9/22/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Ana Popovic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With vocals that recall Tina Turner and hot guitar chops that have earned praise from Bruce Springsteen and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Serbian-born Ana Popovic defies the conventional notion that blues-rock is a boys-only genre. 9pm. $30 & $45. GO HERE to see photos from a recent concert review…

MUSIC: Mike Gent @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Homecoming show. Better get here early… With John Powhida. 9pm. Also at 9pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Don Armstrong @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Another homecoming show! With Tom Mitchell. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: That 1 Guy @ Parish Public House, Albany. Imagine the brainchild of Dr. Seuss, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Stanley Kubrick and Rube Goldberg, and you begin to understand the spectacle of a That 1 Guy performance by Berkeley-based, classically trained musician Mike Silverman & the Magic Pipe. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Kip Moore @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Nashville hitmaker rolls into town in support of his new album, Slowheart. With Cale Dodds. 8pm. $29.50, $34.50, $39.50 & $44.50.

MUSIC: Yarn/Wire @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The NYC quartet performs the music of contemporary German composer Enno Poppe, including the world premiere of “Feld,” an EMPAC commission. 7:30pm. $18; students & seniors $13. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Performing Olana” @ Olana Historic Site, Hudson. An original, site-specific theater piece written by Darrah Cloud will be staged on the grounds of Olana, drawing inspiration from Frederic Church’s painting, letters, family life, and the celebrated landscape. 6pm. $15. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out… Also at 2, 4 & 6pm on Saturday & Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Chembo Corniel Quintet @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. Percussionist Wilson Chembo Corniel is making a return visit to A Place For Jazz, this time as leader of his own Latin jazz group. 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children under 12 free.

MUSIC: Jammin’ On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady. It’s a battle of the bands featuring ShoeBox Dojo, Bendt and Hudson’s Crew. With last year’s winners Lucy. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mike McMann @ S&S Farm Brewery, Nassau. With Rev Tor. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marc Delgado & Wounded Knee @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: Seu Jorge @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Performing “The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie.” 8pm. $35 & $49.50.

FILM: “Searching for Sugar Man” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. A special one-night-only screening of the fascinating Academy Award-winning documentary about singer-songwriter Rodriguez, who plays the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Monday. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Unique blend of fiddle tunes from Erlend Viken (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands). 7:30pm. $25; children 12 and under $5.

MUSIC: Popa Chubby @ the Upper Room, Albany. The Chubbster will be playing selections from his latest album The Catfish and his upcoming album Two Dogs, as well as selections from his prolific 25-year career. 8pm. $15 & $25.

THEATER: “How to Pray” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Directed by John Sowle, Michelle Carter’s quirky comedy stars Susan Slotoroff, Morgan Hooper and Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, September 24.

MUSIC: Potsy @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Crimson Tips and Steve Noir. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Magdalens @ the Lark Tavern, Albany. An unplugged happy hour show. 6pm.

MUSIC: Dark Honey @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Formerly One Red Martian. 9pm. $10.

ART: Polaroid Passion Project @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. What do 6 months plus a collective of 7 creatives equal? Passion! Polaroid passion to be exact. Come see what they made as they captured important moments in their lives with a Polaroid camera. 6pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Simply one of our all-time fave films here at Nippertown HQ. How the fuck did this movie ever get made? 9:30pm. $5. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With One Part Luck. 7pm. $20. GO HERE to read a recent concert review…

MUSIC: Flood Road @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, September 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Fred Zepplin @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady.SLOC opens the fall season with the Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Peter Caracappa. 8pm. $22-$28. Through Sunday, October 1.

MUSIC: Hayes Carll @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. A co-headlining show with Midnight North. 8pm. $40 & $65.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Rhymin’ Richie Phillips @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The Piano Man is back. 8pm. FREE, $7.50 & $15.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With After Funk. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Los Doggies @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Bendt and NYin64. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Good Time Charlies @ Centre Street Pub, Schenectady. 9pm.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Harvest of Empire” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo López, this 2012 documentary examines how the influx of immigrants from Latin American countries to the United States has been linked to American foreign policy. 7:30pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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  1. Steve Nover says

    Blue Machine at Dinosaur BBQ

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