4/12/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

SHOPPING: Capital Region Guitar Show @ the Knights of Columbus, Saratoga Springs. Shop, browse, covet, trade, drool over guitars, guitars, guitars… plus lots of other instruments with strings, too. 5-10pm. $7; $2 discount if you bring a guitar, amp or at least two non-perishable food items. Also 10am-6pm on Saturday. GO HERE to enter to win FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC: The Outer Borough Brass Band @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Party Horns NYC concert series continues with a spicy New Orleans/New York fusion and plenty of high-energy playing. Emceed by J Hunter. More info here…

MUSIC: Tim O’Brien @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. From bluegrass greats Hot Rize to Mark Knopfler’s rock band, the marvelous multi-instrumentalist has done it all as he deftly blends the traditional with the contemporary. 9pm. $28.

MUSIC: “Garage to Glory” @ College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. The annual battle of the bands. 8pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Amy Speace & the Storm @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Amy previews selections from her marvelous new album How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat, slated for release on Tuesday. She’ll be accompanied by the Storm – multi-instrumentalist Josh Oliver on guitar/keys and Hannah Schroeder on cello. With Buffalo singer-songwriter Davey O. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door. More info here…

MUSIC: Maggot Brain @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s the album release party for Stop and Breathe, the debut release on Fuzz Records. With Kowloon Walled City and Zozobra. 7pm.

THEATER: “Peter Pan” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Even at the age of 60, former gymnast Cathy Rigby has still gotta crow… 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.

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MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Brien’s Public House, Troy. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The John Kribs Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: John Medeski @ Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. The MMW keyboardist-composer offers a solo piano concert in support of his brand new solo album A Different Time. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: John Wesley Harding @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. With Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces). 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Sō Percussion @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. The adventurous ensemble offers its second annual spring concert featuring a wide array of contemporary works, all written by living composers. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. 10pm. Also 10pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: The Williams Percussion Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With the Sunny Side of the Street Band. 9:30pm. $10.

FILM: “Sound City” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. Directed by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, it’s a love letter to the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio. 7:30pm. $7; students $5. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Life in Color @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Paint party. With Laidback Luke, David Solano, Alex English, DJ Prophet and TrevMunz. 7:30pm. $27 & $58.

DANCE: Nacre Dance Company @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. An evening of classic and contemporary dance. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Also at 4pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Duffy’s, Albany. 7pm.

FILM: “Destiny (Der mude Tod)” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Fritz Lang’s dark fairy tale tells the story of a young woman’s bargain with the Angel of Death after he slays her lover. Silent 1921 film with live piano accompaniment by Mike Schiffer. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. The jazz singer is joined by pianist Azzaam Hameed and bassist Pete Toigo. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Art Steele @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Trio @ Aperitivo Bistro, Schenectady. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm.

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