5/10/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

DANCE: “It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Belgian dancer-choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez transforms a recorded speech by ultra-conservative American televangelist Jimmy Swaggart into a disturbing gesture and dance form. 8pm. $18. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Peter Case @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The veteran Buffalo-born singer-songwriter goes solo with a set of folk ‘n’ blues ‘n’ more. With the College Farm. 9pm. $10. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Gabriel Kelley @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. In support of his debut album, It Don’t Come Easy. With MaryLeigh Roohan. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. From Parliament/Funkadelic to the Talking Heads, keyboard kingpin Worrell has been consistently pushing to funk envelope into the future. With the Chronicles. $15.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ More Bread and Jam Cafe, Cohoes. Great American blues, hillbilly and folk songs. 7:30pm. FREE; donations accepted.

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MUSIC: Shannon McNally @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Soulful roots singer McNally and her band Smoke Signals – featuring guitarist Will Sexton, bassist Jake Fussell, keyboardist-hornman Matt Hubbar and drummer Wallace Lester – land in town in support of their fine new album, Small Town Talk, a tribute to the music of Louisiana soulman Bobby Charles produced by Dr. John. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Joan Rivers @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Can we talk? With Brad Zimmerman. 8pm. $50, $75, $100 & $125. Ticket also includes admission to the after-show concert by Tom Judson at the Garage and one cocktail or soft drink.

MUSIC: Patty Larkin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran singer-songwriter has not only got great songs and great voice, but she’s also a killer guitarist. 8pm.

RADIO: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ WMHT (89.1 & 88.7FM). Broadcast of ASO’s Tuesday night performance at the legendary Carnegie Hall featuring pianist Kevin Cole and conductor David Alan Miller performing Morton Gould’s Symphony No. 3, John Harbison’s Suite from The Great Gatsby and George Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody. 8pm.

MUSIC: An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Two white girls sittin’ around singing. 8pm. $38.50 & $48.50.

MUSIC: Patrick Ball @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tom Chapin & Friends @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The children’s music troubadour plays music for all-ages. 7pm. $9; ages 17 & under $7.

MUSIC: The Stacks @ American Glory, Hudson. Blues and gospel-flavored Americana from Andy Stack (Jonah Smith, Les Nubians) and Tania Elizabeth (The Duhks, Mary Gauthier). 8pm.

THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night for the Circle Theatre Players production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Barbara Leavell Smith. 8pm. $16; ages under 18 $10. Through Sunday, May 19.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade and the Nightmare River Band. 9:30pm.

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

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. The jazz singer accompanied by pianist Peg Delaney and bassist Pete Toigo. 7pm.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm.

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

MUSIC: Stephane Wrembel @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. World-class Gypsy jazz. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Hot Cousin @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s an all-’80s happy hour, baby! 6pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain Restaurant, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 10pm. Also at 10pm on Saturday.

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

MUSIC: Aqueous @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (formerly the Bayou Cafe), Albany. With NYC-based rock/fusion quartet Tauk and Doctor Magnum. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ Smith’s of Cohoes, Cohoes. 8pm.

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

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

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