2/24/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Shelby Lynne @ The Egg, Albany. Not only a sublime singer-songwriter, but also a magnificent song interpreter, whether she’s dipping into the songbags of Dusty Springfield, Merle Haggard or Nirvana. With Teddy Thompson. 8pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Ric the Chef & Associates @ the Low Beat, Albany. Yes, not only does New World Bistro Bar chef Ric Orlando do some mean cookin’ in the kitchen, but he also rocks out in the spotlight with his band featuring guitarist Spike Priggen (of Dumptruck), bassist Andy Shernoff (Dictators) and drummer Doug Wygal (Individuals). Expect everything from Johnny Thunders to Johnny Cash. With Hot Cousin. 8pm.

MUSIC: moe. @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Celebrating the news of a cancer-free diagnosis by bassist Rob Derhak, moe. plays the second show of their two-night stand at the Palace. With Aqueous. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Johnny’s Pizza Bar, Schenectady. Bowtie, Cousin Clyde, Mister Eck and Wild Bill raise a rollickin’ roots ruckus. 7pm.

MUSIC: “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The evening combines the 17-piece Gershwin Big Band, vocalist Michael Andrew plus an additional vocalist and much more to perform “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards. 7:30pm. $25, $35 & $40.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: “My Kinda ’60s” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Award-winning cabaret artist Charles Busch performs his unique, hilarious and poignant evening of music and storytelling with his long-time musical director-arranger Tom Judson in a benefit for the theater. 4pm. $60, includes a 3:30pm “High Tea” in the theater’s Speakeasy and a post-show champagne reception with the artists.

MUSIC: Sinkane @ MASS MoCA’Club B10, North Adams. Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his six-piece project, horns blazing. With Andy Wrba. 8pm. $20 & $26; students $10.

MUSIC: Declan McKenna @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The British singer-songwriter scored big with his 2017 album, What Do You Think About the Car? 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ the Ale House, Troy. It’s a Cabin Fever Party with some special guest vocalists, too. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Joseph Keckler @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Alt-cabaret vocalist whom The New York Times calls “an operatic singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing,” brings his rich, versatile three-plus octave voice and his sharp wit back to town. With Dane Terry and Carol Lipnik. 9pm. $25.

THEATER: “Les Miserables” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Electric Beethoven @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. moe. after-party. 11pm. $20; $15 with moe. ticket stub.

MUSIC: Marc Delgado & Wounded Knee @ Red Shed Brewery, Cooperstown. The alt-rock/Americana band features Delgado (vocals & guitar), Al Kash (drums), Todd Nelson (guitar) and Jeff Sohn (bass & vocals) playing selections from their last album, High in a Neon Dive, and new songs from the upcoming Wildwood Road. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Thruway Sing-Off @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The seventh annual battle of the collegiate a cappella groups features Union College ensembles The Eliphalets, Dutch Pipers, Garnet Minstrelles and three guest groups, benefiting the Community Land Trust of Schenectady. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: WGXC 90.7-FM’s Seventh Anniversary Party @ HiLo, Catskill. Featuring a live radio theater performance of Hans Flesch’s “Magic on the Radio: An Experimental Airwaves Fantasy” featuring a cast of WGXC programmers and friends. Also performances by WGXC’s Diamond Street Radio Players and 31 Down, a special appearance by Gregory Whitehead and DJ Magic Stranger. FREE.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Playing the music of The Band. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Featuring Adrienne Iapalucci. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: An Evening of the Man in Black @ Colony, Woodstock. Robert Burke Warren’s Johnny Cash Birthday Bash with a variety of special guests. 8pm. $18.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. “The Out-of-Towners” features Harley Foxx, Scooter Pie, Pearl Buttons and Elsa Riot, as well as the Albany debut of comedian Nikki 2 Holes. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Hayley Sabella @ Superior Merchandise, Troy. With Bear Grass. 7:30pm.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The seventh annual fest featuring 10 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 4.

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Sewer Sessions @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Featuring Symbiotic & Ranga with special guests. 9pm.

FILM/MUSIC: “The Global Impact of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony” @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. The afternoon features a screening of the documentary film, “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony,” a Q&A with co-producer Greg Mitchell and a Beethoven sonata performed in concert by pianist Lincoln Mayorga. 4pm. $20; students $10.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: A World for You @ the Beer Diviner, Petersburgh. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Chamber Orchestra of Williams @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. This concert features music by Ades: “Three Studies from Couperin”; Zachary Wadsworth: “Eclipse”: Samuel Barber: “Adagio for Strings”; and Richard Wagner: “Siegfried Idyll”. The concert is conducted by Leonard Bopp and Abigail Soloway. 8pm.

COMEDY: Mike Burton @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Melvin George II. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Reelin’ in the Years @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Jerry Marotta leads the band of Hudson Valley all-stars in tribute to the music of Steely Dan. With Tai Burnette. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: John “Doctor Dirty” Valby @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Trailer Park Moonlight. 8pm. $17.

THEATER: “The Velocity of Autumn” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Christine Decker and Oliver Wadsworth star in David Snider’s comedy about what happens when life becomes too hard to handle. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 11. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Sadly, it’s the final weekend for One Caroline… 9pm.

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

MUSIC: Zeffler @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Red Haired Strangers. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Music and the Progression of Life” @ Van Buren Hall, Kinderhook. Featuring performances of of Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” and Robert Schumann’s “Kinderszenen.” 4pm. $20.

MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenville. The all-a cappella program “The Glory of the Renaissance: Sacred Polyphony and Madrigals” ranges from the delicate sounds of Robert Parsons’ “Ave Maria” to Passereau’s rambunctious “Il est bel et bon” to Monteverdi’s stunning “Litany on the Blessed Virgin Mary.” 7:30pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Tequila Jim @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm. $7.50.

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