4/14/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Rosanne Raneri @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. With Bryan Thomas. This is a rare pairing of two of the area’s most talented, yet most elusive singer-songwriters in an intimate theater setting. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Emily King @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her gentle mix of soul, folk and rock music. 8pm. $16; students $10.

MUSIC: The Malone Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. Dave Malone (of the Radiators) and Tommy Malone (of the subdudes) team up and hit the stage with their band. And, yes, they’re really brothers… 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Roy Zimmerman @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Satire and song come together with an unmistakable lefty slant when the biting musical satirist presents “Live From the Starving Ear.” 7:30pm. $22.

PERFORMANCE: Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir’s “Declaration of the Occupation” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. A roof-raising musical “sermon” about the evils of corporate consumerism by the activist-performance artist-street preacher. Can I get an “Amen”? 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: A Tribute to Hazel Dickens @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A benefit concert for the Caffe featuring John Kirk & Trish Miller, Linda Schrade & Dave Kiphuth, Kevin Maul & Peggy LeCuyer and Johnny & Annie Rosen. 8pm. $20.

OPERA ON FILM: “La Traviata” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera’s production of the great Verdi classic featuring Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 1pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. Acoustic blues duo. 6:30pm.

ART RECEPTION: “Invisible Cities” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The opening reception for a group show of ten artists who explore cities (both real and imagined) and sense of place. 5:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. A dynamic double-bill of LSD and Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade. $15

MUSIC: Young Kim @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The pianist offers an all-Debussy program. 7:30pm. FREE.

ART RECEPTION: 35th Anniversary Party @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The celebration doubles as the opening reception for the OUTPUT Graphics Regional exhibition, too. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeff Gonzales @ Desolation Road Studios, Altamont. The guitarist-singer-songwriter plays a solo acoustic show. 7pm.

FILM: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director David Gelbs examines the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, who operates Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

COMEDY: The Nobodies of Comedy @ Proctors, Schenectady. Andrew Schulz, Andy Pitz, James Davis, Phil Hanley and Tony Deyo… Ok, so maybe you’ve never heard of them. That’s why they’re the nobodies of comedy. 8pm. $20, $24, $26 & $28.

DANCE: Susan Sgorbati: Emergent Improvisation @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Observe dancers in an open studio session as they address Sgorbati’s concept of the emergent process, and witness how patterns naturally emerge through improvisation in dance and music. 4pm. FREE.

FILM: “Putin’s Kiss” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lise Birk Pedersen’s film about the dark and tyrannical side of life in contemporary Russia. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Marco Benevento @ Red Square, Albany. touring in support of his latest album “Between the Needles & Nightfall” and a new seven-inch featuring “Escape Horse” and “Fireworks,” forward-think rock pianist rolls into town. With Tauk. 9pm. $16.

MUSIC: Black 47 @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. The Irish rockers return for another rousing, Guinness-soaked night of revelry. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: “Mean” Mary James @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Nashville-based troubadour. 8pm. $16; under 18 $10.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Radio Live @ The Linda, Albany. Hosted by Ralph Renna and featuring the progressive Museum Guards. 8pm. $12.

DANCE: The Nacre Dance Company @ the Shaker Heritage Society, Albany. The company will perform Doris Humphrey’s 1930 modern dance classic “Shaker,” inspired by Shaker hymns and dances. 1pm. $5 donation.

MUSIC: The Koffin Kats @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The Detroit gutter-punk psychobilly trio roars into town in support of their new album, “Our Way and The Highway.” 7pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. A trad jazz tradition. 10pm.

CABARET: “Patsy and Me” @ the Fort Salem Theater, Fort Salem. Kathy Beaver reprises her tribute to Patsy Cline. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Badfish @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Sublime tribute band. With Avon Junkies, Mirk, the City Never Sleeps. 7:30pm. $20.

DANCE: Nacre @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. Guest choreographer Heather Acomb premieres her new work “Of Harmony and Chaos.” Also Doris Humphrey’s “Air for the G-String” and “Shakers”; Ruth Currier’s “Brandenburg Concerto #4”; and excerpts from May O’Donnell’s “Dance Sonata.” With artists from the American Dance Legacy Institute. 8pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch and the Fighting 86’s @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

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