5/13/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

May 13th, 2016, 7:58 am by Greg

MUSIC: John Gorka and Cheryl Wheeler @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Two legendary singer-songwriters. 7:30pm. $28 & $35.

MUSIC: Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany, The J. Geils Band frontman returns in support of his new album, A Cure for Loneliness. With Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams. 8pm. $39.50. GO HERE for more info…

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THEATER: “Gidion’s Knot” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. It’s opening night. Directed by John Sowle, Johnna Adams’ play is a shattering contemporary drama about bullying, freedom of expression, and the ever-present threat of violence in our schools. 7:30pm. $20; $10 age 21 and under. Through Sunday, May 22.

MUSIC: Dave Gunning & Jory Nash @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With the Young Novelists. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jittery Jack and Miss Amy and Her Guitar @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Televisionaries and Lone Ranger. 8pm. GO HERE for a recent concert review…

MUSIC: Within @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Tarek Atoui and Pauline Oliveros team up for a concert of newly invented instruments in the EMPAC public spaces expanding the notion of listening to find common ground with the hearing-impaired audience. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Once” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Based on the charming, Oscar-winning film of the same name and featuring the music of the Swell Season (Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard), the acclaimed stage musical won eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), as well as a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. 8pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Rides @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. A new cross-generational blues-rock supergroup featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg. With Simi Stone. 8pm. $64-$74; VIP $94.

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Coupons and Candy Ambulance. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Girls Guns and Glory @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Boston-based honky-tonk rockers mix old-school country with early rock ‘n’ roll and roots music. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Joey Thomas Big Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Frank Sinatra Centennial Salute. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Producers” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Directed by Suzanne Rayome, this Mel Brooks stage adaptation of his classic 1968 comedy film stars Eric Shovah as Max Bialystock and Brendan Brierley as Leo Bloom. 8pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Upstate Rubdown @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. With Olivia Quillio and Micah Resney. 8pm. $12.

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

MUSIC: John Roberts & Debra Cowan @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. For over 45 years, British-born John Roberts has been singing and playing old songs, meaning that many of the songs and tunes in his extensive repertoire can be traced back at least one hundred years. 7:30pm. $20; $5 children age 12 & under.

MUSIC: Empire State Youth Jazz & Repertory Jazz Ensembles @ The Linda, Albany. See and support the future of jazz as two young jazz bands come together for some swinging rhythms and killer solos. Directed by Paul Evoskevich and Lee Russo. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Mishka Shubaly @ the Half Moon, Hudson. An acclaimed author who has released six best-selling Kindle Singles. With Star Anna. 8pm.

MUSIC: Teddy Midnight @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With The Jauntee and Space Carnival. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Valatie Bar & Grill, Valatie. 8pm.

MUSIC: Gross & Hart @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. Acoustic rock duo. 7pm. FREE; donations accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Morris Code @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. The Fork in the Road returns with food trucks, music and more. 5-8pm.

MUSIC: Long Journey @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mendelssohn Club @ Chancellor’s Hall, Albany. It’s their annual spring concert, “A Night on Broadway.” 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Paradox Saints @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Bad Mothers. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Hayley & Justin of Hayley Jane & the Primates. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “South Pacific” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night! The Circle Theatre Players present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical directed by Deborah Dorman. It’s gonna be “Some Enchanted Evening”… 8pm. $20; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, May 22.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Revibe. 10pm. $10.

FILM: “Purple Rain” @ the Madison Theater. 8pm. $5.

One thought on “5/13/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday”

  1. eika says:

    Empire State Troopers’ Kelly Murphy is back in town at Pauly’s with her band Stop Scorpio along with Comrade Nixon, Moon Worship and Mod Fiction. 8:30pm.

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