1/16/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

January 16th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

THEATER: “Saturday Night Fever: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The story of Tony Manero, the Brooklyn kid who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back for one night only as a live stage musical production based on the classic 1977 film. 8pm. $20-$70.

MUSIC: Tracy Grammer @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With opener Alex Smith. 8pm. $22.

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MUSIC: Daniel Wohl’s Holographic @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The music of the Brooklyn composer has been celebrated as “beautiful and maze-like” (Pitchfork) and “boldly surreal” (The New York Times). His sophomore album Holographic was co-commissioned by MASS MoCA and features guest artists Caroline Shaw and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Now it comes to life in the Hunter Center with a blend of acoustic instruments and rich electronic creations. 8pm. $18 & $22; $8 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Castlerock Pub at Sugarbush Mountain Resort’s Lincoln Peak, Warren. 3pm. UPDATE: This event postponed to Sunday due to the New England Patriots NFL playoff game…

WORKSHOP: Reclaim the Thunder: Songs For Social Change Workshop @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Learn more about the power of songs to manifest change in our world at Taina Asili’s interactive workshop. Learn about various social justice songwriters throughout history. Learn basic lyric writing techniques. Experiment with your musical creations. 3-5pm. $10.

FUNDRAISER: Hattie’s Mardi Gras Soirée @ Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the theme for the benefit event for SPAC’s 50th anniversary celebration. Featuring a complimentary cocktail, Mardi Gras-inspired cuisine by Chef Jasper Alexander, cash bar, lottery raffle, a silent auction dancers from the Northeast Ballet and music by Garland Nelson & Soul Session. 6-10pm. $100.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Winter Warm-Up Concert @ the Linda, Albany. A benefit concert for WAMC-FM featuring performances by Bryan Thomas, KoriSoron, SubSlab and North & South Dakotas. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Blue Factory @ the Ale House, Troy. With Evan Crawley. 8pm.

MUSIC: Russel the Leaf @ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy. With Lissums. 8pm.

MUSIC: Remy Ma @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. $45.

CIRCUS/CABARET: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson’s own roaming band of entertainers continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. 9pm. $30; $20 if wearing clown make-up.

MUSIC: A Century of Cole Porter @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Cole Porter’s debut musical, “See America First,” received its premiere performance at Schenectady’s Van Curler Opera House in 1915. Now Lincoln Mayorga and Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and friends celebrate the master of the great American songbook. With drummer Ted MacKenzie and bassist Otto Gardner. Vocalists on the program will include Jean Leonard, Derek Stannard and Claudia Bruce, with MC Cheryl K. Masterson. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ the Twisted Vine Wine & Tap Bar, Delmar. Featuring Skip on reeds; Crick Diefendorf on banjo; and Richard Downs on bass. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hammer of the Gods @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Zep tribute. 8pm. $39.50 & $44.50.

MUSIC: Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Hammer Hawk. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Towne Tavern, Averill Park. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Sarratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

MUSIC: Neutron Rats @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Rats and Rotten UK held the western NY release party for their split flexi disc back in August. This is the eastern NY bash. With Rotten UK, Street Rats and Early Grabs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Acid Reins @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With ReaLation. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Tim Wechgelaer @ Jacob & Anthony’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Poor Dead Molly @ Sharpshooters Billiards, Amsterdam. With Kill the Jukebox. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Darik & the Fun Bags @ NaNola, Malta. 9pm.