1/18/19: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Rufus Wainwright @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. His singular artistry encompasses the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film, performs a solo concert featuring music from his entire songbook that has established him as one of the most celebrated and original voices of his generation. With his sister Lucy Wainwright Roche. 8pm. $45.

MUSIC: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. This North Carolina gal attended Skidmore College several years back and used to wow us at open mic. Now she’s a bona fide Americana star on the rise! Her laid-back, happy, honest and entertaining Americana is a genuine crowd-pleaser. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Elvis Birthday Bash @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings celebrate the birthday of the King of Rock & Roll. Expect some special guests to drop by, too. 8pm.

MUSIC: Work o’ the Weavers @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The Weavers tribute band. With the Dirty Stay-Out Skifflers. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Kevin Henderson @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The Scottish fiddler from the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is joined by Neil Pearlman on piano. 7:30pm. $25; $12 for youth ages 13–18; $5 for children 12 & under.

MUSIC: Tom Wadsworth @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. 7pm. The Pub Series continues… 7pm.

MUSIC: Glass Pony @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Chris Low. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Alchemystics @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Fueled by their passion to explore beyond traditional musical boundaries, The Alchemystics blend reggae, hip-hop, soul and rock into modern-day roots music with global appeal creating a powerful and unmistakable sound. 8pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga City Tavern, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nickopotamus @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With Crossed Paths, Appollo’s Creed and Nice Try Kid. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ Rookie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Schenectady. Rock & roll lounge band. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ Duke’s Chophouse at the Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady. The jazz singer is joined by pianist Peg Delaney. 5:30pm.

THEATER: American Girl Live @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. A new musical stage production features favorite American Girl characters at sleepaway camp as they share their dreams, follow their hearts, and learn the power of friendship through story and song. 7pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Brother Tadpole Band @ the Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls. Allman Brothers tribute band. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With Vinnie Amico of moe. on drums. 9:30pm. $15.

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