3/18/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

March 18th, 2017, 7:45 am by Greg

MUSIC: Lúnasa @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Irish band is internationally acknowledged as the finest traditional Celtic instrumental outfit of recent times. 8pm. $34.

MUSIC: Alex Smith @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Long Lake native and up-and-coming Asirondack balladeer is recording two shows at the Caffe for his upcoming live album. 3pm & 8pm. $18.

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MUSIC: Jimmy Webb @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of the great pop songwriters of the rock era celebrates “The Glen Campbell Years,” with his many hits, including “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and so many more. 8pm. $25, $35 & $45.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The March Party @ Joe’s Garage, Catskill. Gala fundraising party for the Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts features, food, drinks and dancing to the electro-funk sounds of Jomama Jones, the Amazon alter-ego of performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones. 6pm. $175.

MUSIC: Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ The Egg, Albany. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan and Nine Inch Nails – and receiving a Grammy for her own song “How Can I Ease the Pain” – the knock-out vocalist is finally stepping back into the spotlight. 8pm. $34. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Friday, October 13.

THEATER: “An Iliad” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s great epic tale fuses words and music in a spare, modern production starring David Barlow. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, April 2.

MUSIC: Consider the Source @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Felix Martin and Ampevene. 9pm. $15.

THEATER: “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The true story of one of the worst opera “singers” of all time. Directed by Flo Hayle and starring Alison Davy. 7:30pm. $22 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 students. Through Sunday, March 26. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Oblivion Saints @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Troy trio uncorks a CD release party for Songs for the Doomed. With Jack Knife and The Agency. 8pm.

OPEN HOUSE: Grand Opening @ OmniZen Studios, Cohoes. Stop by and check out Greater Nippertown’s newest recording studio with food, adult beverages and music by Carl Daniels. 4-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Got a St. Pat’s Day hangover? What you need is Hair of the Dog, right? 8pm. $13.

THEATER: “Doubt, A Parable” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, as directed by Tom Templeton. 8pm. Through Sunday, March 26.

MUSIC: Jazz Caravan @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Kyle Bourgault Band @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Director Brian Sheldon helms the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical that explores wishes, family, and the choices we make as told through familiar fairy tale characters by the Brothers Grimm. 8pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, March 19.

MUSIC: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie & Friends @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Simply one of the greatest living drummers on the planet. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Andrew Wheeler Band @ the People’s Pub, Chatham. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Book Club Play” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The award winning playwright Karen Zacarias’ comedy focuses on the fun, frivolity and deeply serious politics found in our beloved book clubs. 2 & 7:30pm. $25; $10 students ages 22 & under. Through Sunday, March 19. GO HERE for review…

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, Albany. Roxxi and her troupe uncork a night of fun-filled hi-jinx and bathtub gin-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 8pm. $20.

COMEDY: Pete Dominick @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15.

FILM/MUSIC: “Saratoga Sings at the Cinema” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A free screening of the 1999 film “Cradle Will Rock,” which a telling of the same tale that will be produced by Opera Saratoga this summer. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ramblers Home @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Death Metal Pope @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Long Island death metal. With Scavengers’ album release party for Progress to Oblivion, as well as Graviton and Dust Lung. 8pm.

MUSIC: Duo Yumeno @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Featuring New York-based koto/shamisen
player-singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki. 3pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Eric Redd @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Led Zeppelin 2 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “The Women” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, directed by Suzanna Bornn. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, April 2.

MUSIC: 90 Proof @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Hobbit Mafia @ the Albany Railyard, Albany 9pm.

MUSIC: Barb Wired @ River Street Pub, Troy. 10pm.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Jason Wicks Band @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Garden of Memories” @ the First Reformed Church, Hudson. HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of Jessica Bashline’s tense drama. 7:30pm. $15.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…