11/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

November 17th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bob Dylan & His Band @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. With Mavis Staples. 7:30pm. $52.50, $82.50 & $119.50.

MUSIC: Lori Lieberman @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. She wrote “Killing Me Softly With His Song” after seeing Don McLean perform on a little stage in LA. Now she makes her Caffe debut where McLean has played so many times over the years. 8pm. $27.

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MUSIC: Jonathan Richman @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The former Modern Lovers frontman is joined by drummer Tommy Larkins. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: David Crosby & Friends @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is joined by James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. 8pm. $49.75, $59.75 & $84.75.

MUSIC: Funsgiving @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Two venues and a whole bunch of bands, including The Parlor, Beware! The Other Head of Science, Bear Grass, Scientific Maps, Swamp Baby, Oceanator, the Black Kennedys, the Adventures of the Silver Spaceman, Burly and the reunion of our faves Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned. 7pm. $7.

MUSIC: Beatlemore Skidmania @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $10; seniors $7; students & children $5. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out… Also at 2 & 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Gobsmacked! @ Proctors, Schenectady. A British a cappella extravaganza with an international cast of singers. 8pm. $20-$70.

MUSIC: The Accidentals @ The Linda, Albany. The Michigan-based Sony Masterworks recording trio lands in Albany in support of their debut album, Odyssey. With Sydney Worthley in support of her new debut album Strong. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland. The vintage Americana duo wraps up their Third Friday Charity Concert Series with a gospel music concert featuring special guests Evan Conway (the Holly & Evan Band) and Paul “Bowtie” Jossman (Ramblin Jug Stompers). 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Laura Luna @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Mexican artist and composer performs a new multimedia work designed for the immersive 360-degree panoramic screen. 7:30pm. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: John McCutcheon @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Folk music’s renaissance man is a master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: Joni Mitchell: A Tribute @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Scott Petito has assembled an all-star ensemble – including Gail Ann Dorsey, Veronica Nunn, Leslie Ritter, Jay Collins, Danny Blume, Roberto Rodriguez, Travis Shook and Rachel Z – to perform the songs of one of our greatest songwriters. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Upstate Rubdown @ Stable Gate Winery, Castleton. With The Sea The Sea. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Wurliday @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Girl Blue. 9:30pm.

ART/MUSIC: The Works of Margo Singer @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The self-taught photographer has always been drawn to the natural environment. With guest singer-songwriter Izzy Singer. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ NaNola, Malta. The fourth anniversary party for the venue. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Kings Inn, Schenectady. The fourth anniversary party for the Electric City venue. With Ike’s Wasted World and Lesli Sanders (of Prophets of Addiction). 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jazz Vibes Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Stone Soup @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Traitors @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Sabella, The Alaskan and Beast. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Kilashandra @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Flux Capacitor @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Centre Street Pub, Schenectady. With Don’t Call Me Jeff. 9pm.

MUSIC: The New York Bee Gees @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Bee Gees tribute show is full of past and present musicians from the Alan Parsons Project, Happy Together Tour, Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Herman’s Hermits and more. 8pm. $24, $37 & $44.

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

MUSIC: “Supper With Sinatra” @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady. It’s a family-style dinner and a live performance by Strictly Sinatra, featuring Michael Dutra and his nine-piece band. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: American Zeppelin @ the Upper Room, Albany. 8pm. $15 & $25.

MUSIC: Performing Artists in Residence @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park are joined by violinists Jennifer & Laura Frautschi and violist Mark Holloway. 7pm. $25; students FREE.

THEATER: “Noises Off” @ Siena College’s Beaudoin Theatre, Loudonville. Michael Frayn’s hit farce directed by David Girard. 8pm. $10; students & seniors $8. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Berkshire Symphony @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Performing “Pastorale d’ete” by Arthur Honneger, Walter Piston’s “Serenata,” George Gershwin’s “American in Paris” and Samuel Barber’s “Violin Concerto” with guest artist Yevgeny Kutik. 8pm. FREE. ALSO: A free pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.

FILM: “Los Sures” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Diego Echeverria’s 1984 documentary presents the challenges of the Brooklyn neighborhood – drugs, crime, gang violence, abandoned buildings and racial tensions – while also celebrating the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community. 7:30pm. FREE.

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…