3/16/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Altan @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. 8pm. $29.

MUSIC: Joan Soriano @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. They’re clearing some tables and chairs out of the way for a dance party with the Dominican singer-songwriter-guitarist and his band. 8pm. $27.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: High Mud Comedy Festival @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Saturday Night Live” alum Sasheer Zamata kicks off the fest with Sasheer Zamata Party Time! featuring Maggie Crane, Comedy Central-favorite Matteo Lane, Joyelle Johnson and glamazon hip-hop icon Shasta Geaux Pop. 7:30pm. $5 & $15. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Joe Russo play mostly songs from the Grateful Dead catalog. 8:30pm. $40.

DANCE: MOMIX @ The Egg, Albany. Known for exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, this innovative company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with its signature style creating dynamic images of the desert in the work “Opus Cactus.” 8pm. $38.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

CONVERSATION: Neil Gaiman and John Cameron Mitchell @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. Bard Professor in the Arts and bestselling author Neil Gaiman welcomes director-writer-performer John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Shortbus”), who recently directed a film adaptation of Gaiman’s short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Ampevene @ City Beer Hall, Albany. After-party. 10:30pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Damien Lemon @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. With Erin Harkes. 7:30 & 10pm. $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Kyle & the Pity Party @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Bruiser and Bicycle and Odd Cadre. 8pm.

MUSIC: Hawbuckees @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Gordon St. @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live @ Proctors, Schenectady. An experiential theater production which takes audiences on a prehistoric journey where they get to meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed the planet millions of years ago. 7pm. $20-$75.

THEATER: “Curtains” @ Schenectady Light Opera, Schenectady. Directed by Adam M. Coons, the musical mystery “whodunit” follows the story of a theater as they cope with a murder on opening night. Chaos and comedy ensue… 8pm. $22-$28. Through Sunday, March 18.

MUSIC: Knuckle Puck @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Chicago pop-punks in support of their latest album, Shapeshifter. With Boston Manor, Free Throw, Hot Mulligan and Jetty Bones. 6:30pm. $22.

THEATER: “The Crucible” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players’ production of Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria is co-directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The saxman is joined by Rob Lindquist (keyboards), George Muscatello (guitar) and Lance Comer (drums). 9pm.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Schenectady Civic Playhouse, Schenectady. Jennifer Van Iderstyne directs Jon Robin Baitz’s play about a family gathering on Christmas. What long-hidden secrets will be revealed? 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, March 25.

LASER SHOW: Paramount’s Laser Spectacular Presents the Music of Pink Floyd @ the Times Union Center, Albany. As viewed through 3D glasses… 7:30pm. $21.50, $29.50 & $37.50.

MUSIC: Ian Flanigan @ Colony, Woodstock. With Lorkin O’Riley. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ the Upper Room, Albany. 9:30pm. $5.

THEATER: “The Boys in the Band” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Sierra Lynch directs the Local Actors Guild’s production. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany Shindig! @ First Congregational Church, Albany. The hybrid concert/community dance series continues with an Irish Ceili featuring Curragh. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: 90 Proof @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Completely Different @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Kitchen Jazz @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. Playing the Great American Songbook. 6pm.

THEATER: “The Exonerated” @ Siena College’s Roger Bacon Auditorium, Loudonville. Soul Rebel Performance Troupe serves up a staged reading of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s play which uses court transcripts, interviews and letters to recount, in their own words, the true stories of six Americans who were convicted and sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. 7pm. $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The 7th Squeeze @ Phigans, Albany. 8pm.

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

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ Parish Public House, Albany. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dan Bernstein @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 6:30pm.

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