4/28/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Saturday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The fourth annual adventurous marathon is an immersive, all-encompassing event featuring an international roster of musicians and sound artists collaborating and experimenting in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music to create a full 24 hours of non-stop sound. Featuring Julia Kent, Mark Wagner, Arranged Marriage NP, Paul, Pharmakon, New Castrati, Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten Krause, Bergsonist and lots more. 12noon-12noon Saturday. $48. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ Parish Public House, Dawn’s Victory Sports Cafe and the Olde English Pub, Albany. The seventh annual fest has been pared down to just 14 acts on one evening at three downtown venues. Featuring Girl Blue, the Avalon Hi-Fi, Jouska, Diet Cig, C.K. & the Rising Tide, Jeremy James & the Villaineers, the Ryan Leddick Trio and more. 7pm. $25 for all three venues; $20 for Parish Public House only. GO HERE for the complete festival schedule of bands… ALSO: A FREE music industry panel discussion at 5pm at the Hampton Inn Downtown.

MUSIC: The Steel Wheels @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Performing a modern take on classic American roots music, blending blues, bluegrass, folk, old-timey, gospel, country, and fiddle tunes with an occasional hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy, the quartet, which hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, features an old-time blend of acoustic fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin and four-part vocal harmonies sung into a single microphone, updated with a modern soul and spirit. 9pm. $20 & $25.

MUSIC: The Fab Faux @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The Beatles tribute band teams up with the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings to do something that The Beatles never did – play wildly eclectic “The White Album” in its entirety. 7:30pm. $39.50 & $49.50.

VARIETY/FUNDRAISER: Performathon @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A fundraiser in two parts. From 10am-6pm admission is $2; students $1 for a variety of performers, including Sean the Prankster Magician, Todd Whitely’s Athens Cultural Center Dance Class, Pete Wagula, Carmen Borgia’s Ukulele Camp, a cabaret spectacular and more. Then the evening festivities begin at 6pm with a vegetarian chili ‘n’ cornbread dinner followed by a Variety Show featuring Francesca Avani’s Fusion Belly Dance, Tom Andersen, Ramblin Jug Stompers and many surprises. Tickets for dinner and the show are $20; students $10.

THEATER/ART/FUNDRAISER: “Portrait of an Artist” @ the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. It’s an intimate evening with the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin and her husband-artist Steve Bakunas to benefit the restoration and renovation of the Academy building. During the 90-minute improvisatory performance Lavin answers questions about her life and career, posed by her husband while he paints her portrait on stage. The finished portrait of Lavin will be raffled off during a cocktail party at the end of the night. 5pm. $100 (performance & party); raffle tickets $25.

THEATER: “Love in Firenze” @ The Addy at Proctors, Schenectady. The Greater Nippertown songwriting team of Herb Weisburgh of Albany and Ed Munger of Schenectady presents the world premiere of the first stage musical. Directed by Steve Suriano. 2 & 7:30pm. $22.50. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Christine Spero Group @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Performing “Spero Plays Nyro: A Laura Nyro Tribute. 7:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Alan Jackson @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The Country Music Hall of Famer has sold more than 80 million records and racked up 35 No. 1 country hit singles. With Randy Houser. 7:30pm. $39.99, $49.99, $69.99, $99.99 & $129.99.

MUSIC: Saint-Saëns: “Organ Symphony” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Violinist Arnaud Sussmann and organist James Harp join guest conductor Gemma New and the orchestra in a program featuring Salina Fisher’s new work, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Corey Glover Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The soul-rockin’ combo fires up Glover’s original material and Living Colour favorites as well as some familiar covers. With the Liana Gabel Band. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Fair City Fire @ The Linda, Albany. The groove-oriented, in-your-face band of rock and rollers comes straight outta Austin with tasteful guitar work, a driving rhythm section and powerhouse vocals. With Greater Nippertown rock faves The LateShift. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, May 6. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Aztec Two Step @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. OK, not quite Aztec Two-Step. Neal Shulman is taking an indefinite hiatus from touring following the death of his wife, so tonight’s show is more like Rex Fowler & Friends. 8pm. $32. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Kat Wright @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The sultry, dynamic soul singer grabs the spotlight. With Big Mean Sound Machine. 8pm. $25 & $35.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. “Super!” features host Scooter Pie and a cavalcade of Albanian burlesquers – including special guest performer Pearl Buttons – celebrating National Superhero Day. 8pm. $20.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. “Let’s do the Time Warp again…” Featuring the Kids of Albany shadowcast. Prop kits for sale; no outside prop kits allowed. 8pm & 12midnight. $12.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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