12/27/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Can’t Say @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Kings of Crunchska are back for a one-night-only rockin’ reunion. As frontman/guitar-hero Albie says, “Can’t Say will be reuniting for one night only at Valentine’s. We want to say thanks to Howard for everything he did for us back in the ’90s, and also want to pay tribute to our bassist’s cousin Reed, an animal lover who recently passed on. All proceeds from the gig will be donated to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Aggressive Response (featuring members of the Disenchanted, Plastic Jesus and Maggot Brain) and Blase Debris (with Mr. Duane Beer) will be sharing the bill with us.” 8pm.

MUSIC: John Pizzarelli Quartet @ The Egg, Albany. The well-known world-class jazz guitarist and singer of standards also puts his stamp on rock and pop classics with his new album, Double Exposure. The band also features bassist Martin Pizzarelli, drummer Tony Tedesco and pianist Larry Fuller. 8pm. $38.

MUSIC: Harx @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Steve Lambert Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.

MUSIC: Milton @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The New York City-based singer-songwriter boasts a strong regional following based on his tender yet gritty folk-rock tunes evocative of his influences, which include Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Sam Cooke, Ralph Stanley, Bob Marley and Paul Westerberg. With the country-folk Double-D’s. 9pm.

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MUSIC: Scotty Mac & the Goldtops @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Session Americana @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. Let’s all gather ’round the table now… 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Dream Logic @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Led by singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Charles Compo. With the Daydreamers. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Charles Dickens’ holiday classic adapted and directed by Eric Hill. 7pm. $35; $25 children 16 and under. Through December 29.

MUSIC: Paranoid Social Club @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ One Caroline, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rakish Paddy @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Bobby Dick & Susie Q @ the Pub on 9, Bolton Landing. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The Dayna Kurtz Group @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Over the past decade, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has built a formidable body of five albums and a DVD on her own Kismet label. She’s also toured with and/or opened for Elvis Costello, Antony & the Johnsons, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Joe Henry, Olu Dara, Chris Whitley, Richard Buckner the Blind Boys of Alabama and more. With Akie Bermiss. 7pm.

FILM: “I Am Divine” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary tells the story of John Waters’ film star. It’s about addiction. It’s about fame. It’s about the quest for the spotlight and artistic respect. Divine’s complete commitment to being and expressing himself perhaps did more to promote notions of freedom and acceptance than he knew. 6pm. $8; $6 student. Through Saturday.

FILM: “The Polar Express” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 5pm.

FILM: “Cousin Jules” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The lost masterwork of director Dominique Benichetti – made in 1973 but unreleased til now – details the daily lives of French farmer Jules and his wife living alone in the countryside. The result is a ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives. 7:45pm. $8; $6 students.

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