5/17/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Al Kooper @ The Egg, Albany. From the Blues Project to Blood, Sweat & Tears, from Bob Dylan to Lynyrd Skynyrd, the multi-talented Kooper has been-there, done-that like a musical Zelig. Now he’s bringing his 70th birthday tour to town with his band, the Funky Faculty, guitarist Jimmy Vivino and maybe some special guests, too. 7:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: Holly Near @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The veteran singer-teacher-peace activist and women’s music pioneer showcases music from her new album, Peace Becomes You, to wrap up the Eighth Step’s spring season. Emma’s Revolution opens the show. 7:30pm. $30; $50 Gold Circle.

MUSIC: Willie Nile @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The Buffalo-born rockin’ singer-songwriter brings his whole band – Johnny Pisano on bass, Matt Hogan on lead guitar and Alex Alexander on drums. As Willie says, “These are my A-list guys, the guys who I made American Ride with. The Linda folks are going to have to call the fire department because we’re going to blow the roof off the place. Can’t wait…” With the Jefferson Gizzard Band. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Greenwich boys whip up an oh-so-tasty mix of rockin’ and twang without resorting to country-rock cliches. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: American Music Festival @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Master percussionist Evelyn Glennie re-teams with the Albany Symphony for the first time since their Grammy win. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: B3nson Does Blu3 @ the Low Beat, Albany. A special B3nson band honoring a special album – Eric Krans (the Parlor), Stephen Stanley (Careers), Matt Ferguson (Rival Galaxies), Dan Maddalone (Barons in the Attic) and Tim Koch and Adam Zurbruegg (Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned) play Weezer’s “Blue Album” in its entirety. With the Pistolwhips. 8pm.

MUSIC: Rebecca Cline & Nicki Denner @ Union College’s Taylor Music Center, Schenectady. The Latin jazz pianists play the music of Bebo Valdés. 8pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC: Cover to Cover @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. This time around guitarslinger Connor Kennedy and his band’s monthly album tribute is Little Feat’s self-titled 1971 debut. And they’ll do it with Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne. 9pm. $20.

THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 3 & 8pm. $20, $50 & $60. Through May 25.

CABARET: “Let’’s Fall in Love” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Amanda McBroom returns to BSC with her accompanist Michele Brourman to present an evening filled with songs of romance by such fabulous songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Sammy Cahn, Jerome Kern and, of course,– Amanda McBroom. 8pm. $45. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Cosmic Dust Bunnies @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Squid Parade. 10pm. $5.

COMEDY: Brew Ha-Ha @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. Hosted by Greg Aidala, and featuring Carmen Lynch and Jon Fisch. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ the Ale House, Troy. With the Fly Rods. 9pm.

MUSIC: Emma Torncello Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Psycho Beach Party” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Local Actors Guild presents a theatrical high-camp mash-up of Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers. 2 & 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Harx @ Centre Street Pub, Schenectady. Erin Harkes and her band returns to the Electric City. 9pm.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Screaming Females @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Indie rock from New Brunswick, New Jersey. With Shellshag and Quarterbacks. 9pm.

THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 8pm. $23. Through June 22.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “Young Frankenstein” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Directed by Michael Gatzendorfer. “He was my… BOYFRIEND!” 8pm. $18, $22 & $28. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Nostalgia @ Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, Pittsfield. Hip-hop group Nostalgia celebrates the release of their debut full-length CD, Timeless. With rockers Order of the Circle. 10pm. $5; $8 if under 21.

MUSIC: King Pariah @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Outnumbered, Dark Matter and Ghosts of Never. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Moon @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The duo of guitarist Adam Caine and drummer Federico Ughi takes a highly individual approach to experimental music, playing improvised music that is influenced in equal parts by contemporary classical composition, jazz, noise and psych-rock. 8pm.

THEATER: “All My Sons” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. It’s Miller time! Arthur Miller, that is, as ACT presents “All My Sons” directed by Aaron Holbritter. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Occasional Heartaches @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. With Rick Saccehetti. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Annette Harris Duo @ Taste, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Close Encounters With Music @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. An all-Beethoven program. 6pm. $25 & $45.

MUSIC: Rusty Edge @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

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