7/12/13: Today’s Tips: Friday


MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Dan O’Brien Benefit Concert @ Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. Dan O’Brien needs a hand in managing his recent medical costs, so a bunch of his old pals and bandmates are getting together to help him out. Featured performers include the Daley Brothers Band (Jack, Frank & Joe Daley) and the Emerald City Band (Joe Mele, Rick Rourke; Ed Powers, Gary Brooks, Dave Costa, Gary Tash & Chris Garabedian), followed by an all-star super jam. Doors at 6:30pm; show at 7pm. $10 minimum donation.

MUSIC: The Soul Rebels @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The dynamic New Orleans brass band brings the tradition into the 21st century. 9pm. $25.

FILM/MUSIC: “Night of the Living Dead” with the Andrew Alden Ensemble @ Freedom Square, Troy. George A. Romero’s classic 1968 black and white horror film with live, original musical accompaniment by the Andrew Alden Ensemble. 9pm. FREE. (Rain location: The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy).

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville. It’s Day Two of the Disco Biscuits’ annual three-day jam-band-meets-EDM throwdown. Today’s featured bands include Bassnectar, EL-P, Paper Diamonds, Lotus, Toro Y Moi and lots more on four stages. Music starts at 12:15pm. UPDATE: Animal Collective – who were scheduled to perform as one of the headliners today – have cancelled their performance due to illness.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Performing Hallelujah Junction (Adams/Martins), After the Rain Pas de Deux (Pärt/Wheeldon) and Dances at a Gathering (Chopin/Robbins). 8pm.

THEATER: “Anything Goes” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theater masterpiece. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and starring Rachel York as Reno Sweeney. 8pm. $20-$70. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ the Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. With a full band. 6pm.

MUSIC: Nancy Walker @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Formerly of Chicago’s acclaimed folk ensemble Sons of the Never Wrong, Walker has a beautiful voice, great guitar chops and a real talent for songwriting. She’ll be joined by her husband, guitarist and producer Larry Clyman. With Twangtown Paramours. 8pm. $16.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Woods @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With new drummer Aaron Neveu on board, Woods kick off their summer tour in Hudson, in support of their new single, “Be All Be Easy” b/w a cover of the Kinks’ “God’s Children.” With Bunnybrains. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jackson Browne @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The Midnight Rambles continue… With the Dirt Farmer Band. 8pm. Also July 13. UPDATE: Both shows are sold out.

MUSIC: Sherry Rich @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Since her days as the SG-wielding lead singer-songwriter of the all-girl garage-pop band Girl Monstar, Sherry Rich has been a formidable part of the musical landscape in Australia and the US. With Amy Rigby. 8pm.

THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ The Egg, Albany. Our Own Productions presents the award-winning Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik musical, directed by Matthew T. Teichner. 8pm. $26; $21 seniors & students. Also at 2 & 8pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

THEATER: “Filming O’Keeffe” @ the Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The Adirondack Theatre Festival presents the premiere of Eric Lane’s new play inspired by the years artists Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe spent living on Lake George. 7:30pm. Through July 20.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Upbeat On the Roof concert series continues with jazz saxophonist Brian Patneaude, pianist Dave Payette, bassist Mike DelPrete and drummer Nate Coyne. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Red Square, Albany. With Another All-Nighter. 9pm.

CIRCUS: “Now You Know” @ Russell Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective brings their debut production to town featuring clown Aaron Marquise (a Capital Region native and 2009 grad of Shenendehowa High School); Lindsay Culbert-Olds & Kia-Melinda Eastman in a duo trapeze act; Eric Brown, a Cyr Wheel artist; Sidney Iking Bateman on Chinese hoops and juggling; and aerial straps performer Kerttu Pussinen. 12noon & 7pm. $10; $8 students & seniors. Also at 1 & 7pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Matt & the Bad Ideas @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With the Slaughterhouse Chorus, the Nightmare River Band and Skunk Hostage. 8pm.

THEATER: “Twelfth Night” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Troy Civic Theatre Company presents the classic William Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Kathy Glasser. 8pm. $15; $13 for seniors & students. Also 8pm on Saturday.

READING: Joyce Carol Oates @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute reading series continues with the National Book Award-winning novelist. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dave Mason @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former member of Traffic and Fleetwood Mac slips into Woodstock. 9pm. $35, $50 & $60.

THEATER: “I Do! I Do!” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s classic musical about 50 years of marriage. 8pm. $30; seniors $27/ages 12 & under $18. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Brunswick Greens Golf Course Club House, Brunswick. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bobby Dick’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 101 @ the Pub on 9, Bolton Landing. 8pm.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: King of the Forest @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE.

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  1. LP says

    The arts gods have blessed us in this area….amazing choices.

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