1/24/15: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils @ the Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. Smith and the gang celebrate the release of their new acoustic Anericana album, Bluebird. 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Blind Boy Paxton & the Down Hill Strugglers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Recently named NYC’s Best Blues Artist by The Village Voice, Blind Boy Paxton brings out the playful side of old-school blues on banjo, fiddle, piano and guitar. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.
MUSIC: Helado Negro’s “Island Universe Story” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A work-in-progress performance of the new bi-lingual Latin musical/visual project featuring musicians Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco, Oliver Chapoy of Certain Creatures and Jason Ajemian and Jason Trammell of the William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb Band. 8pm. $18 & $22; $8 students.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie @ Lake Avenue Elementary School, Saratoga Springs. A benefit concert for the school. With Tony Markellis, as well as Joel Brown & Dave Maswick. 7:30pm. $10.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Old Songs Sampler Concert @ Old Songs Community Arts Center, Voorheesville. A concert featuring New Salem Serenaders, Amanda Fry, George Wilson, Debra Burger & Carole Fults, Drew Jacobs, Bluegrass Banjo Bob Altschuler & Friends to benefit the 2015 Old Songs Festival. 8pm. $20; $5 children age 12 and under.
EVENT: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Deconstructing the Early Beatles @ Proctors, Schenectady. Beatles expert Scott Freiman traces the birth of the band from its days as the Quarrymen to the boys’ first visit to EMI Studios, deconstructing their first hit singles — from “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me” to “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” The presentation is part film, part concert and part lecture with great stories and a treasure trove of rare audio and video. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $20 & $25; $10 students.
MUSIC: Melanie Martinez @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. A member of Team Adam in the third season of the TV singing competition “The Voice,” the quirky 19-year-old from Baldwin, NY lands in downtown Albany in support of her EP, Dollhouse. With AJR. 7pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jesse Harris @ the Falcon, Marlboro. He has released 12 albums, including many with his former backing band the Ferdinandos, one all-instrumental recording (Cosmo), and his latest, Borne Away, an intimate and haunting solo acoustic presentation with subtle over-dubs played or sung by Harris. With Rabbit in the Rye. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
ARTIST TALK: Joan Linder @ Art Omi, Ghent. The artist will speak about her work in the exhibition Drawn Home on view at Omi, as well as discussing her newest series which focuses on landscape drawings of Superfund sites around Buffalo and drawn documents that pertain to those sites. 1pm.
THEATER: “How Water Behaves” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of Sherry Kramer’s zany comedy about the tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 3 & 8pm. $20-$60.
MUSIC: The Sonny & Perley Trio @ Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany. Presenting “A Tribute to Ella,” highlighting music from Ella Fitzgerald’s Great American Songbook recordings and selections from her days as Queen of the Savoy with the Chick Webb Orchestra. 6pm. $25.
THEATER: “Tigers Be Still” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Carol Max directs the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock’s quirky, endearing dark comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, an unemployed, overwhelmed art therapist hiding out in her childhood bed. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC: The City of Tomorrow @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The quintet consists of Elise Blatchford, Flute; Camila Barrientos Ossio, Clarinet; Stuart Breczinski, Oboe; Laura Miller, bassoon; Leander Star, horn. 7:30pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children.
CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The circus is back in town! Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Hosted by Ringmistress Philomena with Kinko the Clown. 9pm. $25; $15 for clowns in make-up and/or costume.
THEATER: “Sylvia” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present A.R. Gurney’s adult comedy, where nothing is as universal as loving your dog, but life at home becomes tense when she gnaws on a 22-year marriage. Directed by Joan Fuess. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18. Through January 25.