2/11/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Regina Carter @ The Egg, Albany. The jazz violin virtuoso and her band performs “Simply Ella,” marking the 100th birthday of the First Lady of Song – Ella Fitzgerald. 8pm. $34.

MUSIC: Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters @ the Upper Room, Albany. Following back-to-back mainstage appearances at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, the veteran blues guitarslinger brings his band to downtown Albany for a considerably more intimate but no less intense performance. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Sō Percussion: A Gun Show @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The innovative four-piece percussion ensemble explores America’s fraught relationship with guns in this theatrically staged concert directed by Obie Award-winner Ain Gordon. 8pm. $24 & $30; $12 students.

MUSIC: The Heartbreakers Ball @ the Takk House, Troy. A Valentine’s Day special event with a kissing booth, live music by ’80s band Hot Cousin and lots more. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Pesky J. Nixon @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fun-loving, crowd-pleasing Boston band sifts through today’s folk scene to find lesser-known gems by contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrassers, and their New England singer-songwriter pals. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Delicate Steve @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Having earned a batch of new fans at LarkFest back in September, Steve Marion returns to Greater Nippertown for a considerably more intimate show in support of his album, This Is Steve. 8pm.

MUSIC: Saratoga Sings a Winter’s Journey @ Saratoga Spa State Park’s Geyser Picnic Area, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga presents Grammy nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert in “Winterize,” an outdoor adaptation of Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise,” reimagined for baritone and transistor radios. 2pm.

MUSIC: Peggy & the Delivery Boys @ the Ale House, Troy. 8:30pm. $5.

COMEDY: National College Comedy Festival @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Collegiate comedy troupes from throughout the northeast, including Skidmore’s Skidomedy and the Ad Libs. 7pm. $14. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: National College Comedy Festival @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Improvised Shakespeare Company creating a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. With Nick & Gabe. 10pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Bob Warren’s Songs & Singers @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Greenwich singer-songwriter, his band and special guests (Jeanne O’Connor, Mallory Donnelly, Ron Comstock & Kim Britton, Mary Nell Morgan Brown, Joy MacKenzie) sing Warren’s songs. 7pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Kevin McKrell @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Young Culture @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Viewpoints, Parallel and Sleepfirst. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Fireworks Ensemble @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Empire State Youth Orchestra collaborates on a program that stretches from the Grateful Dead to West Side Story to the world premiere of “Play.” 8pm. $20-$30.

MUSIC: Andy Black @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The broadminded arena bombast of sophisticated pop, the devilishly romantic seduction of dark-wave devotion, and the biting style of music’s sharp-tongued and best dressed paramours. With William Control and Palaye Royale. 7:30pm. $20.

TALK: “The Creative Life: A Conversation” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue discusses art and life with jazz violinist Regina Carter. 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians, Albany. Johnny and Mikey Fez are excited about getting back to their Irish surfing heritage at the Mid-Winter Beach Party. 7pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Heart of the Adirondacks” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Singer-songwriter Dan Bergren plays a benefit concert for the arts center. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Anne Hills @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The
Winter Benefit Dinner & Concert for Old Songs with dinner by Chef Fritz Stafford followed by Anne Hills, performing songs about trains. 6pm. $30; $10 for children age 12 & under.

MUSIC: That 1 Guy @ Parish Public House, Albany. The 21st century one-man band plays an assortment of homemade instruments, including the the Magic Pipe. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Hot Club of Saratoga @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lynda Blackmon Lowery’s play stars Damaras Obi. Directed by Ally Sheedy. 2 & 7:30pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Let Go Daylight @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. With Smittix, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, Bad Mothers and Mark Slavin. 7:30pm. $10.

COMEDY: Warren B. Hall @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes Band @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band celebrates the release of their new album, The Great Un-American Songbook. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

TALK/DEMO/MUSIC: “Looking Through a Glass Onion: Deconstructing the Beatles’ White Album @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Composer/producer Scott Freiman presents a 90-minute multimedia presentation using rare audio and video clips, as well as anecdotes about the creation of the songs. 1:30pm. $30; $15 students.

TALK/DEMO/MUSIC: “Roll Up! Deconstructing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Composer/producer Scott Freiman presents a 90-minute multimedia presentation using rare audio and video clips, as well as anecdotes about the creation of the songs. 7:30pm. $30; $15 students.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Evan Williams @ Steamer No. 10 Theater, Albany. As seen on Comedy Central, MTV and elsewhere, the stand-up comedian plays a benefit for the theater. With Ethan Ullman. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC/DANCE: Musicians of Ma’alwyck @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Performing “Suite of Love,” an evening of chamber music featuring the music of Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Nin and Libby Larsen. Joined by Nacre Dance Company. 7:30pm. $19.

COMEDY: Buddy Fitzpatrick @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Meghan Hanley. 7pm. $18.

THEATER: “Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad” @ theREP, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of New York Times writer Bob Morris’ poignant new comedy explores the world of contemporary digital dating later in life. 3 & 8pm. Through February 19.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Dukes Chophouse, Schenectady. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Get the Led Out @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Led Zeppelin tribute. 8pm. $32.50.

MUSIC: Jazz Caravan @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: Jay Collins & Friends @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. A special Leon Russell tribute concert with Amy Helm, Scott Sharrard, Randy Ciarlante, Connor Kennedy, Tracy Bonham, Bruce Katz, Brandon Morrison, Bill Sims, Dave Keyes, Tony Mason and other surprise guests. 8pm. $35 & $45. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Refrigerators @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Benefit for the American Heart Association. With DJ Tony Platinum. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Wylie Mob @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Glens Falls reggae. 10pm. $5.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 10pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Game’s Afoot” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night! Homemade Theater’s production of Ken Ludwig’s whodunit. 7:30pm. Through February 26.

MUSIC: Shotgun Wedding @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Woodwind Quintet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free for students and children.

MUSIC: St. Rose Camerata @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Featuring Nino Rota’s Trio for Flute, Violin & Piano; Sschumann’s Dichterliebe; William Flanagan’s Goodby My Fancy; and Andrew McKenna Lee’s Refractions for Solo Guitar. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rensselaer Music Association Pops Concert @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Featuring the RPI Percussion Ensemble, RPI Symphonic Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and more. 2pm.

MUSIC: Songs for a Winter’s Night @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Music by 2Late, the country ‘n’ folk duo of Mike Short and Vicki Gayle. 7:30pm.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Frolic! Potluck Salon & Ecstatic Dance Party @ MaMA/Marbletown Multi-Arts, Stone Ridge. Barefoot freestyle dance. 7pm.

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  1. Fred says

    Ronnie Earl is not to be missed!!!!

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