8/18/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: SAWFest @ Salem Art Works, Salem. Two stages of music throughout the rural arts center and sculpture park featuring My Pet Dragon, Railbird, the Black Ships, the City Never Sleeps, Nathan Knowles, Anthony Fallacaro and JoshRobin. Free camping, too. 5pm. $20. More info here…

MUSIC: The Figgs @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. If you saw ’em last night at Valentine’s, then you know these guys are still rockin’ hot ‘n’ hard after 25 years. With former member Guy Lyons back in the spotlight, too. With Skeletons in the Piano. 10pm. $10. More info here…

COMEDY: Ophira Eisenberg @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A member of the storytelling group the Moth, host of the NPR show “Ask Me Another” and one heckuva stand-up comedian. 8pm. $16; students $10. More info here…

MUSIC: Riverlink Singer-Songwriter Festival @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Holly & Evan perform and host the bash that also features Olivia Quillio, Dylan Perillo, Ben KN, Victoria Bouffard and Evan Gavry & the Tin Stars. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s the final night of the Philly Orchestra’s 2012 Saratoga season. New York City Ballet’s
Tiler Peck and Chase Finlay join the orchestra for the pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Also Tchaikovsky’s 1912 Overture. Cristian Macelaru conducts. Followed by fireworks. 8pm.

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FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges as they attempt to construct the biggest house in America in the wake of the economic crisis. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Beaucoup Blue @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Father-and-son acoustic blues duo. 8pm. $18.

FILM: “Meet the Fokkens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas’ documentary about Louise and Martine Fokkens, identical twin sisters, who have worked for 50 years in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Matt McCabe & Gary Blodgett @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

THEATER: “Rent Hair” @ the Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. Columbia Arts Team offers staged reading of a new comedy by Sandy McKnight, about a musician who believes that an expensive toupee can help him fulfill all of his dreams. Directed by Liv Cummins. 7pm. $12: seniors & students $10.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

FILM: “China Heavyweight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze”) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape — this time through the lens of sports. 4pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

CHILDREN’s THEATER: The Puppet People @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: King’s English @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Michael Panza & the Peg Delaney Duo @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7:30pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. It’s Day One of the two-day fest. Today’s musicians include the Cookers (Billy Harper, George Cables, Billy Hart, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Cecil McBee and Craig Handy), We Four (Jimmy Cobb, Javon Jackson, Mulgrew Miller and Peter Washington), Lou Donaldson and the Luther Francois Quartet. Music starts at 12noon.

DANCE: Vanaver Caravan @ PS21, Chatham. Performing “Pastures of Plenty: Woody Guthrie in Dance and Music.” 8pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Candye Kane @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Big, bold, sometimes bawdy blues. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Ubaka Hill @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. With the Drumsong Orchestra. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day Three of the four-day fest. Featuring Dirtyphonics, Sucker Punch, OTT, the Mumbles, Dead Prez and lots more. Music starts at 11am.

MUSIC: Sweet Soubrette @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Dark, edgy love songs featuring the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, in support of the recent four-song EP, “What’s My Desire?” 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Little Paradise @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. Pat Benatar tribute. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Al Bruno @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE.

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