3/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

March 18th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Weight @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. A dip into the rich songbag of The Band, led by guitarist Jim Weider and drummer Randy Ciarlante – both of whom were members of The Band’s post-Robbie Robertson era. 8pm. $32; $15 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Deer Tick @ The Egg, Albany. Deer Tick goes acoustic? As frontman John McCauley explained, “I’m losing my hearing so I thought we’d try turning the volume down.” The band will play a mix of new material and barn-burning fan favorites. With Mutual Benefit. 8pm. $31.25.

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MUSIC: Lady Moon & the Eclipse @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A homecoming concert in celebration of the release of their six-song EP, Believe.With Starr Busby. 9pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Antje Duvekot @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With Cricket Blue. Winner of the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The official Deer Tick after-party. 10pm. $15.

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

PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. It’s a rockabilly swing thing at the Saratoga Savoy Diamond Dance. 7:30pm. $16.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Smiths of Cohoes, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Living Roots Trio @ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy. With Pandafan. 8pm.

THEATER: “Special” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Walking X-Ray @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Hill Haints and the Rechorduroys. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Galaxy Overdrive @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Paradox Saints and Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips. 9:30pm. Pay what you want.

MUSIC: Gun Candy @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Male Patterns, Comrade Nixon, Early Grabs.

THEATER: “Spoon River Anthology” @ Siena College’s Theater Studio 107, Loudonville. A staged reading of Edgar Lee Masters’ poetic masterwork adapted and directed by Eileen Schuyler. 8pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

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

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ Casey Finn’s, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Message From Vega @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm.

THEATER: “The Blue Sky Boys” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Deborah Brevoort’s play is an exhilarating romp through the creative minds of the maverick engineers who stopped at nothing to get a man to the moon and back. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 8pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.

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

MUSIC: The Paul Green Rock Academy @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Mothers of Invention percussionist Ed Mann joins the PGRA ensemble for an evening of music from the songbags of Frank Zappa and the Mothers. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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: The Grady Girls @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Phil Henry Acoustic Trio @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady‘s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Folk concert. 7:30pm. $20.

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: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The saxman is joined by guitarist Matt Finck. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hasty Page @ Parish Public House, Albany. With the Ryan Clark Band and Tips. 9pm.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Gross & Hart @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. Saint Patrick’s Day After. 7pm. FREE; all tips will benefit the the Alzheimer’s Association.

FILM: “Racing Daylight” @ The Linda, Albany. Reel Women in Film. 8pm. $8.