4/20/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FUNDRAISER: “TSL: The First 40 Years” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Guests will be greeted by Highland piper, Neil A. Roberts, who will begin playing outdoors just after 6pm, calling all to assemble. There will be music by pianist extraordinaire Lincoln Mayorga. And you can bet on Linda Mussmann saying some words, too. Hors d’oeuvres, cheese, supper and, of course, anniversary cake. 6:30pm. $40.

DANCE: Albany Berkshire Ballet @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. “Premieres and Favorites” offers classical and contemporary dance. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Voca People @ Proctors, Schenectady. From Mozart to Madonna, this ensemble of eight a cappella singers from “another planet” does it all. 8pm. $20, $30, $35, $40 & $55.

MUSIC: Dan Deacon @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. 8pm. $16; students $10. More info here…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ WAMC’s The Linda, Albany. It’s the inaugural Elvis Spring Dance. 8pm. $20.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Albany Word Fest Invitational Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Albany’s own Nitty Gritty Slam will be joined by Verbal Slap (CT), Underground Poetry Spot (Syracuse), Suffern Slam (NY), Jersey City Slam (NJ) and Buffalo Slam (NY) to compete for prizes and wrap up Albany WordFest 2013. 6pm. $12. GO HERE to enter to win FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC: M.R. Poulopoulos @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. With Caroline Cotter. 8pm.

MUSIC: Vishten @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Acadian folk supergroup from Nova Scotia performs selections from their new CD Mosaïk. 7:30pm. $26.

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MUSIC: Dakota Dave Hull @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “Radio Heaven” @ College of Saint Rose’s Campus Theatre, Albany. Re-creating vintage radio shows – classic soap opera, comedy, suspense and how-to shows, complete with those wonderfully annoying commercials. 7pm. $10. Through Sunday.

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

MUSIC: Iris DeMent @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The acclaimed traditional country singer steps into the spotlight in support of her latest album, Sing the Delta. 9pm. $46.

THEATER/MUSIC: “Four Seasons, Four Years – The Civil War: A Musical Journey” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Created and directed by Andy Spence, this unique musical and personal history lesson features Greg Artzner, Dan Berggren, Betsy and Steve Fry, Reggie Harris, Terry Leonino, John Roberts, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson. 8pm. $20.

TALK: Garth Stein @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. A talk by the author of Schenectady’s One County, One Book selection “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Afterlife @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. With Bedroom and Fossils From the Sun with Urkas. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Hickory Hawkins @ the Ale House, Troy. Country rock songster. With Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Machine @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Pink Floyd tribute band. 8pm. $22.

THEATER/MUSIC: “Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. This revue of tunes from the man who wrote such gems as “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Moon River” was created and directed by Broadway performer Karin Baker with arrangements by musical director David Hancock Turner. 8pm. $25 (including $6 credit for refreshments).

MUSIC: Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em… 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Timbre Coup @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Solaris. 9:30pm.

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920′s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hosted and starring Miss Roxxi Tart. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

READING: Nancy Kricorian @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The author reads from her new novel “All the Light There Was,” about an Armenian family’s struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940s. 4pm.

MUSIC: TAPESTRYquartet @ the Eagle Bridge Inn, Eagle Bridge. 7:30pm.

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