3/7/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


COMEDY: Lily Tomlin @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The iconic comedian brings her cast of timeless characters – including Ernestine, Sister Boogie Woman, Mrs. Beasley and the beloved Edith Ann – to the Music Hall for a night of fun and funny. 8pm. $39, $49, $55 & $65. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: St. Vincent @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It starts with the creation myth: St. Vincent, naked and alone in the wilderness, startled as the ominous rattle of a snake breaks the silence of her Eden. She realizes she’s not alone in the world and breaks into a run, headed towards the uncertainty of the future. It’s a lovely and appropriate metaphor to open St. Vincent’s self-titled, Grammy Award-winning fourth album, except that it literally happened. With the bold Jenny Hval. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: WCDB-FM’s 37th Birthday Bash @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Marathon music fest at two neighboring venues. The Low Beat features Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival (4pm); the Brian Patneaude Quartet (5pm); DJs Big Sus & BDoss (6pm); DCavv (8pm); Party Boat (9:40pm); Hush (11:15pm). Pauly’s hosts JLrx (6pm); Kiko D (7pm); Melo Masia (7:30pm); DJ L^2 (8pm); Rustle Crow (9pm); Iguana Mañana (10:20pm). $5 admission covers both venues.

MUSIC: Leo Kottke @ The Egg, Albany. The astounding virtuo on six- and 12-string guitars is never less than awe inspiring and for more than three decades – combined with his one-of-a-kind song lyrics, off-kilter stories and quick wit – has placed him among the most unique acoustic guitar stylists and entertainers of our era. 7:30pm. $34.50.

DANCE: “Available Light” @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Lucinda Childs, one of the most celebrated choreographers of the modern era, revives her seminal 1983 collaboration with composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry. During an extended artistic residency, Childs has remounted “Available Light,” which features an updated version of Gehry’s striking set. Q&A with presenters to follow each performance. 8pm. $24 & $30; $18 students. Also at 3pm on Sunday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: BarrelFest @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. Three stages and more than a dozen bands, including Skeeter Creek, Skull Bandit, Sludge Factory, South Bound, North & South Dakotas and lots more. 1pm. $18. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Uke Fest @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring two of America’s premier ukulele players, Jumpin’ Jim & Liz Beloff. With Ron Gordon. 8pm. $20. Also ukulele workshops beginning at 1pm.

MUSIC: Mouse on Mars @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A rare US performance by Mouse on Mars, one of the most influential and innovative duos in German electronic music. For the past 21 years, Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma have been making electronic music that defies genre labels and classification, mixing IDM with krautrock, disco, pop, ambient and avant-garde styles. 10pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Brazilian Girls @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Vocalist Sabina Sciubba leads the quartet through their singular, sophisticated and catchy fusion of electronic dance music and world-beat styles. 9pm. $25 & $35.

THEATER: “Souvenir” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the comedy with heart is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who rose to fame for her annual, sold-out, opera recitals at the Ritz Carlton. Crowds went wild when she tackled the most difficult arias. The only trouble was that she could not sing. Not a note. 3 & 8pm. $20-$60. Through March 22.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac/Mark Emanatian Irish Blues Revue @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Mallett Brothers Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Dylan Selvey & the Gentlemen and Black Mountain Symphony. 9:30pm. $10; $15 if under age 21.

MUSIC: Hammer of the Gods @ The Egg, Albany. Led Zeppelin tribute band. 8pm. $39.50–$44.50.

OPERA: “Three Little Pigs” @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Opera Saratoga’s Opera-To-Go program provides youth with an all-too-rare opportunity to experience the visceral thrill of the live performing arts, up close and personal. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: “Annie” @ Proctors, Schenectady. “The sun will come out TOMORROW…” 2 & 8pm. $20-$85. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Bobby Slayton @ the Comedy Works, Albany. The Pitbull of Comedy returns… 7:30 & 9:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: Moriah Formica @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “Waiting for Godot” @ Confetti Stage, Albany. Samuel Beckett’s classic tragicomedy directed by Linda D. Shirey. “Nothing to be done…” 7:30pm.

COMEDY: Irish Comedy Tour @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Stand-up comedy show with a Celtic focus featuring Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born Mike McCarthy, Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert and Derrick Keane from suburban Dublin. 7:30pm. $40.

DANCE: Nacre Dance @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Featuring modern dance classics Isadora Duncan’s 1910 “Bacchanal,” Doris Humphrey’s 1928 “Air for the G­String,” excerpts from Jose Limon’s “Choreographic Offerings,” “Rooms Etude” based on the work of Anna Sokolow and the premiere of works by Diane Lachtrupp and Jessie Sector. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Also at 2:30pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: American String Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Playing an all-Beethoven program. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children.

FILM: Rosa Barba’s “The Color Out of Space” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. EMPAC’s 8th Street façade is transformed into an outdoor cinema that uses the solar system as source material for a speculative film, while a site-specific artwork for the Hirsch Observatory connects the two buildings across campus. 8pm. FREE. Also at 8pm on March 14, 21 & 28.

MUSIC: Jeff Brisbin @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

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