2/10/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

February 10th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Noam Pikelny @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. He’s a founding member of Punch Brothers, a three-time Grammy Award nominee and the recipient of the inaugural Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. He lands in Hudson to offer a preview of his upcoming album, Universal Favorite, due for release on March 3. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Rose Record Label Gala @ The College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. CD release party for for three of the labels’ acts – Sydney Schizzano, Bad Mothers and Alenni. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Golfstrom @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A dreamy night of European pop music from long ago featuring Jonathan Greene on clarinet, Sergei Nirenburg on accordion and vocals, Bobby Kendall on string bass, and Brian Mellick on percussion. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Saratoga Sixteen @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Hip-hop album release party featuring Skidmore College’s own Cristian Fernandez (aka, Quo) and his debut album, The Autobiography of a Common Man. With hosts Sime Gezus and Nigel Smith. 10:30pm. FREE.

COMEDY: National College Comedy Festival @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Collegiate comedy troupes from throughout the northeast, including Skidmore’s Sketchies and AKT. 7pm. $14. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: National College Comedy Festival @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Aparna Nancherla, a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently worked as a writer and performer for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. With Troy Walker. 10pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: SoulSky @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Eternal Crimes @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Pogo Slutz, Neutron Rats and Ordinance. 8pm.

MUSIC: Average Bear @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm. Also at 10pm Saturday.

THEATER: “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lynda Blackmon Lowery’s play stars Damaras Obi. Directed by Ally Sheedy. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Big Mean Sound Machine @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Hartley’s Encore. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Gang of Thieves @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With West End Blend. 9:30pm. $10.

THEATER: “Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad” @ theREP, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of New York Times writer Bob Morris’ poignant new comedy explores the world of contemporary digital dating later in life. 8pm. Through February 19.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

EVENT: PechaKucha Night @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Short talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Green Wolf Brewery, Middleburgh. 7pm.

DANCE: Poor People’s TV Room @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy.
Choreographer, writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and director Peter Born present their new work. The artist performs with three other women in a multifaceted work that features live song, dance and text amid other media including television, audio recording, light, plastic, cloth and wood. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

COMEDY: Warren B. Hall @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: New Orford String Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free for students and children.

MUSIC/COMEDY: Ed & Randall’s Maugerville @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The off-beat comedy of Ed Smyth and the sweet original acoustic music of Randall Mauger. 7:30pm.

FILM: “The Bling Ring” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Inspired by actual events, Sofia Coppola’s 2013 film tells the story of a group of fame- and fashion-obsessed teenagers who use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. 7:30pm. FREE.