2/11/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Synth Funk Dance Party @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. A subversive, futuristic mix of pop, new wave and funk from rap geek and producer Gordon Voidwell (aka Will Johnson). 8pm. $19; students $10; kids under 12 FREE.

MUSIC: The Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The acclaimed Hyperion String Quartet will join the Saint Rose Camerata in a performance of music by Dvorak, Boccherini and Mozart. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pierce and Grace Pettis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/DANCE: Doc Scanlon’s Deja VooDoo Boys @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. It’s Doc Scanlon’s Valentines’ Speakeasy Party with jitterbug dance contest and costume contest. Swing dance lesson at 8pm; music at 8:30pm. $15.

ART: “Free Day” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Admission is FREE all day at MASS MoCA. 11am-8pm. FREE.

OPERA ON FILM: Met Opera Live HD Simulcast: Gotterdammerung @ Time and Space, Hudson. With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried. James Levine conducts. 12noon. $15, $25.

FILM: Oscar Shorts: Animation @ Time and Space, Hudson. The five finalists for this year’s Academy Award in the category of animation short feature: “Dimanche/Sunday,” “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” “La Luna,” A Morning Stroll” and “Wild Life.” 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Peter Wolf @ The Egg, Albany. Former J. Geils band frontman comes back to town to rip it up. With the Roy Sludge Duo. 7:30pm. $34.50. SOLD OUT.

MUSIC: Ships Is Slip While Sheep Is Sleep @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Guitar pioneer David Torn is joined by saxman Tim Berne as well as drummers Dave King and Ches Smith for their first performance ever. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The fab husband-and-wife folk duo plays a benefit for the arts center. 8pm. $25.

COMEDY: John Pinette @ The Egg, Albany. The big man brings his “Still Hungry” stand-up routine to town. 7 & 9:30pm. $37.75. 7pm show is SOLD OUT.

COMEDY: Larry the Cable Guy @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Git-R-Done! 5 & 8pm. $43.75.

MUSIC: Hanneke Cassel @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The champion fiddler performs with her trio, featuring cellist Ariel Friedman and guitarist Christopher Lewis. 8pm. $20; children 12 and under $5.

MUSIC: The Doornails @ the Ale House, Troy. Roots-rockin’ and door-knockin’…

MUSIC: The Danny Kalb Trio @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock. The Blues Project co-founder offers a sneak preview of his upcoming 2-CD set, “Moving in Blue.” 8pm.

COMEDY: The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour @ Bootlegger’s On Broadway, Troy. Stand-up comedians Aaron David Ward, Dave Cooperman and Deric Harrington serve up a night of local laughs. 8pm. $10.

THEATER/MUSIC: “Frankie & the Knuckleheads: The History of Rock & Roll in Concert” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. A fictional musical revue of rock & roll from 1954 to 1968. 3 & 7pm. $30.

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