5/25/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Primus @ Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls. Les Claypool & Company are on the road again in support of their ninth studio album, The Desaturating Seven. With Grammy Award winners Mastodon and All Them Witches. 7pm. $29.50, $39.50 & $49.59.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ City Beer Hall, Albany. It’s a rollickin’ roots-rockin’ ruckus as CBH celebrates its seventh anniversary with the summer’s opening of the patio. Tropical drink specials, tasty food and terrific tunes. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Songs for Petra” @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Petra Haden, Jesse Harris and the Julian Lage Trio play music by John Zorn with lyrics by Jesse Harris. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Kevin Hart @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. SPAC kicks off its 2018 summer season with an evening of laughs from comedian-actor Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible Tour. 8pm. $59.50, $69.50, $79.50, $99.50 & $135; lawn $45.

THEATER: Leni @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. What happens to artists when they allow themselves – knowingly or unknowingly – to become cogs in a propaganda machine? This and other fascinating and complex moral and ethical issues are explored in Sarah Greenman’s play which uses the life of Hitler’s chosen filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl as a springboard. Directed by John Sowle; starring Roxanne Fay and Olivia Howell. 7:30pm. $22; students $10. Through Sunday, May 27. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Sawyer Fredericks @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown’s own winner of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” kicks off his second annual three-night stand where he cut his teeth at open mic nights. 8pm. $42. UPDATE: All three shows are now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Jamaican-born powerhouse singer NeeNee Rushie leads the high energy sextet in a mix of reggae, ska, rock and more. With Christine Dominguez. 9pm. $15.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, theater, food, & drinks, shopping, people-watching and more all throughout downtown Troy. 5pm. FREE.

ART/MUSIC: “Square Peg, Round Hole” @ The Church, Troy. It’s the opening reception for the artists center’s inaugural exhibition featuring artwork by Elizabeth Dubben, Julia Doherty, Jean Egger, Fabian Lopez, Sean Fuller, Cara Manes, Robert Gullie, Dennis Holzman, Madison LaVallee and more. 6pm. With music by DJ Trash Bee and the Machine That Wouldn’t Die at 9pm.

MUSIC: Brockhampton @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Founded by Kevin Abstract, the 14-member All American boy-band ensemble brings their Stereo Spirit Tour to town. 8pm. $35. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Midnight Ramble Band @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. A musical tribute honoring the 78th birthday of Levon Helm. 8pm. $75 & $100. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The George Muscatello Group @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown’s premiere jazz guitarist. 9pm.

THEATER: The Seagull @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. NorthEast Theatre mounts an intimate, site specific production of Chekov’s classic directed by Sandra Boynton. 7pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday, May 27.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Rusty Nail, Clifton Park. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Centre Street Pub, Schenectady. Bluegrass, folk and more. 9pm.

MUSIC: Kolby Oakley @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Young Nashville-based country singer. With the Chelsea Sulkey Band. 8pm. $15.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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