10/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

October 21st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bruce Hornsby @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Rock, pop, jazz, blues, bluegrass? The piano man can do it all, so he’s always full of musical surprises – especially with a solo show like tonight’s concert. 8pm. $30, $37 & $48.

MUSIC: Paula Cole @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and her band roll into town in support of her new, jazz-tinged double-album Ballads and the 20th anniversary of her landmark album This Fire. 8pm. $29.50.

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MUSIC: Melissa Aldana Quartet @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The acclaimed Chilean tenor saxophonist performs with her quartet in support of Back Home, her fourth album as a bandleader. 7pm. $20.

TALK: Octavia Spencer @ UAlbany’s SEFCU Arena, Albany. The Academy Award-winning actress (“The Help,” “Hidden Figures”) in conversation with Paul Grondahl, Director of the New York State Writers Institute. 8pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: Njideka Akunyili Crosby @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with her exhibit “Predecessors,” the recent 2017 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award-winning Nigerian artist discusses her artistic process with artist Julia Jacquette. Followed by a reception. 3pm.

MUSIC: Homecoming Concert @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Cardi B headlines the big hip-hop bash with support from YFN Lucci, Charly Black, Famous Dex and Lil Pump. 7pm. $30, $45, $60, $100 & $147.

MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries @ the Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled…

FEST/MUSIC: Delmar Fall Fest @ Twisted Vine Wine & Tap, Delmar. Featuring Raisinhead (4-7pm) and the Matt Mirable Band (8-11pm).

MAGIC: Champions of Magic: Direct from London @ Proctors, Schenectady. Five world-class British illusionists. 7:30pm. $20, $30, $35, $40 & $50.

THEATER: Next Act New Play Summit 9 @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Eight years after they split up, a serious health threat brings ex-partners David and Richard back together. Good idea or bad? Fine out in Your Best One by Meridith Friedman. 7:30pm. Also afternoon sessions at 12noon and 2:30pm.

MUSIC: Todd Hobin Band @ the Glove Theatre, Gloversville. Still rockin’ after all these years… With FM. 6:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: “Walk on the Wild Side: Songs of Lou Reed” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An evening of tributes – musical and otherwise – covering Lou Reed’s career featuring Thomas Dimopoulos, Michael Eck, Jahn Xavier and others. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Alexis P. Suter Band @ the Linda, Albany. Her big, booming voice and powerful band artfully blend the lines between blues, gospel, soul, roots and rock music. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Holly Bowling @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The classically trained pianist offers solo piano interpretations of the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead. 7:30pm. $15.

COMEDY: Janeane Garofalo @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Emmy nominated comedian, actor, author and “Saturday Night Live” alum brings her stand-up skills to town. 8pm. $39.50.

FEST/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Soup R’ Bands @ Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George. Lots of soups; lots of bands, including The Audiostars, Tim Wechgelaer & Friends, The Switch, Flame, Brian LaPoint & the Joints, more. 6pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The Tall Boy” @ National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Tandy Cronyn’s one-woman production of this compelling WWII drama explores the timely discussion of refugees and racism. 7:30pm. $25; students $15. Also at 2pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tyler Childers @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In describing his new album, Purgatory, the Kentucky native says, “It’s not about rock or ‘grass or country… it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up!” 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: GX3 @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Maria Zemantauski, Sten Isachsen and Ray Andrews are three multi-talented string instrument players who make wonderful, eclectic music together – from flamenco to baroque and beyond. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.

MUSIC: Ingrid Jensen @ Clermont Vineyards and Winery, Germantown. The Jazz in GTown concert series presents the acclaimed trumpeter and her band – organist Gary Versace and drummer Matt Wilson. 7pm. $25 (includes a complimentary glass of wine).

MUSIC: Elvis Perkins @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson’s own psychedelic-folk singer-songwriter. 9pm. $18.

THEATER: “The Rocky Horror Show” @ Berkshire Community College’s Boland Theater, Pittsfield. Director Matthew T. Teichner and the Town Players of Pittsfield put Frank-N-Furter & Friends live on stage with a live band. 8pm. $18; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday, October 29. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Lox @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch touched down in the rap game in the mid-’90s and delivered a bristling brand of street-inspired hip-hop for nearly 20 years. Now, with their new album, Filthy America… It’s Beautiful, they’re continuing that legacy. With Westside Gunn & Conway, Benny, Smoke DZA, Statik Selekta. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: The Fly Rods @ the Low Beat, Albany. Ithaca-based Americana combo led by Don Bazley, formerly of Crabapple. With the Hudson Underground. 8pm.

MUSIC: Skidmore Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. From the campus to the Caffe, tonight it’s singer-songwriter Emma Larson and queer folk-punk band Poppyfields. 8pm. $5.

COMEDY: The Amazing Jonathan @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Magic and laughs, too. 7 & 9:45pm. $22. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “New World Order” @ Russell Sage College’s James L Meader Little Theatre, Troy. The inaugural production by the new Troy Foundry Theatre ensemble features six short plays by Harold Pinter directed by David Girard. 8pm. FREE. Also at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy at 8pm on Thursday & Friday.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Jerry Garcia Band tribute. With the Eastern Highs. 8pm. $30 & $35.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

ARTIST TALK/PERFORMANCE: “Your Head is Attached to Your Body” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. Clifford Owens is an artist, writer and curator best known for live and photographic works that center on the body. Expect his performance-based, “audience-sensitive” lecture to be radically different from the standard artist slide talk. 3pm.

MUSIC: Salute to Marvin Hamlisch @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Featuring violinist Charles Yang, pianist Peter Dugan, vocalist Marissa McGowan, cellist Adrian Daurov and musical director J. Ernest Green. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Dennis D’Asaro @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Reelin’ in the Years @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Hudson Valley all-stars play the music of Steely Dan. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “The Last Wife” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. The Northeast regional premiere of Kate Hennig’s modern take on Katherine Parr’s marriage to Henry VIII. WAM Theatre’s production is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics and women’s rights. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$40. Through Sunday, November 5.

MUSIC: The Bastard Pumpkin Bash @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Halloween party with Lungz, Simply the Rabbit, It That Betrays, Payn. 8:30pm. $5 in costume; $8 without.

MUSIC: Half Past My Sin @ Chrome, Waterford. Halloween costume bash. With Blase Debris, Let Go Daylight and Uncivil Liberty. 6pm. $10.

THEATER: “Cabin Pressure” @ the University Club, Albany. Karen Christina Jones directs Albany playwright Damon Stewart’s first short play, a situational comedy set on board a flight from St. Paul to Albany. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: James Hearne @ Colony, Woodstock. The Catskill singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his debut alt-country album Through Private Wars with a rare full-band performance. With the Whispering Tree. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “Let the Right One In” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Skidmore alum and Brooklyn-based director/choreographer Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly directs the national college premiere of this chilling and heart-wrenching play. 8pm. $12; students & seniors $8. Through Wednesday.

MUSIC: Primal Static @ Parish Public House, Albany. Austin-based alt-rock duo. With Downstairs Work and the Backseat Bullets. 8pm.

PERFORMANCE: A People’s History of Performance Art @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. This live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects. 7:30pm. $3.

MUSIC: Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. The “Music that Dances!” program features violinist Mitsuko Suzuki, partnered by BKO’s pianist/artistic director Uel Wade performing works by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Miletic, Shostakovich, Ravel and more. 7:30pm. $20; youths 18 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Dave Gleason Duo @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady. 5:30pm.

THEATER: “Gaslight” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The story of a suavely handsome man who is slowly driving his wife to the brink of insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions. Directed by Louisa Proske. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $12.

THEATER: “Lost Lake” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn. 2 & 7pm. $50. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Head” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Monkees cooked up a true cult movie in 1968 with guest appearances by Victor Mature, Jack Nicholson, Teri Garr, Carol Doda, Annette Funicello, Frank Zappa, Sonny Liston and more. With Montreal’s DJ XL5’s Rock and Roll Zappin’ Party. 7pm. $9; students $6.

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…