11/5/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

November 5th, 2016, 7:12 am by Greg

MUSIC: Golden Oldies Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. Darlene Love, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie and Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon… 7pm. $39.75-$54.75.

MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie @ The Egg, Albany. For the Running Down The Road Tour, America’s favorite folksinger will take the stage with his band to revisit his classic albums of the ’60s and ’70s – Arlo, Running Down the Road and Washington County. 7:30pm. $39.50 & $49.50.

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MUSIC: Micah Schnabel @ the Low Beat, Albany. A solo show from the Two Cow Garage guy. With the Goat Stingers. 8pm.

MUSIC: Chatham County Line @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Celebrating the release of their brand new album, Autumn, which finds the North Carolina quartet at the intersection of singer-songwriter and bluegrass. With country-rock singer-songwriter Johnny Irion – in the news lately for his new version of “Old Man Trump,” a song written about Donald Trump’s racist landlord father by none other than Woody Guthrie – opening the show. 9pm. $25.

EVENT/FUNDRAISER: WGXC Record & Media Fair @ Second Ward Foundation, Hudson. A day-long sale of vinyl, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, books, musical instruments, more. 10am-4pm. $3; $15 early bird entry at 8am. UPDATE: This event has been postponed… for the second time.

TALK: “We Can Talk About It Now: Working with The Band” @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. John Simon – the producer of The Band’s classic first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band – will discuss and demonstrate how the compositions, arrangements and instrumentation came together to create these monumental recordings. 1pm. FREE. Also at 3:30pm at Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. GO HERE for a review…

MUSIC: The Bob Warren Band @ Caffe Lena at Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Don Warren (guitar), Tony Markellis (bass), Danny Whelchel (drums), Matt Donnelly (keyboards) and Joy MacKenzie (vocals). 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries @ Cafeteria Coffee House, New Paltz. Gothic folk ensemble. With Luis Mojica. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Debo Band @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Ethiopian pop band. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free children & students.

MUSIC: Big Thief @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Indie-folk rockers on the rise in support of their impressive debut album Masterpiece released earlier this year on Conor Oberst’s Saddle Creek label. 8pm. $18 & $24; $10 students.

MUSIC: Albert Cummings @ The Linda, Albany. Inspired by a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert at RPI’s Houston Field House, the Williamstown guitarslinger delved into the blues, and he keeps delving deeper. With the Andrew Wheeler Band. 8pm. $20 (standing room only).

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase @ the Altamont Fire Department, Altamont. Greg Aidala hosts with Joe List as the headliner. 8pm. $25 (includes show, beer, wine, soda and finger foods).

MUSIC: Shemekia Copeland @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Blues queen. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Head of Hydrus @ Parish Public House, Albany. CD release party for their new album, Contingency. With Apastron, Open Casket Division and Outnumber the Living. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Francesca Shanks @ Press Gallery, North Adams. CD release party for I Am Walking Away. With Frank McGinnis and Tyler Gomo. 7pm. $5

MUSIC: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. Three-time Grammy Award winner Campbell and his vocalist-wife step into the spotlight in support of their debut album. With Marie Danielle. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Black Mountain Symphony. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Winterpills @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. The full band plays a bunch of beautiful, sad songs. 8pm.

COMEDY: Nick Di Paolo @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm.

THEATER: “The Chronicles of Rose” @ Congregation Beth Israel, North Adams. Local theater artist David Lane presents an evening of puppetry which tells the story of Nazi plundering of art and artifacts during World War II. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Orquesta Victoria @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The 14-piece tango orchestra reimagines tango classics and performs new compositions that build bridges between the streets of Buenos Aires and the experience of the California diaspora. 9pm. $25.

COMEDY: Ralphie May @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Last Comic Standing” comedian. 8pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Saints & Sinners Costume Ball @ Chrome, Waterford. Featuring Blase DeBris, Untaymed and British Steel. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sheen @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Butter to the Edges” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Written and performed by Mary Mott, the one-woman comedy about aging is directed by Bob Moss. 7pm. $30. Through Sunday, November 6. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Violinist and high school freshman Aram Kim performs with ESYO’s flagship orchestra. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students & seniors.

CABARET: “Melissa Cook: Taking the Lead” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Leading lady Melissa Cook has appeared on the Fort Mainstage in “Carousel,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Brigadoon” and “The Sound of Music.” 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Immaculate Conception Church, Glenville. The choral ensemble presents “Our American Journey” featuring American choral composers including Auriel Camerata tenor Michael Harrison. 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

BURLESQUE: Teasy Roosevelt’s Election Extravaganza! @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. A night of burlesque, comedy and political debauchery in honor of Tuesday’s election. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Berkshire Bach Society’s “Bach and Mozart Connection” @ First Congregational Church, Great Barrington. Performed by members of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. 7:30pm. $30: free children & students.

MUSIC: Dan Shulman, Kaori Washiyama & Nathaniel Parke @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. Performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Tartini, Prokofiev and Schumann. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.