11/23/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Grainbelt @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The annual Black Friday throwdown tradition continues… 6pm.

MUSIC: De La Soul @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. After two postponements, the hip-hop pioneers finally land in Nippertown. With Mirk and DJ Playground. 8:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Matthew Carefully. 9pm. $10; ages 18-20 $15.

MUSIC: The Rob Jonas Trio @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. 7pm.

FILM: “Samsara” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Ron Fricke eschews dialogue and descriptive text, subverting our expectations of a traditional documentary, and instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. Filmed in 25 different countries over the course of five years. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Who’s Who: A Who Tribute @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A benefit for the Chris Ryan Arts Scholarship Fund performed by House of Vice, Psychedelic Pills, Charmboy, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Tom Hanley, Geoff Ryan and more. 8pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Triskele @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. All female acoustic Celtic quartet. 8pm. $17.

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FILM: “Breathing” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. By first-time director Karl Markovics. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Tony DeSare @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Maybe you caught the jazz singer-songwriter-pianist (and Hudson Falls native) in concert at SPAC this summer. Now catch his annual “Home for the Holidays” show at the intimate Wood. 8pm. $45. Also at 2pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: The Grand Slambovians @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Spurs USA @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The classic country music band digs into the songbags of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Connie Smith, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. With special guests Bobby Sweet, Beth Maturevich & Randy Cromier, Cindy Rines and Peter Putnam. 8pm. $12, $27 & $37.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Quartet @ the Blu Stone Bistro, Loudonville. With special guest Spanish clarinetist Juli Aymi. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Power’s Irish Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Out of the Blue @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Lucid @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Formula 5. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Gregg Allman Band guitarist celebrates the release of his new album. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Odyssey @ Red Square, Albany. With / DJ Super Phayda and DJ Al Gee. 9pm.

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