10/24/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
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/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: 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.