1/26/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Tinsley Ellis @ The Linda, Albany. The blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter and his band return to WAMC-FM’s The Linda in support of his brand new album, Winning Hand, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Album Chart. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The New Hampshire-based master folk troubadour returns. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Grand Re-Opening Celebration @ Times Union Center, Albany. Featuring performances by Grammy Award-winning artists James Taylor and John Legend. Hosted by comedian Jim Belushi. With a performance by Moriah Formica, Greater Nippertown’s latest contestant on NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” 8pm. $65-$195. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: The DuPont Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson.and As the indie folk duo of Zack & Sam DuPont explain, “If Gillian Welch and David Rawlings had a baby with Sufjan Stevens and Sun Kil Moon, it would sound like us.” With The Sea The Sea. 9pm.

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

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bryantstock @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Tenured, the Death Vacation, Chief, The Abyssmals, Becoming a Ghost and Bare Mattress. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tiger Piss @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. A tenth anniversary reunion of the all-nonsense punk & roll trio. With The Arkhams and the Blind Ambassadors. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “The Illusionists: Live from Broadway” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The best selling magic show – featuring Jeff Hobson, Kevin James, Colin Cloud, An Ha Lim and Johnathan Goodwin – returns to the Electric City for a two-night stand. 8pm. $20-$75. Also at 2 & 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Rusty Nail, Clifton Park. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Victory Soul Orchestra @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Front Business and The Age. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “The Tarnation of Russell Colvin” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. A one-man tour de force about a local, real-life murder mystery. Written and performed by Oliver Wadsworth. Directed by Kirk Jackson. 7:30pm. $30; seniors $25; students $15. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Miles Francis @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Previewing his debut EP, Swimmers, slated for release on February 2. With Nancy Feast and Lizzie Loveless. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Slam Allen @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Paying tribute to the late blues great James Cotton. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Jesus Christ Superstar” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Trish Scott-Dembling directs and choreographs Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic rock musical. 8pm. $18, $22, $24 & $28. Through Sunday, January 28.

MUSIC: Granger Smith @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The country singer and his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. With Smithfield. 8pm. $28.

THEATER: “An Inspector Calls” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Patrick White directs J.B. Priestley’s classic drama. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, February 4.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Towne Tavern, Averill Park. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The North and South Dakotas @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Shake, Rattle & Roll Pianos @ Pearl Street Pub, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Rory Albanese @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. An evening of comedy with the Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian, executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and correspondent on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Across the Pond @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Beatles tribute band. 8:30pm. Pay what you want.

EVENT: Snow Ball ’84 @ the Takk House, Troy. The theme for the third annual Troy Adult Prom is “’80s/”Stranger Things,” featuring and open beer/wine bar, comfort food snacks, prom-style photo booth-printed photo and musical entertainment by MC/DJ Ritz Carlton with special guests. 8pm. $75.

MUSIC: The Magdalens Unplugged @ the Lark Tavern, Albany. Acoustic trio. 6pm.

MUSIC: Kevin Green & Douglas Chilton @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. ’80s tribute band. 9pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: Lisa Corinne Davis @ the College of St. Rose’s St. Joseph Auditorium, Albany. In conjunction with her exhibition, “Turbulent Terrain,” the Massry Gallery. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hillbilly Sound Machine @ the Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. 7pm. $7.

MUSIC: Lake George Winer Carnival Gala: Flip-Flops to Flannel @ the Lake George Beach Club, Lake George. Featuring dinner, drinks, auction and music by PJ Ferguson, James Hood and Dashboard Anthem. 6pm. $40.

MUSIC: Tropic Rhythm @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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