5/6/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

May 6th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: PROJECT Trio @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing,” the Brooklyn-based YouTube faves join the members of ESYO’s Repertory and String Orchestras. 3pm. $20; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Tragedy: The All-Metal Tribute to The BeeGees @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Yes, they sound just like their name suggests… With Blackcat Elliot.
9:30pm.

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MUSIC: All About the Drum @ the Eighth Step @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Featuring the stellar ensemble of percussionist Cheryl Prashker, singer-songwriter-guitarist Reggie Harris and percussionist Brian Melick, in a hip and exciting evening of hand drums & percussion, guitar, song and spoken word. 7:30pm. $26 & $35. ALSO a 90-minute Hand Drumming Workshop at 4pm ($15); and a 45-minute public drumming circle at 6:30pm (FREE).

MUSIC: Garland Jeffreys @ The Linda, Albany. The veteran NYC singer-songwriter-rocker’s new album, 14 Steps to Harlem, dropped just last week, and he’s kicking off his US tour tonight with a full band in support of the new disc. 8pm. $18.

PARTY/MUSIC: Kentucky Derby Party @ National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Springs. Sounds like the best place to watch the big race, don’t it? With music by Annie & the Hedonists. 3:30pm. $25 & $55.

MUSIC: Jocamo @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: T.K. Blue @ the Clermont Vineyards & Winery, Germantown. The globally recognized saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger will be joined by joined by Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, Zaccai Curtis on piano and George Coleman, Jr. on drums, as they perform his latest CD, Amour, at Jazz in GTown’s 2017 kick-off concert. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Accompanied by a compelling film, Albany Pro Musica’s Masterworks Chorus, Orchestra Pro Musica, Mezzo-Soprano Lucille Beer and the Capital District Youth Chorale join forces for this performance of Karl Jenkins’ stunning masterwork. 7:30pm. $35 & $45; $15 students.

MUSIC: The Magdalens @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. 8pm.

THEATER: “Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. The Arm of the Sea Theater brings their latest production to HVCC. 12noon. FREE.

READING: Yes! Poetry & Performance @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Featuring readings by Toby Altman, Emily Barton Altman and Alifair Skebe. 7pm. $5.

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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, May 21.

MUSIC: Enter the Haggis @ The Egg, Albany. With their signature Celtic-rock sound and instrumentation of bagpipes blazing over a powerhouse rhythm section, the Canadian combo returns to The Egg in support of its latest recording Broken Arms. 8pm. $34.

THEATER: “The Glass Menagerie” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Tennessee Williams classic. 2 & 7:30pm. $25; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Grammy Award-winning quartet the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; a transcription from the opera “Carmen”; Far East and Irish classics; and works by famed guitarists Chet Atkins and Pat Metheny. 6pm. $25 & $45.

COMEDY: Tony Hinchcliffe @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7 & 9:45pm. $17.

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. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Playing a bunch original compositions as well as music associated with Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock and others. 9pm.

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

MUSIC: Johnny A @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Boston blues-rock guitar virtuoso. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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.

MUSIC/COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Drew Jacobs @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. With comedian Ed Smythe and the Bremners in a benefit for Team in Training/Leukemia Lymphoma Society. 7:30pm.

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.

THEATER: “Beauty & the Beast” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 2 & 7pm. $17.

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