1/24/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Folk legend Bill Staines plays a concert in celebration of his latest studio album Beneath Some Lucky Star. Consistently touring for over 45 years, he has crafted a strong multi-generational following that includes such luminaries as Nanci Griffith and Celtic Thunder, who have both covered his songs. 8pm. $20 in advance; $22 at the door.
MUSIC: Garland Jeffreys @ The Linda, Albany. The veteran singer-songwriter and rockin’ poet of the NYC streets has been an under-appreciated musician from “Wild in the Streets” back in 1973 to his new album, Truth Serum. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Robin Zander @ The Egg, Albany. Cheap Trick’s lead singer steps into the spotlight for an intimate solo acoustic show. 8pm. $35.
MUSIC: The Bear Bones Project @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Celebrating the release of the band’s debut album, Live at the Rustic Barn. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Darlingside @ the Garage, Pittsfield. The harmony-laden Northampton-based indie-folk foursome. 8pm. $18. UPDATE: Standing room only.
THEATER: “One Man Lord of the Rings” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Charles Ross has traversed the globe with his compact, compressed and crazy “One Man Star Wars Trilogy,” delighting audiences with the unique, frenetic show. Now he turns his attention to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth masterwork. 7:30pm. $25.
MUSIC: Mark Emanatian & Scotty Mac @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Two of Nippertown’s rockingest blues-minded guitarslingers face off. 8pm.
THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9.
MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. Mark Gamsjager and the boys fire up a rockabilly dance party. 7pm.
MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The Hair-A-Thon continues… 8pm. $13.
COMEDY: MOPCO’s Theatresports @ Proctors, Schenectady. Improv comedy troupe. 8pm. $14; $6 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The veteran soulman finally gets his day in the sun… 9pm. $25, $40 & $48.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Red Square, Albany. BBRB is on the move again, kicking off the new year at a new venue… Red Square. With special guest host Sabra-Joi. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Amigos Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The high-energy, original Americana band features rockin’ accordion solos, dare-devil harmony vocals and breathtaking matching western-wear as they celebrate the release of their new CD Diner in the Sky. With special guest bonafide renaissance man David Amram. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Deep Pockets and Bare Mattress. 9pm.
MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Pinhead Susan’s, Schenectady. 9pm.
COMEDY: Comedy Gold Showcase @ the Mine, Saratoga Springs. Host Jason Smith welcomes Dee Watson, Joe Greene, Thomas Attila Lewis and Brian Barganier. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: The Wheel @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Barely Brothers Band. 8:30pm.
THEATER: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Sherlock Holmes (Tom Templeton) and Dr. Watson (Ian LaChance) battle Professor Moriarty (Isaac Newberry) in an adventure full of intrigue, danger, wit, humor and surprise. 8pm.
MUSIC: Session Americana @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Mark Kleinhaut Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Jazz guitarist at his band. 9pm.
THEATER: “W;t” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Troy Civic Theatre kicks off its third season with Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the story of a renowned professor of English who has spent her life studying and teaching the poems of John Donne and now finds herself undergoing an aggressive treatment of ovarian cancer, and at the same time, a dramatic personal transformation. Directed by Barbara Davis-Dickman and starring Katherine Ambrosio. 8pm. $15; $13 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Accents. 8pm. $7.
THEATER: “Almost, Maine” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Directed by Cheryl Charbonneau, the Circle Theatre Platers present the funny, feel good production. 8pm. $16; $10 students under 18.
MUSIC: Ghosts of Jupiter @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Peter Prince & the Trauma Unit. 9:30pm.
THEATER: “My Cousin Rachel” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. An English Lord is dead. Is his widow grieving his demise or the fact she is not named in his will? Will his new heir become a new target and fall prey to her charms? The mystery unwinds with all the twists and turns, intrigue, suspense and romance of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel. 8pm. $18; $10 students.
THEATER: “Good People” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. David Lindsay-Abaire’s play examines the dangerous consequences of holding onto the past… or leaving it behind. Regional premiere directed by Chris Foster. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ Red Square, Albany. Playing the music of the Grateful Dead, Phish, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and more. 11pm.
THEATER: “Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show” @ Hubbard Hall Freight Depot Theater, Cambridge. Directed by Brenny Rabine, this play by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney takes a decidedly wicked and hilarious look at men, women and modern America. A co-production with Pauline Productions. 8pm. $25; $15 students.
MUSIC: Will Foley @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.
FILM: “The Selfish Giant” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. By melding together these two contradictory genres, fairytales and social realism, director Clio Barnard’s aspiration is to tell a contemporary, realist fable. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students.
For a cold night in January there is a lot happening.
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