3/30/19: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Ana Egge @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. The Roots & Shoots Concert Series kicks off with a show by singer-songwriter Ana Egge. With Alec Spiegelman. 8pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Pat Metheny’s Side Eye @ The Egg, Albany. One of the day’s most popular, eclectic and innovative guitarists, Pat Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards in 12 different categories to accompany his three gold records and his accolades as Best Jazz Guitarist in polls for nearly four decades. Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member, Metheny will perform his new Side Eye project – featuring pianist James Francies and drummer Nate Smith. 8pm. $39, $49 & $75.

MUSIC: The Coal Palace Kings @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Howe Glassman and the boys are back in the saddle. 8pm.

MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Nobody chronicles the roller coaster ride of a dysfunctional family like Mr. Wainwright. He’ll make you laugh and cry – often in the same song. 8pm. $57. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Bear Grass @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Katie Hammon and her crew headline in support of their latest album, Left. With Billy Wylder and Olivia Quillio. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Serving up bluegrass and honky-tonk on wry. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. With Girl Blue. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled… Bummer!

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: High Mud Comedy Fest @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Hosted by James Adomian, Day Two of the fest features an improv workshop with The Second City, comedian-led museum tours, Cocoon Central Dance Team and a concert hosted by James Adomian with Ryan Shea, Mo Mussa, Sidney Gish, Catherine Cohen & Henry Koperski and Michelle Buteau. 4pm. $32. GO HERE for complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Bobby Previte Quintet @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Master jazz drummer-composer. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Pinegrove @ The Linda, Albany. Montclair, New Jersey indie rockers. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Joe Jencks @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ The Addy, Schenectady. International touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist, Joe Jencks is known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. 7:30pm. $27-$50.

MUSIC: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. The high-energy funky four-piece hailing from Baltimore has been touring the country relentlessly since the release of their fourth studio record, Pizazz. With Cycles. 9pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Thumbscrew @ Atlas Studios, Newburgh. Jazz at Atlas is thrilled to launch its 2019 season with the cooperative project featuring a trio of gifted musicians and composers — guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara — performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: A View From the Bridge @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. The Arthur Miller classic drama directed by Aaron Holbritter. This landmark drama has timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream. 8pm. $22; $10 students. Through Sunday, April 14. UPDATE: This show has been postponed to Sunday, April 5…

MAGIC: Sean “The Prankster” Magician @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A family comedy magic show woven from his story of going from a novice magician to his first stage show. 2pm. $10; $5 ages 12 & under.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WCDB Benefit Battle of the Bands @ UAlbany Campus Center Assembly Hall, Albany.
WCDB-FM is hosting a battle of the bands featuring Only Pulp, Safety Meeting, Delphino, Lemon of Choice, Hubris Djinn and Ugly Muppets. 5:30pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Brassroots 2019 Hornucopia Fundraiser @ BSP Kingston, Kingston.
A fundraiser for July’s Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival featuring Brasskill, Max’s New Hat and Pontoon. 7pm. $15 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Melba Moore @ the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Tannahill Weavers @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Traditional Scottish music. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Celtic Woman @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Traditional and contemporary Celtic music. 7:30pm. $42, $62 & $153.

MUSIC: Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hosted by Seth “Sauerkraut” Travins, this installment features a who’s-who of regional Americana and roots-music talent, including the Wild Weeds; Jim Krewson & Shakey Dave; Time on Fire; and Chops & Sauerkraut featuring Jim “Kroutons” Krewson. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Camerata @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The faculty chamber ensemble performs music from Bach, Telemann, Schubert and more. 7:30pm. FREE.

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

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