10/20/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Actress @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The UK techno experimentalist mixes club-ready techno with dark ambient and experimental sensibilities, influences of Detroit techno, UK bass, the Blade Runner soundtrack, Balinese gamelan and Afro-futurist art. Stockholm-based DJ Swedish upstart Toxe supports in her first US appearance. 9pm. $18; students & seniors $13. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Jeff Siegel Sextet @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The longtime drummer with pianist Lee Shaw, Siegel stretches out on his latest CD, King of Xhosa. For this A Place for Jazz concert, he’ll be joined by tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley, bassist Rich Syracuse, percussionist Fred Berryhill and South African trumpeter Feya Faku. 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children under 12 FREE.

FUNDRAISER: Fusion @ the Albany Barn, Albany. It’s the sixth annual anti-gala for the community arts incubator, featuring great food from guest chefs, wine and craft beverages, music by the Victory Soul Orchestra, live painting showdowns and more. 6pm. $75.

MUSIC: Lonely Heartstring Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland. The vintage Americana duo are joined by three members of funk powerhouse Jocamo – percussionist John Lapi, bassist/vocalist Dave Macks and guitarist Matt Hatfield – for a celebration of classic gospel music. 7pm. Donations encouraged to benefit the Wizard’s Wardrobe tutoring program.

MUSIC: Let It Rock! A Tribute to Chuck Berry @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Featuring Johnny Rabb, Mark Gamsjager, the Tichy Boys, Mike Kelley, Pete Vumbaco, Don Young and probably some special guests, too. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Gabriel Kahane @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Brooklyn composer offers an intimate new song cycle, solo at the piano, based on his recent two-week journey around the country via Amtrak starting the morning after the presidential election. 8pm. $20 & $30; students $10.

MUSIC: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Two-time Grammy Award winning folk vets. With Sam Gleaves. 7:30pm. $28 & $40.

THEATER: “The Rocky Horror Show” @ Berkshire Community College’s Boland Theater, Pittsfield. Director Matthew T. Teichner and the Town Players of Pittsfield put Frank-N-Furter & Friends live on stage with a live band. 8pm. $18; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday, October 29. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Our Lady Peace @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. $32.

MUSIC: Son Little @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. In support of his latest album on the Anti label, New Magic. With ALA NI. 9pm. $20.

CABARET: Andrea McArdle @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The inaugural One Night Only Cabaret Series kicks off with the original “Annie.” 7:30pm. $40-$50.

MUSIC: Willie Watson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former member of Old Crow Medicine Show brings his vintage blend of American roots music in support of his David Rawlings-produced sophomore solo album Folksinger Vol. 2. With Suzanne Santo of HoneyHoney. 9pm.

THEATER: “New World Order” @ Russell Sage College’s James L Meader Little Theatre, Troy. The inaugural production by the new Troy Foundry Theatre ensemble features six short plays by Harold Pinter directed by David Girard. 8pm. FREE. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

THEATER: Next Act New Play Summit 6 @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. In Showpony by Judith Leora, sex and power politics run rampant when a Fortune 500 company acquires a small female-owned advertising agency with promises of equality, job security and new opportunities. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Madaila. 9:30pm. $12.

THEATER: “The Last Wife” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. The Northeast regional premiere of Kate Hennig’s modern take on Katherine Parr’s marriage to Henry VIII. WAM Theatre’s production is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics and women’s rights. 7:30pm. $20-$40. Through Sunday, November 5.

MUSIC: Coal Palace Kings @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Patrick Ball @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. He’s one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating storyteller, too. Put them together and you’ve got one entertaining performer. 7:30pm. $22; children 12 & under $5.

COMEDY: The Amazing Jonathan @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Magic and laughs, too. 7:30 & 10pm. $22. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Carl Daniels, Bare Mattress and the Machine That Wouldn’t Die. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “Let the Right One In” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Skidmore alum and Brooklyn-based director/choreographer Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly directs the national college premiere of this chilling and heart-wrenching play. 8pm. $12; students & seniors $8. Through Wednesday.

MUSIC: FarNorth @ S&S Farm Brewery, Nassau. A new roots-folk-cosmic country band featuring Marty McDermott, Michael O’Leary, Butch Amiot and Mike Pagnani. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Ryan Montbleau Band @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. With the Eastern Highs. 8pm. $20 & $25.

THEATER: “Gaslight” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The story of a suavely handsome man who is slowly driving his wife to the brink of insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions. Directed by Louisa Proske. 8pm. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read review…

PERFORMANCE: A People’s History of Performance Art @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. This live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects. 7:30pm. $3.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes @ the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington. 8pm. $20; kids 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Ensemble Connect @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes Duo @ Bentley’s, Malta. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Rivers Casion Event Center, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Andrea Scow @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. New Orleans jazz vocalist. 7:30pm.

DANCE: Collage Dance Collective @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Led by Artistic Director and former principal dancer of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Kevin Thomas, this 10-year-old company from Memphis performs a diverse range of classical and contemporary ballet, including the world premiere of “Ella Suite Ella” with choreography by Arturo Fernandez. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: HellCat Maggie @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

COMEDY: Ladies Night Out @ Proctors, Schenectady. Starring Jess Hilarious (aka Jess with the Mess) with Pretty Ricki and Precious. 8pm. $39-$49.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Kraverie, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

THEATER: “Lost Lake” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn. 7pm. $50. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: The Brazen Youth @ Parish Public House, Albany. With LittleBoyBigHeadOnBike and Hill Haints. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: School’s Out @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Alice Cooper tribute band. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Grease Fire @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Psytoxia and Forest Park. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Beyond the Wall @ Colony, Woodstock. Pink Floyd tribute. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. 1pm. FREE.

FILM: “Forrest Gump” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The film received six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Tom Hanks. 7:30pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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