10/24/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ The Hangar, Troy. The legendary Texas troubadour returns to town, this time in support of his new album and book. With the Grahams. 8pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Creep Show @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Celtic vocalist Kyle Carey, fiddle & banjo man Kaatskillachia, bluegrass songwriter Jim Gaudet, Albany rockers Grainbelt, Americana quintet the Lazy Suns and the Wrecking Board featuring Caffe Lena’s shockingly talented staff and board members. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: 50th Anniversary of Help! and Rubber Soul @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Help! and Rubber Soul albums, an all-star gathering of Local 518 musicians – guitarist Graham Tichy, bassist Steve “Clyde” Davies, drummer Pete Vumbaco and pianist Mike Kelley – play both albums in their entirety. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica’s “A Masters Tapestry” @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 8pm. $35 & $50.

MUSIC/MORE: Upstate’s Alright II & Punk Flea Market @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The day-long festivities kick off with a punk flea market from 12noon-3pm. The live music launches at 3pm with a cavalcade of 18 bands, including Metalian, Born Low, Gay Mayor, Beastman, Throat Culture, Aaron & the Nurns, Sex Scene, Hot Mayonaise, Private Parts, Gone Berserk, Zooters, Eternal Crimes, Aggressive Response, Media Limits, Slowshine, Druse, Totally Gnarly and Rail. $15.

MUSIC: San Fermin @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Brooklyn-based alternative band drew rave reviews for their 2013 self-titled debut, and now they’re touring in support of their recently released sophomore album, Jackrabbit. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Art Garfunkel @ The Egg, Albany. Since Sounds of Silence marked its 50th anniversary last year, the taller half of Simon & Garfunkel has been touring with his guitarist Tab Laven in his “Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel,” featuring Simon & Garfunkel songs, Garfunkel’s solo hits and songs by his favorite songwriters – Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and Antonio Carlos Jobim. 8pm. $49.50, $69.50 & $79.50.

MUSIC: Jorma Kaukonen @ the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. The Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitar great. With David Broza and Doug Wamble. 8pm. $50, $60 & $75.

MUSIC: Sketches of Influence @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Drummer Joe Barna leads the band, which also features Keith Pray, Justin Henricks, David Gleason and John Menegon. With Dylan Perrillo’s Gypsy Jazz Band. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Book of Mormon” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book of Mormon” is the blockbuster Broadway smash from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Bobby Lopez, the Oscar-winning composer of “Avenue Q” and Disney’s “Frozen.” 2 & 8pm. $30-$130. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Locksley @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. With Stellar Young. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skeleton Keys @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring Alex Mazur (Gratefully Yours) with special guest Todd Stoops (RAQ). 9pm.

FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER: Festival of the Dead CarnEvil @ Elks Lodge, Albany. The seventh annual Halloween celebration features music by Funk Evolution and DJ Debonair, as well as a costume contest, 50/50 raffle, mystery surprises, hot and cold food buffet, horror rooms and displays by Jeff Brower and more… 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Sparky & Rhonda Rucker @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. 8pm. $20; $5 children age 12 & under.

THEATER: “The Homecoming” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Written by Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter, it’s a knotty, classic piece of theater, directed by Eric Hill. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 25.

MUSIC: Black Tie Brass @ Parish Public House, Albany. 9pm.

DANCE: Katie Workum and Kimberly Bartosik @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Two rising stars make their MASS MoCA debuts in this evening of dynamic and innovative contemporary dance. Katie Workum brings her new piece “Black Lakes,” a work full of improvisation, risk and humor. Followed by Bessie Award-winner Kimberly Bartosik’s “Exteriority4,” part of an evening-length project that constructs a landscape of power and desire to explore violence in American culture today. 8pm. $18 & $22; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Yankee Holler @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With the Paradox Saints. 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: Chris and Pete @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Northeast’s only traveling two-man, kids’ magic comedy show serve up a magical and spooky performance. 7pm.

MUSIC: Broccoli Samurai @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Strange Machines. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Zambezi Marimba Band @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Gideon Putnam Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ Valatie Community Theater, Valtie. 12midnight. $10; $15 (includes prop bag); $3 discound if in costume.

FILMS: Planet of the Apes Marathon @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Screenings of “Planet of the Apes,” “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” “Escape from the Planet of the Apes,” “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” and “Battle of the Planet of the Apes.” 12noon. $15.

FILM: “Hocus Pocus” @ the Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls. 4pm.

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