2/1/19: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

David Amram
David Amram

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

MUSIC: David Amram @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. He’s a pioneer of the jazz French horn. He’s a classical music composer and conductor. He’s written the soundtracks for such acclaimed films as “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Splendor in the Grass” and “The Arrangement.” And the all-around, dynamic, 88-year-old Renaissance music man has collaborated with such diverse artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus, Levon Helm, Steve Martin and Jack Kerouac. 8pm. $37.

ART OPENING: “On the Way to the Compost Pile” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. An exhibition of whimsical digital painting by Cathy Frank, the former proprietor of Cathy’s Waffle Store and Firlefanz Gallery, both on Lark Street. 5:30-7:30pm. FREE. On view through Sunday, February 17.

MUSIC: Umphrey’s McGee @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Wax On, Wax Off Tour. With Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. 7pm. $25, $29.50 & $32.50.

MUSIC: Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. They have transcended cultural boundaries with their fresh adaptations of contemporary gospel, pop and musical theater hits. Thanks to their viral videos and millions of loyal YouTube followers, their gospel sounds has been heard all around the world. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Road Soda Pop @ Kraverie, Saratoga Springs. It’s the debut performance of the new trio featuring the LateShift’s Mike Davies and Scotty Somerville with Steven Clyde. 7pm.

MUSIC: Dookie @ the Pearl Street Pub, Albany. Umphrey McGee’s Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik team up with Mike Gantzer of Aqueous to perform Green Day’s Dookie and more for the official Umphrey’s McGee after-party. With Blackcat Elliot. 11:15pm. $20.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Music provided by the Lustre Kings. 7pm swing dance lessons; 8pm dance and live music. $15; students & seniors $10.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Art exhibits, music, food & drink, shopping, people-watching, more… 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Teresa Broadwell Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The vivacious jazz violinist/vocalist takes the stage in support of her new Nat King Cole tribute album, Just We. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Clay People @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With Kill All Betrayers, Forgotten Hope and Balor. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: Red Maple @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. A dinner party. Two couples. Old friends all. What could go wrong? Greater Nippertown playwright David Bunce’s comedy is a love story for empty nesters, directed by Margaret E. Hall. This is its world premiere. 8pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Lorkin O’Reilly @ Colony, Woodstock. With Brad Armstrong. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Arlen Roth Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Master of the Telecaster returns… 8pm. Donations encouraged.

ART: Al Ross Retrospective @ The Gallery at The Falcon, Marlboro. Opening reception for the exhibition by the New Yorker cartoonist, abstract expressionist and father of guitar great Arlen Roth. 4-6pm.

THEATER: Above the Timberline @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. It’s the world premiere of a radio play based on the critically acclaimed novel by illustrator/author Gregory Manchess and performed by Berkshire County high school students. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Winter Jam 2019 @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Slim Rogers, A.T.G., more. 8pm. $10.

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

THEATER: Miracle on South Division Street @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Tom Dudzick’s kitchen-sink family dramedy was inspired by a real Buffalo, NY barber who claimed the Virgin Mary appeared to him and led him to erect a 20-foot-tall statue in the neighborhood. Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. 8pm. $22; students $10. Through February 17.

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