11/29/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Alex Torres y su Orquesta @ The Linda, Albany. They recently celebrated their 34th anniversary, and now Nippertown’s premiere salsa band celebrates the release of their new album, Mojo. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: America @ The Egg, Albany. ’70s soft-rock superstars step into the spotlight to celebrate their 44th anniversary and sing a batch of their hits, including “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” “Sister Golden Hair” and, of course, “A Horse With No Name.” 8pm. $49. 50, $59.50 & $84.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: David Johansen Duo @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The New York Dolls frontman is accompanied by guitarist-drummer Brian Koonin. With Woodstock singer-songwriter Adrien Reju opening. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Sixties Rock Experience @ Proctors, Schenectady. A tribute concert featuring Lenny Thomas (Felix Cavaliere), Lauren Monroe (Grace Slick), Jenna Debrino (Linda Ronstadt), Bryan O’Neill (Jim Morrison) and more. 7pm. $20, $27.50 & $35.

MUSIC: Tony Trischka @ Levon Helm’s Barn, Woodstock. The banjo master is joined by shape-note singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Eriksen and vocalist Zoe Darrow for a special holiday concert, “Glory Shown Around,” based on his Rounder Records album of the same name.8pm. $30 & $40.

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs. The delicious and dizzyingly eclectic combo swings back into the Caffe.8pm. $20.

DANCE: Moscow Ballet @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Yes, it’s the holiday season, so what else wwould they be performing? The Great Russian Nutcracker, of course… 3pm. $27.60, $37.50, $48 & $68.

MUSIC: Catherine Calls the Cops @ the Low Beat, Albany. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert @ Academy of Music, Northampton. Featuring Eilen Jewell, Heather Maloney, Winterpills, Barnstar!, Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers and the Sweetback Sisters. 6pm. $32 & $35.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $13.

MUSIC: The Magdalens @ the Madison Theatre, Albany. Pine Hills-based alt-folksters… 8pm. $7.

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. 3 & 8pm. $20-$65. Through Sunday, December 21.

MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Boston-based soul singer Jesse Dee. 9pm. $15.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Handel’s Messiah Sing-in @ First Congregational Church, Great Barrington. Frank Nemhauser conducts the Berkshire Bach Players, and you’re encouraged to raise your voice and join them. Bring your own scores or borrow ours… or buy ours for $15. 4pm. Donations welcome.

MUSIC: The Warning Shots @ the Low Beat, Albany. Bosten punks featuring Mark Lind of the Ducky Boys. With New Red Scare, Male Patterns and Nick Conners. 7pm. $10; $5 with non-perishable food item.

MUSIC: Mirk @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. With DeeJay Element. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Trio @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The saxman is joined by keyboardist Rob Lindquist and drummer Danny Whelchel. 9pm.

MUSIC: “Christmas at the Colonial” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s the fifth annual holiday celebration with singer-songwriter Mary Verdi, who brings her high-energy, family fun show featuring her band with Rev Tor as special guest, the Dalton Ballet Troupe, Berkshire Music School violinists and more – including Santa. 2 & 7pm. $25; $10 children.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Fifty South Restaurant, Ballston Spa. 7pm

FILM: “The Wizard of Oz” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. There’s no place like home… 4 & 7pm. $7.

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