3/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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Del & Dawg: David Grisman and Del McCoury

Photograph by Anthony Tassarotti

MUSIC: Del & Dawg @ The Egg, Albany. Del McCoury met David Grisman at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first duo gig together at RPI in Troy, and through the years they have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of bluegrass classics, made at two Dawg studio jam sessions in the 1990s. Del & Dawg celebrates the 50-year-plus bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians have shared. 8pm. $41.25, $51.25 & $61.25.

MUSIC: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. If you love alt-rock, folk-rock, original singer-songwriters, this show is for you. They conjure a quirkier Tom Petty or fuller Buffalo Tom, with an exotic instrumental arsenal that includes otherworldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. 7:30pm. $28: $50 Gold Circle.

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Community Concert @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE; donations welcome.

MAGIC: “Magic! Magic!” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Two shows of mind-boggling magic from Windham’s own Sean “The Prankster” Doolan and “Conjunctionist” Chris Wheel in the Speakeasy. 2pm: prestidigitation and sleight-of-hand ($10; $5 for kids 12 and under). 7:30pm: close-up magic and acts of mentalism ($15; students under 21 $10).

MUSIC: David Bromberg @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $45 & $55. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Blues Traveler @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Emerging in the late ‘80s, John Popper and the band are best known for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring and their breakthrough, multi-platinum selling album Four, which earned them a Grammy for Best Rock Performance and features hit singles “Run-Around” and “Hook.” 8pm. $49-$89. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

BURLESQUE: Whiskey Tango Sideshow’s “Timeless: Burlesque Through the Ages” @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. A pair of burlesque shows – the first will focus on the dawn of burlesque through the 1950s, and the second will focus on the ’60s to the present. 8pm. $10; VIP per couple $40.

MUSIC: Blind Crow @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “Rhinoceros” @ MCLA’s Venable Theater, North Adams. Eugène Ionesco wrote the absurdist black comedy about citizens of a village transforming into rhinos in 1958 as a response to his experience of fascism in Romania in the 1930s. 8pm. $15; students $5. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: C.J. Field @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. The North Adams native has carved out a place for himself on the Nashville scene as a frontman of the edgy rock-and-roots collaborative Delta Riot and as a chart-topping songwriter. He’s back in his hometown for a show of spirited, gritty guitar that’s sure to please all you fans of Sam Cooke, Levon Helm, or Ryan Adams. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

DANCE: “echo/archive” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Choreographer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin serve up the world premiere their multimedia dance collaboration integrating live dance with live and recorded video. 2pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Big High Hills @ Art Omi’s Benenson Visitors Center, Ghent. The Brooklyn-based bluegrass-inspired psych-rock-swamp trio features Colin O’Con singing and playing guitar, Steve Pauley picking the banjo and Tom Kotik thumping on the electric bass. 5pm. $10.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The seventh annual fest featuring 10 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 4.

OPERA: “The Ugly Duckling” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga will present Opera-To-Go performances of Andrew Duncan’s opera based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. 11am. FREE.

OPERA: “The Ugly Duckling” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Opera Saratoga will present Opera-To-Go performances of Andrew Duncan’s opera based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. 2:30am. FREE.

MUSIC: Madam West @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Sun Natives and Better Pills. 8:30pm.

FUNDRAISER: SPAC’s Winter Ball @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. The theme for the gala is “Journey Under the Sea” as the Hall of Springs is transformed into an elegant underwater paradise with live music from Funk Evolution, creative cocktails, serene surroundings, virtual reality demos to explore diverse ocean reefs and sea-life, a photo booth by Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography, tarot card readings by Mary Shimp, raffles for luxury goods and unique experiences, and delectable fare by Mazzone Hospitality. 7pm. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out.

THEATER: “The Velocity of Autumn” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Christine Decker and Oliver Wadsworth star in David Snider’s comedy about what happens when life becomes too hard to handle. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 11. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Rain @ Proctors, Schenectady. Beatles tribute band. 2 & 8pm.

MUSIC: Lachy Doley @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Australian blues-rockin’ organist and his band. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

THEATER: “Crimes of the Heart” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Glens Falls Community Theater presents Beth Henley’s comedy about the Magrath sisters, and how the family is drawn together on “…a bad day…a real bad day.” 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Lucky Peterson @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The veteran blues organist and his band are joined by special guest vocalist Tamara Tramell in a tribute to Jimmy Smith. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Fred Zepplin @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Classic rock band featuring uke. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Everything You Touch” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Rachel Karp directs Sheila Callaghan’s play that unfurl simultaneously in the fashion world of the 1970s and contemporary Manhattan. 8pm. $12; students & seniors $8. Through March 8.

MUSIC: Berkshire Symphony Family Day @ Williams College’s Bernhard Music Center, Williamstown. At 1pm, Ephs Out Loud offers musical crafts, face-painting and an instrument petting zoo. From 1:15-1:45pm there is a workshop with the Williams College Choirs. At 2pm in Chapin Hall the Berkshire Symphony joins the party with music and fun for everyone. All events are FREE.

MUSIC: Don Ferber @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm. $7.50.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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