5/25/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Nine Votes Short @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s a release party for the band’s new three-song disc. With the Knee Benders and Grand Evolution. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The composer-keyboardist and her band Heard serve up a swirling, eclectic blend of jazz, classical and world music. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: SPIV U:K @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The psychedelic-pop band celebrates the release of their new album, “Quietly Falling to Pieces.” 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Brunswick BBQ & Brew, Brunswick. Acoustic blues & soul duo. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: GottaGetGon @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Day one of the three-day family folk fest. More info here…

FILM: “Payback: Debt and the Shadow side of Wealth” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Jennifer Baichwal’s riveting and poetic documentary on “debt” in its various forms — societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal and, of course, economic. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

THEATER: “Lungs” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s opening night of the New England premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s new play. Directed by Aaron Posner and starring Brooke Bloom and Ryan King. 7:30pm. $15-$39. Through Sunday, June 10.

MUSIC: Ghost Flute & Dice @ Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. With Alexander Turnquist & Loren Dent. 8pm. $5.

FILM: “The Loving Story” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Nancy Buirski’s documentary about the interracial marriage of Richard and Mildred Loving in 1960′s Virginia and their landmark Supreme Court case that changed history. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, food, shopping, etc. 5-9pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: StrangeCreek Campout @ Camp Kee-Wannee, Greenfield, Mass. It’s Day One of the three-day fest with Donna the Buffalo headlining tonight. The music starts at 12noon. More info and full schedule here…

MUSIC: Rob Jonas & Rick Sacchetti @ Moon and River Cafe, Schenectady. Their monthly residency series continues with with May’s special guests the Stone Thoreaus. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Jillian’s, Albany. With the Ameros. $10.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ the Valkin Restaurant & Tiki Bar, Valatie. 7pm.

MUSIC: Sly Fox & the Hustlers @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Robert Brainard Trio @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. 6 & 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Alex Slomka Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Casualties @ Bogie’s, Albany. With Night Birds, Neutron Rats, Dead Aces, New Red Scare. 8pm. $15.

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