4/14/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Saturday

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It’s Slow Art Day…

MUSIC: Alaska @ the Low Beat, Albany. Celebrating the release of the album He’s the PJ, I’m Alaska. With Und3rstanding, Moses Rockwell and DJ White Lotus. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: “Remembering The X” @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. A farewell party of friends and fans of WAIX-FM featuring Pete Labonne, Erin Harkes, Bryan Thomas, Scotty Mac & the Rockin Bonnevilles, Acoustic Trauma, Black Cat Elliot, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers, Va Va Voo Doos, Soul Sky & Joe Mele, Bleak Little World, CK & the Rising Tide and members of the Lawn Sausages. 1pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Roots Music Festival @ The Linda, Albany. Host band the Red Haired Strangers present their annual fundraising fest featuring James Edmond’s Heavenly Echoes, The Coveralls, Australianroots rocker Ruby Boots and emcee Michael Eck. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

EVENT: Capitol Region Guitar Show @ Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs. Vendors and dealers in all things with strings from around the country. 10am-5pm. $7; kids under age 12 admitted free; bring a guitar for a $2 discount. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Martin Sexton / Joan Osborne @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. It’s a co-headlining concert with singer-songwriter Sexton showcasing his own tunes, while the soul-soaked Osborne digs into the songbag of Bob Dylan. 8pm. $37 & $44.

MUSIC: Tommy Emmanuel @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. It’s a glorious night of guitar in Greater Nippertown. And the two-time Grammy nominee and one of Australia’s most respected musicians is at the top of the list. His new album, Accomplice One, features the legendary guitarist collaborating with the likes of Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires, Jerry Douglas, J.D. Simo, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman and more. He’ll be joined at The Egg by special guest Suzy Bogguss. 8pm. $49.50.

MUSIC: Frank Vignola Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. His jaw-dropping technique explains why The New York Times deemed him one of the brightest stars of the guitar. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the worlds top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and guitar legend Les Paul. Tonight he’ll be joined by Vinny Raniolo and Gary Mazzaroppi. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Kaki King @ Colony, Woodstock. Still another guitar great – perhaps the most innovative of the bunch takes the stage in Greater Nippertown tonight. With Treya. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Diane Moser’s Birdsong Trio @ Beattie Powers Place, Catskill. Planet Arts Jazz presents pianist Diane Moser, flutist Anton Denner and bassist Ken Filiano celebrating the release of their new album, Birdsongs. 5pm. $10.

DANCE: Caleb Teicher & Nic Gareiss @ the PS21 Black Box Theater, Chatham. It’s the festive grand opening weekend of the new year-round venue features two of America’s most elegant interpreters of traditional American dance forms, including tap, clogging, flatfooting, Irish step and contemporary hybrids. 8pm. $45. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out… Also at 2pm on Sunday ($25).

MUSIC: Shemekia Copeland @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The award-winning blues queen rolls into Greater Nippertown in support of her latest album, Outskirts of Love. 9pm. $25 & $30. UPDATE: This show has been postponed to Saturday, July 14…

THEATER: “Natural/Not Natural” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Writer-performer Rebecca Singer takes a theatrical foray into the worlds of nature and technology in seven pieces, ranging from magical realism to comic satire. 7:30pm. $20; students 21 & under $10. Also at 2pm Sunday.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood, Albany. Flappers, molls, mugs and more step into the spotlight for some Roaring ’20s-inspired hot burlesque. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Blue Sky Boys @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Playing mandolin and guitar, the Vermont duo of Banjo Dan & Willy Lindner serve up the simple, moving sounds of the brothers duets of 1930s and ’40s along with some newer and original songs. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.

MUSIC: Max Creek @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Jam band pioneers. 8pm. $25 & $30. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Festival of Praise @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. An evening of contemporary gospel music featuring Fred Hammond with Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins. 7pm. $39, $49 & $59.

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