11/11/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

November 11th, 2017, 7:15 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Security Project @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. In the mood for more prog rock after King Crimson? Former KC touch guitarist Trey Gunn teams up with super vocalist (and former Nippertonian) Happy Rhodes, drum master Jerry Marotta and more to explore the music of Peter Gabriel in support of their new album, Contact. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $22.

TALK: Harry Belafonte @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. No, he won’t be singing “Day-O”… or anything else, but the 90-year-old singer-actor-activist will have plenty to talk about in conversation with WAMC-FM’s Alan Chartock. 7:30pm. $40; VIP $90.

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MUSIC: Dark Star Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Grateful Dead tribute band celebrates its 20th anniversary. 8pm. $38.50.

MUSIC: Tim Reynolds’ TR3 @ The Linda, Albany. Dave Matthews’ right-hand man brings his own trio – featuring bassist Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier – back to Greater Nippertown for the final gig of their fall tour. 8pm. $30.

OPERA: “The Mother of Us All” @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. R.B. Schlather directs the production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s 1947 opera about Susan B. Anthony and the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America, which began in upstate New York. 4pm. $20, $35 & $55. Through Sunday, November 19. UPDATE: This performance is officially sold out.

MUSIC: A Perfect Circle @ Times Union Center, Albany. Maynard James Keenan and his band – featuring Billy Howerdel, James Iha, Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins – roar into downtown Albany. With the Beta Machine. 8pm. $39.50, $55, $75.

MUSIC: Lee Ann Womack @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The multi-award-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack performs in support of her new album The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone — a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues. 8pm. $29.50.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: ¡Viva Vieques! @ Conkling Hall, Rensselaerville. A benefit for Vieques, Puerto Rico featuring traditional Puerto Rican cuisine prepared with local ingredients, local craft beer, a silent auction and live music by Byron Cortez, Black Mountain Symphony and others. 5pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Lost & Found, Albany. High-energy New Orleans trombonist (and Trombone Shorty’s cousin) brings the Big Easy sound to town for a two-night stand. 10pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Tab Benoit Trio @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Blues from Cajun country. 8pm. $28.50, $30.50, $32.50 & $35.50.

MUSIC: Golden Oldies Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s a musical blast from the past featuring the Duprees, the Teenagers, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Happenings, the Marcels and Frank Pizarro. 7pm. $39.75-$54.75.

MUSIC: Forward Into Light @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Produced by Old Songs, the special concert to commemorate the women’s suffrage movement in New York State features an enlightening narrative and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848-1920. Featuring Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson. 8pm. $20; under age 18 $10.

MUSIC: Christine Lavin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. She got her start at Lena’s as a waitress, and now the singer-songwriter-comedian returns to celebrate the release of her new album, Spaghettification… and maybe offer some napkin-folding lessons, too. 8pm. $26.

MUSIC: The Piggly Wigglies @ the Women’s Club of Albany. It’s an album release party. And it’s trombonist-bandleader Bryan Brundidge’s birthday, too. 6pm. $25.

THEATER: “Row After Row” @ the Frear Building, Troy. Last chance! The Creative License production of Jessica Dickey’s dark comedy is about choosing your cause and finding your courage. Directed by Ben Katagiri. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Rocket Queens @ JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill, Glens Falls. Welcome to the jungle of the all-female NYC-based Guns N’ Roses tribute band. 10pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Dirty Heads @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With the Unlikely Candidates and Tyrone’s Jacket. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

THEATER: “Redwood Curtain” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Lanford Wilson’s drama, a 17-year-old Vietnamese-American piano prodigy, adopted in infancy by a wealthy California family, is obsessed with discovering the identity of her biological father, an American GI who
abandoned her and her birth mother in Saigon. 7:30pm. $25; students age 21 & under $10. Through Sunday, November 12. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Emile Naoumoff @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Troy Chromatics Concerts presents the acclaimed pianist in a program that includes works by Ravel, Bach, Tchaikovsky and more. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Seaspan @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Message from Vega. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kill the Jukebox @ Parish Public House, Albany. 11pm. $5.

MUSIC: Virtue Falls @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Vision Serpent and Pioneers. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Powerhouse Funk Band @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. A Night to Remember Niko also features comedian Cuzin Mann as the opening act. 8pm. $20; two for $35.

MUSIC: Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone @ Colony, Woodstock. With Journey Blue Heaven. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Shake Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos @ the Pearl Street Pub, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rewind the Time 2 @ Chrome, Waterford. The benefit for Saratoga Veterans & Community Housing features Live Out Loud (6pm), Skull Bandit 6:45pm), Untaymed (7:30pm), Steel Serpent (8:15pm), Hungry Dingo (9pm), British Steele (9:45pm), Dr. Feelgood (11:15pm) and Tazmanian Met’l (12midnight). $15.

MUSIC: Lord Electro @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Legends Live On: Pitchell. Allman. Betts. Vaughn @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Yes, Allman and Betts together – the second generation team of Michael Allman and Duane Betts… 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Session Americana @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. A freewheelin’ neo-hootenanny. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Alexis P. Suter Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The powerhouse singer brings her hearty mix of blues, gospel and rock, along with her smoking-hot band, to town. 9pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Dark Star Orchestra after-party. 10:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Baroque, classical and 20th century chamber music including works by J.S. Bach, Jacques Ibert, Edmund Rubbra, Manuel de Falla and Joseph Haydn.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Saucy Pots @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The music of Chris & Marianne LaRowe. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Elephant Revival @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. With Joe Pug. 8pm. $35 & $50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

COMEDY: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Improv comedy. 8pm. $20 & $30.

MUSIC: Williams Gospel Choir @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. 4pm. FREE.

TALK: Dr. Julie Aronson @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. A discussion about American folk paintings and sculptures — and the stories of those who made and acquired them. 2pm. $8.

MUSIC: Chamber Orchestra of Williams @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Performing the works of Bach, Biber and Pärt. 8pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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