2/14/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Stony Creek Town Hall, Stony Creek. Valentine’s Day jugs ‘n’ kisses from Nippertown’s premier jug band. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “All You Need Is Love” @ The Egg, Albany. A Valentine’s Day concert of Beatles love songs performed by the Nutopians, the guitar trio of Rick Bedrosian, Tom Raider & Brad Jarvis; violinist/vocalist Sara Milonovich with guitarist Scott Petito; and jazz pianist Cole Broderick. 7:30pm. FREE, however tickets are required for admission. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out. GO HERE for more info…

PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: The Flurry Festival @ various location, Saratoga Springs. It’s Day One of the three-day fest with performances by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Vanaver Caravan, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Quickstep and lots more. 7pm. $25; students & seniors $20; teens $15; children $1. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Holly & Evan @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A special Valentine’s Day benefit concert for the arts center, featuring the blues, dancing, eats and treats. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Nuala Kennedy Band @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Irish singer and internationally renowned traditional flute player with hauntingly beautiful vocals and a touch of electronica. 8pm. $23; $5 children 12 & under.

MUSIC: Super 400 @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Nippertown’s premier power trio makes its overdue debut at the Den. 9:30pm. $8; $13 if under 21.

MUSIC: Rusted Root @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. The Pittsburgh world-beatsters return to Nippertown in conjunction with Lake George’s Winter Carnival. With Black Mountain Symphony. 6pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

THEATER: “Green Day’s American Idiot” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. One night only. The Broadway musical based on the Green Day album features such tunes as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns.” From the mosh pit to the Great White Way, the musical tells the story of three life-long friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. 8pm. $35, $45, $55 & $68. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Jam Express @ the Low Beat, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: “Songs to Amuse: Forbidden Love Edition” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Love isn’t all hearts and flowers, according to Byron Nilsson, Amy Prothro & Malcolm Kogut who serve up an evening of not-quite love songs from the songbags of Rodgers & Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Noël Coward, Flanders & Swann and, of course, Tom Lehrer. 8pm. $17; $7.50 children & students.

MUSIC: Jill Hughes @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 8pm. $20 per couple (includes two glasses of champange).

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. Rockabilly rave up. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Soweto Gospel Choir @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A heartfelt Valentine’s Day concert dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela. 8pm. $25, $50 & $65.

MUSIC: Robert Randolph & the Family Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The sacred steel guitar great and his band whip up a frenzied blend of rock, gospel & R&B. 9pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Darius Rucker @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Hootie’s gone country. With the Eli Young Band and David Nail. 7pm. $32.50, $45.50 & $50.50.

MUSIC: Yarn @ Red Square, Albany. Americana band led by Schenectady native Blake Christiana. With the Brummy Brothers. 9pm. $10.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Tally’s Folly” @ Samantha’s Cafe, Glens Falls. A reading of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring Mark Fleischer and Hillary Parker. The benefit for the Adirondack Theatre Festival and Art in the Public Eye will also include a three-course meal. 7pm. $45. Also at 11am on Saturday. $35. UPDATE: This performance is sold out.

THEATER: “Caroline, Or Change” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Corie Rowe directs the bold Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical about a black maid (Barbara Howard) in Louisiana in 1963, struggling both emotionally and economically. 8pm. $18, $22 & $28.

MUSIC: Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band @ Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-On-Hudson. The acclaimed trombonist and his band with vocalist Claudette Sierra put a post-modern slant on Latin jazz. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Rusticator @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ Cabin Fever concert series continues… 7pm. $5.

CIRCUS/CABARET: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The monthly winter-time, adult-oriented cabaret features a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy and oddball novelty turns. 9pm.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The funkateers celebrate their fifth anniversary. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ the Allen St. Pub, Albany. ’60s Futurist trio. 8pm.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Peg & Bill Delaney @ Aperitivo Bistro, Schenectady. 6pm.

MUSIC: Zambezi Marimba Band @ Williams College’s Greylock Dining Hall, Williamstown. It’s a dance party! Led by Tendai Muparutsa, the group was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. 8pm. FREE. Also at 2pm Saturday.

MUSIC: The Alexis P. Suter Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. An evening of blues and soul. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Ensemble ACJW @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.

COMEDY: MOPCO’s Theatresports @ Proctors, Schenectady. Improv sketch comedy. 8pm. $14; $6 students & seniors.

FILM: “Museum Hours” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Jem Cohen’s low-budget but exquisitely shot film explores the unseen Vienna and demonstrates the power of art to both reflect and change our lives, as Canadian Anne (Mary Margaret O’Hara) travels to Vienna and strikes up a friendship with Johann (Bobby Sommer), a museum guard at the Kunsthistorisches. 7:30pm.

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