3/26/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

March 26th, 2016, 7:53 am by Greg

MUSIC: Yo La Tengo @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Still touring in support of their second covers album, Stuff Like That There, on the 25th anniversary of its first such effort, Fakebook. The evening will feature two sets – one acoustic and one modified acoustic-electric. No Dave Schramm on electric guitar this time, though. 9pm. Reserved seating is sold out, but there may still be some general admission standing room tickets available for $35. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Super 400 @ Mother’s Wine Emporium at RPI, Troy. With Good Fiction. 8pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Enter the Haggis @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. With their signature Celtic-rock sound and instrumentation of bagpipes blazing over a powerhouse rhythm section, the Canadian band celebrates their 20th anniversary in support of their 2-CD retrospective compilation Cheers and Echoes. The Ghost of Paul Revere opens the show. 8pm. $28.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rock N Roll Resort @ the Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson. It’s Day Two featuring music by West End Blend, Max Creek, Mister F, Space Bacon, Mr. Breakdown, Broccoli Samurai, Chromatropic, the Other Brothers, Black Mountain Symphony and more on three stages. 11am. $55. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: “M Is Black Enough” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (of Kronos Quartet) teams up with percussionist Andy Akiho, poet Roger Bonair-Agard and drummer Sean Dixon for a work-in-progress program of spoken word and music, both complex and aggressive. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mile Twelve @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. Boston-based bluegrass band. 8:30pm. $15.

THEATER: Comedy Pet Theater @ The Egg, Albany. A blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his pets performing a variety of stunts and skits – an extravaganza of European-style clowning, amazing juggling and balancing acts and very talented dogs, cats, mice and more. 3pm. $18; adult in FREE when accompanied by a child.

MUSIC: Jeffery Gaines @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Solo acoustic concert. Jim Bacon opens the show. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8:30pm.

THEATER: “Empty Valuables” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A one-woman show in two acts written and performed by Bonita Jackson about the journey of a mother and three of her daughters who never meet. 2pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ the Ale House, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Parmalee @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Led by brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, the country quartet returns to Clifton Park. With Adam Craig. 8pm. $22.

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 2 & 8pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Kansas @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind,” Point of Know Return… 7:30pm. $45, $80, $105 & $175.

MUSIC: DMA’s @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The hit Australian band of Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Took in support of their new album Hills End. 8pm. $12.

COMEDY: Shawn Wayans @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7 & 10pm. $30.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The jazz singer performs with Mallory Donnelly, Sam Zucchini, Tony Markellis, Bob Warren and Scott Bassinson. 9pm.

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. 3 & 8pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.

MUSIC: Cresente @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Dread Resistors and Hino Sol. 8pm.

MUSIC: Kurdi/Margolis/Wright @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and friends. With Matt Weston. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Shoebox Dojo @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Vatrano Road. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Panzram @ the Fuze Box, Albany. CD release party for Panzram’s debut CD, No Pleasure But Meanness. With The Power, Life’s Not Fair, Totally Gnarly and Black Iron Prison. 8pm. $10. First 50 paid admissions receive a free CD.

MUSIC: Matt Andersen @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The bluesman has racked up more than two million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award and Best Solo Performer honors at the Memphis Blues Challenge. With Amy Helm. 8pm. $35 & $50.

MUSIC: The New Riders of the Purple Sage @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Teddy Midnight and LovePort. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Mike Dimin/Judd Staley Duo @ Provence, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Andrew Wheeler’s Electric Blues Band @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Autumn’s Shroud @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Spire, Straight Through Sanity, Glass Skeleton Death March.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Thirsty Owl Outlet and Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Moondance @ The Linda, Albany. Van Morrison tribute band. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Hasty Page @ f.y.e., Johnstown. 1pm. FREE.

FILM: “Miracle” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. the Disney film about the U.S. hockey team’s improbable victory at the 1980 Winter Olympics. 12noon. $5; $3 children.