1/26/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

THEATER: Michael Cooper’s “Masked Marvels and Wondertales” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. A one-man theatrical extravaganza featuring handcrafted masks, stories of courage and wonder and a physical repertoire ranging from the madcap to the sublime. Eye-popping artistry from a virtuoso puppeteer and mime whose performances dazzle audiences of all ages. 2pm. $14 & $18; students $10.

MUSIC: Manhattan Transfer @ The Egg, Albany. Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Troy native Tim Hauser perform music from their Grammy Award-winning, 40-year career as the world’s most popular jazz vocal group. 8pm. $39.50. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

PERFORMANCE: CREW/Eric Joris @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. the Belgian-based multimedia team of artists and researchers presents “HeadSwap,” integrating the latest technology into theatrical events, which create new ways of playing and experiencing the medium. They have personalized immersive environments for the audience—challenging common notions of (tele)presence, spectatorship and narration. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Trey Anastasio Band @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Phish guitarist leads his own band… with Nippertown’s own Tony Markellis on bass. 7:30pm. $42.50.

MUSIC: “The Blues Show” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring the James Montgomery Blues Band, Popa Chubby and the Arthur Holmes Blues Band. 7:30pm. $34.50-$44.50.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Old Songs Sampler @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. A benefit for the annual Old Songs Festival. Featuring Annie & the Hedonists, the Wheelbarrow Boys, Jeff Gonzales, Greg Schaaf, Addie & Olin – Unleashed! and the Delmar Desperados. 8pm. $20; ages 12 and under $5.

MUSIC: Hot Day at the Zoo @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With the Blind Owl Band. 9pm.

MUSIC: Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. It’s their final hometown show before down to Memphis to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. Stop by and wish them well… 10pm. FREE.

THEATER: “One Man Star Wars Trilogy” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Three classic sci-fi films condensed into one hour on the stage by one actor – Charlie Ross. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $25. Through Sunday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Linear North @ the Fuze Box, Albany. A benefit for the Upstate Artists Guild. With Birthdays, Grab Ass Cowboys and the Titanics. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ TJ’s Flightline Pub, Glenville. 9pm.

MUSIC: Goldtooth @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. The Beat*Shot Music End of the Month Show hosts Goldtooth with Local 518 emcees and B3nson Family horns. Awar opens the show. 10pm. FREE.

OPERA ON FILM: “Maria Stuarda” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, in this Metropolitan Opera premiere production. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Spuyten Duyvil @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With Loves It! 8pm. $17.

THEATER: “Speed Curses” @ Collar Works, Troy. Writer-director Josh Chambers fuzes together theater and baseball in a multimedia neo-operatic performance event that utilizes music, collage, writing and film. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Johnny Rabb & the Jailhouse Rockers @ the American Legion Hall, Wynantskill. All Elvis music, all night long. With the Tichy Boys. 7pm doors; 8pm music. $12.

MUSIC: Olivia Quillio @ More Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. With Ben KN. 7pm.

MUSIC: Nixon’s Spirit @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s reunion time! With Cats Don’t Have Souls, Broken Glass and Cigarettes, the Safest Place On Earth and Retard Click. 8pm.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Brian LaPoint & the Joints. 10pm.

MUSIC: Stephen Bluhm @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Bluhm writes danceable pop in the vein of Morrissey, the Magnetic Fields and Burt Bacharach. With Betsi Krisinksi. Jake Perry and Bluhm will DJ the after-party. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

FILM: “Any Day Now” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An award-winning film directed by Travis Fine about a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) who takes in an abandoned teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) and becomes the loving family he’s never had. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Erin Harkes Band @ Whiskey River Tavern, Waterford. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Celeste” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 1981 film written and directed by Percy Adlon that depicts the creative process of Marcel Proust and his relationship with his young French housekeeper, Celeste Albaret. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: CKS @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The power trio of Randy Ciarlante, Bruce Katz and Scott Sharrard returns to the Bearsville stage. 9pm. $20.

FILM: “Ben-Hur” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. William Wyler’s 1959 epic of the Roman Empire in Palestine stars Charlton Heston and a cast of thousands in a jaw-dropping spectacle that garnered 11 Oscars. 2pm. FREE.

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  1. Bryan says

    The Chronicles and Turkuaz @ Red Square – 388 Broadway Albany, NY. 9p $10

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