7/27/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

Let the games begin…

MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE: Ira Marcks @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. It’s the publication party for Marcks’ new hard cover, full-color, graphic novel “Witch Knots.” In conjunction with Troy New Out, the kid-friendly event will feature a live storytelling performance with live music and projected illustrations in ACCR’s Black Box Theatre. 6 & 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Angela Kaset @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Nashville hit songwriter. With Stephen Trombley. 8pm. $25. Also 2pm on Saturday. Go here for more info…

MUSIC: Lyle Lovett & His Band @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. 8pm. $55-$70.

MUSIC: Santana @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Co-headlining with the Allman Brothers Band. 7pm. $39.50, $59.50 & $95 for reserved amphitheater tix; $29.50 lawn general admission. Also read…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s Day One of the three-day fest. Today’s featured performers include Eilen Jewell, Brother Sun, Ellis, Holly Near, the Grand Slambovians, Tracy Grammer, Spuyten Duyvil, more… Music starts at 12noon. More info here…

MUSIC: Lee Renaldo @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The Sonic Youth guitarist in support of his new album, “Between the Times & the Tides.” With spoken word by Gerard Malanga. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ the Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

FILM: “The Day He Arrives” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Sang-soo Hong’s heartbreaking and hilarious film of repeating patterns and circumstance is a meditation on relationships, filmmaking and the unknowable forces that govern our lives. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Ray Murray & the Bomb Squad @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a CD release party for the band’s debut album, “RMBS.” 8pm. $14 in advance; $16 at the door. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Jillian’s, Albany. 9pm.

COMEDY/MUSIC: “The J/K Follies” @ the Daily Grind, Troy. Hosted by Kevin Marshall with music by Jed Davis, the Follies offer an evening of comedy, music and whatever. Also featuring stand-up by William Hughes, Henry Phillips and more. 8:30pm. $5 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Iron and Wine @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. With Thieving Irons. 8pm. $25 & $35.

THEATER: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” @ Russell Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. It’s opening night as Brian Avery directs Class Act Productions’ musical about two con men on the French Riviera. 8pm. $20; students & seniors $15. More info here…

MUSIC: Matt McCabe @ Scallions, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

FILM: “Elena” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s gripping, modern twist of the classic film noir thriller as the winner of Cannes’ Special Jury Prize. With music by Philip Glass. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Tom Akstens @ the Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne. 7:30pm. $15; children FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Fred Eaglesmith’s Travelling Steam Show @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $25.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Maaze @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring saxman Kenny Brooks of Ratdog. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Twiddle @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Doctor Dolittle” (1998), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.

DISCUSSION: “Writers on the Presidential Election” @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute panel discussion featuring Katha Pollitt, Orlando Patterson, James Miller and Jennifer Delton. Moderated by Robert Boyers, editor of Salmagundi. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Grainbelt @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Eric Owens @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. The acclaimed bass-baritone pays tribute to great American singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine. 3pm. $25-$50; under 18 $10.

MUSIC: The City Never Sleeps @ Red Square, Albany. With Linear North and Growing Pains. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Liv Carrow @ the Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. If Shirley Collins had one too many at the Sebadoh show and made out with Phil Ochs’s ghost dressed as Elvis, Liv Carrow might write a song about it in a dream. With J. Wise. 8pm. $5.

DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance Company @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 8pm. $22, $52 & $67. Also 3 & 8pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Kate & Kevin McKrell @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ Athos, Albany. The saxman is joined by pianist Dave Payette. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hard Soul @ Bobby T’s Sports Grill, 221 North Allen St., Albany. All-acoustic double set. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Blue Olives @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum rooftop, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat On the Roof concert series continues. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Columbia Chamber Players @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. Featuring pianist Lincoln Mayorga, soprano Maria Ferrante and flutist Akal Dev Sharonne. 6pm. $15; students FREE.

MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6-9pm.

THEATER/MUSIC: “Songs From a Glass Half Full: A Musical Revue” @ Bank at 204 Main St., Sharon Springs. With music by Robert Cioffi and lyrics by Drew Taylor. 8pm. $20 Also 2 & 8pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Uncle Buck’s Blues Band @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 9pm.

FILM: “In Transition 2.0” @ Rock Hill Bakehouse, Glens Falls. How communities in the U.S. and around the world are responding to uncertain times with creativity and optimism. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pat Dicesare @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

1 Comment
  1. Fred says

    Do not miss Grainbelt, readers!!!!!!! Roots rock at its finest, with wildly funny song interludes by Howard Glassman. The Olympics has got nothing on this event.

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