12/2/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

December 2nd, 2016, 7:56 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Joey Alexander Trio @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The 13-year-old jazz piano prodigy returns in support of his recently released sophomore album, Countdown. 8pm. $45 & $75.

MUSIC: Bill Kirchen @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The Titan of the Telecaster is back with his annual twang-filled Honky Tonk Holiday Show. 8pm. $25.

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MUSIC: Tim Reynolds @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. More guitar heroics, this time a solo acoustic concert from Dave Matthews’ pal. 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

MUSIC: Jorma Kaukonen @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Still more fretboard fireworks, this time a solo show by the veteran guitarslinger who was just at The Egg with Hot Tuna. 8pm. $55 & $65. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: A$AP Ferg @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. His hit single “New Level” featuring Future was recently certified gold, and now he’s bringing his Turnt & Burnt Tour to town. With special guests Playboy Carti and Rob Stone. 8pm. $28.

DANCE: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 7pm. $31, $40.50, $51 & $71.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. The monthly arts walk… 5-9pm.

THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot. For happily ever aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 8pm. $25-$65. Through December 24.

MUSIC: Mister G @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Clark kicks off Williamstown’s Holiday Walk weekend with a festive concert featuring the Latin Grammy Award-winning popular children’s music artist performing his original songs and holiday favorites. 6:30pm. $25; $10 children.

MUSIC: Stephen Salters @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed baritone brings to life the African-American spirituals and other works of Harry T. Burleigh. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children. With a pre-concert talk at 7pm.

MUSIC: Burnt Hills @ the Low Beat, Albany. They’ve escaped from the Helderberg House basement… With Girls of Porn and Beta Males. 8pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Blue Christmas” @ the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. The benefit concert for the Saratoga Children’s Theatre features a two-act, Vegas-style Elvis tribute artist Matthew Boyce & the Suspicious Minds. Admission includes a light dinner. $35; $30 seniors; $15 kids age 18 & under.

MUSIC/ART: Art at Overit: Video Games @ Overit, Albany. Featuring artists, video game experts and creators, as well as immersive Virtual Reality demos and live music by Geek Musica. 5:30-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dryer @ Gug’s, Glens Falls. Celebrating their new EP, Bright Moon Bright Sun. With Candy Ambulance and Rentboy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Zach Deputy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The one-man looping band returns. With the Mallett Brothers Band. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Lola Kirke @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Wyndham Moylan-Garnett and Lilah Larson. 8pm.

MUSIC: Pipe-A-Thon @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Featuring RPI’s co-ed a cappella group the Rusty Pipes. With Capital Harmony and Ruby Fruit from University of Connecticut. 7:30pm. $10; $5 students.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Williams Jazz Ensemble @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Directed by Kris Allen, the band presents “The Blue Note Era,” featuring contemporary big band arrangements of hard bop classics by Hancock, Henderson, Dorham, Walton, McLean and others. 8pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Arnez J @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $25. Also at 7 & 9:45pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Bushicks @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Brooklyn rockers. With Squid Parade and Mark Slavin. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Fenimore Blues @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Standard Clams @ Twisted Vine Wine & Tap, Delmar. 8pm.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Elks Lodge, Albany. Featuring music by the Resonators. With a free swing dance lesson at 7pm. Dance begins at 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm.