1/27/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Joan Shelley @ The Linda, Albany. Kentucky singer-songwriter Joan Shelley’s beguiling third album Over and Even is as compelling a record as the folk genre has seen in years. With Michael Eck. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: 1964 @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Beatles tribute band. 7:30pm. $29 & $35.

MUSIC: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ Normanside Country Club, Delmar. Another Beatles tribute band… 7:30pm. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

MUSIC: Fabolous and Jadakiss @ Proctors, Schenectady. On the hip-hop end of the spectrum, radio station HOT 99.1FM is presenting the Freddy vs. Jason Tour. With up-and-comers Young M.A., Dave East and Phresher. 8pm. $49-104.

COMEDY: Gilbert Gottfried @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Band @ The Ruck, Troy. Rockin’ and swingin’, old-school. 7pm.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. 9:30pm.

DANCE/VIDEO: “Tesseract” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The new two-part work by artist Charles Atlas and choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener will be presented for the first time tonight (Friday, January 27) and Saturday (January 28) following several years of development at EMPAC. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

LISTENING PARTY: Left Hand Shake @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy. Rather than throwing the usual CD release party for their brand new debut album, 8-Track Mind, Left Hand Shake (featuring Blaze Sepowski and David Decker) is hosting a listening party in conjunction with Troy Night Out. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran folk troubadour returns. 8pm. $24.

ARTIST TALK: Tanya Marcuse @ College of Saint Rose’s Massry Gallery, Albany. In conjunction with her exhibit, “Phantom Bodies: Photographs.” 5pm reception; followed by talk at Saint Joseph Auditorium at 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nick Sweet Six @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s a happy hour happening. 6pm. $5.

MUSIC: Regional Music Showcase @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Featuring Hasty Page, Anthony Fallacaro, the Steadfast Son and Talia Denis. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Lilac 94 @ Troy Pop Up Art Show at 33 Second Ave., Troy. Rochester-based harp duo of Christina Brier and Kathryn Sloat. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Anthill Annihilator @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Jon Tenace, Travis Stealey and Mike Bredice. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tom Rush @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Matt Nakoa. 7pm. $45.

TALK: “Savage Love Life: Sex, Love & Relationships” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his honest approach to sex, love & relationships. His sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated globally, including in The Alt. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Driftwood @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Cobblestone. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ Grappa72, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Kyle Bourgault Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Morris Code @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Miss This. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Riverside Brothers @ the BOOM Room, Pittsfield. With Almost Never. Doors open at 5pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Urinetown” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Marc Christopher directs the 2001 Tony Award winning musical comedy. 8pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, January 29.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Desmond Hotel, Albany. 4:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Swifty’s, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Overcoats @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The New York-based female folk-rock duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell brings their captivating, intimate harmonies and subtle, electronic soundscapes to town.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Dances choreographed to original works of music by student and faculty composers and performers, including grunge band Bad Mothers, audio engineer Jared Dirolf, Assistant Professor of Music Industry Andrew McKenna Lee and Professor of Music Bruce Craig Roter. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Damn the Torpedoes @ the Upper Room, Albany. Tom Petty tribute band from New Jersey. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: ’90s Grunge Night @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. A quartet of tribute bands – Given to Fly, My Poor Brian, Lithium and Unglued. 7:30pm. $27.50.

THEATER: “Southern Comforts” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Barry Streifert directs Circle Theatre Productions’ performance of Kathleen Clark’s romantic play about second chances at love late in life. 8pm. $18: $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, January 29.

STORYTELLING: StorySLAM @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Hear and tell five-minute stories that center around the topic of a gift. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Incontinence @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. With Metherdras, Goblet, The Imperialist & Head of Hydras. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Completely Different @ Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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  1. Norm Ainslie says

    Updated Schedule:
    – Friday 1/27 – Kitchen Jazz 7 PM – Arthur’s Market (potluck Dinner at 6 PM)
    – Tuesday 1/31 – Dave Kitchen Trio 7 PM – Arthur’s Market
    – Tuesday 2/21 – Dave Kitchen Trio 7 PM – Moon & River Cafe
    – Friday 2/24 – Kitchen Jazz 7 PM – Arthur’s Market
    – Tuesday 2/28 – Dave Kitchen Trio 7 PM – Moon & River Cafe
    – Friday 3/3 – Kitchen Jazz 7 PM – Arthur’s Market

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