3/2/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Dirty Face @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Following a knock-out kick-off to WCDB-FM’s 35th anniversary bash on Friday, the weekend-long Dirty Face reunion continues… and this time they’re headlining. With John Powhida International Airport and Secret Release. 8:30pm. $5.
MUSIC: Vladimir Gorbach @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Internationally acclaimed Russian guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across the world on stages in Austria, Australia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Spain, in addition to the United States and his native country of Russia as a soloist and with orchestra. Vladimir is the winner of the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. 7:30pm. $20.
MUSIC: Miranda Lambert @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Sassy, spunky & country strong, the Nashville hitmaker roars into the TUC on her Locked & Reloaded tour. With Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice. 7:30pm. $28 & $52.75.
DANCE: Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Performing Wen Wei Wang’s “Night Box,” Cayetano Soto’s “Zero In On” and Barak Marshall’s “Harry.” 8pm. $25, $29, $39; kids under 16 $10. Also at 3pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: Enter the Haggis @ The Egg, Albany. From Toronto comes Enter The Haggis performing their super-charged indie Celtic folk-rock-world-fusion music that never fails to surprise and delight audiences of all ages and interests. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC: The Campbell Brothers @ MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. Led by gospel vocalist Katie Jackson, the sacred steel family band returns to MCLA. With Harold “Zion” Edwards and MCLA’s own Allegrettos. 7:30pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Wood Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Albany. Brothers Oliver Wood (lead vocals & guitar) and Chris Wood (bass & background vocals) along with Jano Rix (drums) step into the spotlight in support of a pair of new albums: Live, Volume One: Sky High and Live, Volume Two: Nail & Tooth on Southern Ground Records. With Rayland Baxter. 9pm. $28.
FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Beacon Winterfest @ the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, Beacon. Yarn, the Big Bright and Antje Duvekot perform at the fundraiser for this summer’s Beacon River Fest Festival. 7pm. $45; VIP $95.
OPERA ON FILM: “Parsifal” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. From the Metropolitan Opera, director François Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score. Daniele Gatti conducts. 12noon. $25; students $15.
FILM: “Ferlinghetti: A Re-birth of Wonder” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. With this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait that reveals Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s true role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. 7pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “How to Survive a Plague” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary, How to Survive a Plague, is a template for any activism movement. It’s powerful and inspiring and teaches us how to take our future in our own hands. 4:30pm. $9; students $7.
FILM: “Keep the Lights On” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Keep the Lights On is a moving story about love in the face of addiction. It’s important to show that the gay community deals with the same troubles we all do, that the human experience transcends sexuality. 2pm. $9: students $7.
MUSIC: Will Evans & the Sweet Remains @ the Garage, Pittsfield. The lead singer and drummer of Barefoot Truth teams up with acoustic powerhouse the Sweet Remains for an evening of harmony and melody. 8pm. $15.