10/14/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

October 14th, 2016, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Daisycutter @ The Linda, Albany. Singer-fiddler Sara Milonovich and her band – Boo Reiners on banjo, electric guitar and lap steel; Greg Anderson on guitar; Leo Traversa on bass; and Steve Holloway on drums – celebrate the release of the sophomore album, Waiting for the Stars, which features a batch of impressive original songs as well as covers from the songbags of Neko Case, Joe Strummer and Led Zeppelin. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The multi-instrumental vet is joined by banjo player Allison de Groot (of the Goodbye Girls) and guitarist Stash Wyslouch (of the Deadly Gentlemen) for a CD release celebration. 8:30pm. $15.

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MUSIC/THEATER: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. An evening of the band’s fab, wry bluegrass will be preceded by the world premiere of “Lucky Day,” a short, 12-minute play by Anthony R. Pezzula based on Gaudet’s song of the same name. 7pm. $22.

GALA/FUNDRAISER: Fusion @ the Albany Barn, Albany. The community arts center’s “anti-gala” features artwork by Matthew Bartik, Emily Dorr, Tabitha Heisch, Casey Polomaine and Craig Shufelt; installations by Peter Leue and Kris Hauser; a custom menu from Chef Michelle Hines Abram; music by Geek Musica, Ramblin Jug Stompers, DJ Space, Time & Spacetime and DJ Jordan Taylor. 6pm. $75.

THEATER: “An American in Paris” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The touring production of the four-time Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, launches with previews in Schenectady. 8pm. $25.75-$95.75. Through Friday, October 21.

COMEDY: Marc Maron @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The comedian/podcaster brings his Too Real Tour to town. 8pm. $29 & $34. UPDATE: The show has been postponed til March 11.

MUSIC: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. He’s a hero to Bob Dylan. He’s been declared an American treasure by former President Bill
Clinton. He’s one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music. 8pm. $25-$50.

THEATER: “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson stars in a one-man performance directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $10 is under age 21. Through Sunday, October 23.

MUSIC: Brand New @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. Performing their album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in its entirety, plus a lot of other music. With the Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Martin Sexton @ The Egg, Albany. The singer-songwriter steps into the spotlight in support of his new album, Mix Tape of the Open Road. 8pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Nite Train @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The Spirit of Violence @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Jouska and Lake Pleasant. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Hot Club of Saratoga @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Vance Gilbert @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Folk kicks off its fall season. With Ellen Bukstel. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Stories Told @ Round House Bakery Café, Cambridge. The folk duo of Gary Moon and Alice Hausmann is joined by Pepper & Sassafras (Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Sassafras Ramsay). 6pm.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Tiny Ocean @ S&S Farm Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Paul Virzi @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8 & 10pm. $15.

MUSIC: Big Mean Sound Machine @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Brian LaPoint & the Joints. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Scott Robinson @ Flavors, Pittsfield. Jazz saxman plays as part of Pittsfield CityJazz Fest. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “Outside Mullingar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. This charmer of a play by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland and the unlikely romance between two middle-aged neighbors. 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, October 16. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “The Bakelite Masterpiece” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The American premiere. It’s the end of World War II, and Holland is in chaos. The artist Van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer to the Nazi leader, Hermann Goering. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 23.

MUSIC: Carla Metz & Larry Acunto @ Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Addams Family” @ Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night for the Saratoga Children’s Theatre production directed by Tim Antonacci. 7pm. $10; Free for kids age 10 and under. Also 1 & 7pm Saturday.

THEATER: “Unnecessary Farce” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present a funny, laugh-out-loud, zany comedy directed by Cheryl Charbonneau. 8pm. $18; $10 if under age 18. Through Sunday, October 16.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Rascals, Guilderland. 9pm. $5; Free for nurses.

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

THEATER: Confetti Fest 12 ­@ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Five original short, one-act plays written by local playwrights – Kate Carter, Val Kavanaugh, Julie Demers, Amy Sarah Lamena and Steve Henel. 7:30pm. $15; $10​ students. Through Sunday, October 16.