5/28/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Rosanne Cash @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. She’s recorded a dozen albums and racked up 11 No. 1 singles, but when Cash made a stop at the Empire State Book Festival last month, she didn’t even bring along her guitar. Fortunately, she won’t be making that mistake again today. 8pm. $35, $39; youth under 16 $20.

MUSIC: Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. You can bet on a super, soul-soaked evening, as Shelton and crew celebrate the release of their brand new album, “What Have You Done, My Brother?” on Daptone Records. 9pm. $18.

FUNDRAISER: The Troy Bike Rescue Bike Party Fun(d)raiser @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Troy Bike Rescue celebrates its tenth anniversary as it prepares to open in its new home. Tour the new building. Watch the bike rodeo. Buy locally produced art at the silent auction. Beverages, dinner, dessert and lots of music. 2pm. $10-$25 suggested donations includes dinner.

MUSIC: Snoop Dogg @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With Dem White Boys, Eli McFly, P Muna and DJ Playground. 8:30pm. SOLD OUT.

MUSIC: Cuddle Magic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Ben Davis leads this eclectic Brooklyn/Philadelphia art-folk collective. With toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen. 8pm. $12 in advance; $14 at the door.

FESTIVAL: GottaGetGon @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. The annual fab folk fest presented by the Pick’n’ & Sing’n’ Gather’n’. More info here. Through Sunday.

DANCE: The Paul Taylor Dance Company @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The modern dance master and his dancers perform Black Tuesday, Promethean Fire and the New England premiere of the new work Three Dubious Memories, with music by Lenox composer Peter Elyakim Taussig. 8pm. $22, $52, $72. Also at 3 & 7pm on Sunday (with different programs).

MUSIC: Hans Chew @ the MarketPlace Gallery, Albany. The singer-songwriter-piano man mixes up big bad boogie and off-kilter country narratives as he showcases selections from his acclaimed album, “Tennessee and Other Stories.” The closing reception for the “Drawn Together” exhibit. Also performing will be Purr. 8pm.

MUSIC: Nenad Bach Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $15.

FILM/TALK: “Satan’s Cheerleaders” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The fine but off-center folks of It Came From Schenectady are billing this one as a “Walk-In Drive-In Theater Double Feature,” as they screen two not-so-classic Greydon Clark films, beginning with the 1980 sci-fi/horror flick “Without Warning.” Also Mike White – editor of the movie zine Cashiers du Cinemart and author of the film ‘n’ pop guide “Impossibly Funky” – will be on hand to do some readings and discussions. 7pm. $9; students $6.

MUSIC: Tom Pacheco @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Nancy Walker Trio @ the Jonesville Store, Clifton Park. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bob Beaver @ the Salem Main Street Gazebo, Salem. The classic rocker kicks off this summer’s weekly Summer Sounds of Salem concert series. Plus a town-wide tag sale. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: “I Got Sick Then I Got Better” @ the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Written and performed by Jenny Allen, the 2009 off-Broadway hit takes over the Unicorn this holiday weekend. Directed by Darren Katz and Tony Award winner James Lapine. 2 & 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Rooster @ Oneonta Theatre, Oneonta. Southern rock and soulful blues straight outta Long Island. 9pm. $6.

MUSIC: The Double Knots @ the Ale House, Troy. A new alt-country combo featuring vocalist Rob Moore, pedal steel player Rick Morse and guitarist-vocalists Marc Clayton and Charlie Morris, among others. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Arthur Holmes Blues Band @ the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. The Pittsfield-based foursome fires up Berkshire-style blues. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Acoustic Showcase @ Uno Chicago Grill, Queensbury. Jason Irwin hosts the monthly showcase. Tonight’s featured performers are Road to Oblivion and Bob & Todd (of Shu). 7pm. FREE.

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