2/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Winter Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. Featuring gospel-folk stompers Spirit Family Reunion, Hoot hosts The Mammals, old-time song keepers Anna & Elizabeth, traditional Mexican ensemble Radio Jarocho, anthemic rocker-turned-country explorer Connor Kennedy, Megan Downes & Little Leatherwood, vintage folk-blues-swingers The Wiyos, kid-rocker Uncle Rock and Tracy Bonham & Friends. 11am. $50.

MUSIC: The Figgs @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. The boys are back in town… it’s the post-Chowderfest place to be. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Golfstrum @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Focusing on their French repertoire are accordionist Sergei Nirenburg, Jonathan Greene on woodwinds, Bobby Kendall on bass, and Brian Melick on percussion. Joined by special guest vocalist Jeanine Ouderkirk Kopp. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Get the Led Out @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Yes, it’s a tribute band. 8pm. $33.50.

MUSIC: Brantley Gilbert @ Times Union Center, Albany. With a pair of platinum albums and nine of his singles certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, his music strikes a chord with people. And that’s why he’s calling this year’s tour The Ones That Like Me 2018. With Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips. 7pm.$29.75, $34.75, $45 & $59.75.

MUSIC: Moon Boot Lover @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Peter Prince and company get their groove on. 8pm.

THEATER: “Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis” @ Skidmore College’s JKB Theater, Saratoga Springs. Skidmore alum Sara Juli returns with her one-woman show, a comedic movement/theater piece about motherhood and bladder control. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Sugar Skull @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Saucy Pots and Abbey McGrath. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. 7 & 9:30pm. $18.

THEATER: “Hedda Gabler” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Juliet King directs Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama with Joanna Palladino (of Off the Record) in the title role. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, February 18.

MUSIC: Mikey Sweet @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Slapshot @ Chrome, Waterford. Boston hardcore veterans. With Combative, Remains of Rage, Balor and Violent by Design. 7pm.

THEATER: “Aunt Leaf” @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. A tale from the dark woods of the Hudson River Valley and the darker woods of the imagination. Directed by Jeffrey Mousseau and starring Indira Pensado. 4pm. $15; kids 18 & under FREE. Also at 4pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Abba Mania @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Yes, another tribute band. 8pm. $29.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Rock Academy @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Best of Season Show. 7pm. $20.

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, February 18.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. Chowderfest party! 2pm.

COMEDY: NY Kings of Comedy @ The Egg, Albany. Featuring Mark Viera, Capone, Talent Harris, Rob Stapleton and Drew Fraser. 7pm. $47, $53 & $57.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Empire State Youth Orchestra Playathon @ Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Hundreds of student musicians in the various Empire State Youth Orchestra ensembles will share their love of music with the community during an all-day Playathon. 11am-6:30pm. FREE; donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Houston Bernard Band @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Bodyguard” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Grammy nominee and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron in the musical based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (“Birdman”). 2 & 8pm. $20–$85. Through Sunday.

ARTIST TALK: Stephen Shore @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A discussion with Terence Diggory, Skidmore College Professor Emeritus of English, and photographer Stephen Shore. Opening reception for “This Place” will follow the dialogue. 5pm. FREE.

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…

MUSIC: Mixed Roots @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. With DJ Trumastr. 8:30pm.

THEATER: “Visiting Mr. Green” @ The Garage, Pittsfield. A staged reading of Jeff Baron’s cannily crafted comedy/drama about friendship, family and forgiveness. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Fade to Blues @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

TALK: “Drawing and Experimentation from Van Gogh to Pollock” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Clark, presents the opening lecture for the special exhibition “Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection.” 3pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Ed Smyth @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Hosted by Jerry Dymond. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: David Grover @ The Garage, Pittsfield. 11am.

MUSIC: Peter Sykes @ Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Housatonic. The Berkshire Bach Society presents a Bach organ recital. 4pm. $25; students FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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