10/22/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday

October 22nd, 2011, 9:23 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Marco Benevento Trio @ Red Square, Albany. In addition to keyboard kingpin Benevento, the trio features Dave Dreiwitz (from Ween) on bass and Andy Borger (from Ani DiFranco’s group) on drums. With Pungee. 9pm. $15. Related story.

MUSIC: The David Sanborn Trio @ The Egg, Albany. The saxman cometh… accompanied by Hammond hero Joey DeFrancesco in support of his latest album, “Only Everything.” 8pm. $34.50.

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FILM/MUSIC: “Nosferatu” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The classic silent vampire film with live musical accompaniment by an all-star cast that includes Brian Dewan, Jeremy Kelly, Jeremy Thal, Gideon Crevoshay and Meshell Ndegeocello. A benefit community radio station WGXC. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Doornails @ the Ale House, Troy. CD release party for the roots trio’s debut disc, “Back Porch Daze.” With special guests. Holly & Evan open the show. 9pm. $7. Related story.

MUSIC: Summer of Doug @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. CD release party for the band’s debut disc, “Double Yellow Line.” With Josh Sheridan. 7pm. $7. Related story.

MUSIC: Stew & the Negro Problem @ the MCLA Church Street Center Auditorium, North Adams. The Tony Award-winning writer of the jazz-rock musical “Passing Strange” joins partner Heidi Rodewald. With Broadway veteran Jon Spurney. 8pm. $10.

FILM/MORE: Zombie Film Feast 4 @ The Linda, Albany. It’s time for all things zombie, as the fourth annual feast kicks into high gear. Films include “Dead Snow” (10am), “Zombieland” (11:30am), “Rammbock: Berlin Undead” (1:15pm) and “Shaun of the Dead” (4pm). With the annual Zombie Walk down Central Avenue at 6pm; the Brain-Eating contest at 7pm; and the Zombie Prom at 8pm. Individual films are $6 each; Zombie Prom is $10; All Zombie Fest Pass is $30.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Pure Poe” @ the Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany. Capital Repertory Theatre’s production of three tales by Edgar Allen Poe performed for the benefit of Cap Rep’s education programs. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and starring Kent Burnham. 7pm. $45 includes wine & cheese reception.

MUSIC/THEATER: Gwar @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The Return of the World Maggot tour promises to be messier than a Gallagher show. Louder, too. With Every Time I Die and Ghoul. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Golden Oldies Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s nostalgia time with Bobby Rydell, Jay & the Americans, Shirley Alston Reeves, the Legendary Teenagers and the Fleetwoods. 7:30pm. $35.75, $43.75 & $50.75.

MUSIC: Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito @ Vivo Fine Art, Woodstock. Contemporary folk-pop duo. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. Eclectic folk-blues-based band featuring vocalist Annie Rosen. 7pm. $8; ages 10-17 $4; children under 10 free.

FILM: “We Need to Talk About Kevin” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. As part of the Williamstown Film Festival, this Cannes Film Festival award-winning film has its New England premiere. Featuring Tilda Swinton in a mesmerizing performance as mother of a trouble son (Ezra Miller) who has committed mayhem at his high school. 8pm. $15; student $10.

KIDS THEATER: “Treasured Stories By Eric Carle” @ The Egg, Albany. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia performs “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” and “Papa Please Get the Moon for Me.” 3pm. $12.

MUSIC: Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 7:30pm. $19, $42, $56.

MUSIC: Doc Scanlon’s Voodoo Boys @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. New Orleans-style voodoo masquerade ball and swing dance. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild presents the country-rock-blues musical comedy about agoraphobia, ’80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, disco and trailer park living in general. 2 & 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, October 30.

MUSIC: Red Hen Stringband @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo and vocals), Linda Schrade (guitar, vocals), Scottish native Allan Carr (guitar, acoustic bass, vocals) and Dave Kiphuth (banjo, banjo-dobro, vocals) make some marevelous music together. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Pete Edwards @ SwordPaw HQ, Troy. With the Receiver (from Columbus) and Jerusalem & the Starbaskets (from Memphis). 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Blue Machine @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quintet @ Justin’s, Albany. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence, Albany. Also featuring pianist Peg Delaney and bassist Pete Toigo. 7pm.

MUSIC: “Striving for Tone” @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. The duo of Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer plays tunes ranging from Cole Porter to Norah Jones. 8pm. Suggested donation $10.