5/16/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

May 16th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: John Legend @ Proctors, Schenectady. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter brings his “An Evening With John Legend: The All Of Me Tour” to town for an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar-vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. 8pm.

MUSIC: Red Molly @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. This fab female trio – featuring Laurie MacAllister on bass and banjo, Abbie Gardner on dobro and banjo and Molly Venter on guitar – laves their bluegrass-meets-folk sound with lush three-part harmonies, as they wrap up the Music Hall’s spring 2014 season and showcase their brand new CD, The Red Album. 8pm. $22.

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MUSIC: Lou Donaldson @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Jazz hosts the veteran alto sax master, who is still blowing strong at the age of 87. 7:30pm. $15; $7 students; FREE children under 12 with an adult.

MUSIC: Alan Evans’ Playonbrother @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The cofounder, writer and drummer of Soulive leads his “electrified soul-rock trio” to Hudson. Formerly known as the Alan Evans Trio, the band also features Beau Sasser on Hammond B-3 organ and Danny Mayer on guitar. 9pm.

CABARET: “Let’’s Fall in Love” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Amanda McBroom returns to BSC with her accompanist Michele Brourman to present an evening filled with songs of romance by such fabulous songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Sammy Cahn, Jerome Kern and, of course,– Amanda McBroom. 8pm. $45. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Ustad Shafaat Khan @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The world-renowned Indian classical musician performs Sufi-inspired compositions and a multi-cultural fusion of western classical, jazz, flamenco, rock/pop and African rhythms, all on sitar, tabla and vocal. 8pm. $20; $5 children 12 & under.

MUSIC: North & South Dakotas @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. In support of their new EP, Honey. 9:30pm.

THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 8pm. $20, $50 & $60. Through May 25.

MUSIC: Michaela Anne @ the Landis Arboretum, Esperance. The Brooklyn-based Americana singer-songwriter comes to town in support of her new album, Ease My Mind. With M.R. Poulopoulos. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sharon Katz & the Peace Train @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The South African musician and anti-apartheid activist era churns it up at the Caffe. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Café’ NOLA, Schenectady. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete @ the Low Beat, Albany. An evening psych-rock in support of their new album Chambers. With Party Boat and Sun Burdens. 8pm.

THEATER: “All My Sons” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. It’s Miller time! Arthur Miller, that is, as ACT presents “All My Sons” directed by Aaron Holbritter. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Whiskey River Tavern, Waterford. 8pm.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. Showcasing the bluegrass, fiddle tunes and jug band music of their new album, Back Home. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Defunct Radio Circus and Filet of Soul. 8:45pm. $10.

THEATER: “Young Frankenstein” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Directed by Michael Gatzendorfer. “He was my… BOYFRIEND!” 8pm. $18, $22 & $28. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Upgrade @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Hip-hop CD release party for Chemical Imbalance. With Al Boges, Cypher Junkies and Lightfoot. Doors open at 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 8pm. $23. Through June 22.

MUSIC: The Road Home @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dangerous Noize @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. ’80s metal. With Sydney Funnel. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Bob Lord @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.