1/25/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ The Egg, Albany. He’s is a singer of deeply personal songs that explore the dark corners of family relationships, love, and politics, as well as a fine satirical songwriter, as exemplified on his recent recordings 10 Songs for the New Depression and Older Than My Old Man Now. The Nields open the show. 8pm. $29.50. More info here…

THEATER: “One Man Star Wars Trilogy” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Three classic sci-fi films condensed into one hour on the stage by one actor – Charlie Ross. 7:30pm. $25. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Two Cow Garage @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Todd May and the Nightmare River Band. 9pm. Go here to win a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show…

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READING: Time to Talk: Poets Raise Their Voices, Part 2 @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Light potluck dinner followed by an evening of poetry focused on issues of poverty, justice, mass incarceration and emancipation featuring Derick Anderson, Ifatayo Cobbins, Alexis Marie, Cara Benenson and others. 6:30pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Veteran folk troubadour. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ the Old Glenford Church & Hall, Glenford. A benefit for the Hudson Valley Sudbury School. With DB Leonard. 7pm. $5 suggested donation.

PERFORMANCE: Kris Verdonck & Alix Eynaudi @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The spring season at EMPAC kicks off with a sleepy-time performance of “EXIT,” a free dance performance by Belgian artist Kris Verdonck and choreographer Alix Eynaudi that aims to lull the audience to sleep. Really. Pillows will be provided. No snoring, please… 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: Floodwood @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (both from moe.) lead their acoustic bluegrass-oriented side-project band into the Spa City. With Rebel Darling. 9pm. $15.

THEATER: “Speed Curses” @ Collar Works, Troy. Writer-director Josh Chambers fuzes together theater and baseball in a multimedia neo-operatic performance event that utilizes music, collage, writing and film. 8 & 10pm. $25.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ Ryan’s Wake, Troy. 6:30pm.

THEATER: “Three Tall Women” @ Schenectady Civic Playhouse, Schenectady. Edward Albee’s 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama directed by Joseph Fava. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jon Ouckama @ More Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. Smooth Cuban jazz. 6 & 8pm. $5.

FILM: “Starlet” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director/co-writer Sean Baker’s film explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and the elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson). 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

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