousin. 7pm. $12; children under 12 $4.

MUSIC: Roy Book Binder @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Blues, ragtime and more. With Phil Minissale. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Stefanie Fix @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Award-winning Austin-based singer-songwriter. 8pm. $16; children and students under 18 $10. Related story.

MUSIC: Michael Feinstein & Marvin Hamlisch @ Proctors, Schenectady. Performing songs from the Great American Songbook. 8pm. $20, $40, $50, $60 & $90. Related story.

MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 7:30pm. $19, $44, $55, $66.

MUSIC/WORKSHOP: Robin O’Herin @ Ravena Village Courtroom, Ravena. The 2009 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition finalist offers a concert of blues and gospel music. 7pm. Admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for local food pantries. Also, an hour-long guitar workshop at 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. 7pm.

FILM/MUSIC: “Grapes of Wrath” @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Plus acoustic blues and Woody Guthrie songs by Low & Lonesome. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN4 @ Pinto & Hobbs, Albany. With the addition of trumpeter John Hines, TN3 expands to a quartet. 9pm. Related story.

MUSIC: Dirty Paris @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. 10pm. FREE.

CABARET: “Brushes With Greatness” @ the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Veteran singers/dancers Rob and Rosie Spring perform, telling their career stories. 8pm. $20 includes $5 for coffee and dessert.

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