4/1/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

April 1st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Tift Merritt @ The Linda, Albany. The acclaimed country-soul singer-songwriter returns in support of her new album, Stitch of the World on Yep Roc Records. With Alexandra Sauser-Monning. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: 518 SongFest 2017 @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. An all-star line-up of Greater Nippertown musical talent – Sawyer Fredericks, Girl Blue, The Sea The Sea, Sandy McKnight, John Davidson – makes for a fine evening of songs and the stories behind them. 7pm. $35.

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MUSIC/MORE: Reverbicon: Rock & Metal Expo @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Shop for memorabilia, vinyl, CDs, DVDs, comics, toys and more, as well as live performances by The Power, Frozen Sun, MÖRDWÖLF, Strike Against All, Let Go Daylight, The Broken, Smith Sonic Sacrifice and Virtue Falls. 3-10pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Wreckloose @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Celebrating Greg Bell’s 25 years of concert promotion. With School Bus Yellow and Hartley’s Encore. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

EVENT: The Albany Record Riot @ Ramada Plaza Hotel, Albany. More than 50 tables of merchandise, ranging from $100 collectible records to the wonderful dollar bins (who know what you’ll find?). Also CDs, DVDs, memorabilia and more. 10am-5pm. $3.

MUSIC: Darlingside @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 4 & 7pm. $37. UPDATE: Both shows are now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: High Mud Comedy Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Day Two of the fest features headliner Phoebe Robinson with Jordan Carlos, Dave Hill, Jenny Rubin, Dylan Carlino, Julie Kottakis, Ian Fidance and Thomas Attila Lewis. 7pm. $32; $24 student; $60 preferred. Workshops, tour and more start at 3pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Crystal Garden @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The band features Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley. With West End Blend. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520, Albany. The Beatles tribute band plays a benefit for the Post. 8pm. $30.

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: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The head-spinning, Zappa-fueled big band serves up “Cosmic Debris.” 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Bremners @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy. With MaltAcoustic. 12:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Probing Digit @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. Ah, a perfect April Fool’s Day entertainment… 9pm. $8.

CIRCUS/THEATER: The Golden Dragon Acrobats @ The Egg, Albany. Carrying on the time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. 7:30pm. $20; $18 children.

MUSIC: David Grover @ The Garage, Pittsfield. A children’s music concert by the Berkshires fave who led Arlo Guthrie’s band for many years. Accompanied by his daughter Jessica on bass. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: “REBEL/Sister” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. It’s the world premiere of the new rock musical by Chad Larabee, Jonathan Michael Weber and Anna Ebbesen. Inspired by Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the musical follows two sisters as they find the courage to face a powerful opponent during a post-apocalyptic civil war. 2 & 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, April 5.

MUSIC: Starstruck @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Who We Are and Smith Sonic Sacrifice. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Skeleton Keys @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hollis Brown @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Songwriters Mike Montali (vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (guitar) lead the band in support of their latest vinyl EP, Cluster of Pearls. 8pm. $25.

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/FUNDRAISER: Guilty Pleasures @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Catskill-based band plays the post-Fool’s Run party as a benefit for the Hudson Rotary Club. 8:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Immaculate Conception Church , Glenville,
The program features works by Antonin Dvořák, including the “In Nature” song cycle, the rarely performed “Mass in D” with organ accompaniment by David Enlow and a lovely setting of “Ave Maria.” 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

THEATER: “Graeme of Thrones” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, it’s an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is “Game of Thrones.” See it before the inevitable lawsuit. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $35. Through Sunday.

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.

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

THEATER: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Gaslight Theater Company’s production of the popular comedy, which uses just three actors and some clever parody to tell the Bard’s tales. 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents a production of Stephen Sondheim musical with a cast of 15 Park Playhouse II students ranging in age from 13-18 years old. 2 & 8pm. $25; $15 age 18 & under. Through Sunday, April 9.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: George Krakat @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Benefit concert for the National Brain Tumor Society. 7:30pm.

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…