6/30/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ the Saratoga performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Day Two features big guns Tony Bennett and Buddy Guy, as well as the always reliable Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Donny McCaslin Group, Kevin Eubanks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and lots more. 12noon. More info and complete schedule of performances here…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest, featuring the Fourth Wall, Sara Grey & Kieron Means, Lea Gilmore, Jody Kruskal & Paul Friedman, Molly Andrews, the New Boys of Old New York and more. Workshops start ar 9am; concert at 3:30pm. More info here…

MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. In support of the latest of his dozen albums, the singer-songwriter-bluesman slips into the oh-so-cozy confines of the Caffe. 7pm. $30. More info here…

DISCUSSION/FUNDRAISER: “Claiming Her Place” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Hosted by Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson, currently appearing in “The Lion in Winter” at Berkshire Theatre Group, the evening will feature a celebrity panel discussing the challenges women face in the entertainment industry. The panel includes: Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Michel Gill (“House of Cards”), Marin Mazzie (Tony nominee), Linus Roache (“Law & Order”) and Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”). The celebrity panel will share their stories and observations about the challenges women face in the entertainment industry. 7pm. $35-$50. More info here…

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Americana Family Day @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Fun for the whole family with art, music, fly fishing, horseshoes, hay rides, sack races, an egg toss contest, sing-along with Forebitter, folktales with storyteller Tim Van Egmond, barbershop quartet Shave and a Haircut, shuttlecock, other vintage period lawn games, pickle-eating and pie-eating contests, concerts by popular folk singers Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. 11am-4pm. FREE.

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OPERA: “H.M.S. Pinafore” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga offers the Gilbert & Sullivan classic. 2pm.

THEATER: “Twelfth Night” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Troy Civic Theatre Company presents the classic William Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Kathy Glasser. 2pm. $15; $13 for seniors & students.

MUSIC: Dax Riggs @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The ex-deadboy & the Elephantmen and ex-Acid Bath’s Dax Riggs rolls into town for a solo show. With Skeletons in the Piano. 9pm. $10.

TALK: “O’Keeffe: Abstraction and Nature” @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Dr. Bruce Robertson, Professor of Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the co-author of “Georgia O’Keeffe and Abstraction.” 2pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Housatonic Philharmonic @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Soft sounds of Irish influences. 8pm. FREE.

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