11/8/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

November 8th, 2013, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: MaryLeigh Roohan @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. CD release party for her excellent new CD Skin and Bone. With the Rodeo Barons and Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang. 8pm. $5. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Gordon Lightfoot @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Cold On The Shoulder,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Rainy Day People,” “Did She Mention My Name” and so many more… Celebrating a half-century of touring, the great Canadian troubadour presents his “50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour.” 8pm. $45, $60 & $75. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Don Edwards @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. No one knows cowboy lore like Don Edwards. Equal parts historian, musicologist and balladeer, Edwards croons and spins canonical tales of the American West with passion, poetry and sharp factual detail. Saddle up, pardner… 8pm. $25 & $45. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Melding the traditional with the contemporary, they’re an exciting, inventive string band music layered with four strong lead singers, harmonies and unorthodox percussion instruments. With Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. 8pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Alan Evans Trio @ Red Square, Albany. The co-founder and drummer of Soulive leads his side-project band into Nippertown. With Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Young Statues @ the College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. With NGHBRS, Stay Foolish and Liars & Cheats. 7pm. $7. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Wiyos @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber and “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins play old-timey music inspired by the early American musical idioms of the 1920s and ’30s, including blues, country, ragtime, gospel and swing. With Jason Ager. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Mona @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Nashville-based band is on tour in support of their new sophomore album, Torches & Pitchforks on Mercury Records. With Limousines and Dresses, the young indie-pop duo from Portland, OR made up of real life boyfriend/girlfriend Jared Ryan Maldonado (that’s him) and Timothy Heller (that’s her), in support of their new debut album Sun Shy.

MUSIC: Pascal Tiger & John Musall @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The new Friday Night TSL Coffeehouse features performances of music, poetry, manifestos and other madness. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Solo. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Video Games Live @ Proctors, Schenectady. An immersive concert event created and hosted by game industry veteran Tommy Tallarico featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras and choirs from around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and lighting, electronic percussion and live action, including student musicians from Niskayuna High School. 8pm. $20-$50; $15 students. $150 VIP package.

COMEDY: Anthony Jeselnik @ The Egg, Albany. Host of Comedy Channel’s aptly titled “The Jeselnik Offensive” and regular on Comedy Channel roasts takes the stage live and in person. 7:30pm. $27.50.

THEATER: “‘night Mother” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. It’s opening night for Marsha Norman’s drama, directed by Nate Beynon. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through November 24.

MUSIC: Matt & the Bad Ideas @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Henry’s Rifle and Mod Fiction. 8pm.

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

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

MUSIC: 18 Strings of Trouble @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Happy hour happening… 6pm.

MUSIC: AceMo @ Ground Zero at RPI, Troy. With Dali Vision, Photay and Duryea-Gode. 8pm. $3.

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

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Legendary Losers @ the Hungry Fish Cafe, Troy. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Baltimore-based electro-funksters. With Squid Parade. 9:30pm. $7; +$5 if under 21.

MUSIC: Keith Lovett @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. 45.

MUSIC ON FILM: “The Rolling Stones’ Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Mick, Keith & Co.’s return to Hyde Park earlier this year – with special guest Mick Taylor. 7:30pm. $10; $8 students.

FILM: “The Spectacular Now” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. James Ponsoldt’s disarmingly tender teenage romance. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students. Also 3pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

FILM: “Russian Ark (Risskiy Kovcheg)” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Aleksandr Sokurov’s stunning 2002 film features 2,000 actors and three live orchestras, as it follows an invisible narrator and a group of dead souls as they cavort through 33 rooms of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg – all in filmed a single continuous shot. 7:30pm. FREE.

FILM: “Dipso” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. It’s the Berkshire premiere of Theodore Collatos’ award-winning film “Dipso,” shot by two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Thomas Lowe in the Berkshires. Named Best Film at the Athens Film & Video Festival, “Dipso” follows Tommy, recently released from prison, as he tries to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian while rebuilding his life and re-connecting with his ex-girlfriend and two brothers. 7pm. Through Monday.