4/5/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. “Dead Man Rises” and other short shows, including “A Man Says Goodbye,” “President & Chair” and “History of Humanity.” 8pm. $12.50; students & children $5. More info here…

MUSIC: Chris Thomas King @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The Louisiana-based Grammy Award-winning bluesman and his band showcase music from his latest album Bona Fide, as well as his Academy Award-winning films, “Ray” and “O Brother Where Art Thou.” 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Arturo Sandoval @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Cuban trumpeter-composer leads a night of vibrant Latin jazz. 8pm. More info here…

DANCE: Next Move Festival of Modern Dance @ Proctors, Schenectady. Night One of the third annual fest. Featuring Trainor Dance’s Sandpainting, as well as Melanie Maar and Kenta Nagai performing Spaces and Bones. 7pm. $25; students $10.

MUSIC: Garnet Rogers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With opener Karyn Oliver. The acclaimed singer-songwriter returns in support of his latest album Get a Witness. 8pm. $22.

DANCE ON FILM: “TAO” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The premiere of the third collaborative dance film between Argentinian filmmaker Cayetana Vidal and choreographer and dancer Sofia Mazza, who explore the superimposition of movement and image. Followed by panel discussion and reception. 7:30pm. $6. More info here… UPDATE: Ooops! This show is on Saturday night…

MUSIC: Kevin & Kate McKrell @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

DANCE: “An Evening with the Ballets Russes” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Les Sylphides (Fokine/Chopin), L’Apres midi d’un Faune (Nijinsky/Debussy) and Firebird (Limoli after Fokine/Stravinsky). 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE. Also at 8pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

COMEDY: Our Own Productions’ 10 x 10 Comedy Night @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. Comedy showcase and competition. 8pm. $15.

TALK: The F. William Harder Endowed Lecture @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Paula Wagner, CEO of Chestnut Ridge Productions, will discuss “Entrepreneurship and Entertainment.” 6pm.

MUSIC: Balkan Death Grip @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Gypsy-punk busking outfit comes to the Dog. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Popa Chubby Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The behemoth blues-rocker returns. 7 & 9:30pm. $18.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual art, music, shopping, fun… 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Behemoth Music Festival @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Total Slacker, US Girls, Driftwood, Los Elk and Edith Pop. 9pm. $10.

READING: Don Faulkner @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. In conjunction with the exhibition “Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse,” the New York State Writers Institute director offers a dramatic reading of Julio Cortazar’s “Letter to a Young Lady in Paris,” a fabulist tale of a man who “from time to time vomits up a little bunny.” 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Joey Thomas Big Band @ Dolce Vita Ristorante, Schenectady. 8pm. $38 (includes four-course dinner).

MUSIC: Antje Duvekot @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Boston-based singer-songwriter showcases her latest album, New Siberia. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Hard Soul @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. With Across the Aisle. 8:30pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Zan Strumfeld @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. With the Stone Thoreaus. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sarah Blacker @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Boston-based singer-songwriter. 9pm.

MUSIC: John “Dr. Dirty” Valby @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Probing Digit. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ University Club, Albany. ’60s futurist trio. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Athos, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “Central Park Five” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, the feature-length documentary examines the 1989 “Central Park Jogger” rape case that resulted in the wrongful conviction of five Harlem teenagers. Followed by Q&A with with co-directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Elks Lodge, Albany. Free swing dance lesson at 7:30pm with Chester & Linda Freeman. Dance at 8:30pm with music by Eight to the Bar. $15; students & seniors $10.

MUSIC: Pauly D @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. Yup, it’s the “Jersey Shore” DJ. With Queens-based alt-hip-hop group Oxymorrons, more. 7:30pm. $35 & $43; VIP $78.

FILM: “Lore” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Cate Shortland. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

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