8/3/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Cirque de la Symphonie joins the orchestra for some high-flying feats of grace and strength choreographed to the music. Stéphane Denève conducts. 8pm. Go here to win FREE TIX… UPDATE: This contest is closed. Congrats to the winner!

MUSIC: Sonny Landreth @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. One of the all-time great guitarists heads to Hudson in support of his first all-instrumental album, “Elemental Journey.” Prepare to have your mind blown. With the Jim Keller Band. 9pm. $30. More info here…

THEATER: “American Soup” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night for the first production from the Creative Place International, founded by former NYSTI director Patricia Snyder. Starring former NYSTI actor John McGuire as Andy Warhol. 8pm. $25; students & seniors $20. Through August 11.

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ Belleayre Music Festival at Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. A big band tribute to the music of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. 8pm. $26.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Knyghts of Fuzz @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s a happy hour happening with special guest August Spataro of Bourbon Scum. 6pm.

FILM: Ballston Spa Film Festival, Ballston Spa. It’s the first night of the two-night festival with short films screened at Ballston Spa High School at 6:45pm followed more shorts outdoors in Wiswall Park at 9pm. FREE.More info and complete schedule here…

MUSIC: The Jeremy Wallace Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: TN3 @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Mamalama and Anais Wolf. 9pm.

FILM: “Wild Strawberries” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. From 1957, Ingmar Bergman’s richest, most humane movie, starring Victor Sjöström. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Original Bunny Gang @ Jillian’s, Albany. Led by Flogging Molly bassist Nathen Maxwell. 8pm. $12.

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MUSIC: Josh Turner @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. The Nashville hitmaker debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts with his new album, “Punching Bag.” With Ann Marie. 7pm. $37.50, $47.50 & $57.50.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Goldtooth, Charmboy and Ohio’s Black Eyed Betty. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Matt McCabe @ Scallions, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “China Heavyweight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze”) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape — this time through the lens of sports. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: New Riders of the Purple Sage @ The Egg, Albany. The veteran cosmic country-rockers return to town, led by David Nelson and Buddy Cage. 8pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: The Murali Coryell Band @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The blues guitarslinger is joined by drummer Dorian “Detroit” Randolph and bassist Vince Leggiere. 9pm. $15.

COMEDY/THEATER: “Adorable Me! The Totie Fields Story” @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan stars in this cabaret tale of the big, bawdy and beautiful stand-up comic. 8pm. $30; seniors $27; ages 12 and under $18. Through August 12.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The supersaxman is joined by pianist Dave Payette, bassist Mike DelPrete and drummer Danny Whelchel in concert outdoors on the roof. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Moombah Method @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Nadastrom and Sazon Booya. 8:30pm. $23.

MUSIC: Tom Chapin @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and performer plays a mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a song or two of his late brother Harry’s. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Kate & Kevin McKrell @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 8:30pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Nathan Bugh and Emily Vanston offer a free beginner East Coast Swing lesson at 7:30pm; Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers provide the live music for the dance beginning at 8:30pm. $15; students & seniors $10.

MUSIC: Charlie Smith & Rob Aronstein @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. 6 & 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lost Wages @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Alex Slomka @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6-9pm

MUSIC: Static @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 10:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Larry Finke @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7pm.

MUSIC: The TS Ensemble @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

One Response to “8/3/12: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. RR says:

    The free performances of ME: THE MUSICAL, an original work written by fifteen area teens who make up the Summer Theatre At the Rep (STAR) program will take place Friday, August 3 at 4PM, Saturday, August 4 at 11AM and Sunday August 5 at 6PM – all at Capital Rep!

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