10/19/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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Jazzmeia Horn
A Place for Jazz welcomes Jazzmeia Horn tonight.

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

MUSIC: Jazzmeia Horn @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, Schenectady. After making her Greater Nippertown debut at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival this summer, A Place for Jazz welcomes the jazz singer back to town for a night of her own. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The indefatigable Chandler Travis returns to Greater Nippertown with his quartet in support of their brand new album Backward Crooked from the Sunset. With Kami Lyle. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Carla Cooke: The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience @ The Linda, Albany. Sam Cooke’s daughter carries on her father’s legacy of sweet soul music. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Anders Parker & Cloud Badge @ the Low Beat, Albany. The veteran singer-songwriter has been a key member of such groups as Varnaline, Space Needle and Gob Iron, in addition to an impressive solo career. With C.K. & the Rising Tide. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Mark Gamsjager and the rockabilly boys bolster their rip-it-up sound with the addition of steel guitar great Cindy Cashdollar. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Gunna @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The red-hot Georgia-based rapper lands in Clifton Park. 8pm. $60. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

THEATER: The Glass Menagerie @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Julianne Boyd directs Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic American drama. 8pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

MUSIC: John Waite @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The British rock singer fronted The Babys and Bad English, but he’s best known for his work as a solo artist, including the 1984 hit, “Missing You.” With Leslie DiNicola. 8pm. $29.50-$39.50.

MUSIC: Sue Foley @ Colony, Woodstock. The award-winning blues-rock guitarist returns to her Texas roots on her latest album, The Ice Queen. With Big Sister. 8pm. $20.

DANCE: Ballet Hispanico @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Created in 1970 to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance, Ballet Hispanico continues to be a beacon of artistic excellence and innovation, and will perform three contemporary works by some of the day’s foremost Latina choreographers – Michelle Manzanales, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Tania Pérez-Salas. 8pm. $34. With a free pre-performance talk at 7:15pm.

MUSIC: Arc Iris @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. The theatrical art-pop ensemble showcases selections from Icon of Ego, the band’s new album. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Fleurine @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The renowned jazz Dutch jazz vocalist celebrates the release of her new album, Brazilian Dream. Featuring Boys from Brazil. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: Driving Miss Daisy @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lora Lee Ecobelli, Paul Carter and Tony Pallone star in Alfred Uhry’s heart-warming 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama directed by Flo Hayle. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Albany. The vintage Americana duo is joined by special guests Evan Conway and Mike Kelley for an evening of gospel music to benefit Family Promise of the Capital Region. 7pm. Donations accepted.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Savoy Diamond Dance @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Miss Paula & The Twangbusters. Swing dance lesson at 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER: 33 Variations @ Skidmore College’s Black Box Theater, Saratoga Springs. Marie Glotzbach directs Moises Kaufman’s play that simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” and the journey of a musicologist to discover the meaning behind why Beethoven was compelled to write 33 distinct variations on a simple theme by a minor music publisher. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 20.

MAGIC: Spirits, Spooks & Spells @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. An evening of Halloween magic and illusion by award-winning magician Jeffrey Jene. 7pm. $15; under age 18 $10.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. The former Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist brings his How Sweet It Is Tour to town. 9:30pm. $25.

COMEDY: Todd Barry @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. The NYC-based comedian and actor is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords” and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner “The Wrestler,” and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $30.

THEATER: Naked @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs Nicholas Wright’s new version of Luigi Pirandello’s play which follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world. 7pm. $52. Through Sunday, October 28. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: Menopause: The Musical @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In this musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

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