10/27/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

October 27th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Team of the Capital Region Benefit Concert @ The Egg, Albany. Featuring Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, Bronte Roman and Orquesta Sabor Caribe. 100% of the proceeds will be directed to humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico via Centro Civico. 7:30pm. $25, $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Cry Cry Cry @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The three singer-songwriters – Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell – have revived their celebrated folk-pop collaboration for their first performances in 19 years. 8pm. $29, $38 & $48.

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MUSIC: Primus @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Les Claypool and his band of merry musical pranksters return on their Ambushing the Storm Tour in support of their new concept album, The Desaturating Seven. 8pm. $29.50, $34.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lissie @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Willie Watson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former member of Old Crow Medicine Show steps into the spotlight in support of his sophomore solo album, Folksinger Vol. 2, produced by David Rawlings. With Suzanne Santo of HoneyHoney. 9pm. $20.

FILM/MUSIC: “Night of the Living Dead” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The George Romero horror classic with a live, original score by the Andrew Alden Ensemble. 7pm. $15; students $10.

MUSIC: Flying Rob @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: MidiFORTS @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Fire Letters, the Puerto Rican duo of “Conde” Santiago and Frances Rodríguez recently transplanted to western Mass. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “New World Order” @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Last chance! The inaugural production by the new Troy Foundry Theatre ensemble features six short plays by Harold Pinter directed by David Girard. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Smith’s Tavern, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Slaughterhouse Chorus @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Maggot Brain, Charmboy and Henry’s Rifle. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “Evil Dead: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. $20-$70.

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: Society High @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Nixon’s Spirit, the Savage Randys and The Wildcard. 8pm.

PERFORMANCE: Mary Armentrout Dance Theater @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The promenading, cross-campus work-in-progress performance, Listening Creates an Opening is a new project integrating technology, history and the human body created by a San Francisco-based choreographer/performance artist Mary Armentrout, media artist Ian Winters and sound artist Evelyn Ficarra. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Roots and blues rock by the Gregg Allman Band’s former guitarist and musical director. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Graham Tichy & the New Lowdown @ The Ruck, Troy. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

MUSIC: The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead & Riders ‘69 @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring classic rock/jam band veterans Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship), Mark Karan (Rat Dog, the Other Ones), Mike Falzarano (Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage), Robin Sylvester (Rat Dog) and Johnny Markowski (New Riders of the Purple Sage). 8pm. $25 & $50.

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. 7:30pm. $20-$40. Through Sunday, November 5.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dealt the Blues @ the Village Inn, Castleton. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. 8pm.

COMEDY: Tony Roberts @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $17. Also at 7 & 9:45pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Pitchfork Militia @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Rock power trio. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Williams Chamber Players @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Featuring Olivier Messiaen’s towering “Quartet for the End of Time” (1941) with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Paul Green, clarinet; Nathaniel Parke, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Desmond Hotel, Albany. 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Power’s Irish Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes @ Dukes Chophouse at River Casino, Schenectady. With Scott Bassinson on piano. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Rhymin’ Richie Phillips @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 8pm. FREE, $7.50 & $15.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

EVENT: PechaKucha Night @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Short talks by interesting people. Each presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each. 6:30pm snacks; 7pm talks. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Diamond ClubGrill at the Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

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…