9/21/12: Today’s Tips: Friday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The second annual three-day bluegrass fest kicks off at 6:30pm with a screening of the film “The Porchlight Sessions,” followed by Spirit Family Reunion with Morgan O’Kane (8pm) and the Infamous Stringdusters (9:15pm). $12. More info here…

MUSIC: Alta Mira @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. The Garage Bands in the Garage concert series in the Elk Street garage of the Albany Public Library main branch wraps up its 2012 season tonight. With Giles Bennett & the Petrified Woods. 6pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Ramin Karimloo @ The Egg, Albany. The star of “Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary: Live At Royal Albert Hall,” “Love Never Dies,” “Les Miserables” and “Miss Saigon” performs some much-loved musical theater favorites. 8pm. $29.50.

ARTS WALK: Art Night Schenectady @ various locations, Schenectady. 5pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: SPAC Battle of the Bands @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Nine Nippertown bands battle it out for the grand prize. 6pm. $15. More info here…

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Café’ NOLA, Schenectady. Acoustic blues duo. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Good Old War @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Philadelphia indie-folk trio featuring Keith Goodwin (vocals/guitar/keys), Daniel Schwartz (guitar/vocals) and Tim Arnold (drums/vocals/keys/accordion). 8pm. $10.

FILM: “Girl Model” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s film follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Catie Curtis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Veteran singer-songwriter and Lilith Fair alum. With kRI & hettie. 8pm. $26.

FILM: “Compliance” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. When a police officer tells you to do something, you do it. Right? Based on true events, Craig Zobel’s film tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Antlers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Frontman Peter Silberman leads the Brooklyn band into Hudson in support of their new four-song EP, Undersea. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Keller Williams @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. On his new album, Williams doesn’t play guitar, and there’s no looping. Instead Williams takes center stage on bass, accompanied by keyboardist Jay Starling and drummer Mark D. The album – Williams’ 17th is titled Bass. And in July, he released a new bluegrass-and-beyond album recorded with the Travelin McCourys. Tonight’s show is solo, so it’s likely that plenty of looping is in order. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jonathan Edwards @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. “I’m gonna lay around the shanty, mama, and put a good buzz on…” More than 40 years later, Edwards rolls into Woodstock for a solo show in support of his new album “My Love Will Keep” and DVD “Live at Infinity Hall.” 9pm. $20.

THEATER: “Found” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Based on Davy Rothbart’s delightfully quirky Found books, magazines, tours and appearances on “This American Life” comes a new musical comedy about the things we’ve lost and the ways they bring us together. A pre-Broadway workshop production by Tony-nominated book writer Hunter Bell, composer-lyricist Eli Bolin, director Lee Overtree and the Story Pirates. 8pm. $25; students $20. Also at 2 & 8pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Faun Fables @ the Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. The duo of Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl. With TivaTiva. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, Averill Park. It’s the kick-off of Uncle Marty’s Octoberfest weekend. 6pm.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Flabberghaster.

MUSIC: Between the Arctic @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Drew & the Grand Spectaculars. 9pm.

MUSIC: Rescuer @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Cher Ami and the Choice Is Yours. 9pm.

DANCE/ART: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company with the work of John Van Alstine @ the Sage Colleges’ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Three 15-minute site-specific performances in response to the art work of sculptor John Van Alstine, which is currently on view at the gallery. 7:45pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. 8pm.

THEATER: “Trane Trax” @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Donald Hyman’s play about the life and music of legendary jazz saxophonist-composer John Coltrane. 8pm. Donation requested. Also at 8pm on Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ Provence, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante, Wynantskill. 6:30pm.

FILM: “Lonesome” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Director Paul Fejos’ 1928 silent film, accompanied by pianist Mike Schiffer. With Buster Keaton’s 1922 short “Electric House.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kevin & Kate McKrell @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sensemaya Trio @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. 6 & 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Dave Render @ O’Toole’s, Colonie. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Linear North @ Red Square, Albany. With Yoma and Know Nothing. 9pm. $7.

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