9/4/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: moe.down @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk. It’s the final day of the three-day fest with performances slated by the Levon Helm Band (with Bob Weir), Rubblebucket, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Ozomatli, the Ragbirds, Dangermuffin and, of course, moe. Gates open at 9am; music starts at 12noon. $65. Related story/schedule.

MUSIC: Elton John @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Singer, songwriter, piano pounder, producer, activist and more. “Rocket Man.” “Border Song.” “Candle in the Wind.” “Levon.” “Tiny Dancer.” The list goes on and on… 8pm. $89.50, $129.50 & $179.50; lawn $26.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Tanglewood Jazz Festival @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s the final day of the three-day fest that caps off Tanglewood’s summer season. Today’s main stage shows feature the Coast to Coast Septet with Jimmy Cobb and the Mingus Orchestra 2pm; and “Sing the Truth” with Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright and Dianne Reeves at 8pm. And there’s lots more, too. Related story, schedule & video.

BENEFIT CONCERT: Speed the Plow @ the Old Bunn Mill, Richmondville. Rick Hill and Tom White play traditional and contemporary American folk music. Donations accepted for Schoharie County flood victims – cash, non-perishable food items, clothing, etc. Go here for a list of items needed. 6:30pm. FREE; all donations gratefully accepted.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Fabulous Folk Festival @ Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing. The eighth annual fest featuring Dan Berggren, the Nancy Walker Trio, Jim Gaudet & Bob Ristau and the Zucchini Brothers. Fireworks at the end of the fest. 11am-6pm. FREE. Rain site: Bolton Landing Town Hall.

MUSIC: The Lonesome Sisters @ Vivo Fine Art, Woodstock. The old-timey Americana sounds of Debra Clifford & Sarah Hawker. With Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. 8pm. $15; kids $10.

DANCE PARTY: I Love Vinyl Dance Party @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Founded by NYC-based DJ-producer Scribe I Love Vinyl has fast become one of NYC’s hottest dance parties. The sounds are mind-wide, foot-friendly, and snap crackle popping. Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some soul, disco, Dilla, boogie, hustle, hip-hop, old-school house, no wave, new jack swing, dancefloor jazz, latin, funk, electro, and afrobeat. 8pm. $15 in advance; $19 at the door; kids and students $10.

MUSIC: American Idol Live @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Postponed from last week, due to Hurricane Irene. 7pm. $45, $65.

FESTIVAL/GAMES/MUSIC/MORE: The Capital District Scottish Games @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Pipe and drum bands, the Brigadoons, Rathkeltair, Kevin McKrell, athletic competitions and all things Scottish. 11am. $10 in advance; $12 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Also on Sunday. Related story.

THEATER: “Kuntsler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s Stage 2, Pittsfield. A staged reading of Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer William Kuntsler. Starring Jeff McCarthy. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Pop-rock duo. 9pm. FREE.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. A favorite at the Chatham tent, Parsons is back for their sixth consecutive year. 7:30pm. $40.

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