3/30/18: Today’s Top 10 Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The Austin singer-songwriter and her band roll into Greater Nippertown in support of their latest Americana/Gypsy jazz album, Shanti’s Shadow, which has sagged raves from NPR, Bluegrass Situation and Rolling Stone. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Glover, Vermont’s acclaimed theater company is back for a second night – this time with a different play, “The Basic Bye-Bye Show,” a series of quiet object fantasies unfolds in black, white and grey. An orchestra of nonsense instruments arises, spins and recedes. A birch forest grows. Sculpted clouds produce hands, chairs and rain. The storm passes. The episodes develop in abstract counterpoint to periodic handkerchief-assisted “basic byebyes” to various brutal unnecessities of our current politics. 7:30pm. $15; students & children $10. UPDATE: This performance is officially sold out…

THEATER/ART: Firlefanz Puppets @ Collar Works, Troy. In conjunction with the monthly Troy Night Out arts walk, it’s the opening reception for the new exhibit, “Transactional Days,” featuring works that engage the viewer through theater, performance and installation by Ed Atkeson, Lionel Cruet, Valery Jung Estabrook, Rachel Frank, Hana van der Kolk and Jack Magai. The reception is 5–8pm with 7:30pm performances of two short plays – “Picasso the Poet” and “Coloratura Limerick” by Atkeson with music by Bryan Thomas. FREE.

MUSIC: Mike Doughty @ The Linda, Albany. Doughty has long renounced the work of his former band Soul Coughing, so it should be interesting indeed to hear what he does when he plays the band’s 1996 album Irresistible Bliss in its entirety. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Gangstagrass @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. As their band name implies, they meld bluegrass and hip-hop. Maybe you know them from their theme song for “Justified”… 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, downtown Troy. Art, theater, music, food & drink, shopping, people watching and more… 5pm. FREE.

COMEDY/ETC: Free Beer and Hot Wings: Live at Night @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The syndicated morning radio show comes to the Collar City for a live and uncensored evening of their shenanigans. 7pm. $20 & $75.

MUSIC: The Music of Traffic @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Led by bassist Scott Petito, an all star group of Hudson Valley musicians – including drummer Randy Ciarlante, keyboardist Bruce Katz, woodwinds player Bill Harris, vocalist Joey Eppard and guitarist-vocalist Andy Stack – digs into the Traffic archives for a setlist that features classics as well as deep catalog cuts. 7 & 9pm. $23.

MUSIC: Blue Machine @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Super 400 + Tommy Love = Blue Machine. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, Terrence McNally’s intimate play examines the tug of war between a short-order cook who sees a lifetime of love and adventure ahead and a waitress who’s been burned too many times in the past and is terrified of being hurt again. Starring Rita Rehn and Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. $22; students $10. Through Sunday, April 8.

MUSIC: The Mark Kleinhaut Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The jazz guitarist and his band are joined by guest saxman Joel Frahm. 9pm.

MUSIC: Dark Honey @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Stellar Young. 9pm. $14.

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