5/30/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

May 30th, 2015, 7:47 am by Greg

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. CD release party for their new album, Hollerin’. With Lucid. 9pm. $15; $20 if under age 21.

MUSIC: Capowski @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Robert Capowski leads the CD release party for Wild Animals with Jeff Sohn, Jamie Hurst and Jimmy Eppard. 9pm. $5. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Nixon’s Spirit @ the Low Beat, Albany. EP release party for The Most Expensive Ride Into Hell. With Society High, Evan C and Lame. 9pm.

EVENT: Troy Bike Rescue’s Bikefest @ Freedom Square, Troy. Celebrate Bike Month and support your local volunteer-run bicycle resource center with a day of music, prizes, burritos, beer, and — of course — bikes! Featuring a biking tour (3pm), the music of Troy Samba (5pm), cash bar and burrito buffet (5:30pm) and a live cake auction (7pm). $20.

MUSIC: Patrick Porter @ the Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The artist-singer-songwriter performs new songs from his “secret church sessions,” as well as old songs in conjunction with the current exhibition of self-taught artists, “Edge.” 6:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jim Weider’s Project Percolator @ the Falcon, Marlboro. With Holly & Evan. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Trio Los Pajaros @ the Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Mariachi, a form of folk music in Mexico, has evolved from humble beginnings, but continues to shape and influence Mexican culture. The band features three generations of the Ortega family, who are working to keep the mariachi tradition alive and well in the U.S. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jimmy V’s Billion Dollar Bash @ Levon Helm’s Barn, Woodstock. Guitarist Jimmy Vivino leads the band, which also features Rich Pagano, Tony Garnier and Ed Alstrom. 8pm. $45 & $65.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Featuring Brooke Van Poppelen. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Pippin” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With a sparkling score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Wicked”), the classic musical tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating new production is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and stars Adrienne Barbeau, Sam Lips, John Rubinstein, Sasha Allen and others. 2 & 8pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Tee Mox @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Pete Pashoukos has left the Tequila Mockingbirds, and George Fletcher is carrying on with the project under a new name: The Tee Mox, featuring Fletcher and Steve Mulvaney. 8pm. $18.

MAGIC: “Obscura” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. An intimate evening of close-up magic, fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings. 3 & 7:30pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC: Uday Bhawalkar @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. He’s a standard bearer for Dhrupad, an evolving North Indian classical music tradition. 8pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival @ the Lake George Forum and various other locations, Lake George. It’s the 10th annual fest for the King at Vacantionland, USA… GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…

THEATER/MUSIC: “The First Five Years” @ Schenectady Light Opera, Schenectady. SLOC celebrates their fifth anniversary in their current theater with an allstar, gala revue of songs from the 24 dozen musicals they’ve presented there. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ various locations, Great Barrington and Pittsfield. More than two dozen films will be screened throughout the day, including “The Dark Horse,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “H.,” “Welcome to Leith”… GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Butler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s the New England premiere of the uproariously funny, witty and very moving play based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves during the Civil War. 4 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 13. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Mad Laughs @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Featuring stand-up comedians Ryan Shanahan, Marty Carpone, Brendan Joseph and Shawn Gillie. 8:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The saxman is joined by pianist Rob Lindquist, bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff Siegel. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Weisstronauts @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Boston instrumental rock band describe their sound as “twang surf psych spy rock for the 22nd century.” With Greg DeLuis. $6-$10. 8pm.

MUSIC: B.C. Colacino @ the Low Beat, Albany. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Greetings from Rock n Roll USA” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Starring Roy Orbison tribute artisy Brian McCullough and a tribute to American rock ‘n’ roll from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s featuring Joey Pucci & the American Longboards. 3:30 & 7:30pm. $40.

MUSIC: Jeff Roberts @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The composer and sound artist presents a concert of music performed on the guqin (a traditional seven-stringed Chinese instrument similar to a zither) in conjunction with the new exhibition, “Immortal Present: Art and East Asia.” 2pm. FREE with museum admission.

THEATER: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Christopher Durang’s smash-hit Broadway comedy and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is a wacky nod to Chekhov. Directed by Chris Foster, the Nippertown premiere production stars Kris Anderson, Roseann Cane, Ryan Davis, Mary Darcy, Cori Irwin and Christina Reeves. 8pm. $24. Through Saturday, June 27. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Rocco’s On Main Street, Jonesville. Acoustic blues. 8:30pm.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Speakeasy Revue @ Rocks, Albany. Featuring an assemblage of bohemians, bootleggers, flappers and swells. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Linears @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. It’s gettin’ funky in here… 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Driving Miss Daisy” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Written by Alfred Uhry and directed by CarolLynn Langley, the warm and inviting play explores the universal issues of prejudice, aging and the sometimes surprising course that true friendship can take over the course of 25 years. 8pm. $16.