3/24/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

March 24th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. On the Release the Hounds Tour, the dazzling virtuoso guitar duo fuses elements from jazz to bluegrass to experimental pop on their recently released sophomore album, Mount Royal. With sublime singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. 7:30pm. $30; $20 students.

MUSIC: Kate Campbell @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s award-winning music is inspired by the contemporary characters and culture of her native South. She’ll be joined by multi-instrumentalist John Kirk. 7:30pm. $27 & $40.

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MUSIC: Guy Davis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the great acoustic blues and all-around players. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Copley Street with Owen Marshall @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, Traditional Celtic music. 7:30pm. $10.

COMEDY: Sebastian Maniscalco @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 2016 Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year brings his Why Would You Do That? Tour to the Electric City. 7pm. $43.75-$250.

MUSIC: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ the Low Beat, Albany. Back in the saddle for the first time since July. With Bridge Under Fire and the Spirit of Violence. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Holly Bowling @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The classically trained pianist performs her unique solo interpretations of songs from the vast catalogs of Phish and the Grateful Dead. 7:30pm. $20.

THEATER/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: 90th Anniversary Gala @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Broadway star Gabriella Pizzolo (Matilda, Fun Home) and more than 30 top Greater Nippertown performers offer a musical performance of a locally written show highlighting the history of both SLOC and the City of Schenectady. Reception catered by Birch Hill Catering. 6:30pm. $60 for show and gala reception; $25 show only. Also on Saturday.

MUSIC: Dryer @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Pony in the Pancake and Nick Nigro. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. World music/jazz/classical fusion. 6pm & 8pm. $5

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/FUNDRAISER: Buried Treasure & Friends @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union features special guests Tracy Bonham, Scott Sharrard, Jay Collins and Kevin Salem. With Chogyi Lama & Casey Michael. 8pm. $20; $15 students.

MUSIC: Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Her concert at The Egg was postponed til October, but it looks like the powerhouse singer will be stepping into the spotlight tonight in Northampton. With Sean Glier. 8pm. $39.50 & $49.50.

MUSIC: Lord Electro @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. In celebration of the release of their new album, Business. With Gigantosaurus Rex. 9pm.

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: Scott Bassinson Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Aztec Two-Step @ the Strand Theater, Hudson Falls. Veteran folk-rock duo focus on the songs of other duos – Simon & Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers, etc. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: John Brown’s Body @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets. 9:30pm. $18.

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. 8pm. Through Sunday, April 2.

MUSIC: Kitchen Jazz @ Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. 7pm.

MUSIC: Tim O’Shea & Friends @ the Grove at Neumann, Saratoga Springs. Traditional Irish music. With Drank the Gold, Tim Wechgelaer and Mise Eire Irish Dancers. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Elise Testone @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. “American Idol” launched her career as a soulful R&B belter, and the finalist has since appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Good Morning America” and other TV shows. 9pm. $12.

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: Moondance @ The Linda, Albany. Van Morrison tribute band. 8pm. $20.

COMEDY: Kelly MacFarland @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15. Also on Saturday.

THEATER: “Wait Until Dark” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A Circle Theatre Players’ production directed by Val Gray. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, April 2.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. With the Kids of Albany shadowcast. 8pm & 12midnight. $12; $4 prop kits also available.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Kraverie, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Harmonic Duo @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

FILM: “Lacombe, Lucien” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Louis Malle’s 1974 gem. 7:30pm. FREE.