11/17/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Richard Thompson Electric Trio @ The Egg, Albany. One of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters and admired guitarists performs with his electric trio in celebration of his new album 13 Rivers. With the Sisters of Slide (Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar). 8pm. $45 & $55.

MUSIC: David Wilcox @ The Linda, Albany. The veteran singer-songwriter heads into Albany in support of his 21st album, The View from the Edge. With Lonesome Val & the Lonesome Units. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Dark Star Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Recreating one of the Grateful Dead’s classic Albany concerts. 8pm. $38.50.

MUSIC: The Jim Sande Ensemble @ Delmar Framers Market, Delmar. A rare live performance featuring the veteran guitarist and his band. 9-11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Michael Benedict & Bopitude @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The acclaimed Greater Nippertown jazz combo is joined by special guest trumpeter Ray Vega. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the release of their new four-song EP, Wolves Among Sheep. With Tell Keller, Iüdica and Paradisa. 9pm. $10.

THEATER/TALK: Link Link Circus @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandal-on-Hudson. Award-winning actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini takes inspiration from the natural world in her new theatrical lecture, a smart yet comedic look at the links between humans and animals. 7:30pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Brennafit” @ the Low Beat, Albany. A benefit concert for Tommy Brennan featuring Hot Cousin, Ben Escoe, Kimono Dragons, Hill Haints and Chief. 8pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. It’s that Thanksgiving time of year again, so Arlo’s hit the road with his new tour, Alice’s Restaurant: Back by Popular Demand. 8pm. $29-$79. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Mark Gamsjager and the band swing into the venerable Spa City venue with their classic rockabilly sound. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Ryan Keberle & Catharsis @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Jazzstock presents the trombonist and his band featuring vocalist Camila Meza. 7:30pm. $30; students $10.

COMEDY: Lynne Koplitz @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. On her Hot and Bothered Tour, the comedian’s strong and independent perspectives on the world can clearly be traced back to her mentor, the late great Joan Rivers, to whom her Netflix special “Hormonal Beast” is dedicated. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny and touching play is described by its author as “the story of a very quiet man and some very loud music,” masterfully interweaving the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeply-closeted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar plum fairies and phone sex workers collide… 7:30pm. Through Sunday, November 18.

MUSIC: “Forward Into Light: The American Women’s Suffrage Movement in New York State in Song & Story” @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. A concert of 19th–20th century songs from the Women’s Suffrage Movement. 7:30pm. $25; youths ages 13-18 $12; children 12 & under $5.

MUSIC: Janine Budesheim & Marietta Mitchell @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. They have been beloved teachers in the area music world for many years and have helped numerous students reach their musical potential. Now they bring their talents to the SLCA stage With Mitchell at the keyboard, Budesheim on the violin and several surprise guests. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.

THEATER: Gloria @ Albany Civic Theatre, Albany. Patrick White directs the Greater Nippertown premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ funny, trenchant and powerful new play that follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, November 18.

MUSIC: Kitchen Jazz @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. From Cole Porter to jazz standards to Joni Mitchell. 9pm.

THEATER: We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s the world premiere of an all-female response play to Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night, written and directed by celebrated Brooklyn-based playwright and director, Julia May Jonas. 8pm. $12; students/seniors $8. Through December 2.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Talking Heads tribute band returns to Greater Nippertown. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Celebrate the Centenary of WWI with an evening of compositions by Ravel, Holst and more. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The music of The Band and more with the Woodstock Horns. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

ART ON SCREEN: “Degas: Passion for Perfection” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 7pm. $12.50.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Russell Sage College’s James L. Meader Little Theatre, Troy. 7pm.

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