2/25/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

February 25th, 2017, 7:12 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bridge Jazz Festival @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Uber-funky veteran jazzman Maceo Parker and the utterly charming vocalist Cyrille Aimee wrap up the two-day fest as it crosses the Hudson River to Albany. 7:30pm. $40; $30 students.

MUSIC: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Both were a vital part of the late Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, with Campbell winning three Grammys for his production work with Helm. And between them, they’ve also played with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, BB King, Elvis Costello, The Dead, Rosanne Cash and Jackson Browne. 9pm. $20.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Stand for the Rock @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. an afternoon of Native American music and storytelling to raise funds for Sacred Stone Camp, the encampment of Standing Rock Lakota Water Protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Featuring the Akwesasne Women Singers, Kay Ionataiewas Olan, Joseph and Jesse Bruchac, Roy Hurd and others. 2pm. $22. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow @ The Linda, Albany. The collaborative band brings together Americana singer-songwriters Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, Chris Merenda, Greg Smith and Dave Tanklefsky, who have totaled 18 albums while working as solo artists, frontmen, sidemen and bandmembers. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Nelson Esposito Quintana @ the People’s Pub, Chatham. Exploratory instrumental compositions, thick grooves and spacey encounters. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating what would have been the 85th birthday of the Man in Black with the Bluebillies and Marty Wendell, who is also bringing his band to celebrate the release of his new solo album, Marty Wendell: Live at Lena’s. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Sam Cohen @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. The former Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds frontman is a dazzling guitarist (he’s lent his talents to the likes of Bob Weir and Cee-Lo), but also a songwriter of disarming skill. 8pm. $22; $10 students.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Blues & Brews @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Roadside Blues Band plays a benefit concert for the arts center. Doors open at 6pm. $20 (includes chili, cornbread, jambalaya, desserts and soft drinks); $10 kids age 12 & under. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Radio Wonderland @ the Half Moon, Hudson. CD release party for Seize the Means, an album of Joshua Fried, performing digital processing of live FM radio, With Crazed, Tom & Echo Roe and Fulathela.

MUSIC: Dryer @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The Spa City faves deliver soft hits at 9pm and big rock at 11pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Upstate Rubdown @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 9pm.

COMEDY: Kevin Downey Jr. @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC/FILM: Johnny Winter All Star Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Bobbi T. Torello. Also a screening of the blues documentary film “Down & Dirty.” 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Spiritual Rez @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Annie in the Water. 9:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Hi, Are You Single?” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Written and performed by Ryan Haddad, who has cerebral palsy, as he attempts to navigate the gay dating pool, searching for love with equal parts humor and hurt, and finding plenty of discrimination and intolerance of difference within an already marginalized community. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students. GO HERE for more info… Also at 2pm Sunday.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Blackcat Elliot, Ike’s Wasted World and Horror Business. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ the Ale House, Troy. 8:30pm.

THEATER: 24-Hour Play Festival @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. 10 teams – a writer, a director and 3 or 4 actors – were randomly selected and a theme was chosen. A 10-minute play was written overnight; rehearsals take place today; and the plays are presented tonight. 8pm. $20.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, Albany. A night of fun-filled hi-jinx and bathtub gin-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz with featured performer Harley Foxx. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes Duo @ Kings Tavern, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kristen Capolino @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Rockin’ the blues… 9:30pm.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. An evening of 10 plays, each just 10 minutes long. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 26. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Blind Crow @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

OPERA: “The Bremen Town Musicians” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga performs John Davies’ children’s opera based on the Brothers Grimm folk tale, featuring the music of Offenbach, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: The Matt DeChamplain Trio @ Flavours ofMalaysia, Pittsfield. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “The Game’s Afoot” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Homemade Theater’s production of Ken Ludwig’s whodunit. 7:30pm. Through February 26.

COMEDY: Moody McCarthy @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Dennis Rooney. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude & Dave Gleason @ Dukes Chophouse, Schenectady. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Jeff Brisbin @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: Disney’s Choo Choo Soul @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 2pm. $24.50.

MUSIC: Teri Roiger Trio @ Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz. 7pm.

THEATER: “The Birthday Party” @ Masonic Temple, Albany. Linda Shirey directs the Confetti Stage production of the Harold Pinter classic, a menacing, pitch-black comedy. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through February 26.