1/5/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rock for Recovery @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A big benefit show for the victims and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School featuring performances by Black Mountain Symphony, the Erin Harkes Band, Matt & the Bad Ideas, Sean Rowe, Super 400 and the Hearing Aides. 8pm. $10. More info here…

MUSIC: emma’s revolution @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The activist folk duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O highlight selections from their potent new album, Revolutions Per Minute. 7:30pm. $24.

MUSIC: Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fab husband-and-wife singer-songwriter team returns to Lena’s. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Ten Year Vamp @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. It’s a doubleheader as Debbie Gabrione and the boys play their final cover shows: a free 4:30pm all-ages show and a 10:30pm 21-&-over show. More info here…

OPERA ON FILM: “The Troyens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, starring Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft. Fabio Luisi conducts. 12noon. $25; students $15.

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MUSIC: Big D & the Kids’ Table @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Warped Tour ska-punk vets. With Brunt of It and Sugar Eater. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Classic rocksteady sound. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Brian LaPoint & the Joints @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With New York Jaded. 9pm.

FILM: “Chasing Ice” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeff Orlowski and acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog explore the Earth’s evolving climate change at the Arctic. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: New York Funk Exchange @ Red Square, Albany. Nine-piece Brooklyn-based band of funkateers. 9pm.

MUSIC: New Year Reggae Jam @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Postponed from Decemeber 29, the belated New Year’s celebration features Jamaica’s Royal Khaoz, DJ Queen Tubby and special guests, as well as a birthday tribute to the late Rick Danko. 9pm. $15 & $20; students $10.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Brunswick Barbecue, Troy. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Any Day Now” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An award-winning film directed by Travis Fine about a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) who takes in an abandoned teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) and becomes the loving family he’s never had. 8pm. $7; students $5.

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