3/12/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Munnelly @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Led by County Mayo’s button accordion virtuoso David Munnelly, the dazzling Irish music sextet was named Instrumental and Vocal Band of the Decade by LiveIreland.com. A perfect post-Parade Day concert. 7:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Melissa Auf der Maur @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. She’s played with everyone from Courtney Love’s Hole to Ric Ocasek to Smashing Pumpkins. The multi-talented rocker makes a rare hometown appearance with “Hunt for the Heart.” 9pm. $12.

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MUSIC: Signal @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Performing Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” and “Double Sextet” under the direction of Bradley Lubman. 8pm. $15.

READING/MUSIC: “Chinese White Bicycles” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Uber record producer Joe Boyd reads from his memoir, “White Bicycles,” while Robyn Hitchcock chimes in with some appropriate songs. 8pm. $18 in advance; $22 at the door; $28 prioriaty.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonette @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Mondo musical mayhem as the pajama-clad Travis, drummer Rikki Bates and Caffe Lena’s own Joe Deuel celebrate their birthdays. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

MUSIC: The Hi-Risers @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. Led by guitarslinger Greg Townson (of Los Straitjackets), Rochester’s premier roots rockers tear up the Collar City. 10pm. $10.

PARADE: St. Patrick’s Day Parade @ Albany. The 61st annual St. Pat’s celebration marches down Central Avenue, beginning at Quail and Central at 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A belated Mardi Gras blowout with the 12-piece feel-good explosion of love, righteousness and New Orleans soul. With Fillet of Soul. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Evelyn Glennie and the Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. One of the world’s premiere percussionists Evelyn Glennie joins the ASO for John Corigliano’s “Conjurer, Concerto for Percussionist and Orchestra.” Dukas’ “Fanfare to La Peri” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 38, Prague” round out the program. 7:30pm. $19, $32, $45, $57; seniors $14, $27, $37, $49; students $15.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Rick Bedrosian and his crew throw down one serious blast of Irish music and more. 7 & 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Apocalyptica @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Cellist Eicca Toppinen leads the Finnish orchestral rockers in support of their latest album, “7th Symphony.” With Selfish Needy Creatures.

MUSIC: M.R. Poulopoulos @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. An all-star night with Matt Durfee and Erin Harkes. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: That 1 Guy @ Red Square, Albany. A one-of-a-kind musical performance on one-of-a-kind musical instruments of his own invention. 9pm. $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

MUSIC: The Singing Anchors @ Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, Troy. TV news anchors Benita Zahn, Jerry Gretzinger and Jessica Layton sing for the benefit of the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club’s youth programs. Radio host Paul Vandenburgh emcees the evening which also includes raffles, food and fun. Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Songwriters in the Round @ the Hudson River Music Hall, 122 Main St., Hudson Falls. Jim Gaudet, Bob Warren, Nancy Walker and Doug Irving in a casual, round-robin concert setting. 7pm. $7 in advance; $8 at the door.

MUSIC: Dana LaCroix @ The Linda, Albany With Susan D. A singer-songwriter double bill. 8pm. $15; students $10.

MUSIC: Black John Wayne @ Dublin’s, Troy. Metal ‘n’ hardcore heroes BJW team up with the Judas Syndrome and the Hand of Reckoning. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Hammer of the Gods @ The Egg, Albany. Led Zep tribute band. 8pm. $34.50, $39.50.

MUSIC: The BTU’s @ the Gypsy Joynt, Great Barrington. 8pm.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Jonesville Store, Clifton Park. Acoustic blues. 6:30pm. FREE.

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