2/24/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Beppe Gambetta @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Italian acoustic guitar master. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

MUSIC: Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The best Cajun band in the land. 8pm. $20-$55.

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ the Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Nippertown’s premier children’s music band. 10am & 1pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. NOTE: The 10am show is SOLD OUT.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. See art, hear music, shop, eat and party down at the Collar City’s monthly arts walk. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Killerados @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s now or never at this one last farewell performance as the dirt-caked, dynamic duo has decided to call it quits. With Yankee Cockfight and Ten Foot Polecats. 8pm.

MUSIC: Alexis P. Suter Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The sensational soul-blues singer and her band tear the roof off the sucka. 9pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

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FILM: Oscar Shorts: Animation @ Time and Space Limited, 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.

FILM:Oscar Shorts: Live Action @ Time and Space Limited, Hudson. The five finalists for this year’s Academy Award in the category of live action short feature: “Pentecost,” “Raju,” “The Shore,” “Time Freak” and “Tuba Atlantic.” 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

TALK: “Looking Through a Glass Onion: Deconstructing the Beatles’ ‘White Album'” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Composer-producer-engineer Scott Freiman tells the story of the Beatles’ classic double album using rare audio and video of the Beatles in action and populated with anecdotes about the recording sessions. 7:30pm. $20, $25; students $10. NOTE: This talk is SOLD OUT.

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

FILM: “Amigo” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Director John Sayles examines the predicament of a Filipino village mayor caught between the demands of U.S. occupying forces and the guerrilla insurgency during the Philippine-American War. Starring Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Ronnie Lazaro. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Company of Thieves @ Jillian’s, Albany. Genevieve Schatz and the boys are back to rock you down. With the Erin Harkes Band and Wild Adriatic. Doors open at 8pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Urban Guerilla Theatre @ The Linda, Albany. Hosted by coordinator and founder Sundiata-emi Mojavi, UGT celebrates its third anniversary with a special show dedicated to love and Black History Month, featuring Grand Slam Champion poet Jamaal St. John, Stefano Nu Soul, Naf Keen, Foetik, Neeco Piper, the Funk Merchant Jazz Project and more. 9pm. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

MUSIC: EGO @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Aka Joey Eppard, Chris Gartdrumm and Alana Orchid. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Screaming Orphans @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. All-female Celtic pop-rock quartet. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “Waiting for Lefty” @ Union College’s Yulman Theater, Schenectady. David Girard directs Clifford Odets’ classic American play based on the New York City taxi strike of February, 1934. 7:30pm. $10; seniors $7. Through Sunday.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Urban Guerilla Theatre @ The Linda, Albany. UGT celebrates its third anniversary at The Linda with performances by Grand Slam Champion Jamaal St. John, the sensual Sabrina Gilbert, Stefano-Nu Soul, Mac Naf Keen, Alion and others. 9pm. $10.

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