10/26/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Kate McDonnell @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. She’s released four albums; performed at the Newport Folk Festival and the Kennedy Center; and appeared as a guest on “Mountain Stage” and “World Cafe.” Now, after a long hiatus to earn her masters degree, she’s back performing in the spotlight again with a fresh batch of soulful, fierce and funny original songs. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Brooks Williams @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The England-based blues and roots singer-songwriter and guitarist returns to the Caffe on the heels of the release of his 28th album, Lucky Star. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. He’s pulling out the classic (and epic) “Alice’s Restaurant” and taking it on the road once again. With Sarah Lee Guthrie. 7:30pm. $39.50 & $49.50.

THEATER: Ann @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Jayne Atkinson stars as the former Texas governor Ann Richards in the WAM Theatre production of Holland Taylor’s one-woman show. 7:30pm. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Blue Factory @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. It’s the album release party for Powered by Noises on Kranepool Records. With the Coal Palace Kings and Evan Crawley. 6:30pm.

FILM/MUSIC: “Nosferatu” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. A screening of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 vampire classic (with the eternal Max Schreck in the title role) will be accompanied by the live performance of a new chamber rock score by the Andrew Alden Ensemble. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Keith Pray @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The saxman returns to jazz up the rustic and righteous Galway venue. 7pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Stroill around town for some visual art, music, people watching, shopping, food and drink. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The fiddlers deliver a concert of spirited, toe-tapping Cape Breton and Nova Scotia tunes, jigs, reels and more. 7:30pm. $25.

THEATER: A Bronx Tale @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Broadway musical directed by Robert De Niro and Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC/MORE: “Blind Spot” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson. Pioneering jazz composer-pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with Nigerian American writer and photographer Teju Cole for a powerful live collaboration that investigates humanity’s blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. 8pm. $25-$50.

THEATER: Uncommon Women and Others @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Karen Christina Jones directs the Callaloo Theater production of Wendy Wasserstein’s breakthrough play exploring the lives of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, November 4.

MUSIC: Dark Honey @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Lucy and Honey Slider. 9pm. $15.

COMEDY: Tim Meadows @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. One of the longest-running cast members in the 41-year history of “Saturday Night Live,” the versatile comedian crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late night show – Leon Phelps, the Ladies’ Man and Lionel Osbourne, host of the fictional public affairs show, “Perspectives,” as well as uncanny impressions of OJ Simpson, Ike Turner and Sammy Davis Jr. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $30. Also on Saturday.

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…

COMEDY: Jon Fisch @ the Park Theater, Glens Falls. With Erin Harkes. 7:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Whey Jennings & The Unwanted @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Waylon Jennings’ grandson carries on the family’s rowdy, outlaw country legacy. With the Doug Lawler Band. 8pm. $20.

COMEDY: Kurt Metzger @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 8pm. $25.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ The Linda, Albany. With the Whip It Outskirts shadowcast. 8pm. $10. Also at 12midnight on Saturday.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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