10/28/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Far and away the most candid of singer-songwriters with an uncanny ability to write music that is both laugh-out-loud funny and with heart-wrenching honesty that can cut to the bone. With more than 25 albums and a new memoir (“Liner Notes”) under his belt, LW3 performs a career retrospective. With Suzzy Roche (his ex-wife) and Lucy Wainwright Roche (his daughter). 7:30pm. $34. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mipso @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The indie, Americana quartet has taken four-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory on their new album, Coming Down the Mountain. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: James McMurtry @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The Texas troubadour and his band return, singing hard truths from America’s Heartland. 8pm. $25.

FESTIVAL: The Catskill Festival of Arts & Oddities @ various locations, Catskill. A one-day celebration of the charmingly weird and weirdly charming. 10am. FREE.

EVENT: Record Riot @ Ramada Plaza Albany, Albany. Over 40 tables of LPs, CDs, DVDs, 45s, memorabilia and who knows what else. 10am. $3.

DANCE: Big Dance Theatre @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. With “17C”, the Obie Award-winning maverick ensemble takes a dizzying intertextual spin through the outré diaries of Samuel Pepys, a famed 17th-century socialite, weaving music, dance, video, and text into this sneak preview performance. 8pm. $40 & $54; students $20.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. Guy Smiley hosts the BBRB Halloween spectacular “Fire Maiden Zombies fron the Stratosphere. Doors at 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Sachal Jazz Ensemble @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Pakistani band offers a cross-cultural re-creation of songs made iconic by Duke Ellington, The Beatles, Dave Brubeck, Henry Mancini and Richard Rodgers as well as traditional Pakistani folk songs. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge @ Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Guitars, guitars, guitars in conjunction with the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. With the Simon Shaheen Trio and Woody Mann. 8pm. $40, $50 & $65.

COMEDY: Robert Kelly @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: John Lodge @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The bassist, songwriter and vocalist of the Moody Blues brings his first ever solo tour of the U.S. to The Egg. 8pm. $35, $45 & $55. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Mike Zito @ the Upper Room, Albany. The singer-sguitarist bluesman brings his “Make Blues Not War” Tour to town. 7pm. $20 & $35. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Gedeon Luke & The People @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Hailing from the streets of Memphis, the passionate soul singer blends gospel, R&B, rock and more in his energetic concerts. 8pm. $35. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion II @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Fat, the Spampinato Brothers, the Zarvis Allen Band and Burnt Bacon & the Home Fries. 7:30pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC: G Premacy @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Mic Lanny, Elsphinx, Dephyant, Dope Knife and DJ Mercy. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Kings Inn, Schenectady. With Brother T. 8pm.

MUSIC: Grand Boubousse @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jonathan Greene of Hot Club of Saratoga. 8pm.

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: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Blue Chicken @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Guitarslinger Jim Weider leads the blues-rockin’ band for a Halloween dance party. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Daddy Long Legs @ Colony, Woodstock. Blues-wailin’ NYC trio. With JK Vanderbilt. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Erik Bergstrom, comedian and author-illustrator of “Grimmer Tales,” is just right for Halloween. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: And the Kids @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Hammydown. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Zambezi Marimba Band @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Danceable and melodious marimba music from Zambia and Zimbabwe. 8pm. FREE.

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. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$40. Through Sunday, November 5. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Saratoga Chamber Players @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A children’s concert featuring “Ferdinand the Bull” and other stories. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Groovin’… Ghostly Legends & Friends @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Singers Kris Coleman, Jere Dineen, Krista David Donnelly, Scott Garling, Donna Lee, Tommy Love, Bryan O’Neill and Lenny Thomas recreate the music of the ’60s in a benefit for the Veterans Miracle Center of Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Talking Heads tribute band. 9:30pm. $23.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ Parish Public House, Albany. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Otherside @ Albany Railyard, Albany. Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute. 8pm. $5.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ The Linda, Albany. A pair of Halloween weekend screenings with Albany’s own shadowcast troupe, the Whip It Outskirts. 8pm & 12midnight. $10.

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…

  1. Steve Nover says

    $34 for Start Making Senes at Hollow?

  2. Greg says

    Steve, Oooops! Sorry ’bout that. It’s $23…

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