4/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Citizen Cope @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. An intimate, acoustic performance from the acclaimed singer-songwriter in Greater Nippertown’s sublime listening venue. 8pm. $36 & $46.

MUSIC: The Chainsmokers @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Either you love ’em or hate ’em. The EDM/pop duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall just released their debut album, Memories…Do Not Open, earning them the kind of reviews not seen since Nickelback. With Kiiara and Emily Warren. 7pm. $60.50 & $81.

MUSIC: The Joey Alexander Trio @ Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Jazzstock presents the 13-year-old jazz piano wunderkind. 7:30pm. $40, $50 & $60.

MUSIC: The Nile Project @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The inspiring ensemble of 13 African musicians calls attention to water quality issues at home and around the world with their collaborative multi-culti music. 7pm. $15. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC: Willie Nile @ The Linda, Albany. The Buffalo-born singer-songwriter has been rockin’ since 1980, and he rolls into town for his annual visit, offering a preview of of his upcoming album, Positively Bob.

MUSIC: Sofia Talvik @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Swedish folk/Americana artist makes her Greater Nippertown debut in support of her latest album, Big Sky Country. 8pm. $20.

READING: Readings Against the End of the World @ UAlbany’s Husted Hall Café, Albany. The return of the marathon 24-hour open mic for the first time since 1993. 7pm. GO HERE for more info and a complete Albany Word Fest schedule…

MUSIC: Barenaked Ladies @ The Egg, Albany. Those clever Canadians are back! With soulful a cappella veterans the Persuasions. 8pm. $59.50, $69.50 & $79.50.

TALK/COMEDY: The Amazing Kreskin @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. Now 82 years old, the veteran mentalist is still at it… 7:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: The John Pizzarelli Quartet @ College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The old-school jazz-pop singer-guitarist plays standards and more. 7:30pm. $30; $20 students.

MUSIC: Gospel Jubilee @ Proctors, Schenectady. The sixth annual gospel celebration features joyful and uplifting music by headliner Yvette C. Williams, as well as the Capital Region Jubilee Mass Choir with musical direction by Reverend Elgin Joseph Taylor, Sr. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Average Bear @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Luke McNamee and Mike McMann lead their latest band. 8pm.

MUSIC: Northbound @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Daisyhead, Tigerwine, the Steadfast Son, American Runaways and Christian Evanko. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Americana husband-and-wife. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Mammals @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. It’s reunion time for the “subversive acoustic traditionalists.” With the Brother Brothers.

MUSIC: The Heavy Pets @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Backup Planet, in support of their new album, Reactions. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: George Winston @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The acclaimed piano man returns with his melodic folk piano style. 8pm. $55.

MUSIC: Jill Hughes & the High Rollers @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: North & South Dakotas @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Marc Delgado & Wounded Knee. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. 8pm. $24. Through Sunday, April 30.

MUSIC: Ryanhood @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The acoustic duo of Ryan Green and Cameron Hood was named Best Group/Duo at the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards. With OG Kush Hang w/ an Alien. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.

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

MUSIC: Dave Ruch @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. A fun-for-the-whole-family concert celebrating the Erie Canal. 2pm.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ the Strand Theater, Hudson Falls. It’s the make-up date for their snowed-out Feb. 12 concert. 8pm. $15 & $12.

COMEDY: Michael Blackson @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $25. <strong>UPDATE: Both shows are sold out…

MUSIC: John Birchler @ Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. 7pm.

MUSIC: Frank Murray @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dr. No @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. With Brian LaPoint & the Joints.

THEATER: “Li’l Abner” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. The California Musical Theater Ensemble presents the hillbilly musical. 8pm. $20; $10 students. Also at 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: The Berkshire Symphony @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. 8pm. FREE.

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

READING: Rosa Alice Branco @ UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany. Noted Portuguese poet. 4:15pm. FREE. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “The Night of the Comet” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittfield. Romance, Soul & Rock ‘N Roll & Berkshire Olde Tyme Review present a fundrasising show for Berkshire Theatre Group. 7:30pm. $20. Also at 7:30pm on Saturday.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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