4/21/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Star Spangled Washboard Band @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Before there was Blotto, there was SSWB. And now they’re back for the first performance in more than a decade. With Lonesome Val Haynes & Todd Nelson of Fear of Strangers. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Cheryl Wheeler @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. There’s poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a super singer-songwriter. 7:30pm. $26.

MUSIC: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The bee-hived longtime vocalist-guitarist of the “Saturday Night Live” Band rumbles into MASS MoCA with her muscular blues-rock band. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: ParkFest @ UAlbany’s Collins Circle, Albany. Featuring Fabolous, Lloyd, Ashanti, Lloyd Banks, Judakiss, more… Details here. 12:30pm. $20.

OPERA ON FILM: “Manon” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera presents Massenet’s tragic classic with Anna Netrebko in the title role. 1pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: The Hot Club of San Francisco @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Bringin’ the hot swingin’ in the tradition of Django & Stephane. 8pm. $27, $30, $35; students and children $15.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. More than 90 indie rock bands – including the UK’s Wombats kicking off their U.S. tour – playing at 10 downtown clubs, starting at 1pm. $12 gets you everywhere…

DANCE: “TOOL IS LOOT” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Choreographers/dancers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey come together in this duet with their identities simultaneously undone and strengthened. They ask the question: What comes after you don’t know anymore? 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: “Saturday Night Sampler” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A fun and dynamic double-bill of up-and-comers featuring Pesky J. Nixon and Spuyten Duyvil. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The River Street Riot @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Tichy Boys fire up a rockabilly swing dance party with vintage fashion show, silent auction, dance contest, food from Dinosaur Bar-B-Q. The party starts at 6pm; beginners’ dance lesson at 8pm; Tichy Boys at 8:30pm. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

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FILM: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director David Gelbs examines the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, who operates Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Earth Day Festival @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. The sparkling Ava Luna headlines an all-day, eight-band bill. Details here. 12:30pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: SPAM @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Scooter Pie hosts her monthly rock & roll burlesque show. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: The Blisterz @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy. A rollickin’, rockin’ Record Store Day celebration. 2pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Fairy” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A film by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy that tells the tale of hotel night-shift worker Dom who meets a barefoot woman named Fiona who tells him she is a fairy, and grants him three wishes. However, before she is able to grant the third wish, she mysteriously disappears. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Mike + Ruthy @ 1848 Shaker Meeting House, Albany. The Americana-folk duo celebrates the release of their new, six-song disc, “The NYC EP,” which features their newly re-crafted Woody Guthrie ballad “My New York City.” 7:30pm. $12; Seniors/students $10; under 18 admitted FREE.

MUSIC: “Jews Who Rock” @ B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, Albany. The folk trio Gathering Time salutes Jewish musical greats of the rock & roll era, performing songs by Bob Dylan, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Laura Nyro and many others. 8pm. $20; children five and under FREE.

COMEDY: The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase @ Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Latham. Host Greg Aidala welcomes Moody McCarthy along with Benita Zahn, Matt Kelly and Stephen Murray. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jeffrey Roberts @ the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The visiting assistant professor of music plays the guqin, a Chinese stringed instrument with a 3,000- year tradition in a concert titled, “Intercultural Instincts for Spontaneity: A Recital of Guqin Traditional Music and Modern Improvisation.” 2pm. FREE.

CABARET: “When Country Was Cool, Volume One” @ Fort Salem Theater, Fort Salem. Dona Frank & the Spurs USA salute the great country singers and songwriters of the formative days of country music, the ’40s-’70s. 8pm. $25.

COMEDY: “Quips on Quail” @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Start-up stand-ups and veteran comics are welcomed to perform their routines (10 minutes maximum) at the comedy open mic night. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rob Jonas & Rick Sacchetti @ Moon and River Cafe, Schenectady. Their monthly residency series continues with with April’s special guest Caroline MotherJudge. 8pm. FREE.

One Response to “4/21/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday”

  1. OswegoMatt says:

    Before Paranoid Social Club plays Red Square tonight at part of the MOVE Festival Dave and Jon will be leading the Rustic Overtones at the Hudson River Music Hall in Hudson Falls for an early show.

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