2/16/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: BeauSoleil @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. For over 40 years, fiddler Michael Doucet has led the band, blending the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana with elements of zydeco, New Orleans Jazz, country and blues to become the most esteemed Cajun group in music. A 12-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time Grammy Award winner, BeauSoleil was the first Cajun band ever to win a Grammy and have released 25 albums. Perhaps no single band is more responsible for popularizing the unique Cajun sounds of the Louisiana bayou than BeauSoleil. 9pm. $25 & $35.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Jazz Festival @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Day Two of the three-day fest features the Piano Summit concert at 1pm ($25); screening of the film “The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy” at 3pm (FREE); and the Fearless Masters concert at 7pm ($35). GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DANCE: The Flurry @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Strap on your dancin’ shoes for Day Two of the three-day fest, and enjoy the sounds of Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, Quickstep, Gaslight Tinkers, Veena & Devesh Chandra, Brian Melick, George Wilson, Peter Davis and lots more… 9am. $75. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jagged Edge @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s “An Intimate Valentine’s Weekend Concert” featuring ’90s vintage R&B. With Keyshia Cole. 8pm. $49-$89.

MUSIC: Mipso @ Colony, Woodstock. The Chapel Hill-based indie Americana quartet – Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals) and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – release their fifth album, Edges Run, last year. With the Brother Brothers. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Weight Band @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Celebrating 50 years of The Band’s Music From Big Pink with special guest guitarist Jimmy Vivino. 8pm., $45 & $75. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

DANCE: Ephrat Asherie Dance @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. In “Odean,” Israeli-born dancer Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie and her five dancers layer breaking, hip-hop, house and vogue, combining the rawness of underground styles with a contemporary aesthetic. A high-energy work set to a recorded score by early 20th century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth which melds classical romantic music with popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms, “Odean” had its premiere at Jacob’s Pillow last summer. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band celebrates their new album, A Lousy Day in Harlem. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Larry the Cable Guy @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Git ‘er done! With John Crist. 4 & 7pm. $39.50 & $59.50.

THEATER: Red Maple @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. A dinner party. Two couples. Old friends all. What could go wrong? Greater Nippertown playwright David Bunce’s comedy is a love story for empty nesters, directed by Margaret E. Hall. This is its world premiere. 3 & 8pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Gaslight Tinkers @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. African, Caribbean, funk, reggae and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music and American roots. It’s the genre-bending future of the music of the past. With Le Bet. 9:30pm. $5; FREE with Flurry wristband.

MUSIC: Big Fez & The Surfmatics @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Mid-Winter Beach Party. 8pm. $12

DANCE: Kathy Westwater’s “Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part” @ Lumberyard, Catskill. The choreographer extends her exploration, which began over 20 years ago, of pain and the body, including the pain of others. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Missed Valentine’s Day? Keep the romantic spirit going with an intimate evening of deeply emotive German songs, driving Slavic rhythms and lilting Appalachian tunes by Hugo Wolf, Antonin Dvořák and Robert Beaser. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage performs Lauren Gunderson’s play as directed by Laura Darling. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 17.

THEATER: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents the stage musical all about the Peanuts gang. 2 & 7pm. $27; students $17. Through Sunday, February 17.

MUSIC: Avenue A @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Nine Votes Short and Orb Weaver. 7pm. $7.

COMEDY: The Gender Defenders @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. A Valentine’s comedy show with two headlining comedians each discussing their unique views on relationships, love and life. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: La Voz de Tres @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Jazzstock presents the return of the world music trio led by vocalist Natalia Bernal. 7:30pm. $25; students $10.

THEATER: Miracle on South Division Street @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Tom Dudzick’s kitchen-sink family dramedy was inspired by a real Buffalo, NY barber who claimed the Virgin Mary appeared to him and led him to erect a 20-foot-tall statue in the neighborhood. Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. 8pm. $22; students $10. Through February 17.

MUSIC: In Good Nature @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Castlefield, Becoming a Ghost and the Winning Season. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra @ City Hall’s Common Council Chambers, Kingston. In celebration of Black History Month, Bob & Dan Shaut lead the orchestra in a fun, kid-friendly introduction to jazz music. Jazz aficionados and total beginners alike can enjoy this event. 10am. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Ravenswood Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm.

THEATER: SLCA Valentine’s Dinner Theater @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Three original one-act plays written by Greater Nippertown playwrights – Val Kavanaugh, Steve Maggio and Rich Landers. Dinner includes a salad course, main entree and dessert. 5:30pm. $40.

MUSIC: Solid Gold Saturday Night: Remember the Fifties Concert @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring tributes to The Drifters and The Platters. With the Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. 7pm. $44.50 & $54.50.

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