11/12/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

November 12th, 2016, 7:02 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Sea The Sea @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. With indie harpist Mikaela Davis and the duo of Eric Margan & Cara May Gorman. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Eisa Davis @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. The acclaimed actress – you might recognize as Heather Dunbar’s Chief of Staff, Cynthia Driscoll, in “House of Cards” — is also a formidable soul singer and songwriter. 8pm. $22 & $30; $10 students.

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MUSIC: Nelson Esposito Quintana @ the People’s Pub, Chatham. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Consider the Source @ the Madison Theater, Albany. “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion” power trio. 9pm. $18.

CONVENTION: Northeast Trek Con @ the Radisson Hotel, Albany. All things “Star Trek,” plus some scientific discussions to balance the sci-fi. 10am. $60. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Rewind the Time @ Chrome, Waterford. An ’80s hair metal & glam rock flashback party featuring Poor Dead Molly (6pm), Way Past Our Bedtime (6:55pm), Hairband Riot (7:50pm), Hungry Dingo (8:45pm), Dr. Feelgood (9:40pm), American Metal Society (10:35pm), Tazmanian Met’l (11:15pm), Steel Serpent (12:15am), Bad Back (12:45am), Maiden Voyage (1:15am) followed by various supergroup jams. $15.

MUSIC: The Roy Hurd Trio @ Caffe Lena at Ndakinna Education Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Savoy Brown @ the Upper Room, Albany. British blues guitarslinger Kim Simmonds leads the band, now based in Oswego. 8pm. $20 & $35.

MUSIC: Betty & the Baby Boomers @ The Linda, Albany. Veteran folk group led by Betty Boomer. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Josh Ritter @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The super singer-songwriter plays a solo show. With Lowland Hum. 8pm. $35, $40 & $45.

MUSIC: Triage @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The experimental jazz trio features Jarrett Gilgore on alto saxophone, Noah Jarrett on upright bass and Kevin Ripley on drums. With the Late Regulars. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Gary Smulyan & Pete Malinverni @ the Beattie-Powers House, Catskill. Duo performances by the baritone sax master and the pianist. 5pm. $15

MUSIC: Arturo Sandoval @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Cuban-born, ten-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and his band bring their distinctive Latin sound to the Clark to christen the newly renovated auditorium. 6:30pm pre-show party; 8pm concert. $75 & $150

MUSIC: Graham Tichy & Friends @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Performing the Beatles’ final concert – 1966 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park – song-by-song are some of Greater Nippertown’s finest musicians – guitarist Graham Tichy, bassist Steve “Clyde” Davies, drummer Pete Vumbaco, pianist Mike Kelley and guitarist Dave Maswick. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18.

MUSIC: Laurie Berkner @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The New York Times calls her “the Adele of the preschool crowd.” The bonafide children’s music superstar plays a solo show featuring songs from her new album, Superhero, as well as old favorites. 11am. $25 & $35.

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: Highly Suspect @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Slothrust. 8pm. $18.

COMEDY: Make Me Laugh @ Proctors’s GE Theatre, Schenectady. It’s the final round of competition in the Capital Region comedy contest. 7pm. $12.

COMEDY: Comedy’s Best Kept Secret @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Dan Frigolette headlines. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Odd Body @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Tall Kids in the Back and Good Hair. 8pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Classic New Orleans-style jazz. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: One Red Martian @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Girl Blue. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Trios Los Pajaros @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. A celebration of Mexican mariachi music. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Tyranize @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Sworn to Vengeance, Straight Through Sanity and Burial. 9pm. $8.

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. 2 & 8pm. $30-$100. Through Sunday.

DISCUSSION: Reflections on Rosset @ Art Omi, Ghent. An evening of conversation on the legacy of Barney Rosset – owner of Grove Press and editor-in-chief of Evergreen Review – featuring Barbara Epler, Sim Lipsyte, Jon Fine and Michael Coffey. 5pm.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Trio @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

COMEDY: Gary Gulman @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm.

CABARET: “Joyce Nolen: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. The Broadway singer-dancer-actress, whose first professional job was as a Radio City Rockette, returns to the cabaret singing The Great American Songbook. 8pm. $25, including dessert and coffee.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: BOG III @ the Low Beat, Albany. 1pm.

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

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