3/17/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

MUSIC: Pete Seeger & Peggy Seeger @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Two giants of American music play a benefit concert for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. 8pm. $20, $35, $50, $100. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: Sarah Jarosz @ The Egg, Albany. A child prodigy on bluegrass mandolin, banjo and guitar, Jarosz has become the fastest rising star on the acoustic music scene. Transcending the boundaries between traditional bluegrass and contemporary folk, Jarosz and her trio showcase selections from her latest album, “Follow Me Down.” 7:30pm. $20; students $15.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The soulful Troy singer-songwriter made his Anti- Records debut last year. He’s just recorded his sophomore album, “Signs,” slated for release later this year, and hometown fans will get a sneak preview of the songs in this intimate theater concert tonight. With the new all-star quartet Babe City opening the show. 8pm. $15.

FILM: “The Miners’ Hymns” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The entirely wordless film features an original score by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson and rare archival footage selected and edited by American filmmaker Bill Morrison to tell the tale of an ill-fated mining community in Northeast England. 4pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Brothers Flynn @ O’Toole’s, Colonie. Lookin’ to get an early start on the celebration today? Doors opened at 6 this morning and the live music kicked in at 7am. So get goin’. Circle of Willis takes over at 1pm, followed by Rakish Paddy at 7pm.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ the Irish Mist, Troy. Another early start of the day’s big celebration. 8am-12noon.

MUSIC: The Shenanigans @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The pre-parade live music starts cranking this morning at 11am; admission is free. The Canadian-Celtic family band Searson takes over the stage tonight. 9pm. $10.

FILM: “They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The story of Burma, told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman, provides an astonishing and intimate look inside at what has been one of the most isolated countries on the planet. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Kevin & Katie McKrell with Jeff Strange @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 10am; the music starts at 12noon. Followed by the Ballston Spa Marching Band (3pm), the McKrells (4pm) and Forthlin Road (9pm).

MUSIC: The Whippersnappers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An eclectic traditional string band featuring Peter Davis on guitar, piano & clarinet; George Wilson on fiddle & banjo; and Frank Orsini on fiddle and mandolin. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Chris O’Leary Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A heaping helping of the blues from the former frontman of Levon Helm’s Barnburners. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Dead Serious @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. The music starts early here, too – like 9am. Four Down takes over at 2pm, followed by Jermaine Wells & the Ill Funk Ensemble (9pm).

MUSIC: The YellowJackets @ Proctors, Schenectady. Not the jazz fusion group of the same name, but rather the University of Rochester a cappella singing group who earned national exposure on “The Sing-Off.” 2:30pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

FILM: “El Sicario, Room 164” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Gianfranco Rosi tells the take of a hitman for the drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Bobby Long @ Ravenswood Pub, Clifton Park. 4pm.

MUSIC: The Fighting 86s @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Firing up Stravinsky’s “Firebird.” 7:30pm. $19, $35, $45, $57.

MUSIC: Brat Pack @ O’Toole’s, Queensbury. The live music kicks in at 3pm with Phil Camp, followed by Saint James Gate at 6 and the Brat Pack at 9:30pm.

BURLESQUE: SPAM @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Scooter Pie heads up her monthly rock & roll burlesque show. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Hammer of the Gods @ The Egg, Albany. Led Zeppelin tribute band. 8pm. $34.50, $39.50.

MUSIC: What She Said @ Pinhead Susan’s, Schenectady. Taking advance of the early spring weather, Pinhead Susan’s is throwing a block party featuring What She Said (2pm), Greenstreet (6pm) and Headroom (10pm).

THEATER: “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Presented by the Local Actors Guild of Saratoga. 2 & 8pm. $15. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC: The Johnny Monster Band @ American Glory BBQ, Hudson. At 5pm, bagpiper John Gallagher kicks off the festivities. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Revolution Hall, Troy. The winners of the Best Rock Band category in last week’s Metroland Readers’ Poll celebrate the release of their new CD, “Liam Left the Lights On Again.” 8pm. $15. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: Pnal @ The Linda, Albany. The Albany rapper (aka Anquan Mclean Senior) hosts his third annual birthday bash offering an intense evening of hip-hop music and stories of street life from the South End. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge. Their roots music repertoire includes hard-driving Appalachian, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes and deeply moving original compositions. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Timbre Coup @ Red Square, Albany. With Dirty Paris. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Erin Harkes Band @ Stout, Albany. With the Oran Mor Pipe Band. 2pm.

MUSIC: The Erin Harkes Band @ the Parrot House, Schoharie. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ Provence at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. The jazz vocalist is joined by pianist Peter Tomlinson and bassist Russ Brooks. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Bootlegger’s on Broadway, Troy. 10pm. $5.

MUSIC: Rob Jonas & Rick Sacchetti @ Moon and River Cafe, Schenectady. Their monthly residency series continues with with March’s special guest M.R. Poulopoulos. 8pm. FREE.

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