3/9/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

THEATER: “Fela!” @ Proctors, Schenectady. An exhilarating and exuberant production that tells the story of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Co-starring Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child). 2 & 
8pm. $20, $35, $50, $55 & $65.

MUSIC: Booker T. Jones @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A solo show by the leader of the pioneering soul greats Booker T & the MG’s. There is sooo much more to his music than just “Green Onions.” With Jonny Monster. 9pm. $25, $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Black Mountain Symphony and the Grand Design. 9:30pm. 7; ages 18-20 $12. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC: Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Dead Cat Bounce @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Party Horns NYC concert series features the return of Dead Cat Bounce, led by founder, composer and Schenectady native Matt Steckler. 7:30pm. $15. More info here…

MUSIC: Zan Strumfeld @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. The singer-songwriter has put together an all-star Local 518 band – featuring August Sagehorn, Bob Buckley, Brian Kelley and M.R. Poulopoulos – to help her celebrate the release of her new EP, Someone New. With Palatypus. 7pm. More info here…

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MUSIC: Altan @ The Egg, Albany. One of the day’s most vibrant traditional Irish bands, Altan, led by vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, arrives with jigs, reels and ballads from their 30 years together and their new album The Poison Glen. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: Hard Soul @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Johnny Salka and his band celebrate the release of their new EP Seize the Year. With Neversink and the Elements. 8pm. $8; under 21 $10. More info here…

MUSIC: Mamie Minch @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. NYC blues singer and her band. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; students $10. More info here…

MUSIC: Joni Mitchell’s Blue: A 40th Anniversary Celebration @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. A tribute to Joni’s classic album featuring NYC singer-songwriters Carolann Solebello, Meg Braun, Sharon Goldman, Victoria Lavington, Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, Elisa Peimer, Allison Scola and Allison Tartalia. 8pm. $20. More info here…

MUSIC: The Lotte Anker/Marilyn Crispell/Harvey Sorgen Trio @ Photosensualis Gallery, Woodstock. The Danish saxwoman teams up with sublime pianist Crispell and Hot Tuna drummer Sorgen. Who knows what will happen? 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Pesky J. Nixon @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With ilyAIMY. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

OPERA ON FILM: “Parsifal” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. From the Metropolitan Opera, director François Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score. Daniele Gatti conducts. 12noon. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Hammer of the Gods @ The Egg, Albany. Led Zep tribute band. 8pm. $34.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Stephane Wremble & Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The French-born Gypsy jazz guitarist-composer has become one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. 7 & 9:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: A$AP Rocky @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With A$AP Ferg and Bodega Bamz. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

COMEDY: Alison Larkin @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. 7:30pm. More info here…

MUSIC: 5 Pounds of Potatoes @ American Glory, Hudson. Classic rock. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Gals Who Play Jazz @ Troy Public Library, Troy. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: School Bus Yellow @ Red Square, Albany. With Newton Crosby. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Steel Wheels @ Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown. A true Americana band, blending blues, bluegrass, old time sing-alongs, and foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes, all infused with passion and an authentic backwoods feel. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “Sordid Lives” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director Del Shores and the Local Actors Guild of Saratoga serve up a heaping helping of Southern-fried comic melodrama in his play about infidelity, country & western music and Airstream trailers. 2 & 8pm. $15. Also 7:30pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Fancy Trash @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. With Christian Gibbs. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney Trio @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 10pm.

FILM: “Gandhi” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Richard Attenborough directs Ben Kingsley as the spiritual leader, along with an all-star cast in a sprawling epic of India’s independence. The 1982 film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rob Jonas @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. With Rick Sacchetti and Summer of Doug. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mod & Rockers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Tribute to the Who and other British Invasion bands. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes and Blaze @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga. 9pm. FREE.

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