11/6/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

November 6th, 2015, 7:52 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Indigo Girls @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are in full band mode on this tour. With A Fragile Tomorrow in support of their new album, Make Me Over. 8pm. $32, $39 & $49.

MUSIC: Jake Shimabukuro @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The undisputed master of the ukulele returns to Nippertown. 7:30pm. $35; $25 studenta.

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MUSIC: The Solid Soul Tour @ Proctors, Schenectady. Mining soul, blues and gospel, Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne team up for November’s first must-see concert. 8pm. $20-$70. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “BOND: The story of a soldier and his dog” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. East coast premiere. The one-man/one-dog show show written and performed by Logan Black tells the story of his experiences as a Specialized Search Dog Handler, training and later working alongside his bomb-sniffing K-9 partner Diego in Iraq. 7:30pm. $15; $10 for students, seniors & veterans. Through November 15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Joshua Radin @ The Egg, Albany. A solo acoustic evening with the singer-songwriter, performing in support of his sixth, critically acclaimed album Onwards and Sideways. With singer-songwriter Anya Marina. 8pm. $35.

PERFORMANCE: Tang Teaching Museum Vaudeville Circus @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Performances by Saratoga Jazz Tap, the Skidmore Circus Club, Waldorf School Circus Club, Mike Campese and the Suitcase Junket. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bell’s Roar @ the Low Beat, Albany. CD release party for Second Chances, Vol. 1. With Prince Harvey. 8pm.

MUSIC: Ellis Delaney @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Minneapolis-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Buddy Mondlock @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter returns to Greater Nippertown for a solo performance. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tall Heights @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The indie-folk duo of Tim Harrington and Paul Wright brings their unique harmonies and guitar-cello arrangements to town. They’ve been called “a Simon and Garfunkel for the Bon Iver generation.” With Gracie & Rachel. 9pm.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Holy Laughter” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. WAM Theatre’s production of Catherine Trieschmann’s play follows an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary. 7:30pm. $35. Through Sunday, November 22.

COMEDY: Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. Funny lady Beth Stelling headlines the laugh-filled evening. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: DeQn Sue @ MCLA’s Church Street Center, North Adams. DeQn Sun describes her soulful sound as “socially conscious alternative pop” and cites influences from Chaka Khan to David Bowie to Jean-Michel Basquiat. 7:30pm. $12; $5 students.

TV/DISCUSSION: “Public Morals” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Filmmaker-actor-director-screenwriter (and former UAlbany student) Ed Burns will be on hand to screen episodes of his TNT TV series. Followed by a Q&A. 7pm. FREE. ALSO: Burns will offer a reading from his new memoir “Independent Ed” at UAlbany’s Lecture Center 5 at 4:15pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Talking Heads tribute band. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jubilee Riots @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Formerly Enter the Haggis. With Sheen. 9pm. $15.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. In conjunction with the exhibit “From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design,” Sinopoli & Co. utilize a unique mixture of technology, video game design and music with live dance to generate a unique, interactive performance. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Trio @ Blu Stone Bistro, Loudonville. The saxman is joined by Rob Lindquist (keyboard) and Danny Whelchel (drums). 7pm.

MUSIC: The Bunny The Bear @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Vanity Strikes, Justin Symbol, the Stable Gentlemen, Be the Seen, Silent Feedback and Shrapnel Warning. 7pm. $13.

PERFORMANCE: Marvel Universe Live @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Superhero cartoons come to live in the arena. 7pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Skeptic @ the Parish Public House, Albany. It’s head-bangin’ night. With Declension, Darkmatter and Start the Reactor. 9pm. $10.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. The Alan Thomson Little Big Band provided the live music. With a free swing dance lesson. 7:30pm lesson; 8:30pm dance. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Flashback to the ’80s! Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Songs and Dances of Eternal Beauty” @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Violinist Joanna Kurkowicz and pianist Doris Stevenson play Mozart, Ravel, Previn and Bach. 8pm. FREE.

DANCE: “So You Think You Can Choreograph?” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Nacre Dance Company showcases the finalists in their second annual competition. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Eagles Community Concert Band @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrating their 79th year in the Berkshires, the band performs works by Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, William Schuman, Leonard Bernstein, Johannes Hanssen, John Philip Sousa and a recent commission by New England composer Andrew Boysen. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Gross & Hart @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. Acoustic rock duo. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Featuring cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park, violinist Jesse Mills and violist Ara Gregorian. 7:30pm. $25; FREE students.