5/5/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

May 5th, 2017, 7:43 am by Greg

MUSIC: Mary Gauthier @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The masterful songwriter – in the vein of such greats as Kris Kristofferson and John Prine – returns to the Caffe in support of her latest album, Trouble & Love. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Remembering Bobby Sands: An Evening of Rebel Songs” @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Kevin McKrell, Good Things, Mikki Bakken, Battenkill, Brian McCann and The 317 (the new band featuring Mark Emanatian, Tom Dolan and Bill & Tom Flynn) play a benefit for the Bobby Sands Trust and Amnesty International. 8pm. $10.

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MUSIC: Restless Streets @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the EP release party for Together. With Viewpoints, Becoming a Ghost and Summer Legs. Doors open at 6:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Kalbells @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. The side-project of Rubblebucket lead vocalist/baritone sax blaster Kalmia Traver also includes Angelica Bess (of Body Language) and former Saratogians Sarah Pedinotti and Chris Kyle (of Lip Talk). 9pm.

MUSIC: The Young@Heart Chorus @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. Singing contemporary rock-era songs, the marvelous chorus of seniors celebrates their 35th anniversary. 7:30pm. $20 & $35.

THEATER: “Some People Hear Thunder” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of a new musical love story by Gerson Smoger and Jeffrey Sorkin. Directed by and starring Kevin McGuire. 8pm. Through Sunday, May 21.

MUSIC: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music with piano and fiddle. 7:30pm. $23.

MUSIC: Rebecca Cline & Nicki Denner @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. The Latin jazz piano duo pays tribute to the great Charlie Palmieri. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Pink Talking Fish @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Consider the Source. 9pm. $20.

THEATER: “ChipandGus” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The 90-minute comedy with balls by actor-writers John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen takes place over a ping-pong table. 7:30pm. Through Sunday. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Hartley’s Encore @ Parish Public House, Albany. With the LateShift. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Chase Rice @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Contemporary country hitmaker. With Tyler Filmore. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Terry Reid & the Cosmic American Derelicts @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The return of the British soul-rock veteran. With Johnny Scarecrow. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Northern Faces @ the Low Beat, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Teen @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Rolling into town in support of their third album, Love Yes. With Miles Francis. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. SLOC wraps up its 2016-17 season with the Pulitizer Prize-winning comic tale of life on the corporate ladder. Directed by Michael Camelo. 8pm. Through Sunday, May 14.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. With live music by Annie & the Hedonists. 7pm dance lesson; 8pm dance. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ Athos, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Sime Gezus @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Quo, JB, Dez, Mic Lanny. 9pm.

DANCE: The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ The Egg, Albany. Performing two new works as well as repertory pieces. 8pm. Pre-show talk at 7:15pm. $25.

MUSIC: Moonshine Junkies @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

THEATER: “The Foreigner” @ Home Made Theater, Saratoga Springs. Larry Shue’s comedy. 7:30pm. $24 & $27. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Driven11 @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “The Glass Menagerie” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Tennessee Williams classic. 7:30pm. $25; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

THEATER: “Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love” @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Mallery Avidon’s touching, funny and heartbreaking look at modern life. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

FILM/TALK: “The Danish Girl” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Film screening with commentary by David Ebershoff, the author of the novel of the same name. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Room” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Writer-director-star Tommy Wiseau’s film is often cited as the worst movie of all time. 7pm. $9; $6 students.

2 thoughts on “5/5/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday”

  1. Timothy Reidy says:

    It’s first Friday in Albany. I have work showing in both Albany Barn Galleries. And more galleries are showing art also.

  2. Jeff Nania says:

    Sensemaya Musica will be at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy this evening from 9:30-12:30 for some Latin Music in celebration of Cinco De Mayo

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