3/12/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

March 12th, 2016, 8:19 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bob Warren: Songs & Singers @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Hear the wide-ranging music of the versatile Greenwich singer-songwriter by Jeanne O’Connor, Michael Jerling, Paife Cormie, Mary Anne Brown, Don Warren, Joy MacKenzie, Mary Nell Morgan Brown, Tony Markellis, Matt Donnelly, Mallory Donnelly, Danny Whelchel, Brittany Rivers. 7pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Bonnie Raitt @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 10-time Grammy Award winning blueswoman returns to Greater Nippertown in support of her new album, Dig in Deep. With the California Honeydrops. 8pm. $43.50-$99.

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MUSIC: Willie Nile @ The Linda, Albany. Back for his annual concert at The Linda, the Buffalo-born, NYC-based rocker brings his full band to town to preview his upcoming album, World War Willie. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: High Mud Comedy Festival @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Tig Notaro headlines, while Ophira Eisenberg hosts. With Combo Za, Seth Brown, Thomas Attila Lewis, Amber Nelson, Dave Hill and Julio Torres, as well as a comedy workshop and screening of “Richard Pryor: Live on Sunset Strip.” 3pm. $55 & $75; $32 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ the Low Beat, Albany. Pre-parade party. With Shoebox Dojo. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC/DANCE: Fiesta Mexico-Americana @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. A celebration of the Mexican-American experience through song, dance, music and film featuring live performances by Los Lobos and dancers from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. 8pm. $29, $34, $49 & $64.

MUSIC: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Award-winning bluegrass. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: The Antoine Roney Quartet @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The jazz sax master leads organist Greg Lewis, bassist Marcos Verales and Roney’s son, 11-year-old jazz prodigy Kojo “Odu” Roney. 7pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Family Festival @ Academy Park, Albany. The Irish American Heritage Museum is hosting a family-friendly, alcohol-free event that will showcase the culture and heritage of Ireland with vendors, storytelling, dancing, food, arts & crafts, children’s activities and music by the Brothers Flynn, Padraig Timoney & Flor O Riain, Triskele and the Piper’s Dojo. 12noon-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC/PRESENTATION: Happy Traum @ Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs. “Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival and the Woodstock Scene 1954-1971” fuses music and memories in a multimedia presentation. 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/PRESENTATION: Happy Traum @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. “Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival and the Woodstock Scene 1954-1971” fuses music and memories in a multimedia presentation. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: Armen Donelian @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Full Moon Music – original compositions and spontaneous improvisations for solo piano. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Hair” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. “Let the sun shine in…” 8pm. $22, $24 & $28. Through Sunday, March 20.

MUSIC: Tarbox Ramblers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A uniquely raw, stark, minimalist take on what we now call Americana. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Denman Maroney @ Art Omi’s Newmark Gallery, Ghent. The hyperpianist performs in the midst of Anne Lindberg’s installation, “fold and unfold.” Followed by a reception. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Imperialist @ the Fuze Box, Albany. CD release party. With the Alaskan, Degrader, Pry and Invoke Thy Wrath. 7pm. $12 (includes free CD).

MUSIC: “Irish Americana Show” @ Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf. Featuring Professor Louie & the Crowmatix and Hair of the Dog. With Irish dance performances from Kerry Dance and the Orange County AOH division One Pipes & Drums. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Smittix @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Let Go Daylight and the Purple Curfew. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. It’s the second weekend of the month, which means the jazz is back. 9:30pm.

THEATER: “The Shape of Things” @ the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. The Town Players of Pittsfield’s production of Neil LaBute’s play about love and art. 8pm. $15; $12 students & seniors. Through March 20.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ f.y.e., Johnstown. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nobody for President @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Jasper and Shoebox Dojo. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Coupons @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Hellz Kitchen, Neighborhood of Make Believe, Off Hours, Apostrophe S. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Lucid @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Wobblesauce and Lord Electro. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Ariel Quartet @ Emma Willard School, Troy. Presented by the Friends of Chamber Music. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “Miracle on South Division Street” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the heartwarming comedy by Tom Dudzick and directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo: Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18; $2 discount with a canned good donation. Through March 20.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. 7pm.

THEATER: “Choices” @ the First Reformed Church, Hudson. A staged reading of Donald Drake’s tense drama by HRC Showcase Theatre. Followed by a reception. 7:30pm. $15.