8/20/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday

August 20th, 2011, 9:57 am by Greg

MUSIC: Mary Fahl @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The former lead singer with the chamber-pop group October Project brings her heavenly voice and keen artistic sensibilities back to the Spa City. Read our interview here. With Gregory Douglass. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bennington Irish Music Festival @ Colgate Park, Bennington. It’s Day One of the two-day fest featuring John Kirk & Trish Miller, the McKrells, the Gibson Brothers, the Makem & Spain Brothers, Hair of the Dog and the reunion of Donnybrook Fair. More info and complete schedule here. 11am-8pm. $20; children 12 and under free.

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MUSIC: The Left Banke @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. “Walk Away Renee.” “Pretty Ballerina.” “She May Call You Up Tonight.” Led by founding members Tom Finn (guitar, vocals) and George Cameron (drums, vocals), the quintessential ’60s baroque popsters return to the stage in an 11-member line-up… including strings. With Pete Santora. 9pm. $25.

THEATER: “Period of Adjustment” @ Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Mainstage, Stockbridge. It’s opening night for Tennessee Williams’ “serious comedy” directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and director David Auburn. 8pm. $19.28, $42, $49. Through Saturday, September 3.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/POETRY: Word X Word Festival Finale @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Mia Dyson, Buddy Wakefield and Kingsley Flood. 8pm. $15, $20, $30.

MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The veteran acoustic roots ‘n’ blues singer-songwriter steps into the spotlight in support of his new live album, “Lost and Found.” 9pm. $25.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. The final day of the fest featuring Buckethead, Wes ‘n Worrell, BoomBox, Hot Buttered Rum and more. 9:30am. $60.

MUSIC: “Ricky Nelson Remembered” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. A multimedia tribute to the ’50s TV & pop star by his sons Gunnar and Matthew, formerly of the band Nelson. 4:30 & 8pm. $48.

MUSIC: Uri Caine @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The jazz ‘n’ classical pianist makes his Maverick debut. 8pm. $40, $25.

BURLESQUE: S.P.A.M. @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Scooter Pie’s monthly rock ‘n’ roll burlesque show. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Mary Chapin Carpenter @ Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. Magnificent folk-meets-country singer-songwriter and her band. 8pm. $36, $46, $56, $66; lawn $25.

CABARET: Steve Ross @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” a salute to Fred Astaire. 8pm. Also 2:15pm on Tuesday.

MUSIC: 2Late @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. The acoustic singer-songwriter duo showcases selections from their new CD, “A Little 2Late.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Doc Marshalls @ Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. The Nashville-based Cajun honky-tonkers roll into town in support of their new single, “Here They Come.” 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Rustic Overtones @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The boys from Maine are back again. With the Folkadelics. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: One Sweet World @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Dave Matthews tribute band led by Amsterdam native Dave Swart. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stormfront @ Powers Park, Troy. Billy Joel tribute band. 6pm. FREE.