9/28/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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Photograph of Tin Can Alley by Glenn Kaplowitz

MUSIC: Tin Can Alley @ The Linda, Albany. Come on down and sing along with the repertoire of the Great ’60s Folk Scare as conducted by Kevin McKrell, Brian Melick, Michael Eck, Katie McKrell, Jeff Strange and Greg Haymes. Now that’s quite a crew, eh? 8pm. $15.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Summit @ The Queensbury, Glens Falls. It’s Day One of Wild Adriatic’s fest for fans and friends, featuring the Georgia Flood, Paradisa, The Sea The Sea, Dan Rodriguez, Dark Honey, Candy Ambulance, Lucy, Chestnut Grove and, of course, Wild Adriatic. 5pm. $20. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…

MUSIC: Steve Forbert @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. In the era when punk and new wave ruled in NYC, the award-winning singer-songwriter found blazing success early on with a string of critically acclaimed albums including Alive on Arrival (1978), Jackrabbit Slim (1979) and Little Stevie Orbit (1980) and a most unlikely smash hit single, “Romeo’s Tune.” His brand new album is The Magic Tree. With opening act Jesse Bardwell, who will also accompany Forbert. 8pm. $27.

THEATER: “Catastrophe Carnivale: An Evening of Beckett Shorts” @ the Gasholder Building, Troy. The envelope-pushing Troy Foundry Theatre kicks off its sophomore season with Krapp’s Last Tape and a handful of others short plays – Act Without Words I & II, Catastrophe, Come and Go and Play – from the pen of Samuel Beckett. 8pm. $18; seniors $15; students $10. Through September 30.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual arts, music, shopping, people watching and much more – all based around this month’s theme of animals and pets. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Led by Brad Wells, the Grammy Award-winning, fearlessly adventurous, eight-voice ensemble is dedicated to continually expanding its vocabulary of singing techniques and forging a new repertoire without genre borders. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: The Royale @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson, the drama bristles with the thrilling rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic punctuation of playwright Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Orange Is the New Black”). This powerhouse play brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a man’s place in history. 8pm. Through Sunday, October 14.

MUSIC: Keith Pray Trio @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Greater Nippertown’s fab saxman blows into the funky (and delicious) Galway venue with Pat Perkinson and Scott Bassinson. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kung Fu @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. The fab funk/fusion band returns to Saratoga Springs for the first time since February, 2017. With Lynch. 9:30pm. $15.

THEATER: Grant and Twain @ PS21, Chatham. Playwright Elizabeth Diggs examines the remarkable friendship between Ulysses Grant and Mark Twain. 8pm. $35. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Tim Meadows @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The longtime “Saturday Live Live” cast member brings his stand-up show to town. 8pm. $25-$35.

MUSIC: Bruce Katz Band @ Colony, Woodstock. Former keyboardist with the Gregg Allman Band steps out with his own trio featuring guitarist-vocalist Chris Vitarello and drummer Ray Hangen. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: HIR @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy is directed by Alice Reagan. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 7.

MUSIC: Whiskey Myers @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Sepiatonic @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ the Warehouse Grill & BBQ, Albany. Retro lounge-rock trio. 8:30pm.

THEATER: Biloxi Blues @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dan Ventresca directs the second in Neil Simon’s coming-of-age trilogy. This play follows the adventures of Eugene Jerome when he joins the Army near the end of WWII and learns about life and love. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 13.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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