3/17/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day)

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MUSIC: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Kevin McKrell (11:30am), stepdancers (2pm) and Forthlin Road (5pm). FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Thrash for McGrath @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A two-venue benefit for longtime Local 518 bartender Mike McGrath featuring Male Patterns, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Mystery Girl and Grease Fire at Pauly’s; the Spirit of Violence, Victory Soul Orchestra, the Absentees and reunions of the Charlie Watts Riots and Bloom at the Low Beat. 7pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ the Low Beat, Albany. Pre-parade party. 12noon.

MUSIC: The LateShift @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 3pm. $10.

MUSIC: Smittix @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. After-parade party. 2pm. FREE.

DANCE: Introduction to Irish Dance & Music @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Grady Girls and the Mise Eire Irish Dancers of Saratoga. 1pm. FREE. UPDATE: Admission to this show has now reached capacity…

MUSIC: Female Voices in Irish Music @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Grady Girls and Kara Doyle. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Albany. Keyboardist Mike Kelley & Co. play a St. Pat’s Day marathon from 3-7pm and from 8-11pm. Whew!

MUSIC: Rick Bedrosian @ Pinhead Susan’s, Schenectady. Solo? Yeah, solo acoustic. 1pm.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ Rivers Casino’s Van Slyke’s, Schenectady. 8pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Celtic Hall, Albany. With the An Clar Irish Dancers and the City of Albany Pipe Band. Doors open at 5pm.

FESTIVAL: The Irish American Heritage Museum’s Family Festival @ Academy Park, Albany. The fourth annual fest features food, crafts, music and dance performances. 11am-4pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: High Mud Comedy Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Funny stuff is going on all day long, and it all comes to a rib-ticklin’ conclusion in the Hunter Center with performances by Mike Birbiglia and Nellie McKay. 8:30pm. $50 & $75; students $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: I’m With Her @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The all-star female folk trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. 8pm. $27.50-$37.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ Corcoran’s Towpath Tavern, Waterford. Featuring Geo & Nick at 12noon; River Junction at 4pm.

MUSIC: Bootleggers Block Party @ Bootleggers on Broadway, Troy. Featuring The Refrigerators at 4:30pm. With Moriah Formica. 11am.

MUSIC: Blue Hand Luke @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. With Paddy O’Sax. 8pm.

MUSIC: Kool Keith @ Colony, Woodstock. Rap icon. With Spoonzito and Upgrade. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Sheer Terror @ Chrome, Waterford. With Ego Destroys, Built for Battle, Dissent, As Above So Below, Remains of Rage and Kill All Betrayers. 6pm. $15.

MUSIC: Pop Evil @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Palaye Royale and Black Map. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: David Bromberg @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $45 & $55.

MUSIC: Dixie Dregs @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s the Dawn of the Dregs – the original line-up reunited after 40 years, featuring Steve Morse, Rod Morgenstein, Allen Sloan, Andy West & Steve Davidowski. 8pm. $55-$90.

READING: Duncan Hannah @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. The celebrated painter reads from his brand-new memoir, “Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies,” an account of his life in 1970s NYC, where he crossed paths with Patti Smith, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol and dozens of other pop culture figures. 3pm.

MUSIC: The McBrew Brothers @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 8pm.

CIRCUS/CABARET: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. An adult-oriented cabaret featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. 9pm.

MUSIC: Big Bad Bollocks @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. It’s their 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 7pm. $15.

COMEDY: Damien Lemon @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. With Erin Harkes. 7 & 9:45pm. $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Rusty Nail, Clifton Park. 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Amazing Grace” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Broadway musical about the inspiration for the iconic gospel song is directed by Gabriel Barre. 2 & 8pm. $20-$60. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Upstate Rubdown @ The Falcon, Marlboro. With The Ladles. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Sarah Potenza @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Nashville blues queen. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

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.

COMEDY: Nick Di Paolo @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. 8pm. $30.

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: Deadgrass @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy Award winner C Lanzbom lead the acoustic five-piece string band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia. With North & South Dakotas. 4:30pm. FREE.

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.

MUSIC: The Magdalens Unplugged @ The Point, Albany. 8pm.

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: Mullett @ Rivers Casino’s Event Center, Schenectady. ’80s cover band. 8pm. $10.

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.

OPERA: “The Ugly Duckling” @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Opera Saratoga presents an Opera-To-Go performance of Andrew Duncan’s opera based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: “American Primitive” @ The Garage, Pittfield. A staged reading of “American Primitive (or John and Abigail)” by William Gibson, in celebration of Women’s History Month! Featuring Kate Maguire as Abigail Adams and Eric Hill as John Adams. 2pm. FREE.

THEATER/FOOD: “Chefs!” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Hunky chefs give you a peek behind the apron as they slice, dice and spice things up in the kitchen through a series of escalating culinary challenges where the stakes are high: if they lose a challenge, they lose their shirt. Literally. 7 & 9pm. $32.50.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Kings Inn, Schenectady. Debuting some new songs from their upcoming album Stuck Between Venus & Mars. With the Non-Compliants and an acoustic set from Pink. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Bad Apple @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Kraverie, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

ART ON SCREEN: “Cézanne: Portrait of a Life” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Directed by Phil Grabsky, the film features interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Musée d’Orsay, Paris, as well as correspondence from the artist himself. 3pm. $12.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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