3/22/13: Today’s Tips: Friday.
MUSIC: Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The sublime jazz drummer brings his band – pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Christopher Thomas, tenor saxophonist Melvin Butler and alto saxman Myron Walden – to town in support of their latest album Landmarks. 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE. More info here…
THEATER: “Inflatable Frankenstein” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Inspired by meditations on horror films as well as Antonin Artaud, Radiohole’s “Inflatable Frankenstein” is a visually and sonically driven performance based on Mary Shelley’s early life and her novel “Frankenstein.” Messy, too… 8pm. $18. More info here…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Mid-Winter Capital Region Blues Network Blues Bash @ Fuller Roadhouse Grille, Albany. A benefit concert for the Capital Region Blues Network featuring Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles and Holly & Evan. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: That1Guy @ Red Square, Albany. The future-funkateer extraordinaire is well known for his imaginative performances and his curious instrument. With Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club. 9:30pm. $15. GO HERE to enter to win FREE tickets…
MUSIC: “Blues Weekend” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Lena’s eighth annual Blues Weekend kicks off the first of two nights with the crackling double-bill of Danielle Miraglia and Erin Harpe. 8pm. $18.
READING/DISCUSSION: “Women’s Words, Women’s Voices” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique,” a reading of some of the most enlightening, engaging, empowering writing from women authors. 6pm potluck dinner; 6:45pm readings.
FILM: “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mark Kitchell’s documentary is a big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning a half-century of grassroots and global activism. 8pm. $7; students $5.
CIRCUS/THEATER: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Featuring Ringmistress Philomena and her cohorts Mr. Pennygaff, Kinko the Clown, hula hoopster Malia Walsh, Dandy Darkly, the sultry Harvest Moon and more. 9pm. $20; $15 if wearing clown face make-up.
MUSIC: The Jim Cullum Jazz Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The Van Dyck’s 66th anniversary weekend continues with the classic jazz ensemble of the public radio show “Riverwalk Jazz.” Featuring clarinetist Allen Vache. 7 & 9:30pm. $26.