10/22/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

October 22nd, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Amy Rigby @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The singer-songwriter celebrates the 20th anniversary of her debut solo album, Diary of a Mod Housewife, with bassist Eric Goulden, drummer Doug Wygal and guitarist Alex Turnquist. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Shana Falana @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Upstate psych-rock powerhouse Shana Falana is headed to town for a release party for her new album Here Comes the Wave. 9pm. $8.

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MUSIC/TALK/FUNDRAISER: Rufus Wainwright @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. A concert and conversation with musician and Basilica director Melissa Auf Der Maur to benefit the Basislica. 8pm. $50.

THEATER: John Kelly @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A work-in-progress performance of Time No Line, an autobiographical project based on his experiences as a queer East-Villager living at the height of the AIDs epidemic in the ’80s. 8pm. $15 & $21; $5 students.

MUSIC: Jerry Douglas @ the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. The dobro master. With Pierre Bensusan and Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub. 8pm. $40, $50 & $65.

MUSIC: “Around the World in 80 Minutes” @ the Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Saxophonist Harry White and pianist Todd Sisley perform music by composers from seven nations, including works by Ravel, Grieg and Rachmaninov. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Aztec Two Step @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The veteran folk-pop duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman are celebrating their 45th anniversary together. 7pm. $29.

MUSIC: Robbie Fulks @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. 7pm. $25. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC/COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: 10-Year Anniversary Block Party for the Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Greg Aidala hosts the evening with rock power trio Super 400 headlining the benefit with funds going towards a cure to end breast cancer. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Gala Celebration of ASAC & UAG @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. A celebration of nine years of collaboration and partnership between Albany Sonic Arts Collective and Upstate Artists Guild at the venue’s final performance. Live performances by Century Plants, Luciernaga, Matt Weston, Bone and Joint Center, Urkas, Shumoto & the Byrde, CJ Champagne, Blacklight Lighthouse, Chris Bassett, Daniel Nester, Michael Peters and more. 5:30pm. $5.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George Harvest Festival @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Day Two of the three-day fest featuring Moriah Formica, Vatrano Road, UPG, Dashboard Anthem and the Bob Barker Band. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 5th Annual Fall Fest @ Twisted Vine, Delmar. Music by Andy the Music Man (12noon), Up-Rooted (1:30pm), John Scarpulla & Band featuring Rob Beaulieu (4pm) and Jill Hughes & the High Rollers (8pm). UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to the weather…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Check out the handiwork of 50 master guitar makers from all around the world and hear a dozen great guitarists – up close. 11am. $20. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info and the complete list of performers…

THEATER: Next Act! New Play Summit @ theREP, Albany. Plan B with book by Michael Barakiva & Emily Mikesell; music & lyrics by Michael Hicks. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm.

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: Society High @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Totally Gnarly, Savage Randy and Agency. 8pm.

MUSIC: Dirty Heads @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With New Beat Fund and RDGLDGRN. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Eric Johnson @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The guitar great plays an intimate solo concert in support of his first acoustic album, EJ. 8pm. $42, $52 & $62.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Newberry Music Hall, Sarartoga Springs. A funk, blues & soul dance party/concert. With DJ Intell Hayesfield of Chill Smith. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: California Guitar Trio @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly criss-crosses genres between rock, jazz, classical and world music. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $26.

MUSIC: Dave Rowe @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The singer-songwriter was raised in Maine and performed with the iconic group Schooner Fare. 7:30pm. $26 & $35.

DANCE: Post Tree @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Dancer-choreographer Carolyn Schoerner and artist-musician James Hoff collaborate on a performance that uses Sarah Crowner’s exhibit, “Beetle in the Leaves,” as both stage and backdrop.

MUSIC: George Winston @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. One of the most recognized solo pianists in the world returns to The Egg to perform melodic folk piano songs, Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, songs inspired by the New Orleans R&B piano tradition and the Harlem stride piano tradition. 8pm. $34.50.

DANCE: SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams @ the Chapel + Cultural Center, Troy. Multimedia dance performance by sound/video artist Andrea Williams, artist Lee Pembleton, scientist Todd Anderson and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Art Hoenig Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE for students and children.

MUSIC: Yankee Holler @ Chatham Brewing, Chatham. 8pm.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, Albany. It’s a night of fun-filled hi-jinx and bathtub-gin-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 8pm. $20.

ARTIST TALK: Sharon Hayes @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Sharon Hayes’s work tackles issues such as gay rights, gender construction, and militarism, often performing archival documentation in new or unexpected settings. 3pm.

FILM: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Join in the midnight madness, and let’s to the Time Warp again! 12midnight. $10; or $15 with prop bag; $3 discount if dressed in costume.

MUSIC: Becoming a Ghost @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Tell Keller, Colorway and Curtis K. Flach. 8pm. $8.

COMEDY: Eric McMahon @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8 & 10pm. $15.

MUSIC: Capital Zen @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Cosmic Swine. 9:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Rumours @ the Upper Room, Albany. Fleetwood Mac tribute band. 8pm. $15 & 435.

MUSIC: Mike Blakely @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The award-winning singer-songwriter has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S. and made 16 tours to Europe. He’s also an award-winning author with 17 published books to his credit, including books co-written by Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. 8pm. $18; $10 if under age 18.

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.

THEATER: “Heathers: The Musical” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents the stage musical based on the 1989 film about the Heathers of Westerberg High. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, October 30.

THEATER: “The Door Next Door” @ The Linda, Albany. This dinner-and-theater murder mystery by Women With Voices will have you locking all your doors at night and wondering…who lives behind the door next door? 6pm. $40.