1/16/15: Today’s Tips: Friday

January 16th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Extraordinary Night of Guitars @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. See what can be done with a guitar, thanks to three six-string masters who continue to push the guitar envelope – Shun Ng, Trevor Gordon Hall and Dan LaVoie. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Electri-Con @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring T. Mills and rap mavericks Rae Sremmurd with Sammy Wilk, Nate Maloley, Dylan Holland, Kenny Holland and DJ Prime. 7:30pm. $25.

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MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by wailing frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe, the Dirty Birds’ unique blend of R&B combines influences from deep soul to James Brown-style party-funk to Jamaican ska and reggae. This is gonna be a serious dance party. Sexual Reptiles open the show. 9pm. $22.

COMEDY: Erin Harkes @ Bombers, Troy. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Evan Harker @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 8:30pm. $6.

MUSIC: Stranger at Home @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Tambourelli & Her Supertrips and Frank McLaughlin. 8pm.

MUSIC: Teresa Broadwell @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady.7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Jersey Boys” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The jukebox musical about the rise to fame of ’60s popsters Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. 8pm. $20-$100. Through Sunday, January 18.

MUSIC: Sam & Margot @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Burnell Pines & Marco Benevento. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “Tigers Be Still” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. It’s opening night! Carol Max directs the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock’s quirky, endearing dark comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, an unemployed, overwhelmed art therapist hiding out in her childhood bed. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Soul Junction @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Ampevene. 9pm. $7.

THEATER: “Sylvia” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night! The Circle Theatre Players present A.R. Gurney’s adult comedy, where nothing is as universal as loving your dog, but life at home becomes tense when she gnaws on a 22-year marriage. Directed by Joan Fuess. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18. Through January 25.

MUSIC: School Bus Yellow @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Piper Hopkins Duo @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Take Two @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Doctor Zhivago” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. David Lean’s epic tale of Russian history stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie as star-crossed lovers. it might be cold outside, but it’s gonna seem just as chilly inside the theater. 7pm.