3/23/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The Trojan troubadour returns to the local stage for a homecoming concert. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Catskill Mountains boys play a homecoming show. too. With Yard Sale. 9pm. $25 & $40.

MUSIC: Greg Farley @ River Street Pub, Troy. While his ex-bandmates are playing down in Woodstock, the Felice Brothers’ former fiddler is launching his solo career. With Pony in the Pancake and Neighborhood of Make Believe. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Capital Records Live @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Six Greater Nippertown bands – the Bryan Brundige Collective, Clear Mind, Eastbound Jesus, Girl Blue, Let’s Be Leonard and Wild Adriatic – play the music of The Beatles. With Fab Four trivia by Chuck Vosganian of Rochmon Record Club. 7:30pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Air Supply @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Veteran Australian popsters Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock sing their hit love songs – “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and more. 8pm. $49, $59, $69 & $79. GO HERE for more info…

TALK: Alison Bechdel @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” (1983-2008), one of the earliest portrayals of lesbians in popular culture, first earned critical and commercial success in 2006 with “Fun Home, A Family Tragicomic.” That 2006 graphic memoir was adapted for Broadway and won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. “Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama,” was published in 2012. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the talk. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Peter Mulvey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to the Caffe in support of his latest album, Are You Listening?, produced by Ani DiFranco for Righteous Babe Records. With Austin’s Rebecca Loebe. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Malcolm London @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Chicago poet, activist, educator and musician brings vim and vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head on. With Youseff Milad. 7:30pm. $10.

COMEDY: Colin Quinn @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Performing his show, “There’s One in Every Crowd.” 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. After playing in the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years, the high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organist and his band are keeping Garcia’s musical legacy alive. 8pm. $30 & $35.

MUSIC: Good Fiction @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. EP release party for And the Walls… With Lucy, Sun Natives and The Age. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “Hair” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The groundbreaking rock musical depicts the passion of the 1960s, immersing the audience in the era that sought to change the world with peace, love and revolution.37pm. $20; students & seniors $18. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: That 1 Guy @ Colony, Woodstock. Inventive, eccentric, impressive… With Bloodshot Bill. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix @ the Upper Room, Albany. 8pm. $15 & $25. UPDATE: This show has been postponed. New date TBA…

MUSIC: Willie Nile @ The Falcon, Marlboro. With Ali Handal. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Jesse Harris @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

THEATER: “The Crucible” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players’ production of Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria is co-directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. 9pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Greg Aidala @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

THEATER: “The Boys in the Band” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Sierra Lynch directs the Local Actors Guild’s production. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Power’s Irish Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Comrade Nixon @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Ignis and Fine Grain. 8:30pm. $7.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Schenectady Civic Playhouse, Schenectady. Jennifer Van Iderstyne directs Jon Robin Baitz’s play about a family gathering on Christmas. What long-hidden secrets will be revealed? 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC: Kitchen Jazz @ Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. Dave Kitchen, Richard Genest and the rest of the band celebrate their fifth anniversary together. 7pm.

TALK: Martin Puchner @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University delivers his talk, “Storytelling from the Tablet to the Internet.” 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: HellCat Maggie @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney featuring Earl Davis @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Beyond Purple @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Guitarslinger Jimi Bell leads the band as they play Deep Purple, Rainbow, Dio and Whitesnake. With King Kuel, VICE and the Tom Atkins Band. 9pm. $10.

READING: Patricia Smith @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The four-time winner and the most successful poet in the history of the National Poetry Slam reads from her latest collection, “Incendiary Art,” a meditation on the murder of Emmett Till and its central significance in modern African-American experience. 6pm. FREE. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Binger @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Sun House and Where’s Alex. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Senor Sway @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skull Bandit @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Loud and Fast. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

FILM: “Louder Than a Bomb” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel, this award-winning documentary tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth poetry slam. 8pm. FREE.

READING: Leonard A. Slade Jr. @ UAlbany’s Husted Amphitheater, Albany. Reading from his new collection of poems, “I, Too, Am America.” With D. Colin. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

EVENT: PechaKucha Night @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Short presentations by interesting people. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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