9/13/13: Today’s Tips: Friday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. It’s Day One of the big halfway-to-St.-Patrick’s-Day fest, featuring Kilrush, Unforgettable Fire, Shilelagh Law and Gaelic Storm. 5:45pm. $20; children ages 12 and under are FREE. GO HERE for more info & the complete schedule of bands…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Basilica SoundScape @ Basicila Hudson, Hudson. It’s Day One of the big indie art/music bash featuring readings by Peter Sotos and Richard Hell; art installation by Lionel Maunz; soundpiece by Jonathan Bepler, Matthew Barney & Brandon Stosuy; music by Pharmakon, Julianna Barwick, Evian Christ, Pig Destroyer. Followed by an after-party at the Half Moon. 8pm. $60 for the weekend; $35 per day. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
MUSIC: Guggenheim Grotto @ WAMC-FM The Linda, Albany. Looking for some Celtic sounds but don’t want to tackle the Irish 200 Fest? Check out the Dublin-based alt-folk-pop duo at The Linda. With M.R. Poulopoulos. 8pm. $17.
THEATER: Lisa Lampanelli @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In a departure from her signature insult comedy, Lampanelli stars in a developmental production of her new one-woman show, “Skinny Bitch: NOT a Stand-Up Comedy Show,” directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando. 7:30pm. $25 & $35. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Tim Eriksen & Trio de Pumpkintown @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Eriksen may be the only musician on the planet who has played with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson. And he brings it all to his current trio – 18th century sea ballads, fiddle tunes, Afro-Celtic gospel and a whole lot more. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
FILM/MUSIC: “Friday the 13th” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A screening of the original 1980 classic film – introduced by Ari Lehman, who starred in the film as the first Jason Voorhees – followed by a live concert by Lehman and his horror-punk-metal band First Jason. 7pm. $13. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: City and Colour @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Dallas Green kicks off his eight-week U.S. tour in Northampton in support of his latest album, The Hurry and the Harm. The show will feature a brand new touring band – bassist Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs, Dead Weather), guitarist Dante Schwebel (Hacienda, Dan Auerbach), drummer Doug MacGregor (Constantines) and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys. With Lucy Rose. 8pm. $30 & $35.
ARTS WALK: Woodstock Nights @ various locations, Woodstock. Dance by clyde forth, dance and music by POOK & the Energy Dance Troupe, music by Rat Boy Jr, Noel Fletcher, Peter Cody and much more. 6-10pm. FREE.
FILM: “The East” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A 2013 suspenseful espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling, who stars as former FBI agent Sarah Moss, starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students. Also Sunday.