11/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Funsgiving @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The annual tradition of fun, musical camaraderie, silly facial hair and a celebration of friendship features The Parlor, Jouska, Another Michael, Rechorduroys, Hospital Corners, Slowshine and Sun Natives alternating between the venues. Proceeds will benefit the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Doors open at 7pm. $7 admission to both venues.
MUSIC: Dryer @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The Spa City indie rockers celebrate the release of their new five-song EP, Bright Moon Bright Sun, their first new release since 2002. Two sets. All ages. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Magnetic Fields @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Stephin Merritt, the master songsmith behind the Magnetic Fields, returns with the full band for the world premiere of half of the songs from the new Nonesuch Records album, 50 Song Memoir. 8pm. $45 at the door; $35 students; $55 preferred. Also 8pm on Saturday with the second half of the album’s songs.
MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Mark Gamsjager leads the stars of Greater Nippertown’s rockabilly revival scene, return to rock the socks off of the crowd. With special guest Cindy Cashdollar joining the boys. 9pm.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland. Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck are joined by special guests Amy Ryan, Evan Conway and Josh Greenberg in a benefit concert for Family Promise. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Beatlemore Skidmania @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Students, faculty, staff and friends pay tribute to the music of the Fab Four. 8pm. $10; $7 seniors; $5 students & children. Also at 2 & 8pm Saturday.
MUSIC: Greg Klyma @ Caffe Lena at Ndakinna Education Center, Greenfield Center. The Buffalo-born singer-songwriter is joined by Kevin Maul. 8pm. $17. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…
MUSIC: “Forward Into Light” @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The history of the American women’s suffrage movement in New York State in song and story. Directed by Andy Spence. 7:30pm. $25. Also at 7:30pm Saturday.
MUSIC: Musicians of Ma’alwyck @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Troy. 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: In Flames @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s headbangin’ time. With co-headliners Hellyeah, as well as From Ashes to New and Source. 7pm. $30.
MUSIC: The Boxcar Lilies @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, Schenectady. A Place for Folk presents the fab Americana trio. With Cosby Gibson. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students; $5 children.
MUSIC: Sabrina Carpenter @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The singer-songwriter-actress (of the Disny Channel’s “Girl Meets World”) hits the stage in support of her sophomore album, EVOLution. 9pm. $17.
MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Twisted Vine, Delmar. The saxman is joined by guitarist Matt Finck, keyboardist Rob Lindquist and drummer Danny Whelchel. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER/BURLESQUE: The Glens Follies @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The Schadenfreude Circus serves up strange sideshow sights, ventriloquism, comedy, bawdy burlesque for boys and girls and lots more. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ the New York Restaurant, Catskill. The blues guitarslinger plays a solo acoustic show in celebration of the release of his new album, Mr. Senator. 8pm.
MUSIC: Soul Sky @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With guest guitarist Joe Mele. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Stone Revival Band @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Playing an evening of Pink Floyd music. With Dashboard Anthem. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Blue Chicken @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Guitarist Jim Weider, keyboardist Brian Mitchell, bassist Albert Rogers, trombonist Clark Gayton and drummer Randy Ciarlante play New Orleans-style blues-rock for the benefit of the Onteora High School Music Program. 8pm. $35.
COMEDY: Robert Kelly @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.
MUSIC: Dr Scientist @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Squid Parade and Becoming a Ghost. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Big Medicine @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $5.
THEATER: “Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show” @ the Albany Barn, Albany. Creative License presents the female-centric comedy starring Carissa LoPresti-Weiss and Emer Geraghty. Directed by Aaron Holbritter. 7:30pm. Also at 7:30pm Saturday.
MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.
TALK: Sebastian Smee @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic discusses his acclaimed new book, “The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.” 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The piano-and-vocal duo plays jazz standards, cabaret favorites and bossa nova. 1pm. FREE.
TALK: PechaKucha Night @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A series of short talks by interesting people. 6:30pm.
MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm.
MUSIC: Live at the Fillmore @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Allman Brothers tribute band. 9pm. $15, $20 & $25.
THEATER: “Water by the Spoonful” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning
play by Quiara Alegría Hudes has a six-performance run directed by Kim Stauffer. 3pm. Through Sunday.
Maybird at lucky strike social
Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) at Putnam Den
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