1/11/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

ART/MORE: Free Day @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Enjoy free admission and brick-wall-to-brick-wall programming throughout the museum. Art-making, dance performances, roaming musicians and gallery tours throughout the day. Performances by Berkshire Dance Theatre, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Frog Lotus Yoga and others. Elevator music (played live) and Lickety Split’s signature carrot cake. 11am-7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brushy One String @ MASS MoCA’s Clun B-10, North Adams. Performing on an acoustic guitar with nothing but a D-string, Brushy One String manages to pack the energy and soul of an eight-piece Jamaican dance-hall band into just one string and one huge voice. 8pm. $16 & $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Folk DJ Series @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Chris Wienk of WEXT 97.7-FM hosts the first night of the three-part Folk DJ Series, introducing three of his Local 518 favorites – Tor & the Fjords, Zan Strumfeld and Ashley Sofia – to the venerable Lena stage with on-stage interviews and lots of great songs. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: The Elvis Birthday Bash @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. The King is gone but he’s not forgotten. Elvis Presley would have turned 79 years old this month, and Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings are here to lead their annual musical tribute with a whole mess o’ special guests. 9pm. $15. UPDATE: Due to the flooding at Daisy Baker’s last month, the venue has still not re-opened for business, so the bash has been moved to Franklin’s Tower, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Veteran soul singer supreme. 9pm. $50.

MUSIC: Brad Mehldau @ The Falcon, Marlboro. An intimate evening of sublime solo piano and synthesizer. With singer-songwriter Casey Erdmann. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Normal Instruments @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring Michael Carter from the Indobox, Jules Jenssen from Higher Organix, Matt Beckett from Cosmic Dust Bunnies… and Jeff Bujak. With Mentally Ill and Leila. 9pm.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Playing Brahms with special guest pianist Andre Watts. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Seth Glier @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Over the course of just a few short years, Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows as well as major folk festivals, all culminating in a nomination from the Grammys. With Antje Duvekot. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Nine Votes Short @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Stay Foolish and the Moneys. 8pm.

MUSIC: Albert Cummings @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The bluesman from williamstown comes to Woodstock. 9pm. $20.

THEATER: WWE Live @ the Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. Featuring CM Punk vs The Shield – 3 on 1 Handicap Match; Daniel Bryan vs Bray Wyatt – Steel Cage Match; Mark Henry, Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston, The Miz, Damien Sandow and more. 7:30pm. $15-$95.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Huckleberry Binge @ the Half Moon, Hudson. A whirl of fuzzed-out folk-rock and murky pop anthems from Northampton. With Young Tricksters. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “A Night for Jerelle” @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. An evening of friends coming together to honor one of their own, featuring the High Peaks Band, the North and South Dakotas and the Remainders. 8pm. $15 donation.

MUSIC: Mod Fiction @ Red Square, Albany. With the Pistol Whips and Safeword. 9pm.

MUSIC: NY Jaded @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Horror Business. 9pm.

TALK: “Untamed: Wild and Endangered Animals” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Featuring international photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle. 10:30am. FREE.

MUSIC: I/O Festival @ Williams College’s Museum of Art, Williamstown. The I/O Ensemble transforms the museum into a musical sounding space in this spatial exploration of time, featuring works by Jürg Frey, Brian Simalchik, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Tom Johnson and John Zorn presented simultaneously throughout the galleries. 12noon.

MUSIC: I/O Festival @ Williams College’s ’62 Center of Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. The IOTA Ensemble performs new works by young composers, including David Kechley, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Sato Matsui, Casey McLellan and Adam Strawbridge. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” @ the Albany Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Paul Rudnick’s comedic and heartwarming re-imagining of the Bible from the perspective of Adam and Steve, the world’s first couple. 7:30pm. $15 Through Sunday, January 19.

MUSIC: TAPESTRY Quartet @ the Albany Rail Yard, Albany. 9pm.

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