2/15/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. Not only is tonight the official grand opening of Howe Glassman’s brand new rock & roll palace, but Mike Trash & the boys are also celebrating the band’s 18th anniversary and the release of a new single (“Last of the Rock N Roll Motherfuckers”). Now that’s what we call a party! With Black Cat Elliot, NY Jaded and Skull Bandit. 8pm. $7. GO HERE for the Low Beat’s upcoming schedule…

MUSIC: Steve Earle @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Multi-faceted country music maverick and one of our great singer-songwriters. 9pm. $60.

SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC: David Greenberger: Theater of One @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Tang’s mezzanine is transformed into an intimate theater space where one audience member at a time will listen to a live two-minute performance by David Greenberger and his band A Strong Dog (featuring Kevin Maul and Mitch Throop). 3-6pm. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling @ Holiday Inn Suites, Latham. The longtime fixture of radio’s “Howard Stern Show” (as both performer and head writer) roars into town to perform his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes. With the Wolf and Pat Dixon. Hosted by Greg Aidala. 7pm. $20; $50 VIP (includes meet & greet).

FESTIVAL/DANCE/MUSIC: The Flurry Festival @ various location, Saratoga Springs. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest with performances by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Sharon Katz & the Peace Train, Sam Amidon, the Murphy Beds and lots more. 9am. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Flurry’s Folk Oasis: A Rest & Refueling Spot for Dancers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Performances by Mike Agranoff (11am); Lydia Ievins & Andrea Larson (11am); Pete Sutherland (1:30pm); Neil & Ed Pearlman (2:45pm); Baby States (4pm); Sam Amidon (5:15pm); the Strauss Warschauer Duo (6:30pm); Kim & Reggie Harris (7:45pm); Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (9pm); Tidal Wave (10pm). FREE with Flurry badge; $10 per show without. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Burning Spear @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. With 25 albums over 45 years, reggae giant Burning Spear has become one of Jamaica’s most enduring treasures. His devotion to the teachings of Marcus Garvey manifests in embracing Pan-African lyrics, while his intoxicating rhythms transform any room into a party. 8pm. $27; $18 students. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: The Fab Faux @ The Egg, Albany. No wigs. No costumes. No phony British-accented between-song banter. The Fab Faux – accompanied by the Crème Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns – celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Beatles in New York recreating the music on their classic studio albums. Featuring Jimmy Vivino and Frank Agnello (guitars), Will Lee (bass), Jack Petruzelli (keyboards) and Rich Pagano (drums). 7:30pm. $35, $45–$60. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: An Evening With Anna Deavere Smith @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. She may be best known for her television roles on “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie,” but in the theater world her acclaimed documentary style theater work has won her acclaim. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Blind Boys of Alabama @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. One of the all-time great gospel groups is still going strong… after seven decades. With Nicole Atkins. 9pm. $30, $40, $50 & $60.

MUSIC: Happy First Anniversary @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Yup, the Hudson nightspot has been open for a year already. Celebrate with a bash featuring DJ Blacktwitter and Lunar Moss. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Tally’s Folly” @ Samantha’s Cafe, Glens Falls. A reading of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring Mark Fleischer and Hillary Parker. The benefit for the Adirondack Theatre Festival and Art in the Public Eye will also include brunch. 11am. $35.

MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The rousing North Country acoustic bluegrass Americana band serves up a heapin’ helping of Adirondack Freight Train String Music in support of their sophomore album This Train We Ride Is Made of Wood and Steel. With the ferocious one-man punk band Hamell On Trial. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “Caroline, Or Change” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Corie Rowe directs the bold Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical about a black maid (Barbara Howard) in Louisiana in 1963, struggling both emotionally and economically. 8pm. $18, $22 & $28.

MUSIC: The Blues Show @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A blues-drenched triple-bill featuring Roomful of Blues, Popa Chubby and the George Boone Blues Band. 7:30pm. $39.50-$49.50.

COMEDY: The Gender Defenders @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A Valentine’s weekend battle of the sexes stand-up comedy show featuring Kevin Downey Jr., Carmen Lynch, Jodi Weiner and Vic Henley. 8pm. $30.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Red Square, Albany. Sabra-Joi hosts the special Valentine’s weekend Love Edition, followed SPAM rock-n-roll burlesque at 12midnight. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. “Chamber Music with Voice” featuring Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and orchestra of violoncelli by Villa-Lobos; Dover Beach for baritone and string quartet by Samuel Barber; 10 Blake Songs for tenor and oboe by Vaughan-Williams; and the deepest desire for mezzo soprano, flute and piano by Jake Heggie. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Spurs USA @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Old-school country music… 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Zambezi Marimba Band @ Williams College’s Greylock Dining Hall, Williamstown. It’s a dance party! Led by Tendai Muparutsa, the group was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Widowspeak @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Widowspeak – featuring the haunting voice of Molly Hamilton and the Morricone-esque guitar lines of Robert Earl Thomas – is known for its dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. With Shana Falana and Hand Habits. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Charlie Morris @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.

FILM: “The Loving Story” @ the Schenectady County Historical Society, Schenectady. The award-winning documentary examines the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Followed by a discussion led by UAlbany professor Kori Graves. 2pm. FREE.

FILM: “Casablanca” @ the Mahaiwe Performing arts Center, Great Barrington. The Valentine’s weekeend classic love story. 7pm. $7.

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