1/19/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: The Catbirds @ the Ale House, Troy. Chandler Travis and his rock quartet gets down in support of their recently released Catbirds Say Yeah. 9pm. More info here…

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Sublime vocalist Annie Rosen and her band – Jonny Rosen, Peter Davis and Don Young – celebrate the release of their new album, Women Be Wise. 8pm. $15. Win FREE TICKETS here… This contest has ended. Congrats to the winner!

MUSIC: A Far Cry @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The innovative 17-piece self-conducted orchestra performs Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s “Battaglia à 10″ in D major; Arvo Part’s “Fratres”; Oswaldo Golijov’s “Last Round”; and William Walton’s “Sonata for Strings.” 8pm. $15, $25, $35 & $39.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ More Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. Singer-songwriter Amy Collins leads her band. 7pm.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jaklitsch’s friends include guitarist Bobby Long, mandolinist Michael Eck and fiddler Mark Frederick. With Three Irish VoicesMike Donnegan, Chris Gill and Mike Roche – opening the show. 8pm. $18.

OPERA ON FILM: “Maria Stuarda” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, in this Metropolitan Opera premiere production. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Yung Wu @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Essentially the Feelies in disguise, with original percussionist Dave Weckerman stepping out from behind his kit and fronting the band. With East of Venus and Wild Carnation, both of which also feature members of the Feelies. 8pm. $15. More info here…

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FILM: “Consuming Spirits” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Nearly 15 years in the making, Chris Sullivan’s film is a meticulously constructed tour de force of experimental animation. Shooting frame by frame in 16mm, Sullivan seamlessly blends together a range of techniques – cutout animation, pencil drawing, collage and stop-motion animation – into a distinct visual style, constructing a suspenseful gothic tale that tracks the intertwined lives of three kindred spirits working at a local newspaper in a Midwestern rust belt town. 5pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

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.

MUSIC: Lifehouse @ Siena College, Loudonville. As part of the two-day New York Womens Expo, the band serves up a special acoustic performance in support of their new album Almeria. Expo 10am-6pm; performance at 1pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Joe Nacco Band @ Johnny Goo’s Clam Shack, Schenectady. Yes, after 10 years, the Joe Nacco Band is calling it quits with this one last farewell gig. 9pm.

MUSIC: Doctor Magnum @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. In support of their new album, “Live at Red Square.” With Nobody for President and YOMA. 9pm. $5. More info here…

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920′s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hosted by and starring Miss Roxxie Tart. 9pm. $12. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Mike Quinones @ Mill City Productions, North Adams. A CD release party for Quinones’ debut album Centuries. With Kimberly Rose. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Compact @ American Glory, Hudson. 8:30pm.

COMEDY: Comedy for a Cause, Part 2 @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. Featuring Jaye McBride, Shawn Gillie, Erin Harkes and Jen McMullen. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Blood & Glass @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: BackBeat @ the Van Schaick Island Country Club, Cohoes. ’60s oldies night with buffet, contests and fun. $20. 6:30pm buffet; 8pm music.

MUSIC: Tapestry Quartet @ the Eagle Bridge Inn, Eagle Bridge. The acoustic foursome features Aimee Harrell, Dave Render, Steve Karpinski and Mike Bonesteel. 7:30pm. FREE.

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