11/28/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Holidelic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The brainchild of the E Street Band’s Everett Bradley, the Xmas-rated holiday-funk spectacular is part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show and part pure George Clinton-inspired fa-la-la fun. 9pm. $25 & $30. Also at 9pm on Saturday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Slick Rick @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by Oddy Gato. With DJ Trumastr. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Grainbelt @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Black Friday tradition continues at a new location… 6pm.

MUSIC: Brooks Williams @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter writes grooving songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops as he walks the line between blues and Americana. With Sari Kane & Dave Steele. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Amy Helm’s “Oh to be Home Again” @ Levon Helm’s Barn, Woodstock. Amy Helm’s musical homecoming with guests Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Littleton, Connor Kennedy, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison, Mike + Ruthy, more. 8pm. $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Thanksgiving Super Soul Fest @ The Egg, Albany. Vintage R&B and hip-hop from Al. B. Sure, Kurtis Blow, Fonda Rae, Jeff Redd, Cupid Shuffle, more. 8pm. $44, $54 & $64.

ARTSWALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art exhibits, music, shopping, fun and more… 5-9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Secret Garden” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved book comes to life in the Tony Award-winning musical about an orphan girl who transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 8pm. $20-$65. Through Sunday, December 21.

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

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Demons Alley and NY Jaded. 9pm.

MUSIC: Black Veil Brides @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Falling in Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club. 7pm. $29.

MUSIC: The Heavy Pets @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Formula 5 and Gowanus. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: “Cold Turkey” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A showcase concert of Local 518 hip-hop talent. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Featuring trumpeter Chris Pasin, saxman Lee Russo and organist Jon LeRoy. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ World of Beer at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. 8pm.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Cowboys @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ the Crown Grill, Saratoga Springs. The jazz singer and her band – pianist Nat Phipps and bassist Pete Toigo – serve up jazz classics, blues, Brazilian music and more. 7pm.

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