5/5/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Whether writing his own classic songs or interpreting those of others, Jaklitsch always finds the true heart of a song. He is, in short, the best friend a song ever had. He’ll focus on themes of children and family, for this benefit concert is a benefit for St. Vincent’s Preschool in Albany. With Chris Dukes and the Criscione children. 7pm. $15.
MUSIC/PARTY: J.B. Scott’s Reunion @ Michael’s Banquet House, Cohoes. Flashback 30 years to those glory days of one of Albany’s all-time great rock ‘n’ roll nightclubs. With performances by Blotto, Fear of Strangers, the Ernie Williams Band, the Penny Knight Band, the Lazers, the Charlie Smith Blues Band, the Last Conspirators and Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile. Doors at 5:30pm; music at 6:15pm. $40 (includes dinner).
MUSIC: Peter Yarrow @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. He’s played at Proctors with Peter, Paul & Mary. And he’s played there as half of the Peter & Paul duo, following Mary Travers’ death. Now he returns as a solo. But he’s making it a family affair by bringing along Bethany & Rufus – his daughter Bethany and her partner, cellist Rufus Cappadocia. 7:30pm. $28 & $32.
PERFORMANCE/MUSIC/ART INSTALLATION: “m…m…m……oil” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The opening reception for a new installation by Linda Mussmann, inspired by Melville’s “Moby Dick,” in which she explores oil and the obsession for oil. With readings by Mussmann and performances by Maria Boxill, Claudia Bruce, Ifetayo Cobbins, Ryder Cooley and Sleep. 6pm. Installation on view through Saturday, June 30.
MUSIC/WORKSHOPS: Banjo Summit @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Workshops throughout the day – Julie Duggan’s Clawhammer Banjo Magic for Starters at 11am; Bob Altschuler’s Essential Bluegrass Banjo Techniques at 1pm; Dave Kiphuth’s In Depth Examination of Round Peak at 3pm – followed an 8pm concert featuring the instructors with Chris Leske and Dan Hubbs. Workshops $25 each; three for $60. Concert $20.
MUSIC: Lea Salonga @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The star of Broadway (“Miss Saigon,” “Les Misérables” and “Flower Drum Song”) and the silver screen (Disney favorites “Mulan” and Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin”), Salonga makes her TSBMH debut. 8pm. $50, $55; students and children $20.
FILM: “Cléo from 5 to 7” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Agnès Varda’s eloquent 1962 classic captures Paris in the ’60s with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Jazz one2one @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. Jazz concert featuring saxophonist Adam Siegel, trumpeter Rhys Tivey, guitarist Joe Finn, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Michael Benedict. Jazz talk at 7pm with Andrzej Pilarczyk, Rudy Lu and Susan Brink, who recently were nominated for awards by the Jazz Journalist Association for their photo-journalism work; music at 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Colin Hay @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The prolific solo artist best known as the former lead singer for the platinum selling Australian pop-rockers, Men at Work. With Chris Trapper. 8pm. $20, $35, $40.
FESTIVAL/FILM: “Flaherty On the Road” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The travelling film festival produced by the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar — the longest continuously running film event in North America — and named after a man considered by many to be the father of documentary film. 6pm. $10 donation; student/low income $5.
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Bobby Collins @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Stand-up comedy to benefit C.S.T.A., Inc. (a non-profit organization in loving memory of Stephen & Claudia Segalla, which donates to local scholarship and emergency aid funds, as well as national cancer treatment centers), the Bob Kronisch Scholarship Fund at Kutsher’s Sports Academy and Zeno Mountain Farm, an organization that runs camps for people with and without disabilities. 8pm. $37, $42 & $55.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Our Idiot Brother” @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. The comedy tells the tale of Ned, a carefree organic vegetable farmer and lover of Willie Nelson, his loyal dog, who becomes entangled in his sisters’ chaotic lives. Screening followed by a Q&A with star Paul Rudd, producer Peter Saraf and director Jesse Peretz. 3pm. $25; $50 VIP ticket includes reception at Oriole 9. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.
MUSIC/MORE: Derby Day Party @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Watch the Kentucky Derby with music by Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers. 4pm. $25, includes music, New Orleans/Southern-style buffet and a complimentary mint julep.
MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Mason Public Library, Great Barrington. “Appalachian Roots and Branches: An exploration of Southern Appalachian Music” featuring Berkshire duo of Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof. 1pm. FREE.