4/13/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

April 13th, 2013, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Brought up in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, the singer and multi-instrumentalist is a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture and one of the Western Isles’ true contemporary treasures. She should sound familiar – her songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” were featured in “Brave”, from Disney and Pixar. 7:30pm. $25. GO HERE to enter to win FREE TICKETS…

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. 10am-6pm. $7; $2 discount if you bring a guitar, amp or at least two non-perishable food items. More info here…

MUSIC: Dirty Projectors @ Skidmore College’s Williamson Sports Center, Saratoga Springs. With Delicate Steve. 9pm. $20.

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MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Unison Arts Center, New Paltz. 78RPM music for the 21st century. 8pm. $21.

MUSIC: Darlingside @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. In support of their latest album Pilot Machines, the marvelous pop-rock quintet blends in everything from folk to jazz. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; $10 students. More info here…

THEATER: “Peter Pan” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Even at the age of 60, former gymnast Cathy Rigby has still gotta crow… 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.

ROLLER DERBY: The Hellions of Troy @ Rollarama Skating Center, Schenectady. The Herculadies (the Hellions’ B-team) take on The North Country Lumber Jills. 8pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $3 for kids under 12. GO HERE to enter to win FREE TICKETS…

FILM/DISCUSSION: Louis Massiah @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The acclaimed documentary filmmaker, founder/director of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, and winner of the MacArthur “genius” award screens videos from ongoing programs, including Underground Railroad Routes in the Frankford Neighborhood (Precious Places Community History Project), Neighborhood Bike Works (Community Visions Program), Contested Spaces (by Boone Ngyues) and Seeds of Awakening (Muslim Voices of Philadelphia). 7:30pm. $10 suggested; $5 student/low income.

COMEDY: Amy Schumer @ The Egg, Albany. 8pm. $32.50. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Tom Paxton @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. “Bottle of Wine.” “The Marvelous Toy.” “Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound.” And so many more… The veteran folk singer-songwriter helps the Eighth Step celebrate its 45th anniversary. 7:30pm. $28 in advance; $30 at the door; $35 gold circle.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Camerata @ College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The program includes Appalachian Spring Suite for 13 Instruments by Aaron Copland; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy plus others. Performers include Amanda Brin, Jamecyn Morey, David Bebe, Jonathan Brin, Sean McClowry, Yvonne Hansbrough, Lenore Snow, Young Kim and Dan Foster; featured soloists are bassoonist Will Wise, baritone Woody Bynam and conductor Robert Hansbrough. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hot Cousin @ Fuller Roadhouse Grille, Albany. With Blase DeBris. It’s a pre-Income Tax Day rock & roll party! 9:30pm. $5. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC: Sharon Katz & Wendy Khethiwe Quick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. South African singer, songwriter and cultural ambassador. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ the Towne Tavern, Averill Park. Acoustic blues. 9:30pm.

THEATER: Dinosaur Petting Zoo @ The Egg, Albany. Erth’s Visual & Physical Theatre takes an interactive, prehistoric journey through an incredible cast of Dinosaurs that inhabited our world millions of years ago-an up close and personal visit with these amazingly life-like creatures. 11am. Children $10; adults FREE when accompanied by a child. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The mandolin virtuoso, Punch Brothers bandleader and MacArthur Foundation award winner meets the eclectic jazz piano great in a sure-to-be-thrilling duo performance that may touch on everything from Bach to Radiohead. 8pm. $25, $31, $41 & $47. More info here…

MUSIC: Richard Buckner @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With William Tyler and Small Houses. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Bob Warren @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. The Greenwich singer-songwriter brings along his six-piece band – featuring bassist Tony Markellis, drummer Danny Whelchel, guitarist Don Warren, keyboardist Matt Donnelly, cellist Monica Wilson-Roach and vocalist Joy MacKenzie – to offer a preview of his upcoming album The Poet in Me. 8pm. $25 (includes $6 credit for refreshments).

MUSIC: Madonnas in a Field @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Six-piece band with a real knack for country-pluckin’ twang and beautiful harmonies, led by Forrest Marquisee. 8pm. $5

MUSIC: The Lonesome Brothers @ the Ale House, Troy. Roots-rockin’ from Jim Armenti, Ray Mason & Tom Shea. 9pm.

MUSIC/FILM/MORE: Midnight Ramble @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 5pm pot luck barbecue; 7pm Levon Helm documentary film “Ain’t In It For My Health”; 9pm music by the Dirt Farmer Band; 10pm Q&A with musicians. $125. UPDATE: This show is sold out; standing room tickets available for the concert only $40.

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

DANCE: Nacre Dance Company @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. An afternoon of classic and contemporary dance. 4pm. $20; students & seniors $15.

MUSIC: Low ‘n Lonesome @ Desolation Road Studio, Altamont. Acoustic blues duo. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Dead On Live @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Grateful Dead tribute band performs their ’71-’72 show featuring selections from Skull & Roses, Garcia, Europe 72 and Ace. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With Rick Shultz. 9pm.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. Backed by bassist Bill Delaney and pianist Peg Delaney. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bro Safari @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Doors at 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ Panza’s, Saratoga Lake. Accompanied by pianist Azzaam Hameed. 7pm.

MUSIC: TAPESTRYduo @ the Parrott House, Schoharie. Playing “all things acoustic.” 8pm.