3/2/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

March 2nd, 2012, 9:05 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: WCDB-FM’s 34th Anniversary Music Festival @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s the first of a two-night celebration of UAlbany’s college radio station featuring performances by the Parlor (formerly We Are Jeneric) (9:10pm), Sub Pop’s Avi Buffalo (10pm), the reunion of the Hanslick Rebellion (7:40pm), Around the World and Back (8:30pm), Slaughterhouse Chorus (7pm) and If Madrid (6:10pm), as well as serving as the CD release bash for the new one from Barons in the Attic (10:45pm). 5pm. $12.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Art, music, shopping, adult beverages, etc. 5-9pm. FREE.

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FILM: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Chad Freidrichs’s documentary examines the misconceptions and legacies of St. Louis’ infamous Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex. 5:30pm. $7 & $5.

MUSIC: Jane’s Addiction @ Palace Theatre, Albany. Vocalist Perry Farrell leads the pioneering alt-rockers – also drummer Stephen Perkins, guitarist Dave Navarro and bassist Chris Chaney – into town in support of their new album, “The Great Escape Artist.” With Black Box Revolution. 8:30pm. $29.50, $34.50, $44.50 & $49.50. UPDATE: This concert is sold out.

FILM: “Crazy Horse” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Celebrated documentary director Frederick Wiseman spent ten weeks with his camera exploring one of the most mythic places dedicated to women: the Crazy Horse, a legendary Parisian cabaret. 7:30pm. $7 & $5.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Bat Shea’s, Troy. Acoustic blues duo. 9pm.

MUSIC: Long Time Courting @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. This fine female folk quartet from Boston features Sarah Blair on fiddle, Liz Simmons on guitar, Shannon Heaton on flute and Ariel Friedman on cello. They all sing, too. 8pm. $16.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. Yes, Mike Trash & Co. are back with a new EP, “Boulevard of Choking Screams,” and they’re debuting it tonight with a CD release party that also features performances by the Blisterz and NYC’s Sex Slaves. 8pm. $5.

COMEDY: “Save-a-Bull Comedy Night” @ the Albany Comedy Lounge at Waterworks, Albany. And evening of stand-up comedy featuring Shawn Gillie, Jennifer McMullen, Kevin Marshall, Luke Donovan and more to benefit the Mohawk and Hudson Humane Society’s Save-a-Bull program. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Jim Sande Ensemble @ Bonobo, Albany. In conjunction with First Friday, it’s a rare performance by the adventurous quartet of Michael Farley, Joe Hetko, Chrys Ballerano and Jim Sande. 7:15pm.

FILM/DISCUSSION: #OCCUPY FilmFest @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. An evening of short films about the Occupy movement from independent filmmakers, followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers including Bhawin Suchak, Ira McKinley and Messiah Rhodes about the Occupy movement and the role of radical media. 7pm. $10; students/low income $5.

MUSIC: The Connor Kennedy Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The blues-rockin’ guitar phenom raises the roof… 9pm. $15.

THEATER: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernard Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night for the spring Black Box production of Bert V. Royal’s politically charged and provocative tragi-comedy which re-imagines the iconic “Peanuts” cartoon characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. Directed by Margaret Smith. 8pm. $12; seniors & students $8. Through Wednesday (March 7).

MUSIC: Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. After a hiatus of several months, the cafe re-opens its doors with a dose of smooth Cuban jazz. 6 & 8pm. $5.

FILM: Godzilla Kaiju Battle 2012 @ Proctors, Schenectady. Oh no, there goes Tokyo! It Came From Schenectady hosts a city-stompin’ double-bill of 1993’s “Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla” and 1995’s “Godzilla vs. Destroyah.” 7pm. $9; kids & students $6.

MUSIC: Matthew Tansey @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The singer-songwriter (and Albany native) plays a homecoming solo show. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Low ‘N Lonesome @ Coffee Planet, Ballston Spa. Blues from Phil Drum & Rob Adkins.. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Pinhead Susan’s, Schenectady. 9pm.

FILM: “Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell & Kenyon” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Directed by Sagar Mitchell & James Kenyon. Set to a modern soundtrack, this compilation of recently rediscovered silent film footage from the earliest days of filmmaking (1900–1913) offers, in the words of Dave Kehr of The New York Times, “An amazingly clear window into a horse-drawn society … a unique, hypnotically involving film.” 7:30pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920’s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hosted by and starring Miss Roxxi Tart with Honey Commings, Lily Allure, BabyDGirl, Shirley Tramp, Fortutious Francine and the Lady Maxine. Doors open at 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Zakuro Daiko @ Union College Taylor Music Center’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. The Japanese drumming ensemble offers a celebration of winter. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hot Cousin @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. ’80s cover band. 9:30pm.

DANCE/MUSIC: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Free beginner swing dance lesson by Bob Englert at 7:30pm. Dance with music by the Saints of Swing featuring vocalist Miss Rene Bailey at 8:30pm. $15; seniors & students $10.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ Grappa ’72, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra @ Williams College’ Chapin Hall, Williamstown. It’s “Out of the Shadows” featuring the music of Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven. 8pm. FREE.

2 thoughts on “3/2/12: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. Rachel says:

    The Wonderful World of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the WAMC Linda tonight, 3/2, at 8pm. $8.

  2. Hot Cousin says:

    Hey Rocky Horrorers! Bring your ticket stub from the Linda and GET INTO PAULY’S FREE for the Hot Cousin Show! Come rock some 80’s with us!

    Stickers for awesome costumes!

    Event here: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/162041400567420/

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