2/2/19: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Winter Warm-Up! @ The Linda, Albany. It’s a Gypsy jazz swing dance party to benefit The Linda, with the internationally renowned guitar master Stephane Wremble headlining the festivities. With the Hot Club of Saratoga, Zack Cohen’s Swing/Beat Project and Hot Tuesday. 6pm swing dance lesson; 7pm live music/dance. $20.

MUSIC: Regina Carter @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The jazz violin great and her band pay tribute to the legendary vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: The New England Neville Brothers @ the Low Beat, Albany. Khalif & Talyn Neville – sons of the late saxman Charles Neville – carry on the family tradition. With the Lost Drones and Coffee & Tea. 8pm.

MUSIC: Guy Davis @ the Eighth Step at Proctor’s GE Theatre, Schenectady. The acoustic bluesman is accompanied by Professor Louie on keyboards and Christopher James on mandolin and electric guitar. 7:30pm. $29 & $45. GO HERE to read our interview…

MUSIC: The Kyle Bourgault Band @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The country music favorites celebrate the release of their new EP, Devil Was an Angel. With Big Sky Country and Jeff Dalton. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Day the Music Died @ the Ale House, Troy. The Tichy Boys and Johnny Rabb pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper on the 60th anniversary of their deaths. 8pm. $10.

OPERA: Oyster @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. A modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era and the advancing information technology age. Written by acclaimed composer Joe Diebes and directed by award-winning returning guest artist Phil Soltanoff. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Help on the Way @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. A benefit concert for Jack Ahearn featuring The Wheel, Raisinhead and River Junction. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Harmonicat Ryan Dunham leads the blues/Americana band. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Having toured relentlessly for more than 15 years, the singer-songwriter and sometime bandleader extends his cross-country solo acoustic tour in support of new live album, Woodstock Sessions. 7 & 9:30pm. UPDATE: Both shows are now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Zukerman Trio @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Troy Chromatics Concerts presents Pinchas Zukerman (violin); Amanda Forsyth (cello) and Angela Cheng (piano) performing works by Beethoven, Arensky and Brahms. 7:30pm. $25 & $35.

OPEN HOUSE: Open House @ Troy Music Academy, Troy. on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet the teachers and students as you tour the classrooms and learn about music classes for youth and adults, private lessons and group workshops. 10am-1pm. FREE.

TALK: TEDxNorth Adams @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. A diverse batch of talks by Dr. Lisa Donovan, dysFUNKcrew, Hamza Farrukh, Craig Floyd, Kristen van Ginhoven, Ty Allan Jackson, Barbara Ann Malkas, Mark Stewart and Catherine Storing. 12noon. $45.

MUSIC: Keith Pray Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $2.

MUSIC: Funky Dawgz Brass Band @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. The official Chowderfest after-party. 4pm. FREE.

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. 3 & 8pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Get The Led Out @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Led Zep tribute band. 8pm. $35.50.

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.

MUSIC: GLAD @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Traffic tribute band featuring Mark Rivera, Jeff Kazee and Rich Pagano. 8pm. $30 & $45.

MUSIC: The Elvis & Orbison Show @ The Egg, Albany. 7:30pm. $29 & $39.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 6:30pm.

GO HERE for the latest info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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