8/29/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

August 29th, 2014, 8:33 am by Greg

MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C, North Adams. Upon receiving their 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Roomful of Teeth director Brad Wells said, “We wouldn’t have this album without our work at MASS MoCA.” And now the shape-shifting a cappella ensemble is back, churning out Hindustani and Persian singing styles, Ritornello with music and film by vocalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and compositions by avant-folk fave Sam Amidon. 8pm. $20 & $25.

MUSIC: Jason Aldean @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Is it possible that the SPAC season is really almost over? Yup, and country hitmaker Jason Aldean is the shed’s penultimate concert of the summer. With Florida Georgia Line. 7pm.

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ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Art exhibits, music, comedy, theater, fun, food, shopping and more… 5-9pm. FREE.

EVENT: Ecstatic Age @ Collar Works, Troy. Exploring ideas, techniques and ephemera related to self-improvement, empowerment, transcendence, fulfillment and ecstasy, the new age meets the now age in an evening of performances, music, workshops (yoga, self-help, hypnotism) and more. With music by Swamp Baby, Bell’s Roar, Claymation, Sun Burdens, Moon Magick and lots more. 6pm. $5-$10. GO HERE for more info and a complete list of performers…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: moe.down @ Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Turin. It’s Day One of moe.’s 15th annual bash with performances today by Lotus, the Werks and of course moe. Music officially starts at 6:15pm. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: Train @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Pat Monahan and the boys – minus drummer (and Saratoga Springs native) Scott Underwood, who parting ways with the band in June – return to preview their upcoming new album, Bulletproof Picasso. 7pm. $27.50-$99.50.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. Blues and more…

MUSIC: The Hollows @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Brooklyn-based roots-rockers. With Gusto, ThirteenFour and Paradox Saints. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Greunling @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Graham Tichy @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Slam Allen @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock. With Ife & Danny. 9pm.

THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 8pm. $29. Through August 31.

MUSIC: Moon Worship @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy. With Kimono Dragons. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The National Physical Fitness Award @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Russell the Leaf and Melonius Thunk. 8pm.

MUSIC: Max Flyer @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Yup, it’s a reunion of that ’80s band, and Dave Neil, Kevin Thompson, Ed Fitzgerald, Steve Atwood and Bill Deitz are also celebrating the release of their new CD – recorded 30 years ago. With Lex Grey. 8pm. $12; $20 VIP.

MUSIC: Evan Levine @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Now based in Philly, the former Hudson bluesman plays a homecoming show. With the Old Way. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Melli & the Sparks @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With the Bremners. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Robbie Dupree & Friends @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The veteran popster plays his annual Woodstock concert. With Amanda Homi. 8:45pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jo Henley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based folk-rockin’ Americana band returns to the Caffe with special guests Tony Markellis (bass) and Jordan Santiago (fiddle, mandolin) sittin’ in. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Stone Revival Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cloud Atlas @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany.

MUSIC: Blue Chicken’s End-of-Summer All-Star Bash @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring Levon Helm Band alum Jim Weider and Sid McGinnis (guitars), Brian Mitchell (keys), Gary Solomon (bass/vocals), Clark Gayton (trombone) and Randy Ciarlante (drums). 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Harvey’s Irish Pub, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Lee Shaw @ Taste, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Time Squared” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. As part of his Nervous Magic Lantern series, filmmaker Ken Jacobs presents a live film performance. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

CABARET: “Celebrating the Music of William Finn” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Featuring Michael Linden, Anne L. Nathan, Amanda Savan, Sally Wilfert, Michael Winther and Chip Zien. 8pm. $20, $35 & $45. Also at 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Legendary Losers Duo @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Howie Levitz @ the Williams Inn Tavern, Williamstown. The pianoman covers generations of favorites. 8pm.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. The internationally acclaimed contemporary American dance company features new works that celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary, as well as some classic pieces. 8pm. $40; $25 students 18 and under. Also 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: The Roadhouse Band @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Blues, rock and country. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Casablanca” @ West Capitol Park, Albany. 8pm. FREE.