12/28/12: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Rodeo Barons @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Led by Chris Carey, they’ve been banging around the scene for nearly three years, but tonight they’re celebrating the long-awaited release of their self-titled debut CD. With Alta Mira and NYC’s Pinegrove. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Wallflowers @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Jakob Dylan leads his band in support of their recently released comeback/reunion album, Glad All Over. With Trapper Schoepp & the Shades. 8pm. $28.50 & $38.50.
THEATER: Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Proctors, Schenectady. Broadway director Neil Goldberg has concocted an extravaganza in which gingerbread men flip mid-air, toy soldiers march on thin wires, snowmen balance, penguins spin, puppets dance and reindeer soar. 8pm. $20, $40, $45 & $50. Also at 2 & 8pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: Racquette River Rounders @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Back together again for their annual holiday reunion, it’s guitarist Danny Gotham and singer-songwriter John Kribs, along with special guests Doug Moody on fiddle and Orion Kribs on bass. 8pm. $14 in advance; $16 at the door; ages under 13 $7.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE. UPDATE: There is no Troy Night Out this month; it will return on Friday, January 25.
FILM: “Celeste” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 1981 film written and directed by Percy Adlon that depicts the creative process of Marcel Proust and his relationship with his young French housekeeper, Celeste Albaret. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: SoulSky @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A Folding Sky variation featuring Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, Josh Bloomfield and Mark Emanatian. 9pm.
FILM: “Modern Times” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The 1936 gem is often hailed as one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest achievements. In addition to writing, directing and producing the film, Chaplin also stars in this satire of the machine age as an assembly-line worker driven insane by the monotony of his job. 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The No Brainers @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. All-star band featuring Jimmy Eppard, Charlie Kniceley and Harvey Sorgen. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: David Grover @ the Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge. Berkshire County’s favorite kid-friendly musician is joined by BTG PLAYS! Children’s Chorus and Grover’s Gang for a family friendly concert. 11am. $15; children $10.
FILM: “Smashed” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Spouses Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad”) have many things in common, including a love for alcohol. When she decides to clean up her act, they discover the answer to the big question: Can their marriage survive sobriety? Directed by James Ponsoldt. $7; students $5. 7:30pm. Also 3pm on Sunday.