5/30/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Billed as “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band,” the concert features DMB delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout their career in a variety of set-ups, from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire group to intimate moments with small groups of band members. Has it really been 20 years since Dave made his SPAC debut on the H.O.R.D.E. Festival? 7pm. Also on Saturday.

MUSIC: Dubl Handi @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Young urban traditional musicians from NYC crank up some amped-up old-timey music. With Boston’s Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Lauren Ambrose & the Northeastern Western Swing Explosion @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Yes, the red-headed “Six Feet Under” actress is also a fine singer… and swinger 8pm.

MUSIC: Oumar Konate @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. 7pm. $10. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…

MUSIC: The Flurries @ the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. Led by Jerry Kitzrow (formerly of the Bandables), the power-pop trio celebrates the release of their debut CD, Colour Show. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sex Mob @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Slide trumpet player Steven Bernstein leads his fun-loving jazz combo that also features saxman Briggan Krauss, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Singer-songwriter-tap dancer Liana Gabel opens the show. 7p. Donation encouraged.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival @ various locations, Lake George. It’s Day Three of the five-day Elvis fest, including the opening round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. GO HERE for complete schedule…

MUSIC: Dog Fashion Disco @ Bogies, Albany. With Psychostick, the Bunny the Bear, Satan Place, Deadlift, Breathless By Dawn and Dust. 7pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Kat Dahlia @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Vado & K Camp and DJ IRoc. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Sultry vocalist Lara Hope leads her rollickin’ rockabilly/R&B/roots rock ‘n’ roll combo featuring bassist Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh, drummer Dave Tetreault and guitarslinger Chris Heitzman. 9pm. $7.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, shopping, people-watching, fun and more. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: TN3 @ Lark Tavern, Albany. 6pm.

ARTIST DISCUSSION: “Teetering” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Roger Mandle moderates an interdisciplinary panel discussion with artist Julia Mandle and faculty from MCLA, Williams College and Skidmore College. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ McGreivey’s, Waterford. ’60s Futurist trio. 7pm.

MUSIC: Shotgun Willie @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Bobby T’s Sports Grill, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ One Caroline, Saratoga Springs. The saxman and keyboardist Rob Lindquist play jazz standards and originals. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “The Phantom of the Opera” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Phantom is back! It’s Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical. 8pm. $25-$105. Through June 8.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante, Wynantskill. A mix of standards, old-school R&B and Latin music. 6pm.

THEATER: “Great Expections” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The classic Charles Dickens tale adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Deborah Dorman for the Circle Theatre Players. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Way Down @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Indigroove and Formula 5. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mister F @ Red Square, Albany. With Strange Changes. 9pm.

DANCE: Maude Baum & Co.’s Spring Salon Dance Theatre @ eba Theater, Albany. Featuring “24 Hour Watch,” a dance drama documentary tribute to Albany firefighters created in 1979 by George Kindler, Elaine Mara and Maude Baum. 8pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Also 8pm Saturday; 2 & 7pm Sunday.

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: Sam Moss @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The Brattleboro songwriter and string player has released eight solo album and a pair of duo albums (as the Howlin’ Kettles), in addition to compiling Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Herpes @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Ya Te Veo, Neutron Rats and Male Patterns. 9pm.

MUSIC: Motorhome @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s a Motorhead tribute band Happy Hour. 6pm.

FILM: “Jodorowsky’s ‘Dune'” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. A movie about a movie that never got made… but we wish that it did. 7pm. $7.50. Through Monday.

MUSIC: Charlie Morris @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

FILM: “Particle Fever” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Director Mark Levinson’s 2013 documentary chronicles the launch of the Large Hadron Collider as it warms up to conduct the biggest and most expensive scientific experiment in human history. 7:30pm.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sun Ra left Earth to return to his home planet of Saturn (1993)…

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