5/11/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Tom Rush @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The veteran folkie has still got the goods. 7:30pm. $28 & $50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. Two stages of live music featuring headliners Silversun Pickups and Bryan Thomas. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for complete schedule and more info…

MUSIC: Skeletons in the Piano @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s the CD release party for the Skeletons’ third album Please Don’t Die. With Linear North and the End Men. 10pm. $7.

MUSIC: David Francey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The three-time Juno Award-winning Canadian songwriter supports his new album, So Say We All on Red House Records. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Joe Bonamassa @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 8pm. $72, $82 & $92.

MUSIC: The Jonny Monster Band @ American Glory, Hudson. 8pm.

READING: A.T. Mann @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The author of “The Sacred Language of Trees,” which explains how our primal relationship with trees — a central theme in religion, myth, and culture — continues to evolve in an age of environmental fragility. 4pm.

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Performing Haydn’s majestic “Lord Nelson Mass” and other choral works with guest conductor Dr. Timothy Newton. 7:30pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Phil Ochs Song Night @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Hosted by Phils’ sister Sonny Ochs and Wanda Fischer of “The Hudson River Sampler,” performers include Magpie, Happy Traum, Bob Warren, Betty & the Baby Boomers and Geoff Bartley. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Schleigho @ Red Square, Albany. They’re back with their blend of jazz, jam band, funk, prog rock and even a taste of metal. With Way Down. 9:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Capital Cities @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (formerly the Bayou Cafe), Albany. LA electro-popsters previewing their upcoming album debut, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, due for release next month. With Goldfields. 7pm. $10.27.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Low ‘N Lonesome @ More Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Robbie Dupree & Friends @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring David Spinozza, Clifford Carter, Doug Yowell, Jonathan Maron, Manuel Quintana and backing vocalists Anthea White and Gabrielle Sterbenz. 8:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Arnold Steinhardt and Lincoln Mayorga @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A musical celebration of violinist Arnold Steinhardt’s and pianist Lincoln Mayorga’s 75th birthdays and their life-long friendship. Performing Brahms’ Sonata in A Major, Grieg’s Sonata #3 in C Minor and Lincoln’s West Hollywood Rumba. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “On Her Shoulders” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. A play based on the lives of nine extraordinary women veterans interpreted by high school students from across the Capital Region. Directed by Noelle Gentile. 2 & 8pm. FREE; all donations go to the Albany VA Women’s Wellness Center.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ the Falcon, Marlboro. With singer-guitarist RoseAnn Fino. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ Maestro’s at the Van Dam, Saratoga Springs. Accompanied by pianist Azzaam Hameed. 7pm.

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