11/8/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

November 8th, 2014, 8:37 am by Greg

MUSIC: Charlie Mars @ The Linda, Albany. The singer-songwriter has built a fanbase with such acclaimed albums as Blackberry Light and Like a Bird, Like a Plane. But his new album, The Money, just might be his breakthrough to bigger things. With Austin’s Carson Mchone. 8pm. $18.

COMEDY: Kathleen Madigan @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Kathleen Madigan is quite simply a very funny lady… 8pm. $25, $29 & $34.

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MUSIC: Bonerama @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Vicious Jimmy. The New Orleans trombone-fueled band puts a wild new funk-rock spin on the brass band tradition of the Crescent City. With Vicious Jimmy. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Brother Sun @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The folk world’s supergroup featuring Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks. 8pm. $23; $5 children 12 & under.

MUSIC: Sixties Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. The blast-from-the-past show features hitmakers from the ’60s, including Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits, B.J. Thomas. Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Dennis Tufano (the original lead singer of the Buckinghams) and the Happenings. 7pm. $39.75, $47.75 and $54.75.

MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The energetic New Orleans singer and trombonist brings his jazzy, horn-laced brand of Crescent City funk and soul band back to Hudson for another super-charged show. 9pm. $25.

THEATER: “In Darfur” @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Winter Miller’s provocative play follows three lives that intersect in the most challenging of circumstances: a camp for internally displaced persons. The story follows an aid worker’s mission to protect lives, a Darfuri woman’s quest for safety and a journalist’s pursuit to deliver a front page story to call world attention to a humanitarian crisis. The WAM Theatre production is directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. 2:30 & 7pm. $15-$40. NOTE: The 7pm performance is sold out. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Craig Harris & the Dartmouth College Barbary Coast Jazz Band @ the MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. The trombonist celebrates the music of Sun Ra (1914-1993), musician, philosopher, poet, composer, keyboardist, arranger and catalyst. Harris performed with the Sun Ra Arkestra for three years. Proceeds benefit the Hart ’35 Scholarship Fund. 7:30pm. $15. With a free pre-show talk at 6:30pm.

MUSIC: WEQXposure Showcase with Kim Neaton @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A super sampler of Nippertown’s songwriting talents as selected by WEQX-FM DJ Kim Neaton. You’ll hear Matt Durfee, Henry’s Rifle and Carl Daniels. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Elska @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. She’s the Bjork of children’s music. The indie-pop siren, who has purportedly discovered a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, makes “crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family,” according to Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen. 2pm. $8.

MUSIC: The Ray Mason Band @ the Ale House, Troy. Frank Marsh, Stephen Desaulniers, Tom Shea and, of course, Ray himself serve up a rollickin’ good roots-rockin’ time. 9pm.

COMEDY: Danny Bhoy @ The Egg, Albany. The hilarious young Scotsman brings his unique brand of storytelling and razor sharp wit to The Egg. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: The New Mastersounds @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With the Heard. 9pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Rape of Lucrece” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. It’s the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s production of the Shakespeare play starring Dan Hodge in a gender-bending, tour de force solo performance. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Also 3pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Patti Rothberg @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. From her 1996 debut with Between the 1 and the 9 to her new Black Widow, the singer-songwriter has explored moody and melodic, piano-based acoustic pop and guitar rock. With Rockelle Cakes. 9pm.

THEATER: “Twin Infinity” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Yes, Intergalactic Nemesis returns for the third and final chapter of its “Live-Action Graphic Novel…” Three actors, a Foley artist, and a pianist perform in front of more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels to tell the hilarious sci-fi adventure story. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $15 & $30.

MUSIC: Quiet in the Head @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard, violinist Jonathan Talbott and cellist Jonah Thomas serves up its ever-evolving original acoustic music. 8pm. $5.

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: John Kirk & Trish Miller @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Kirk’s a fab fiddler as well as a master of a multitude of other instruments, and Miller kicks up her heels with her percussive clog dancing as they offer an evening of original and traditional folk music, both sentimental and humorous. With Joyce Cockerham from Troy. 7:30pm. $16; $10 under age 18.

CABARET: The Singing Anchors: Together Again @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Performing together again after a nine-month hiatus surrounding the birth of Jessica Layton’s first child, the new mom musically rejoins Jerry Gretzinger and Benita Zahn in an evening of duets, group numbers and dramatic solos. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Playing early-style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Jacob Whitesides @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The 16-year-old Tennessee singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation brings his Out Late Tour to town. 5pm.

MUSIC: The Back 40 Band @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “No Turning Back” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The latest thrilling full-length ski film from Warren Miller. Ticketholders will receive exclusive resort and retailer offers. 8pm. $23. Also at Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium in Saratoga Springs at 6pm. $15.