11/11/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

November 11th, 2016, 8:04 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Caleb Klauder Country Band @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. Stone cold, old-school country music. 8:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Wayne “The Train” Hancock @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. A rare breed of traditionalist and a purveyor of juke joint swing in the Hank Williams tradition. 8pm. $20. GO HERE to read an interview…

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MUSIC: NRBQ @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Madcap keyboardist Terry Adams leads his omni-pop band (augmented by the Whole Wheat Horns) in celebration of today’s release of their new five-disc box set, High Noon. 8pm. $29.50.

CONVENTION: Northeast Trek Con @ the Radisson Hotel, Albany. All things “Star Trek,” plus some scientific discussions to balance the sci-fi. 12noon. $40. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Grassroots Rebels @ the Low Beat, Albany. Happy hour CD release party for Ad Vitam Meliorem. 6pm.

MUSIC: Heather Maloney @ Caffe Lena at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs. It’s Day Two of her new multimedia ProjecTour. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Baby Soda @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The freewheeling New York City-based street-jazz ensemble brings its old-time sounds to town. 9pm. $15.

COMEDY: Comedy Night @ the Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Who doesn’t need a laugh right about now? Featuring Andy Pitz, Dan Geurin and Greater Nippertown’s own Erin Harkes. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.

THEATER: “Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Concrete Temple Theatre presents a one-man puppet theatre extravaganza, inspired by an NPR feature about Hugh Herr, who now designs technologically advanced artificial limbs after losing his own legs in a climbing accident. 7:30pm. $20; $10 age 21 & under. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Blue Machine @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Super 400 plus Tommy Love… 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The stage musical based on the 1987 film that starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. 8pm. $30-$100. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Eric Paslay @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Country music singer-songwriter with a handful of No. 1 hits to his credit. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC: Furnsss @ Skidmore College’s Falstaff’s, Saratoga Springs. With Psychobaby. 8pm.

MUSIC: Charmboy @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Thirty Silver and Sun Natives. 8pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Tracy Bonham @ Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock. A benefit concert for the Friends of the Woodstock Library’s music series. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Big Eyed Phish @ the Upper Room, Albany. Dave Matthews tribute band. 8pm. $15 & $25.

THEATER: “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The hit comedy written by Matt Murphy and directed by Tim Drucker. 7:30pm. $39.50.

COMEDY: Gary Gulman @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.