3/16/19: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


Photograph of Punch Brothers by Timothy Raab

MUSIC: Punch Brothers @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. With their Grammy Award-winning 2018 album All Ashore, mandolin master Chris Thile and the band have firmly re-established themselves as the world’s most exciting progressive bluegrass band. With Gabriel Kahane. 8pm. $49.

MUSIC: The LateShift @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The big post-parade bash downtown. 3pm. $10.

MUSIC: Donnybrook Fair @ the Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls. Yes, Kevin McKrell, Dave McDonnell and Jeff Strange reunite once again. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Yardbirds @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Founding member and drummer Jim McCarty leads the seminal British Invasion hitmakers. 8pm. $34.50. GO HERE to read our interview…

COMEDY: Lewis Black @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The rant-man is back with The Jokes On US Tour. With Jeff Stilson. 8pm. $38, $58 & $68.

MUSIC: Ja Rule @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The 42-year-old rapper-actor is better known these days as the celebrity face of the disastrous Fyre Festival. With Mind Over Matter, Jedi Rydar and Untouched. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Ariana Gillis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. 8pm. $22.

THEATER: The Prohibition Project @ Collar Works, Troy. It’s opening night for the always inventive Troy Theatre Foundry, who deliver another of their unique site-specific immersive theater events. Directed by Brenna Geffers. 8pm. $18; seniors $15; students $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hair of the Dog @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls, Rick Bedrosian and the the boys play a benefit concert for the WAIT House. 6pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Levin Brothers @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Featuring pianist Pete Levin and bassmaster Tony Levin with guitarist David Spinoza and drummer Jeff Siegel. 8pm. $25.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. It’s the Shamrock & Roll show, hosted by Evil Dan and featuring Boston’s Miss Pearl Buttons. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ the Helderberg Brewery Taproom, Rensselaerville. After a hiatus, the band is back with a revised line-up, including new bassist Nick Graziade. 6pm.

THEATER: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Neither properly a family attraction nor a circus, rather, it is more in the vein of an old-time medicine show, featuring an eclectic array of ad hoc performers – making every show different – unified, albeit, by the husband-and-wife duo of Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson. 9pm.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. Find out what happens when machines and humans come together in a spectacular new performance medium where flying drones interact with dancers live on stage. 3pm. $15; students $5.

MUSIC: The Screaming Orphans @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Four Irish sisters from County Donegal, Ireland are bringing the party to Greater Nippertown with a good old-fashioned Irish hooley. 2pm. $35.

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1 Comment
  1. Mike Kelley says

    Circle of Willis at O’Tooles in Colonie 6:00

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