2/26/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

February 26th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Bridge Jazz Festival @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. It’s Night One of the second annual winter jazz fest. Tonight features vocalist Nnenna Freelon and her band, Algerian guitar master Pierre Bensusan and Local 518 faves the Tim Olsen/Eric Walentowicz Duo. 7:30pm. $28, $36 & $42; $60 for an all-fest, two-night pass.

MUSIC: Kaki King’s The Neck is the Bridge to the Body @ The Egg, Albany. The visionary guitarist performs her provocative, moving, beautiful and often surprising, “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body,” a groundbreaking new multi-media performance that uses an innovative projection mapping technique as her guitar seemingly takes on a living, breathing existence of its own. 8pm. $25.

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MUSIC: The Robert Glasper Trio @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The jazz isn’t confined to the Bridge Jazz Fest this weekend. He’s got a Grammy Award for his R&B album, Black Radio, but the pianist is bringing his straight-ahead acoustic jazz trio to the Spa City in support of his latest album, Covered. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students.

MUSIC: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Beehive Queen of the “Saturday Night Live” Band returns to rock the intimate coffeehouse once again. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. Mike Trash & Co. celebrate the 20th anniversary of their gleefully sleazy glam-rock band. Congrats, guys! With Blackcat Elliot, the Bewildered Beast and Society High. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Sarah Borges Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. She’s bringing a full band with her this time around to introduce fans to the roots-meets-punk-inflected noir-rock of her brand-new album, Good and Dirty, produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, who plays an opening set of his own and then joins Ms. Borges for her show. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Wreckless Eric @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The Stiff Records alum rocks the bookstore. 8pm. $7.

MEET-UP: Band Olympics Sign-Up @ the Low Beat, Albany. Stop by, have a beer, join a band… 6pm.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ City Beer Hall, Albany. For the Funk of It! 9pm. FREE.

TALK: PechaKucha Night @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Short talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Featuring Michael Oatman, Michael Janairo, Stacy McIlduff, Fredda Merzon, Christen Mayer, Edward Smyth, more. 7pm.

MUSIC: Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his own musical journeys into upper-Louisiana Creole culture. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and old-time sounds, this music bridges the gap between the contemporary Cajun styles of Canada and Louisiana. 7:30pm. $23.

THEATER: “Glengarry Glen Ross” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. David Mamet at his best. 8pm. $24. Through March 19.

MUSIC: Lez Zeppelin @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Yes, gals can pay tribute to Zep, too. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Jazz Caravan @ the Ginger Man, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Thruway: A Sing-Off @ Proctors, Schenectady. Collegiate a cappella singing battle. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

MUSIC: Corey Glover’s Soul Project @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The lead singer from Living Colour takes on a vintage soul catalog. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Gang of Thieves @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Vermont funk-rockers. 9pm. $10.

COMEDY: Paula Poundstone @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. 7 & 9pm. $59.50.

MUSIC: The North & South Dakotas @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. With Black Mountain Symphony. 6pm.

MUSIC: Angels on the Fourth @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Asa Morris & the Mess, the Stable Gentlemen, Candy Ambulance and Swanfeeder. 8:30pm. Pay what you want.

THEATER: “Agnes of God” @ Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents John Pielmeir’s Tony Award-winning drama about the collision between science and faith. Nate Beynon directs. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through March 6.

MUSIC: Twiddle @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Formula 5. 8:30pm. $20.

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

MUSIC: Brother Tadpole @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Blues-rock jam band. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lily Konigsberg @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Russel the Leaf, LovePort, Breakfast for the Boys, Doctor Magnum and Window. 7pm. $8.

FILM: “Missing People” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. A nonfiction mystery about a woman who investigates her brother’s long unsolved murder. In the process she collects and researches the violent work and life of an artist from New Orleans. With commentary by director David Shapiro. 7pm. FREE. Also a free seminar with David Shapiro at 4:15pm at UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Crown Grill, Saratoga Springs. Acoustic blues. 7pm.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Flakjacket @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sheen @ the Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. 8pm.

MUSIC: Dead Ahead @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.