1/27/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Joey Alexander @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The one-of-a-kind 14-year-old jazz piano prodigy makes his debut at the Music Hall, a perfect match. 7:30pm. $34, $39 & $44.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Crimson Tips @ the Low Beat, Albany. A benefit show for Rosie’s Love, a charitable organization that helps out young children with cancer and their families. With Iudica and the Hard Luck Souls. 7pm. Admission is a small child’s toy or a $5 donation.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rebhun Family Fundraiser @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Former Troy Fire Department Captain Chuck Rebhun and his family lost their six dogs and everything in their home to a fire last month. This benefit features a chinese auction, food, drinks and performances by the Kyle Bourgault Band, the Hudson Underground and Noose. 12noon-5pm. $20 suggested donation.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Johnny Rabb’s Big Band @ the American Legion, Wynantskill. Featuring the Tichy Boys and Luke McNamee. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Winter Warm-Up Concert @ The Linda, Albany. The fourth annual benefit concert for WAMC-FM and The Linda features Red Dirt Highway, SubSlab, Mixed Roots and Hasty Page. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Alicia Hall Moran @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Opera? Jazz? Ice skating? In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America (Debi Thomas) and East Germany (Katarina Witt) battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from “Carmen.” Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, tells Bizet’s epic story in an all-out musical fantasy for the concert stage, joined by fearless NYC jazz trio Harriet Tubman. 8pm. $20 & $30; students $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Old Songs Sampler Concert @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. It’s a benefit concert for the 2018 Old Songs Festival. Featuring a bake sale, craft raffle and music by Alien Folklife, Bob Altschuler & Friends, Chuck Oakes, Ron Gordon’s Uke Troop and the Landfill Mountain Boys. 7:30. $23; children 12 & under $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Team of the Capital Region Benefit Concert @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Derrick Horton & the Jay Street Band perform their “Motown and More Show” as a benefit for Puerto Rico. With Mambo Dragons. 6pm. $20; students $15.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 21st anniversary reunion show! 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kuinka @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Described by NPR as “joyous folk pop,” the West Coast quartet laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt. With Ramblers Home. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/DANCE/FUNDRAISER: Averill Park High School Swing Dance @ Averill Park High School, Averill Park. A benefit for the APHS Music Program featuring music by the Georgie Wonders Orchestra. Dance lesson at 7pm. Music and dance at 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors; age 12 & under FREE.

TALKS: TEDxNorthAdams @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Talks by Julia Bowen, Judy Mutti Grinnell, Amanda Brinkman, Clare Mehta, Adam Hinds, Dylan Dailor, Catie Hogan, Matt Carter, Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, Justin Brown, David Feng. Registration at 12noon. $45. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out…

THEATER: “The Tarnation of Russell Colvin” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. A one-man tour de force about a local, real-life murder mystery. Written and performed by Oliver Wadsworth. Directed by Kirk Jackson. 7:30pm. $30; seniors $25; students $15. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read a review…

CABARET: Donna McKechnie’s “Same Place, Another Time” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Tony Award-winning Broadway star celebrates the scintillating ’70s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54. 7:30pm. $40-$50.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. 3:30pm.

THEATER: “The Illusionists: Live from Broadway” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The best selling magic show – featuring Jeff Hobson, Kevin James, Colin Cloud, An Ha Lim and Johnathan Goodwin – returns to the Electric City for a two-night stand. 2 & 8pm. $20-$75.

MUSIC: Mike Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob @ Colony, Woodstock. The Parliament/Funkadelic frontman assembles his side-project band with a revolving cast of all-star musicians. 9pm. $25. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

THEATER: “An Inspector Calls” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Patrick White directs J.B. Priestley’s classic drama. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, February 4. GO HERE for more info…

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. Evil Dan plays host with a bevy of performers – Harley Foxx and Scooter Pie – as they don the personas of their favorite silver screen icons in “Legends of Hollywood.” 8pm. $20.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Award-winning comedy writer David Feldman headlines. With Jon Ross. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: “Jesus Christ Superstar” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Trish Scott-Dembling directs and choreographs Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic rock musical. 8pm. $18, $22, $24 & $28. Through Sunday, January 28.

MUSIC: Senor Sway @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 10pm.

VARIETY SHOW: “Saturday Night Liv” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Liv Cummins hosts with sketch comedy by the Really Convincing Players, music by Sandy McKnight’s Pop-Clique and special guest magician Carl Seiger. 7:30pm. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 3pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Rory Albanese @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” 8pm. $25. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Escuela @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Psytoxia and Irradiated Beef. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Grateful Dead tribute band. 9:30pm. Pay what you like.

MUSIC: Steal Your Peach Band @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy.

MUSIC: David Grover @ The Garage, Pittsfield. 11am. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

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

MUSIC: Brian Conway @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

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

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  1. Margo Singer says

    tonight’s Winter Warm Up with four bands at The Linda starts at 7:30 pm..tickets at the door

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