5/13/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

May 13th, 2017, 7:03 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. The harbinger of the outdoor summer festival season is here! Bands playing today include Minus the Bear, the Palms, Wild Adriatic, Maurizio, Jasper, Cannon the Brave, Dryer and more. 11am. FREE. Also on Sunday. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Marshall Crenshaw @ the Upper Room, Albany. The veteran pop songcrafter plays a solo show. 7:30pm. $20 & $35.

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MUSIC: Super 400 @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Troy’s premier power trio. With Cloud Lifter. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Manhattan Transfer @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The world famous, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal group – featuring Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne and newcomer Trist Cureless, who replaced founder Tim Hauser after his passing in 2014 – celebrate their 45th anniversary. 8pm. $45 & $55.

READING: Roger Noyes @ Restaurant Navona, Albany. The guitarist-author celebrates the publication of his new book, “Clara D. Noyes, R.N.: Life of a Global Nursing Leader.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Slaid Cleaves @ The Linda, Albany. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Todd Rundgren @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. A wizard, a true star, a musical chameleon returns to his old stompin’ grounds in support of his new album, White Knight. $8. $45 & $70.

MUSIC: John Craigie @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer songwriter has been compared to John Prine and gets fan mail from Chuck Norris. I don’t know what that means… With the Appleseed Collective. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Hollis Brown @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Guitarists Mike Montali and Jonathan Bonilla lead the band back to town in support of their new single, “Run Right to You.” With Lost Leaders. 9pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: State Champs @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Hometown show in support of Around the World and Back Deluxe. With Against the Current, With Confidence, Don Broco, Young Culture. 6:30pm. $23.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Schenectady Pride Festival @ Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady. Featuring Latrice Royale, Tanisha Cassadine, Erin Harkes, Beth Zaje. 4pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/WORKSHOPS/MUSIC: Spring into Uke @ Old Songs, Loudonville. Beginning at 11am, Jim & Liz Beloff, Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof, Ben Carr and Ron Gordon offer a full day of ukulele workshops followed by a 6:30pm concert. $45 for workshops & concert; $15 for concert only. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Shannon McNally @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Americana singer-songwriter brings her rootsy songs and soulful vocals as she offers a sneak preview of her upcoming album, Black Irish. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: BoDeans @ The Egg, Albany. Sam Llanas left the band in 2011, but Kurt Neumann and the boys celebrate the BoDeans’ 30th anniversary with their recent album, Thirteen, and their new show, “Stripped Down, Beautiful Renditions of BoDeans Classics.” 8pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Christa Joy. 7pm. $30. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled due to illness…

COMEDY: Gilbert Gottfried @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Don McGrory @ Fuel, Great Barrington. Mostly blues, accomapnied by Mister Eck and Cousin Clyde of Ramblin Jug Stompers. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Chaos Fest @ Our Place Bar and Grill, Mechanicville. Featuring Nothing Girl, Hillbilly Sound Machine, the Fun Police, Simply the Rabbit, Not Your Best Idea, New Hollywood and Fixed Fate. 4pm. $10.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Willkommen! Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award revival of the classic Kander & Ebb musical. 2 & 8pm. $20-$90. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Marotta’s Bar-isto, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Good Boys Sit @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Grassroots Rebels and Nick Nigro. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: “What You Don’t Know About Women” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lynn Kearney and Sonja Stuart star in a musical foray into the science of female desire. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Airpark @ Parish Public House, Albany. Nashville indie rock duo. With Burma. 8pm.

MUSIC: Gobhi @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Nick Conners (of Sugar Eater). 9pm.

MUSIC: Mary Ann McSweeney @ the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. The NYC bassist and her band – Jason Ennis on guitar, Todd Reynolds on violin and Conor Meehan on drums – serve up the area premier of her Urban Fado Project, showcasing the music of Portugal. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. They’re back for their monthly weekend stand, playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm.

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: Doc Orloff’s Blues Elixir @ the Glove Theatre, Gloversville. A night of the blues. With Rick Surrano & 1.4.5. 7:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Twiztid @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With G-Mo Skee, Young Wicked, Gorilla Voltage, Body Bag Syndikate, It That Betrays, King Irish. 7pm. $25.

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/FUNDRAISER: Everest Rising @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The progressive acoustic band showcases their new EP Chasing Ghosts in concert for the benefit of Meals on Wheels. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Storm Large @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The musician-actor-author shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on CBS-TV’s “Rock Star: Supernova.” 8pm. $20, $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Final Touch @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Kiss the Sky @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Jimi Hendrix tribute band. With Chogyi Lama. 9pm. $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…