11/4/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: The Eighth Step’s 50th Anniversary Concert @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Holly Near, Brother Sun and Annie & the Hedonists raise their voices to help the Step celebrate its golden anniversary. 7pm. $35 & $75.

MUSIC: Flogging Molly @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Dave King leads the rousing, rockin’ Celtic punksters on their Life Is Good Tour. With Anti-Flag and Jon Snodgrass. 8pm. $36.

MUSIC: Cowboy Junkies @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Singer Margo Timmins and the band bring their introspective alt-country blues back to town. 8pm. $38.

MUSIC: The Fleshtones @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. It’s another Greater Nippertown matinee for the garage-rock gods. With Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers and the Va Va Voodoos. 3pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Frank Wakefield Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The bluegrass icon and maverick mandolin master has still got it goin’ on at age 83. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. A digital download of the new album Gathering is included with each ticket purchased. With Good Old War. 8pm. $29.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Old Dominion @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Contemporary country music comes downtown. With Morgan Evans. 8pm. $29.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Bob Warren Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out… as usual.

MUSIC: Everyone Orchestra @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs.
Featuring members of more. (Al Schnier, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin), Matt Butler, Ryan Montbleau, Hayley Jane, Eric Gould and Maz Mahar. With Yes Darling (Ryan Montbleau & Hayley Jane duo). 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. 7pm. $25; students $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Twisted Pine @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Bluegrass. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band @ the Upper Room, Albany. The former bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 7pm. $15 & $25.

MUSIC: The Weepies @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The husband-wife duo emerged from the Boston folk scene in the early 2000’s and has since built a deep catalogue of hook-laden, irresistible folk-pop. With Benjamin Jaffe of HoneyHoney. 8pm. $34; students $20.

THEATER: “Redwood Curtain” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Lanford Wilson’s drama, a 17-year-old Vietnamese-American piano prodigy, adopted in infancy by a wealthy California family, is obsessed with discovering the identity of her biological father, an American GI who abandoned her and her birth mother in Saigon. 7:30pm. $25; students age 21 & under $10. Through Sunday, November 12.

MUSIC: Trevor Lake @ the Ale House, Troy. Of Rochester’s Televisionaries. Post Fleshtones bash. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Alta Havana @ the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs. A Latin jazz dance party to benefit Universal Preservation Hall and the Auto Museum. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Empire State Youth Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring the New York State premiere of PDQ Bach’s “Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra” with guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “Fun Home” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards – including Best Musical – is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, introducing audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. 2 & 8pm. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: First and Last Men @ the Low Beat, Albany. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Junk Rocket @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Mike Gowans and Man Trouble. 8pm.

MUSIC: Nite Train @ the Octagon Barn, Delanson. 6pm. $5.

MUSIC: Lucy @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With The Boobies, Good Fiction and Bad Mothers. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Raisinhead @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Last Wife” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. The Northeast regional premiere of Kate Hennig’s modern take on Katherine Parr’s marriage to Henry VIII. WAM Theatre’s production is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics and women’s rights. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$40. Through Sunday, November 5.

MUSIC: The Mammals @ Colony, Woodstock. Featuring Mike + Ruthy. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Failure to Adapt @ Chrome, Waterford. With Wasteland Junction. 8pm.

MUSIC: Basement Dwellers @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With Barely Alive, Virtual Riot, KEN3TIC, NGHTWRK, Kill Rex, Hazeyy, G-Wiz and DJ K-Stylz. Doors at 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Thompson Square Duo @ the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. The contemporary country husband-and-wife duo of Keifer & Shawna Thompson. 8pm.

THEATER: “Shakespeare: The Remix” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The On-The-Go! in-school touring production. 11am. $11; students $9.

MUSIC: Banjo Bob & the Crabgrass Boys @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Kickin’ It for the Kids: A Benefit for St. Catherine’s Center for Children @ Parish Public House, Albany. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Sarah Schrom @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Proceed in part to benefit Albany Barn. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Otherside @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. With Galaxy Babs & the Quasars. 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia @ The Egg, Albany. The company combines puppetry, black light effects and music to adapt illustrator Anita Jeram’s “Guess How Much I Love You” and “I Love My Little Storybook.” 11am. FREE when accompanied by a child; children $15.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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