10/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

October 15th, 2016, 9:17 am by Greg

DANCE/MUSIC: “New Soundz” @ The Egg, Albany. The world’s most famous hoofer, Tony Award winner and choreographer Savion Glover, returns with an evening of contemporary tap with his company of dancers including Marshall Davis Jr. and members of Broadway’s “Shuffle Along” cast and the world premiere of his collaboration with acclaimed jazz saxophonist James Carter and his quartet. 8pm. $34, $38 & $48.

TALK: Savion Glover @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue conducts an on-stage discussion with the world famous tap dance/choreographer as part of the Creative Life series. 1pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Benjamin Clementine @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The uncategorizable London-based singer-poet, pianist and composer who won England’s coveted Mercury Prize for his 2015 debut album At Least for Now — has been compared to Nina Simone, Antony and Édith Piaf for his striking, otherworldly vocal delivery. 8:30pm. $33 & $45.

ART RECEPTION: Nick Cave’s “Until” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. With his sprawling new exhibit, the artist utilizes thousands of found objects and millions of beads to fill the football field-sized gallery as an examination of the racial divide. With performances by Brenda Wimberly, a soprano singer anchored in gospel music roots, and Sereca Henderson, a musicologist, singer and organist who has played with Eric Clapton and B.B. King.5:30-7pm. $8.

MUSIC: Rory Block @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. Chatham’s own queen of the acoustic blues. 7pm. $27.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Opera superstar Deborah Voigt joins the ASO for “Roscoe,” the new Evan Mack opera, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy’s classic novel. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Walter Salas-Humara @ the Low Beat, Albany. The leader of The Silos comes and plays solo annnnnd… maybe with a band? 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Greater Nippertown’s premier vintage Americana duo – Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck – celebrate the release of their new album, Politics and Patriots, a fun look at political campaign songs of days gone by. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Fleshtones @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The garage-rockers celebrate their 40th anniversary with their new (and aptly titled) album, The Band Drinks for Free. With Off the Record. 3pm. $15.

TALK: Demand the Impossible: An Evening with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Join Bill Ayers, author of the new book “Demand the Impossible,” and fellow activist/educator Bernardine Dohrn for an engaged conversation about the world, this historical (or hysterical) moment, and where we go from here. 7pm. Donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low-income).

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: John McCutcheon @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The return of the master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, author and seven-time Grammy nominee. 7:30pm. $28 & $40.

MUSIC: Nick Barr: 50 Years in the Making @ The Linda, Albany. Nick Barr, the host of WAMC-FM’s “Bluegrass Time,” celebrates 50 years in bluegrass with music by Dave Kiphuth & Phil Rosenthal, Bluegrass Samurai, Blue Moon, Wanda Fischer, Tim Coakley, Al & Kathy Bain, Marty Wendell, the Barr Brothers and more. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jill Hughes & the High Rollers @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Pennywise @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Strung Out, Unwritten Law and Runaway Kids. 8pm. $23.

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.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. With Red Shift and Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ruthie Foster @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. With Sarah Kramer-Harrison. 8pm. $25 & 435.

MUSIC: The Celtic Fiddle Festival @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Celebrating the violin in all its globe-trotting variations with fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Charlie McKerron (Scotland), accompanied by Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France). 7:30pm. $25; $5 for children 12 and under.

MUSIC: Sandi Patty @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The most-awarded female vocalist in gospel music history and Christian music icon brings her Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour to town. 7pm. $25, $45 & $100.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Epic Rap Battles of History star Zach Sherwin headlines tonight’s show. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Pittsfield CityJazz Festival @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring the Karrin Allyson Trio, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors and the Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble. 7:30pm. $20 & $35. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The YellowJackets @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The University of Rochester a cappella group sings in a benefit concert for the Hall. 7:30pm. $20; $10 for students & seniors. Also at 3pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Boogie Stomp! @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Pianists Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza play a riveting concert of American boogie woogie music. 7:30pm. $22 & $25.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Brew Ha-Ha @ Martel’s Grill, Colonie. The funny fundraiser for Catholic Charities Disabilities Services of Albany is hosted by Greg Aidala with headliner Jon Fisch. 8pm. $25.

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

MUSIC: The Alternate Routes @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Chris O’Leary Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The blues. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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. 3 & 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, October 16. GO HERE to read review…

ARTIST TALK: “Politics & Clay” @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Artist Justin Rothshank and Elenor Wilson, editor of The Studio Potter, discuss the ways in which contemporary ceramics are used to raise awareness of social and political issues. 4pm.

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

MUSIC: Teri Roiger Trio @ the Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

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. 2 & 7pm. Through Sunday, October 23.lbany

MUSIC: Driftwood @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With the Eastern Highs. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Johnny Morse @ Chrome, Waterford. With Kristen Capolino and Code Blue. 7pm. $10.

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: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. A special family show. 3pm.

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.