3/1/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: The Dust Bowl Faeries @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Full of dark-folk drama, one of Nippertown’s newest and most intoxicating bands features Ryder Cooley (uke, singing saw, accordion, vocals, visuals), Sara Ayers (keyboards), Karen Cole (lap steel, percussion) and Hazel (the taxidermy ram). With the enchanting and elusive Swamp Baby. 8pm. $13 in advance; $15 at the door. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Itzhak Perlman @ Proctors, Schenectady. He’s the world’s reigning virtuoso of the violin and one of the few classical music superstars. He’s also a four-time Emmy and 15-time Grammy Award-winning musician and conductor. 8pm. $20, $50, $70, $80 & $90.

MUSIC/VIDEO: “Water Songs: Ha Tay G’am” @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. A multimedia work-in-progress in homage to the Colorado River, vocal explorers (and recently Grammy winners) Roomful of Teeth sing works by John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Paola Prestini in collaboration with filmmakers Sylvestre Campe, David Sarno and Murat Eyuboglu; librettist Dana Bonstrom; and historian William deBuys. 8pm. $15; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Phil Samuels Memorial @ the Low Beat, Albany. A talented and beloved member of the Nippertown music scene during the ’80s, Phil Samuels died earlier this year, and friends and fans gather to share memories and music by three of Phil’s bands – Iwa, Vertebrae and punk pioneers Capitle – as well as Mark Boil, Chloroform Party and Phantom Signals. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Northern Faces @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Hand Habits and MaryLeigh Roohan. 8pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Playing the works of Joan Tower, Conor Brown, Stravinsky and Beethoven. 7:30pm.

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TALK/FILM/THEATER: Greg Sestero @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. Turkey connoisseurs know “The Room” as the “Citizen Kane” of bad movies, and Sestero was the star. He will present a short film on the making of “The Room,” read from his book, “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room’” and conduct a scene reading of the original script with participation from the audience. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Billy Eli @ the Ale House, Troy. Austin-based Americana singer-songwriter. 8pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Chris O’Leary Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. A luncheon concert and benefit for Habitat for Humanity/Newburgh’s “Veterans’ Build.” 1pm.

MUSIC: Albany School of Rock @ the Low Beat, Albany. Performing excerpts from Pink Floyd’s The Wall. 1pm. $12.

MUSIC: Animals as Leaders @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With After the Burial, Navene K and Chon. 7pm. $18.

COMEDY: Nema Williams @ The Egg, Albany. With Ed Blaze. 8pm. $21.25.

MUSIC: Mister F @ Red Square, Albany. The F-sters celebrate their first anniversary. With Aqueous. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Shana Falana @ the Parlor Cafe, North Adams. Shana Falana on vocals and guitar with Mike Amari on drums are well known for drenching rooms in swirling, swooping, reverb-laden sounds. With Hill Haints and 17 Gentlemen Callers. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The House” @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. A darkly comic puppet drama about the changing of the guard at a family-owned funeral home will be staged by Denmark’s Sofie Krog Teater. 7pm. $18; $10 kids. Also at 4pm Sunday.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Captivating vocalist NeeNee Rushie leads the reggae/ska band in the CD release party for their new album, Children of the Rhythm. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Mike Perkins Project @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A fundraiser for Shelters of Saratoga. 7pm. $20; $30 per couple.

THEATER: 10X10 New Play festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. 10 plays, each just 10 minutes long, all in one evening. 3 & 7:30pm. $25-$30.

MUSIC: People’s Blues of Richmond @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Virginia-based power trio in support of their new album Good Time Suicide. 11:30p. FREE.

MUSIC: The Heaters @ the Albany Rail Yard, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Stone Temple Co-Pilots @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Let Go Daylight and Vito Ciccarelli. 9:45pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Kevin Lee @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Comedian-magician-juggler. With John Iavarone. 8:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Middletown” @ the Black Box Studio at Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Playwright Will Eno has created seemingly everyday characters with an extraordinary ability to articulate the deepest truths about being human: the clawing anxieties we cover up, the hopes and fears we cultivate, and the desperate need for connection with others. Directed by Daniel Shure. 8pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, March 5.

MUSIC: Folk DJ Showcase, Part 3 @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. WAMC-FM’s Wanda Fischer hosts and curates the evening featuring the music of Craig Werth and the Boxcar Lilies. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. 9pm.

FILM: “Despicable Me 2″ @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Celebrating the Academy Awards weekend and the Palace’s new digital projection system. 2pm. FREE.

FILM: “Shakespeare in Love” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 5pm. $5.

FILM: “Argo” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 8pm. $5.

FILM: “G.B.F.” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Part of QFest. 2pm. $9; $6 students.

FILM: “Fagbug Nation” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Part of QFest. Followed by discussion with filmmaker and activist Erin Davies. 4pm. $9; $6 students

FILM: “Five Dances” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Part of QFest. 6pm. $9; $6 students.

FILM: “Little Bi Peep” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Part of QFest. Followed by discussion with director Jon Russell Cring and screenwriter-actor Anna Shields. 8pm. $9; $6 students.

DANCE: Nacre Dance Company @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jose Limon’s “Dances for Isadora” and the world premiere of “Stabat Mater,” accompanied by the 50-piece Octavo Singers of Schenectady. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Also at 2:30pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Zachary Cale and DJ Lunar Moss. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Three @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Hometown favorites Joey Eppard, Chris Gartmann, Billy Riker and Daniel Grimsland return with their blend of heavy metal and harmonies. With And the Traveler. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Tapestry Duo @ Blessings Tavern, Colonie. 9pm. FREE.

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