2/10/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: G3 @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The annual guitar heroes tour lands in downtown Albany featuring fretboard masters Joe Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Phil Collen (Def Leppard). 7:30pm. $39.50, $55, $65 & $95.

MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen, Albany. Singer and trombonist Glen David Andrews brings his jazzy, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul back to Lost & Found, combining a stage presence worthy of Louis Armstrong, updated for the hip-hop era. A typical Glen David Andrews set offers a mix of traditional jazz, rock, gospel, funk and even a little zydeco. 10pm. $20.

MUSIC: Farah Siraj Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Jordanian virtuoso vocalist has performed everywhere from the United Nations to the Nobel Prize Hall to Lincoln Center. Siraj’s original compositions fuse influences of Middle Eastern music, bossa, flamenco, jazz and pop, among other genres, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: Lee Rocker @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The double-bassist and Stray Cats co-founder brings his vintage rockabilly sounds to town. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jocamo @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Yeah, this is how you celebrate on Mardi Gras weekend… 8pm.

MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ Carey Center for Public Good’s Carriage House Restaurant, Rensselaerville. A serious Mardi Gras party with tasty Big Easy cuisine. 6pm dinner; 7pm band. $85 includes dinner & drinks; $10 band only.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Skip and his band have played The Fountain on the second weekend of the month since 1971. And when that weekend coincides with Mardi Gras, the party is off the hook. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Trumpeter Craig Morris joins David Alan Miller and the orchestra for a program that features Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet, Rouse’s Heimdall’s Trumpet and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7. 7:30pm. Also at 3pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Rafiq Bhatia @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The guitarist-composer balances meticulous sound art with searing improvisation, “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected” (The New York Times). As a member of Son Lux he anchors the ensemble’s minimal arrangements — and he appears at MASS MoCA with his new trio. 8pm.

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest rock orchestra… and one of the most thrilling, too. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Bob Warren Cabaret @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The singer-songwriter is back, joined by Take 2, Huxtable, Christensen & Hood, Michael Jerling and the Men o’ War Balladeers. 7pm. $25; students $15.

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: Lady Moon & the Eclipse @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 9pm.

MUSIC: All-Star Bands Concert @ Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center, Schenectady. Celebrating the casino’s first anniversary, some of the most popular bands that have played the venue in the past year return for one massive concert – Audio Riot, Lifespeed, Breakdown, Mirk, Kick and Big Eyed Phish, with DJ Trumastr spinning tunes during set changes. 6pm. $20.

MUSIC: The 317 @ the Ale House, Troy. 8pm.

COMEDY: Kevin Lee @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Peter Bales. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With Strange Machines. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Candy Ambulance. 9pm. $5.

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. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER/: Dan Berggren @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The award-winning songsmith and educator writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. While his roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised, his music has branched out across many borders. A benefit for SLCA. 8pm. $20; under age 18 $10.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ the Beer Diviner, Petersburgh. 6:30pm.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood, Albany. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Zan Strumfeld Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 10pm.

MUSIC: Royal Hounds @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. With New Life, The Stance and Mystery Girl. 10pm.EE.

MUSIC: Playback @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Bear Bones Project @ Albany Elks Club, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ Parish Public House, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hillbilly Sound Machine @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sarah Schrom @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Proceeds to benefit Albany Barn. 7:30pm.

FILM: “Casablanca” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 7pm.

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. Mike says

    Highway Star was, without a doubt, the best song of the night.

  2. james says

    @Mike Not if you went to see Rafiq Bhatia who unlike the three guitarists above, doesn’t just string together cliched licks played a million times before.

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