10/21/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

THEATER/DANCE: “Angel Reapers” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Pulitzer, Tony and Oscar winning writer Alfred Uhry and MacArthur Foundation genius recipient and director/choreographer Martha Clarke team up for a dance/theater piece that burrows into the repression and sexual tension among the celibate Shakers. 8pm. $20, $35, $45 & $65.

MUSIC: Holly Near @ the Eighth Step at Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. With long-time accompanist John Bucchino on piano and singer-songwriter-guitarist Laura Love. 7:30pm. $28, $35.

MUSIC: Christine Lavin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Once a Caffe Lena waitress, Ms. Lavin returns for another wry performance as a headliner. With Don White. 7 & 9:30pm. $25 in advance; $27 at the door.

COMEDY: Lewis Black @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Expect plenty of rant ‘n’ rage as the sputtering pundit-comedian-author-actor brings his “In God We Rust” tour to town. 8pm. $29.50, $37.50, $55.

MUSIC: Debbie Davies @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The wailing blues guitar great spent three years backing up Albert Collins, and she learned her lessons well, having won the Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year award from the Blues Music Association last year. 9pm. $16 in advance; $20 at the door; VIP $25.

MUSIC: Tift Merritt @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Part country, part soul, park rock ‘n’ roll, Merritt’s music will win you over. 9pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

DANCE: “Everything Is Getting Better All the Time” @ The Egg, Albany. Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes and her dance company. 8pm. $24.

FILM/MORE: Zombie Film Feast 4 @ The Linda, Albany. The fourth annual feast kicks off with a gala featuring food, film and famous dead stars of stage and screen rising from the grave. And a choral presentation of gay undead anthems from the Capitol Pride Singers. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Tribute to Weezer’s “Pinkerton” @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. On the 15th anniversary of the album’s release three primo Nippertown bands each tackle the tunes – Alta Mira, the Landlines and BenKN – culminating in a three-way band-jam on the album closer “Butterfly.” 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Caleb Lionheart @ the Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. With One Win Choice, Astpai and Ship Me Overseas. 8pm.

ART RECEPTION: “LOL” @ the Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany. Reception for the exhibit of seriously funny art works by the likes of Roger Bisbing, Tim Davis, Andrew DeGraff, Benjamin Entner, Torrance Fish, Spring Hofeldt, Linda B. Horn, Brian Kane, Steven Rolf Kroeger, Michael Oatman, Minna Resnick, Owen Sherwood, Joy Taylor and Gregor Wynnyczuk. 5:30-7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rustic Overtones @ Jillian’s, Albany. With the Ameros. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Right Coast Soul @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, Troy. Classic rockin’… 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tartan Terrors @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A unique blend of Celtic music, Highland dance and bellyfuls of laughter. 8pm. $15-$35.

MUSIC: Anonymous 4 @ Williams College’s Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williamstown. The acclaimed vocal ensemble performs a concert, “Secret Voices: The Sisters of Las Huelgas.” 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: J. Cole @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. With Mirk. 7pm. $32.

MUSIC: Ensemble ACJW @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The ensemble will perform works by Loeffler and Mozart, as well as the world premiere of Ryan Gallagher’s Oboe Quartet. Pre-performance talk at 7pm; concert at 8pm. $7; seniors $5; students $3.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ the Daily Grind, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: The City Never Sleeps @ Elda’s On Lark, Albany. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Ten Year Vamp @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 10pm.

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