10/12/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Willie “Loco” Alexander & the Fish Eye Brothers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Boston rock legend and former member of the Velvet Underground returns to Nippertown for the first time since the glory days of QE2. With MaryLeigh Roohan and David Greenberger. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “La Jeune-Fille et la Mort (Death and the Young-Girl)” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Sound poetry, classroom lessons from a one-of-a-kind ballet instructor, songs, sculptures and music by a string quartet combine to form a multi-faceted and symbolic portrait of “the Young-Girl” created by Québec-based Bureau de l’APA. 7pm. $18; students & seniors $13.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Damien Center Benefit Concert @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A benefit concert to help raise funds for Albany’s Damien Center, which recently suffered a devastating fire. Performers include Two Cats in Suits, Jesse Calhoun, the Ernst Project, Bryan Thomas, Charmboy, Pony in the Pancake and Party Boat. 7pm. $10 donation. NOTE: The Charlie Watts Riots will not be performing, as originally advertised.
MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rompin’, stompin’ roots rock, sweet ballads and roadhouse blues by accordion squeezin’ Professor Louie (aka, Aaron Hurwitz) with vocalist-percussionist Miss Marie, drummer Gary Burke, bassist Frank Campbell and guitarist Josh Colow. 8pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Performing the American premiere of “Fabrizio the Musical!,” based on the children’s book series by Patricia Brady-Danzig. 3pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 3 & 8pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “World Up: A World Music Dance Party” @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Beatshot Music presents DJ Nate Da Great, DJ ARC and Properly Chilled spinning new and classic dance music from Latin America, Africa, India and the Caribbean. 10pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Kill Me Now” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. It’s the U.S. premiere of Kaliyuga Arts production of Brad Fraser’s intimate, funny and heartbreaking drama about caring and ultimately saying goodbye to those we love. 8pm. $25; $20 students & seniors. Through October 13.
OPERA ON FILM: “Eugene Onegin” @ Time + Space, Limited, Hudson. Live from the Metropolitan Opera, Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. 12:55pm. $25; $15 for children 13 & under.
MUSIC: Celtic Fiddle Festival @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Three fab fiddlers – Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany) and André Brunet (Québec) – combine their talents, musical traditions and spontaneous humor with acclaimed guitarist Nicholas Quemener (Brittany) for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. 8pm. $25; $5 for children 12 and under.
THEATER: “Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart” @ the
Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Celebrate Berkshire women writers with an evening of stories old and new. Mary Mott will share stories of her life (“From Where I Sit”) and Kate Maguire and Kim Taylor will perform a stage adaptation of “Roman Fever,” a short
story by one of the Berkshires’ most well known authors, Edith Wharton. 7pm. $30. Through October 20.
MUSIC: Bing Futch @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The award-winning Florida-based singer-songwriter plays African & Native American songs, blues, bluegrass, funk, jazz, Celtic and country music mixed with Middle Eastern & Latin influences as well as rock and pop grooves – all on his mountain dulcimer. 8pm. $16; $10 children under 18.
MUSIC: Andy Kelly/Charlie Tokarz/Eileen Markland Jazz Trio @ Spice Dragon, Pittsfield. 6-9pm. FREE.
DANCE: Pilobolus @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Always pushing the envelope of modern dance and movement, Pilobolus has collaborated with everyone from the brightest minds at MIT’s robotics labs to rock band OK Go to master illusionists Penn and Teller and world-renowned choreographers such as Inbal Pinto, Avshalom Pollak and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. 8pm. $35; $60 & $80.
MUSIC: The Wanda Houston Band @ the Garage, Pittsfield. Vocalist Wanda Houston delivers the hits from the ’20s-’90s with drummer Peter Putnam, hornman Jeff Stevens and keyboardist Robert Kelly. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Tim Foljahn @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. A member of Two Dollar Guitar, Foljahn has played with the likes of Thurston Moore, Cat Power, Townes Van Zandt, Half Japanese and Boredoms. With Jonathan Wood Vincent. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Mark Papas Jazz Trio @ the Lantern Restaurant, Pittsfield. 9-11pm. FREE.
FILM: “Rising from Ashes” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Filmed over six years and narrated by Forest Whitaker, T.C. Johnstone’s thrilling documentary follows the making of an Olympics-worthy bike team in post-genocidal Rwanda. 7:30pm.