3/24/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Capital Trash Invasion III @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Featuring Bloodshot Bill (9pm), Animal Show (9:45pm), The Shine (10:30pm), The Abyssmals (11:15pm), Baby Shakes (12midnight). $10.

DANCE: TU Dance @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Grammy Award-winner and endlessly influential balladeer Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, visits MASS MoCA to perform a work-in-progress score alongside dance company TU Dance. 8pm. Also at 2pm on Sunday. UPDATE: Both performances are now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Award-winning bluegrassers. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: J.P. Cormier @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. The Canadian singer-songwriter-virtuoso instrumentalist brings his blues and Celtic-infused original songs and stunning instrumental work to the Electric City. 7:30pm. $26; $40 Gold Circle.

MUSIC: The Final Sleep @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Start the Reactor, 1476 and Volur. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Shovels & Rope @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $45 & $75. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

THEATER: “Hair” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The groundbreaking rock musical depicts the passion of the 1960s, immersing the audience in the era that sought to change the world with peace, love and revolution. 7pm. $20; students & seniors $18. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Nick Di Paolo @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The Nick is Right Tour rolls into Cohoes despite a bit of controversy. 8pm. $32.

MUSIC: Peter Prince & Moonboot Lover @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With The LateShift and Hartley’s Encore. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Musical Box @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Genesis tribute band plays “50 Years of Genesis” with Selling England By The Pound with a special Lamb Lies Down on Broadway set encore. 8pm. $30.50, $40.50 & $65.50.

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: Bruce Katz @ Colony, Woodstock. The blues-rockin’ organist and his band pump out the funk. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Saratoga Sings for the Win @ the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga presents a concert featuring opera and musical theater scenes that revolve around themes of gambling, sports and competition. (Think we’ll hear “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys & Dolls“?) Featuring Carter Tholl, soprano; Raphaella Medina, mezzo soprano; Jordan Weatherston Pitts, tenor; Nicholas Martorano, baritone; and music director-pianist Brian Gilling. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FOOD/FUNDRAISER: “Songs of the 20s” @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. A benefit dinner & concert featuring music by Annie & Jonny Rosen (of Annie and the Hedonists), Steve & Betsy Fry and Bill Spence. 6pm. $30; children 12 & under $10.

MUSIC: The Forms @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Fixtures and Sinkcharmer. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: West End Blend @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With The Age. 9:30pm. $15.

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: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hudson Valley Philharmonic @ The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Performing works by Beethoven, Mozart and joined by Grammy Award-winner Peter Schickele for PDQ Bach’s “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion.” 2pm.

MUSIC: Bendt @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Strange Purple Jelly. 9pm. $10.

READING: “Dark and Bitter” @ the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany. A reading from the inaugural anthology from 518 Publishing features Greater Nippertown authors Brian Black, Sandy Brewster, Shan Jeniah Burton and Sam T. Willis. 3pm.

MUSIC: Fenimore Blues @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5

MUSIC: “To Lenny With Love” @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. A centennial tribute to Leonard Bernstein featuring soprano Arianna Zukerman, baritone Bob McDonald, tenor Vale Rideout and pianist Joy Schreier. 7pm. $25 & $40.

CABARET: Karen Mason @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Wrapping up the One Night Only Cabaret Series, 7:30pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

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: St. Rose Camerata @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The season finale features Alex Templeton’s “Pocket Size Sonata for clarinet and piano”; Georgia Stitt’s “Alphabet City”; Andrew McKenna Lee’s “Duet for electric guitar and cello”; and Darius Milhaud’s “La création du monde.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jersey Four @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Frank Valli & the Four Seasons tribute band. 2 & 7pm. $35.

MUSIC: Maltacoustic @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 2pm.

MUSIC: Marc Berger @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, Schenectady. A Place for Folk presents the singer-songwriter. 7:30pm. $20. UPDATE: This show has been postponed to May 19…

MUSIC: Concerts in the Village @ Van Buren Hall, Kinderhook. French music from the early 20th century including the vocal and instrumental works of Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. 4pm. $20.

MUSIC: Pastor Jay Kline @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

JAM SESSION/COMEDY: Improv Jam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 1pm.

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