11/30/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: The National Reserve @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Sean Walsh leads the Brooklyn-based band in support of their new Ramseur Records debut, Motel La Grange, a rich and raucous collection of Americana not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of ’70s rock n roll. With Blind Crow. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Edmar Castaneda Trio @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Colombian-born jazz harp virtuoso brings his trio to the Electric City as the latest installment of the Passport Series: Music Haven at Proctors. 7:30pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Kaia Kater @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The African-Canadian roots phenom couldn’t have come on the scene at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Wiyos @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The old-timey trio of Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber and “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins reunites for an original blend of music inspired by the early American musical idioms of the 1920s and ’30s, including blues, country, ragtime, gospel and swing. 9pm.

MUSIC: Keith Pray @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The saxman returneth… 7pm.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The jazz singer lends her considerable chops in service of your favorite ’60s & ’70s radio hits by Carole King, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and more accompanied by Bob Warren, Tony Markellis, Peg Delaney, Sam Zucchini and Mallory O’Donnell. 8pm. $22.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, shopping, food & drink, people watching… 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Amanda Palmer’s Party in the Cemetery, Pt. II @ Colony, Woodstock. A very special night of Gothic celebration, featuring a full live set from Weeknight, DJ sets from Mon Amie and a special guest appearance by your host, Amanda Fucking Palmer. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Coco Montoya @ the Upper Room, Albany. Legendary blues-rock guitarist/vocalist returns in support of his latest Alligator Records CD, Hard Truth. 8:30pm. $20 & $35.

MUSIC: The Brubeck Brothers @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Dan & Chris Brubeck – sons of the legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck – lead their quartet. 8pm. $29.50-$39.50

MUSIC: Jason Mraz @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Toca Rivera teams up with Jason Mraz for the acoustic “Live in Stereo” tourstop. With Gregory Page. 8pm. $49.50, $65 & $99.

THEATER: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill invites you to spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters, as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. 8pm. $22-$65. Through Sunday, December 23.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Kevin McKrell and Company celebrate the release of their new live album, My Big Old Broken Heart. 7pm. $25; $10 students.

MUSIC: Ghoul Bite @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Catskill Game Farm. Happy hour tunes. 6pm.

MUSIC: Tien @ the Low Beat, Albany. Latham emo-pop. With Shedboyz and Our Secret Love Society. 8pm.

MUSIC: Rock-n-Skate @ the Empire State Plaza Ice Skating Rink, Albany. Strap on yer iceskates and groove to the sounds of Grand Central Station. 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lost Leaders @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring Peter Cole and Byron Isaacs with Will Bryant (keys) and Lee Falco (drums). With the Bobby Paltauf Trio. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Rob Lindquist Group @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Glass Pony @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Offering a mix of originality and familiarity with engaging original material and fan-favorite covers from bands like the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Who, Joe Walsh, Ominous Seapods, Talking Heads, and more. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Lizards @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Toronto-based Phish tribute band. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Williams Jazz Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Directed by Kris Allen, the ensemble performs a program titled “To You,” featuring the music of Benny Golson, Thad Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Oliver Nelson and others. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “4 by Ives” @ Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. Performing Arts of Woodstock presents a quartet of one-act comedies penned by David Ives and directed by Lora Lee Ecobelli. 8pm. $23; students/seniors $20. Through Sunday, December 2.

TALK/READING: Ronald Kitchen @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The author and activist will speak about his new book, “My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge’s Police Torture Ring and Death Row.” 7pm. $10.

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: Federico Colli @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Italian pianist and winner of the 2011 Salzburg Mozart Competition presents a concert highlighted by Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K.283, 7pm. $22.

COMEDY: Kevin Downey Jr. @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. The Drinkingman’s Comic was a semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” 7:30 & 9:30pm. $20. Also at 7:30 & 9:30pm Saturday.

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