3/16/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday (Parade Day)

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy. A fundraiser for St. Augustine’s Food Pantry, it’s AS4’s last local gig before they head off for a tour of Egypt and a feature slot on the Cairo International Jazz Festival. 1pm. FREE. More info here…

FESTIVAL: Sham Rock the Block @ Amherst Street, Lake George. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with traditional Irish food & music (including Ramblin Jug Stompers), beer garden, dog talent show, Celtic games and kid’s activities and much more.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 7 & 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Talking Heads tribute band. With the Great White Caps. 9:30pm. GO HERE to enter to win FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Railbird @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Sub-Bombin recording artists Kite Person, Mitochi and Rawhead. 8:30pm. $7. GO HERE to enter to win FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ the Starting Gate, Saratoga Springs. Fun and funky, 78RPM music for the 21st century. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Balkan Beat Box @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Led by Israeli-born, Brooklyn musicians Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat, BBB bring their Mediterranean hip-hop fusion to the massive MASS MoCA for a high-energy dance party. 8pm. $19; $10 students. More info here…

COMEDY: Demetri Martin @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. An evening of decidedly left-of-center stand-up. 7pm. $39.75. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration @ Jose Malone’s, Troy. Featuring Shadowland (2-4pm) and the Broken String Band (5pm). Celtic blues and more… 2pm.

MUSIC: “Tribute to Mike Bloomfield” @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Veteran keyboardist-vocalist Al Kooper teams up with guitarslinger Jimmy Vivino to explores blues guitarist Bloomfield’s classic work with the Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag and Super Session. 7:30pm. $34.

WORKSHOP: “Record Production from Start to Finish” @ Cotton Hill Studios, Albany. Participants are invited to experience the studio and take part in a more in-depth discussion and demonstration of recording. Due to space constraints, participation in this portion of the event will be limited. Individuals who are interested in attending should RSVP. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ Pig & Whistle, Burnt Hills. Celtic blues. 5pm.

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

COMEDY: Rich Little @ Proctors, Schenectady. The comic and veteran impressionist performs “Jimmy Stewart: A Humorous Look at His Life.” 8pm. $20, $25, $30, $40 & $50.

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany. Despite the recent stroke of director David Griggs-Janower, the show will go on as APM presents its concert of ancient, classic and modern love songs. 7:30pm. ­

MUSIC: Jon Brooks @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Canadian singer-songwriter performs as the next installment in Lena’s Maple Leaf concert series. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “Geppetto” @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The Concrete Temple Theatre presents a mash-up of two classic tales – “Pinocchio” and “The Old Man and The Sea.” Accompanied by live cello music by Alisa Horn. 2 & 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Maddalena Giacopuzzi & Matteo Bovo @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Italian piano and violin duo. 7:30pm. $12.

FILM: “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary by Laura Archibald that chronicles the rich and powerful music scene in lower Manhattan from 1961-1973. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Gunther Weezul @ Chameleons, Pittsfield. CD release party for their new CD Join Us. With Freya, Bloodwar, Still I Burn and Medicine Man. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Paul Thorn Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With Sarah Borges. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. The post-parade bash at Hibernian Hall? This is definitely not the place for amateurs. You have been warned… 8pm.

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920’s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hosted and starring Miss Roxxie Tart. Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Colonie. 6pm.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Rocks, Albany. Parade Day pre-party starts at 9am. A bagpiper from the Sons and Daughters of Erin Band begins at 10am, followed by Black Mountain Symphony at 10:30am.

MUSIC: Matt Mirabile-Alison Jacobs Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Arthur Holmes Blues Band @ the Polish Falcons’ Nest, Pittsfield. Proceeds to benefit the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter. Dinner at 4:30pm; music starts at 7pm. $15 for dinner & band; $5 for music only.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $15.

BURLESQUE: S.P.A.M. Burlesque @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With your host Scooter Pie. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Michael Jerling @ the United Methodist Church, Northville. Accompanied by Tony Markellis and Teresina Huxtable. 6pm. $12.

OPERA ON FILM: “Francesca da Rimini” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Metropolitan Opera’s production of Zandonai’s opera inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.” Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts. 12noon. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Panza’s, Saratoga Lake. Accomapnied by pianist Peg Delaney and bassist Bill Delaney. 7pm.

MUSIC: TAPESTRYquartet @ Muddy’s Too, Watervliet. Playing “all things acoustic.” 2pm.

FILM: “Chasing Ice” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeff Orlowski and acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog explore the Earth’s evolving climate change at the Arctic. 4:30pm. $7; students $5.

FILM: “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Werner Herzog presents this visually stun­ning documentary about indigenous people living deep in the heart of the Siberian wilderness. 6pm. $7; students $5.

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  1. Bill says

    I’m calling the Paul Thorne show at Helsinki the show of the year in the region, at least in a small venue. Can’t wait!!!

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