12/3/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Chris Botti @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The trumpeter is often mistakenly lumped in with the “smooth jazz” crowd, but Botti knows how to play the real-deal jazz. And he also has a top-notch band. 8pm. $29, $49, $69 & $79. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Brother Sun @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The fave folk trio of Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway offers selections from their latest album, Weights & Wings. 7:30pm. $28: $50.

TALK: Picturing The Band with Photographer Elliott Landy @ The Egg, Albany. The photographer documented the period during which The Band made their first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band, and he’ll show both rare and familiar photos from his archive of more than 12,000 images, many of which are in his recently published book “The Band Photographs: 1968-1969.” Followed by a Q&A. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Steve Forbert @ The Linda, Albany. Super singer-songwriter. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Mike Campese @ the Madison Theater, Albany. In support of his new album, Chapters, the guitar hero and his band will be performing both electric and acoustic. Bring a new, unopened toy for Toys for Tots and receive a free movie pass. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Nelson Esposito Quintana @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Exploratory instrumental music. 9pm.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Unsilent Night @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Composer Phil Kline leads the street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Walk a carefully chosen route through North Adam city’s streets, and create a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. Meet at 4pm; parade at 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Peggy & the Delivery Boys @ the Ale House, Troy. Peggy Lecuyer of the Nellies fronts her new band. 9pm.

MUSIC: Chief Big Way @ Chrome, Waterford. Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna slips behind the drums to lead his side-project cover band. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Kimono Dragons @ the Low Beat, Albany. In support of their new album, Swirldoggin’. With Knock Yourself Out and Savage Randys. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Sick Shit Fest 8 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. A headbanger’s delight featuring Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized, Gunther Weezul, Dissolve, Hammerfight, Ton, Begat the Nephilim, Assault on the Living, the Killing Condition, Incontenence, Disguise the Curse, Foaming at the Mouth, Before the Judge, Calamity and Apastron. 1:45pm. $25.

THEATER: “Juarez: A Documentary Mythology” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Theater Mitu compares and contrasts the across-the-border communities of Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. 8pm. $18; $10 student; $24 preferred. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Marc Black Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Celebrating the return of keyboardist Warren Bernhardt after his battle with cancer. 8:30pm. $20.

THEATER: “The Turn of the Scrooge” @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. The Pantaloons present their annual British Panto. 8pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday, December 11. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Elise Testone Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The “American Idol” contestant fronts a hard-rocking party band that plays everything from Joplin to Led Zeppelin to Adele. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The fourth annual Holiday Christmas Feztacular. 7pm.

MUSIC: Maucha Adnet & the Brazilian Trio @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Singer Maucha Adnet is joined by pianist Helio Alves, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. 7:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: Malcolm Bruce & Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The son of Cream bassist Jack Bruce leads his own power trio. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Luis Mojica & the Rainbow Tentacles @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. With the Dust Bowl Faeries. 7pm.

MUSIC: matt pond PA @ the Old Dutch Church, Kingston. It’s a homecoming release party for their new album, Winter Lives. 7pm. $15.

THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot. For happily ever aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 3 & 8pm. $25-$65. Through December 24. GO HERE to read review…

DANCE: “The Nutcracker” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Choreographer Darlene Myers leads the Northeast Ballet in their annual holiday dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King. 7pm. $20-$45. Also at 2pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: The Williams College Percussion Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Presents the fall concert, “mo(nu)ment,” comprised of works featuring marimbas and vibraphones, drums and cymbals, metal and glass pipes, and gongs dipped in water. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The The Band Band plays The Band @ The Egg, Albany. The Band tribute band plays The Band’s sophomore album, The Band. 7pm. $16. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

DANCE: “The Nutcracker” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Choreographer Madeline Cantarella Culpo leads the Albany Berkshire Ballet in their annual holiday dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King. 2:30 & 6:30pm. Also ar 1:30 & 4:30pm Sunday.

COMEDY: Arnez J @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7 & 9:45pm. $25.

MUSIC: Azariah Moses @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. R&B, folk & pop. 7:30pm.

Is there an event that we overlooked? Add it to the comment box below…

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  1. Steve Nover says

    went to TMH site; Chris Botti is sold out

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