11/1/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

November 1st, 2014, 9:52 am by Greg

MUSIC/FILM: The Johnny Winter Remembrance Concert @ The Egg, Albany. The legendary blues-rock guitarist who passed away earlier this year will be remembered with a concert and film screening. The show features members of Johnny Winter’s most recent group – guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Tommy Curiale – along with vocalist Jay Stollman and guest guitarists Sonny Landreth, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Debbie Davies. The evening begins with the screening of the documentary, “Down & Dirty: The Johnny Winter Story.” 7pm. $29.50. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Bruce Hornsby @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The wonderfully eclectic piano man returns for an anything-goes solo concert, in support of his new 2-CD set Solo Concerts. 8pm. $30, $35, $42, $55 (all tickets include a copy of the new 2-CD set). P.S.: Did you know that Bruce Hornsby used to play in a band named Schenectady?

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MUSIC: Bob Warren & Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Greenwich singer-songwriter is joined by his band – Tony Markellis, Danny Whelchel, Don Warren and Joy MacKenzie – for two shows. 4:30 & 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: “AKOUSMA @ EMPAC” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. An acousmatic music performance in the open spaces of EMPAC highlighting the best works from the annual AKOUSMA festival in Montréal, Quebec. Known as “cinema for the ear,” acousmatic music is a compositional form traditionally presented in the dark to help focus and intensify the audience’s sense of hearing. In this performance, EMPAC will be appointed with dozens of specially placed loudspeakers while the audience is seated throughout the building’s lobby and the public hallways across its nine floors. Composers and performers will jointly manipulate their pieces in real-time, creating an all-encompassing aura as electronic sound moves throughout the building. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

READING: Chuck Palahniuk @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The best-selling author of “Fight Club,” visits with his new novel, “Beautiful You,” about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. 7pm. $35 (includes a signed copy of “Beautiful You”).

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s the Halloween Hangover show! 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Killswitch Engage @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With All That Remains, Death Ray Vision and City of Homes. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: The Talich Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. For several decades, the Talich Quartet has been recognized internationally as one of Europe’s finest chamber ensembles, and as the embodiment of the great Czech musical tradition. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free for students and children.

CABARET: Aja Nisenson in “My Life Is a Woody Allen Movie” @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. A riotous, musical first-person exploration of self-improvement by a young woman who’s been with more therapists than men. Direct from the fifth annual United Solo Theatre Festival in Manhattan. 4 & 8pm. $25. UPDATE: The 8pm show is sold out.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: John Bloomfield @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The co-founder of the Golandsky Institute offers a solo piano performances of works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Chopin and Brahms (1833-1897). Proceeds to benefit the Hudson Opera House’s music programs for young people. 7pm. $25 includes a post-performance reception with the artist.

THEATER: “Evil Dead: The Musical” @ Uncle Sam Atrium, Troy. Singing zombies. Dancing dead. Splattering blood. Director Erin Giacomino helms the Troy Civic Theatre’s production of the camp/horror musical based on Sam Rami’s 1983 film. 8pm. $15; $13 students & seniors. Through November 9.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Trio @ Taste, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

FILM: “20,000 Days on Earth” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Drama and reality combine in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 2014 film covering a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave, with startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process. 7:45pm.

MUSIC: Dead Ahead @ the Ale House, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Fifty South Restaurant, Ballston Spa. 7pm.

FILM: “Lemon: The Movie” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The film documents Lemon Andersen’s struggle to free his family from poverty and pain by embarking on a harrowing journey to bring his life story to the stage. With music by hip-hop phenoms Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Aloe Blacc, it follows his desperate battle to keep the past where it belongs and move into a brighter future. 9pm. FREE.