3/4/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

March 4th, 2016, 7:42 am by Greg

MUSIC: Kate Taylor @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Yes, she’s the sister of James Taylor, but she’s quite a talent in her own right. Accompanied by Sam Zucchini on percussion and Steve Mayone on guitars. 8pm. $30. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jeremy Gold @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady.The Niskayuna native celebrates the release of his debut EP, the four-song Your Skin EP. With Tony Mancuso and Ryan Clark. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Matuto @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Bluegrass meets Brazilian music straight outta NYC. 7:30pm. $23; $5 children age 12 & under.

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MUSIC: Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Yes, he’s Ginger Baker’s son. Yes, he’s a drummer. And yes, he’s paying tribute to Cream… 9pm. $20 & $25.

MUSIC: The Wood Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood ( on bass and guitar, respectively) and percussionist Jano Rix are bringing their bluesy Americana sounds back to Hudson. With Seth Walker. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Warren Haynes & the Ashes & Dust Band @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. 8pm. $30 & $40.

MUSIC: Beth Hart @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Yes, it’s Hart at the Hart, as the blues-rockin’ singer-songwriter makes her Egg debut. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: R5 @ Palace Theatre, Albany. In support of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, vocalist-guitarist Ross Lynch and his siblings (Riker, Rocky & Rydel) and pal Ratliff bring their pop-rock to town. With Ryland and Max. 7pm. $29.50, $35 & $47.50.

COMEDY: The Irish Comedy Tour @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The quartet of stand-up comedians features Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born Mike McCarthy, Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert and Ireland’s Derrick Keane. 7:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: Hidden Cabins @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Andrew Wheeler, John Pinder & Crookedtoe and Yankee Holler. 8pm.

MUSIC: French Horn Rebellion @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Mystery Skulls. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Sunwatchers @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Megafortress. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Gordon St @ Sharpshooters Billiards & Sports Pub, Amsterdam. With Emily Smith. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Strange Machines @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Brian LaPoint & the Joints. 9:30pm. $10.

THEATER: “A Doll’s House” @ MCLA’s Venable Theater, North Adams. The ibsen classic. 8pm. $12; $5 students. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. Acoustic blues. 6:30pm.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Elks Lodge, Albany. With live music by Bryan Brundige & His Piggly Wigglies. 7pm dance lesson; 8pm dance. $15; $10 students.

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: British Steel @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. Judas Priest tribute band. With Hungry Dingo. 9:30pm.

THEATER: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. The emo-rock musical takes audiences through the life of America’s seventh president and comically examines American politics. 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Saturday.

THEATER: “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” @ Skidmore College’s the Black Box Theater, Saratoga Springs. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play. 8pm. Through Wednesday, March 9.