10/28/11: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Francis and the Lights’ “The White Room” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. We’ve got no idea what to expect here, but we’re excited about it. 8:30pm. $18. Also 8:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Sensemaya @ First Unitarian Society’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. One of Nippertown’s premier salsa/Latin jazz ensembles celebrates the release of their sophomore album, “”Havana Before Dawn,” with this A Place for Jazz concert. 8pm. $15; students $7; children under 12 FREE.

MUSIC: Yonder Mountain String Band @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With the Infamous Stringdusters. Just last month these two bands headlined the fab FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA. 9pm. $20.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Despite throwing in with the earlier-this-month MoHu Fest Arts Walks, the Collar City returns for its second arts walk of the month. Yeah! 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Spottiswoode & His Enemies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. They were the band that kicked it all off for Club Helsinki in Hudson a year and a half ago, and now they’re finally coming back. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Matt Durfee & Friends @ Design It Together, Troy. With Rosary Beard. 8:30pm.

THEATER: “Dancing Henry Five” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. Performed by Pick Up Performance Co., David Gordon’s multimedia take on Shakespeare’s “Henry V” fuses together dance, theater, narration, music and more. 8pm. $20; seniors $15; students $10.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. Acoustic blues duo. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Danielle Miraglia @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Boston folk-blues singer-songwriter is joined by Tom Bianchi (bass) and Laurence Scudder (viola) in support of her new album, “Box of Troubles.” With M.R. Poulopoulos. 8pm. $14 in advance; $16 at the door.

FILM/THEATER: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ The Linda, Albany. With the Whip-it Outskirts shadowcast troupe. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it, it just feels good to put the fishnets on! They’re back – Brad, Janet and the whole kinky troupe from transsexual Transylvania! Without a doubt this film is one of a kind. 8pm & 12midnight. $8.

MUSIC: Spanking Charlene @ Hot Shots, Glens Falls. Winners of Little Steven Van Zandt’s “Best Unsigned Band in America” contest, the award-winning soul-punk band is based in NYC, but it’s a homecoming show for Queensbury native, bassist Margaret LaBombard. 10pm.

FILM: “Never Stand Still” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Screened as part of the Williamstown Film Festival, Ron Honsa’s documentary examines the power of modern dance and the rich history of Jacob’s Pillow in Becket. Followed by a Q&A with Honsa and Jacob’s Pillow director Ella Baff. 8pm. $15; students $10.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Rev it up with Nippertown’s rockabilly kings. 10pm.

MUSIC: Jason Crosby & Malcolm Cecil @ Vivo Fine Art, Woodstock. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “An Ignorant Man” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. HRC Showcase Theatre offers a staged reading of Richard Manley’s literate comedy. 7:30pm. Reading is FREE; $12 suggested donation for reception.

MUSIC: Jeff Burger @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Burger and Rob Jonas – members of the band Sumac – each go solo for the night. With Betsi K. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Joy Adler & the Souls of Evolution @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. 6:30pm. $5.

MUSIC/THEATER: “This Is Broadway” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Under the direction of Ted Concepcion and Donna Vidoli, more than 40 musicians, singers and dancers will perform a variety of Broadway hits. A benefit for the Berkshire Theatre Group. 7:30pm. $15, $20. Also 7:30pm on Saturday.

BURLESQUE: “Pretty Wicked” @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. Emcee Guy FrankenSmiley and the Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque offers its Halloween show featuring plenty of guys, gorgeous gals, gams, ghouls and booze. Costume contest at 12midnight. DJ after-party. 10pm. $13.

MUSIC: Bread and Bones @ the Dream-Away Lodge, Becket. The Vermont folk trio celebrates the release of their new album, “Could Have Been a Dream.” 8pm.

THEATER: “The Lost Frontier of America” @ Space 360, Hudson. Walking the Dog Theater presents the world premiere of a new theater piece written and devised by David Anderson with Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan featuring text from Ralph Waldo Emerson and others. 8pm. $25; seniors $22; students $15.

FILM: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Wallace Worsley’s 1923 spectacular silent adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel about a deformed bell-ringer (Lon Chaney) who falls in love with a Gypsy princess. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Twiddle @ Jillian’s, Albany. The Vermont band celebrates the release of their sophomore album, “Somewhere on the Mountain.” With Sly Fox & the Hustlers and Bootleg. Doors open at 9pm. $10 in advance.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ Bootlegger’s on Broadway, Troy. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Duo @ Washington Tavern, Albany. 5pm.

FILM: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $16.

MUSIC: Dopapod @ Red Square, Albany. With Dirty Paris. 9pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

MUSIC: The Tichy Boys @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: John Craigie @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. 21st century folk troubadour. With Olivia Quillio and Leigh Jones. 8pm.

MUSIC: What She Said @ the Cove, Ballston Spa. 7pm.

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