1/20/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Teddy Thompson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The son of Richard and Linda Thompson, he’s a second generation musician with the talent to match his pedigree. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Amy Collins & the Whomevers @ Bat Shea’s, Troy. 9pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: “See the Future! Sampler Concert” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jan Bell & the Maybelles and Sheesham & Lotus. 8pm. $10. Related story.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ The Egg, Albany. Featuring two premieres – “To Sing, Laugh, Play” (music by John Adams) and “Sea Ghosts” (music by William Harper). 8pm; with a pre-show talk at 7:15. $24; seniors $20; children $12.

MUSIC: Roscoe Dash @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The Atlanta hip-hopster takes the stage in support of his brand new EP, “J.U.I.C.E.” 8pm. $27.50.

MUSIC: Shannon Pelcher @ Red Square, Albany. From Brooklyn via Philadelphia, the singer-songwriter makes her Nippertown debut in support of her new five-song CD debut, “Shannon Pelcher & the Iron Threads,” which was recorded at Waterfront Studios in Hudson. With the Hill Hollow Band. 9pm. Related story.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz trio. 7pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: The Blisterz @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With the Rob Skane 3 and Charmboy. And it’s Charmboy guitarist Eric Halder’s birthday, too. 9pm.

THEATER: “Urinetown” @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Sky Vogel directs the pee-soaked musical that’s set in the future where water is scarce, and urine has value. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Museum Guards @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The Capital Underground Live concert series continues. With Sympathy for Achilles, Tamerlane, Greenroom and the Hearing Aides. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Big Idea @ the Bayou, Albany. Old school funky jazz-pop. 6pm. Related story.

THEATER/COMEDY: The Royal Berkshire Improvisation Troupe @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. Improv at the Playhouse kicks off a third-Friday-of-the-month residency with a mix of theatre games and audience participation. 7:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ Provence at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chris Dukes Band @ Jillian’s, Albany. 10pm.

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