2/20/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

February 20th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bebel Gilberto @ The Egg, Albany. Born into bossa-nova royalty – her parents are João Gilberto and Miúcha – she’s been performing contemporary Brazilian jazz since the age of nine. This is her “Valentine’s Day is for Lovers” concert. 8pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Be part of the action as the Spa City power trio records their upcoming live album. With Let’s Be Leonard. 9:30pm. $12.

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MUSIC: Eleanor Friedberger @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The distaff half of Fiery Furnaces celebrates the release of her third solo album, New View.” With Big Thief (we love their new single “Masterpiece”) and Icewater. 9pm. $15.

CABARET: Charles Busch’s “The Lady at the Mic” @ Bridge Street Theatre’s Speakeasy, Catskill. The award-winning performer and playwright previews his brand-new cabaret show before its official premiere later this month at Lincoln Center. Accompanied by pianist Tom Judson, accordionist Guy Klucevsek and bassist Joe Gallant, Busch pays tribute to Elaine Stritch, Polly Bergen, Julie Wilson, Mary Cleere Harran and Joan Rivers. 6pm. $40, including a post-performance champagne reception. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Martin Grosswendt bagan as a dishwasher at Lena’s but soon was accompanying such performers as U. Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, Tom Mitchell and Jim Ringer & Mary McCaslin. He returns with partner Susanne Salem-Schatz for an evening of pre-war blues, old time and jug band to jazz standards, honky tonk. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Shana Falana @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Kingston duo returns in support of Set Your Lightning Fire Free. With the Black Ships. 8pm.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. This month’s headliner is acclaimed comedian-musician-writer Dave Hill. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Winter’s Lasagna Benefit Dinner & Concert @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Benefit for the Old Songs Festival featuring a concert by Annie & the Hedonists. 6pm dinner; 7:30pm concert. UPDATE: The dinner is sold out. Tickets are still available for the 7:30pm concert. $15; $5 children age 12 & under.

MUSIC: Todd Nelson Trio @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. It’s Nelson Esposito Quintana with Leo Kachidurian sitting in for Manuel Quintana. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Cactus Blossoms @ the Ale House, Troy. 8pm. $10. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Michale Graves @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Remember the Misfits? Sure you do… With Nyack indie rockers the Foxfires. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Village People @ Proctors, Schenectady. Gimme a Y! Gimme an M! Gimme a C! Gimme an A! What’s that spell?!? Apparently disco is not dead; it just smells funny. With the Stockade Kids. 8pm. $20-$50.

MUSIC: Jason Walker @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Gospel, soul and more. 8pm. $22 & $28; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Ampevene @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Desafinafo. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring Beethoven’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Piano Concertos. 7:30pm.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. A collection of 10 plays – each 10-minutes long – by 10 playwrights. 3 & 7:30pm. $15-30. Through Sunday, February 28.

MUSIC: Linear North @ the Fuze Box, Albany. A night of psychedelic blues. With Nobody for President and Bushicks. Doors open at 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Jimkata @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Frontman Evan Friedell leads the Ithaca-based electro-rock trio as they celebrate the release of their brand new album, In Motion. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Marcia Ball @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The piano queen mixes up Gulf Coast blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads and Tex-Mex-flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo. 7pm. $30.

COMEDY: The New York “Country” Comedy Tour @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Featuring headliner Ross Bennett. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Weight @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. An acoustic set and an electric set from the Band tribute band that actually features former members of the Band. 8pm.

MUSIC: Blind Crow @ the Low Beat, Albany. Kickass bluegrass and daydrinkin’… 1pm.

CIRCUS/CABARET: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $30; $20 if wearing clown makeup.

MUSIC: Skeptic @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Tech death band. With Sworn to Vengeance, Outnumber the Living and Head of Hydrus. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Scuzz @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With One Through Ten, Chloroform Party, Early Grabs and the Rigs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. With Green Therapy.

COMEDY: Ian Bagg @ the Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Fun fact: He’s the the only known comic to have worked for famed director/producer Judd Apatow and not become a multi-billionaire. 7:30 & 10 pm. $20. Through Sunday. UPDATE: The 7:30pm show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Barb Wired @ the River Street Pub, Troy. With the John Morse Band. 10pm.

MUSIC: Snails @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Ghostly. 7pm. $20.

COMEDY: Tom Anzalone @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Gene Trifilo. 8:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Consider the Source @ Pearl Street Clubroom, Northampton. Progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles. With Outer Stylie. 9pm. $13.

MUSIC: Johnny Drama @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm. With In Spite of Ourselves at 1pm and Double Vision at 5pm.

MUSIC: Dolly Dagger @ The Linda, Albany. Jimi Hendrix tribute band led by guitarist Arthur Holmes. 8pm. $12.

FILM: “Nim’s Island” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2:30pm. FREE.