2/23/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Holly & Evan @ Steamer No. Theater, Albany. The acoustic blues duo beefs up to a full band sound with the addition of drummer Rob Morris and saxman Josh Greenberg for a benefit concert for the Steamer. With Low ‘N Lonesome. 8pm. $15. GO HERE to win free tickets…

MUSIC: Ken Stringfellow @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The co-founder of ’90s power-popsters the Posies – who has also played with such acclaimed bands as Big Star, the Minus 5 and a little combo named R.E.M. – comes to town for a solo show in support of his new solo album, Danzig in the Moonlight. With Mod Fiction. 8pm. $10. GO HERE to win free tickets…

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The big, booming baritone serves up another homecoming concert in support of his latest album, The Salesman and the Shark. 8pm. $18.

FUNDRAISER: Winter Ball: Dallas, Everything’s Bigger in Texas @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. Mechanical bull rides, Texas Beauty Queen and “J.R.” Oil Baron costume contests; bourbon tastings, music by Grand Central Station and lots more fun. 8pm. $70. More info here…

MUSIC: Lord Russ @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The psychedelic glam-rocker celebrates the release of his new CD Heir of Mystery. With the Chandler Travis Philharmonic. 10pm.

FUNDRAISER: Upstate Artists Guild Gala @ Normanside Country Club, Delmar. Silent art auction; music by Secondhand Roses, the reunited Sharks and William Hale; comedian William Hughes; poet Dan Wilcox; plus DJ OFI & DJ Rana Ransom. 6pm; champagne preview at 5pm. $40 & $50. More info here…

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MUSIC: Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Sultry-voiced Bethany Yarrow (daughter of Peter Yarrow) and astonishing cellist Rufus Cappadocia are joined by Haiti’s Bonga Jean-Baptiste (drums) and Moroccan Brahim Frigbane (oud, cajon), as well as Afro-Caribbean dancers Sheila Anozier & Belinda Becker, students from Hamilton Hill Arts Center and Empire State Youth Orchestra. 7:30pm.

MUSIC/PERFORMANCE: My Robot Friend @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Falling somewhere between the manic energy of Devo and the refined performance art of Laurie Anderson, My Robot Friend offers a visually and musically unique experience with light-up costumes and gear. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10. More info here…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Brian Melick, Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Mike Dimin @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Three of Nippertown’s most talented musicians weave their musical magic to benefit the arts center. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Shawn Mullins @ The Egg, Albany. The singer-songwriter broke into the national spotlight with his Grammy-nominated song “Lullaby” and has continued to produce a series of acclaimed acoustic-pop tunes such as “Shimmer,” “Beautiful Wreck” and “Light You Up.” Chuck Cannon opens the show. 7:30pm. $24.

PERFORMANCE: “Untitled Apocalypse” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Allison Berkoy presents an immersive, multimedia installation of projection, reactive spectacles and mixed realities. There will be performances and films; dummies and games; an angel plunging into a pit of steel balls; disasters of cataclysmic and infinitesimal scale, a fashion show, a solar electric boat, many cliches, many broken stories and a sing-a-long. 2pm. FREE.

COMEDY: The Sellout Comedy Tour @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring comedians BT, Louis Johnson, Billy D. Washington, Vince Morris. 8pm. $20, $30, $35 & $40.

OPERA ON FILM: “Rigoletto” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera serves up Verdi’s classic tragedy, set in Las Vegas in 1960. Directed by Michael Mayer. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.

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.

ROCK OPERA: “A Wall Street Odyssey” @ The Linda, Albany. “Catch 22″-meets-”Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”-meets-the New Great Depression. 8pm. $15.

FILM: “Long Distance Revolutionary” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke, and inspire. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Angelique Kidjo @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The great, Grammy Award-winning African pop-jazz vocalist and her band. 8pm. $25, $40, $55 & $65.

THEATER/CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jo Henley @ the Ale House, Troy. The Boston-based roots-rockin’, Americana band (with bassmaster Tony Markellis sittin’ in) make their Troy debut in support of their new album, The Fall Comes Early. 9pm.

THEATER: “Camp Logan” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Soul Rebel Performance Troupe performs the drama based on the 1917 courts martial and ensuing executions of 19 black soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 24th Infantry. 2pm. $10.

MUSIC: Session Americana @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Shinedown @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. With Three Days Grace and P.O.D. 7pm. $40.50.

MUSIC: International Guitar Night @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The traveling acoustic guitar festival presents world renowned guitarists Brian Gore, Martin Taylor, Solorazaf and Celso Machado for one-night-only. 8pm. $15, $25 & $35.

MUSIC: The Nancy Kenyon Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Rooftrees @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. 8pm. $5.

COMEDY: Moody McCarthy @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Mike Speirs. 8:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Silverstein @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Like Moths To Flames, Secrets, Issues and Glass Cloud. 7:30pm. $17.

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