10/27/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Portland Cello Project @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Portland’s premiere alt-classical teams up with singer Patti King (of The Shins) to rock out with an evening of Radiohead music, including their inspired version of the entire OK Computer album. 8pm. $29 & $36.

EVENT/FUNDRAISER: Pioneering People Basilica: Courtney Love @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Through conversations, readings, video and performance, tonight’s program will shine a light on all of the ways that Courtney Love has influenced culture and inspired women and marginalized people for almost three decades. Featuring performances by Michael Stipe, Natasha Lyonne, Justin Vivian Bond & Kenny Mellman, Meredith Graves, Roddy Bottum, Zia Anger & Annie Bielski, Davon and Rock Academy Rebel Girls. 7pm. $75.

MUSIC: The Fleshtones @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The garage rock pioneers return to the Collar City for a special Halloween bash. With Knock Yourself Out, Blackcat Elliot and the Lawn Sausages. 3pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Richie Furay Band @ The Egg, Albany. Performing Poco’s classic live album DeLIVErin’ in its entirety, along with hits be Furay’s other bands – Buffalo Springfield and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. 7:30pm. $36; VIP $86.

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ the Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Mike Kelley leads the band in a Halloween bash. 8pm.

MUSIC: Bert Pagano & the Big Idea @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. With reunions of Downtime and Plus 24 with Al Quaglieri, John Hines, Peter Booras, Nate Giroux and Leo Kachidurian. 8pm.

MUSIC: I Draw Slow @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Dublin band has already won the adoration of fans in their home country and North America by combining American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter. 8pm. $27. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: America @ The Egg’ Hart Theatre, Albany. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell lead the ’70s soft-rock kingpins through their hits – “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “I Need You” and more… 8pm. $54.75, $69.75 & $89.75.

EVENT: Northeast Trek Con @ Albany Capital Center, Albany. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” with appearamces by Garrett Wang, Nicole de Boer, Chase Masterson, Jeffrey Combs, Robert O’Reily, J.G. Hertzler, more. 10am. $45.

MUSIC: Skalloween @ The Linda, Albany. The Big Takeover and The Scofflaws team up for a Halloween double-bill of ska and reggae. 8pm.

EVENT: Albany Record Riot @ Albany Ramada Plaza, Albany. Crazy vinyl action at Greater Nippertown’s premiere music collectors event with more than 55 tables of LPs, CDs, DVDs, 45s, memorabilia and who knows what else. 10am-5pm. $3; early admission at 8am $10.

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. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

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. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band’s Fusion Prog War 2018 @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band plays Zappa, Pink Floyd and more… 8pm. Donations encouraged.

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. 2 & 7pm. $52. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Aqueous @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In support of their recently released studio concept album, Color Wheel, the Buffalo-based band rolls into downtown Albany. With Mungion, who released their own studio LP, Ferris Wheel’s Day Off, earlier this month. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Zambezi Marimba Band @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Danceable and melodious marimba music from Zambia and Zimbabwe featuring a diverse group of singers, horn players and a foundation of marimba. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Towne Tavern, Averill Park. 9pm. FREE.

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: New York Polyphony @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. Praised for their “superb musicianship and vocal allure” (The New Yorker), the group has earned two Grammy nominations and helped move early choral music into the classical mainstream. 7pm. $25 & $40.

THEATER: Friends! The Musical Parody @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. An unauthorized musical parody based on the wildly popular television series, loving lampoons the wacky misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in ’90s Manhattan. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $48.50. Also at 1:30pm Sunday.

MUSIC: The Joey Thomas Small Band @ Renaissance Restaurant, Schenectady. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Kings Inn, Schenectady. Mike Trash & the boys serve up some Halloween sleaze for ya. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: Emmure @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Yeah, it’s headbangin’ time… With Stick to Your Guns, Wage War and Sanction. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Garcia Project @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Jerry Garcia Band tribute band. 8pm. $25 & $27.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Epic Rap Battles of History star Zach Sherwin returns to bring the laughs to the Electric City. 8pm. $20.

FILM: “I Am a Seagull” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Think Bread and Puppet Theater meets 19th-century Russian comedy. Fantasy and reality converge as a community of actors and crew pile into an 1808 farmhouse in upstate New York to live and work side-by-side staging Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull. 8pm.

THEATER: Beau Jest @ Congregation Beth Israel, Schenectady. Classic Theater Guild presents James Sherman’s comedy, directed by John Birchler. 7:30pm. $20; students/seniors/vets $18. Through Sunday, November 4.

READING: Mary Cuffe Perez @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Elaine Handley and Mary Sanders Shartle. 1pm. FREE.

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

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

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