4/18/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

Happy Record Store Day!

MUSIC: Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy. You don’t have to travel “The Whole Wide World” to celebrate Record Store Day or to get some great deals on cool vinyl. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brooks Williams @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Pan-Americana roots ‘n blues, doused in alt-hillbilly moonshine. With Beaucoup Blue. 7:30pm. $28 & $35.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. CD release party for the Saratoga rock trio’s new EP, Never Enough. With Gang of Thieves. Doors open at 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: Paula Poundstone @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Trpy. The veteran stand-up comedian (and frequent panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”) brings the laughs to town. 8pm. $22, $26, $29 & $34. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: X Ambassadors @ Mother’s Wine Emporium at RPI’s Student Union, Troy. Alt-rock showcase. With Good Fiction. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sloan Wainwright @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With her effortless command of pop, folk, jazz and blues, Sloan leads the upcoming Wainwright parade, which also features upcoming Nippertown performances by Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche and Rufus Wainwright. With Cosy Sheridan, who writes love songs for adults, practical philosophy for a complicated world, blues-flavored gospel, modern re-tellings of myth and wicked parodies. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band teams up with veteran blues harp player Rob Paparozzi to pay homage to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and celebrate the release of their new CD Electric Butter. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Dyer Switch Band @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The veteran bluegrass, country and Americana band celebrates the release of their new album, In the Spotlight of the Moon. With Eric Washburn. 7:30pm. $16; $10 for children & students under age 18. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The band is joined by the Chronicles’ horn section of Bryan Brundidge and Jeff Nania in CD release celebration for the band’s new live album, Live Five, Vol. One. With Strange Machines. 9:30pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. Featuring music from the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score along with additional music. 2 & 8pm. $20, $45, $60, $70, $85 & $105. Through Sunday.

READING: Albany Word Fest Invitational Slam @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. For the third annual invitational competition, Albany Poets, Frequency North and Urban Guerilla Theatre welcome six teams from all over the Northeast – including the Roc Bottom Slam Team (Rochester), Pure Ink. (Buffalo), Nitty Gritty Slam Team (Albany) and more. 7pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Benefit for The Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Come hear Mohawk elder Tom Sakokwenionkwas Porter, the award winning Akwesasne Women Singers, singer-songwriter Roy Hurd, the renowned father-and-son author/storyteller/musical team of Joe & Jesse Bruchac and Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan Ionataie:was. 2pm. $20.

MUSIC: Suzanne Vega @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The sublime art-folk singer-songwriter returns. With Elijah Wolf. 9pm. $30-$70.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs. The Spa City rockers play a special acoustic show to celebrate Record Store Day and the release of their new EP, Never Enough. 3pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

ART/FUNDRAISER: Art de Cure @ Albany Medical Center Endocrine Group @ Albany. The fifth annual art auction and benefit reception to benefit the American Diabetes Association. 6pm.

MUSIC: Strangers at Home @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Will Parsons. 2pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. Celebrating 10 years of original Albanian Burlesque. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre. The genre-crossing string trio Time For Three brings their unique twist on classical tradition to the Albany Symphony for the first time with a program that features Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid Suite,” as well as Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From The New World”. 7:30pm. $19, $36, $48 & $59.

MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Seth Glier @ The Linda, Albany. The hard-touring singer-songwriter brings his If I Could Change One Thing Tour to town. 8pm. $15.

CABARET: “Careless Rhapsody” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Eric Michael Gillett presents a cabaret evening devoted to the wit and wisdom of lyricist Lorenz Hart, who penned such classic tunes as “My Funny Valentine,” “Where or When,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” and “I Wish I Were in Love Again.” 7:30pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC: Kathrine Winston @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The “American Idol” Top 24 finalist is an Americana singer-songwriter from Lenox, whose influences include Johnny Cash, the Civil Wars and Stevie Nicks. 8pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Caroline Rose @ the Tavern at the Williams Inn, Williamstown. She’s punky and witty, with a style teetering on rockabilly in its stripped-down, bluesy way. Her 2014 debut album I Will Not Be Afraid spins stories with a sense of adventure, a certain bad-ass swagger and a devil-may-care attitude. 7:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Tony Lucca @ the Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. Yes, he was the second runner-up on the second season (2012) of NBC-TV’s singing competition talent show, “The Voice.” Opening the show are Anna Rose & Castle Creek. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: James Cawley @ the Madison Theater, Albany. He ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog… Out of 2,500 contestants, James Cawley was ranked the Number 1 Elvis impersonator in the USA by a committee of Elvis fan club presidents. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Capowski @ Tierra Coffee Roasters, Albany. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Alan Payette Project @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Guitarslinger Alan Payette plays an evening of origianl music with members of his bands Triffid, APB and Wolfgang. 8:30pm. $14.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bentley’s, Malta. 9pm.

READING: Art Omi Reading @ the Marianne Courville Gallery, Hudson. From the 2015 international spring writers-in-residence program, writers have gathered from all over the world to live and work at Omi’s campus in Ghent. Now hear them read their new work. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Flakjacket @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Run for Cover. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Angelo’s 677 Prime, Albany. 6pm.

ARTIST TALK: “Cuba at the Turning Point” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Photographer Sally Eagle shares compelling images of her recent trip to Cuba. 10:30am. FREE with regular museum admission.

MUSIC: The Williams Percussion Ensemble @ Williams College’s Bernhard Music Center, Williamstown. An immersive program featuring all manner of percussion instruments, highlighted by David Lang’s early ’90s masterpiece “Cheating, Lying, Stealing,” in which bass clarinet and cello lead the ensemble in an ominous funk groove flanked by ping-ponging brake drum hits. 8pm with a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Blood Wedding” @ Skidmore College’s the Janet Kinghorn Theatre, Saratoga Springs. Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond co-direct Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetic play about a family vendetta that erupts when a bride-to-be runs away with the son of the enemy. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through April 19.

MUSIC: Yevgeny Kutik @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The 28-year-old Russian-American violinist plays selections from his new album, Music From the Suitcase, accompanied by pianist Dina Vainshtein. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Terry Gordon & Roger Noyes @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

THEATER: “Oblivion” @ the First Reformed Church, Hudson. HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of the full-length play by Seattle-based playwright Paul Lewis. Haunted by memories of a brief, dangerous love affair in a politically volatile time, an American woman returns to Montevideo 30 years later in search of her tango instructor – and answers to the questions that have eluded her for decades. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Dave Porter @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. The former frontman for Syracuse major-label prog rockers heads to Nippertown with his dummy. 7pm.

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