11/21/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Judy Collins @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The silver-voiced Sweet Judy Blue Eyes returns for her annual later-year concert, singing everything from folk faves to cabaret gems to Celtic ballads. 8pm. $28, $32 & $37.
MUSIC: Rick Springfield @ The Egg, Albany. With 25 million records sold, a Grammy Award for his No. 1 smash-hit “Jessie’s Girl,” and whopping 17 Top 40 hits including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” the former Dr. Noah Drake performs an intimate “Stripped Down” concert of music and storytelling. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $69.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: B3nson Funsgiving Celebration @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A two-venue festive celebration featuring the Parlor, Bear Grass, Secret Release, Rival Galaxies, Hammer Hawk, Neighborhood of Make Believe and Leaks/Mirrors. 7:30pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Down with the Rent!” @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. An original Old Songs concert production compiled and directed by Andy Spence, featuring authentic songs and stories written and sung by NYS anti-rent protestors in the 1840s. With musicians Greg Artzner, Terry Leonino, John Roberts, George War, Greg Clarke, Bill Spence, George Wilson & Toby Stover. 8pm. $20; $5 age 12 & under. Also 8pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Beatlemore Skidmania @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The 14th annual celebration of the Fab Four’s music by the Skidmore students and faculty. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; $3 students & children.
DANCE: Cartier Williams & Company @ The Egg, Albany. A protege of Savion Glover, Cartier Williams demonstrates the evolution of modern tap dance – from Flash, Buck & Wing and Hoofing – in “Rhythm Refix” with a company of six hoofers and music ranging from jazz to hip-hop. 7:30pm. $24; $12 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Hard Soul @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The rockers celebrate the release of the music video for their third single “Straight Into Your Soul” from their latest album, Heart of Plaster. With This Renaissance and Where’s Alex? 9pm. $8; $10 under 21.
DANCE: “This Piece is Still to Come” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The American premise of Turkish choreographer Begüm Erciyas’ interactive performance will draw local audience members into its episodic international performance cycle. In this game-like performance, you are both audience member and performer. There will be no conclusions, only repetitions. You will witness the actions of past audiences, repeat them, and be challenged to recalibrate them, creating something new and emergent. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.
COMEDY: Louie Anderson @ Comedy Works, Albany. 7:30 & 9:30pm. Comedian, author, creator of the animated series “Life With Louie” and the former host of “Family Feud”… $35. Also 7:30 & 9:30pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Javelin @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. These two cousins from Brooklyn via Providence have become the odd, underground champions of what you could call “Post Beck,” with music as strangely and humorously enigmatic as Mr. Beck. And, oh yeah, their most recent release HI-Beams was released by David Byrne’s label, Luaka Bop. 9pm.
COMEDY: John Hodgman @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. He’s a writer, humorist, expert, actor, pitchman and former professional literary agent living. He’s the Humor Editor for The New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for The New York Times Book Review. And lots more… 7:30pm. $20.
FILM: “Blow-Up” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 slice of time about a mod London photographer at the height of the Swingin’ England era. Starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and even a cameo by the Yardbirds. 7:30pm. FREE.