7/5/13: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group @ The Egg, Albany. The wry Texas troubadour and his band – fiddler Luke Bulla, bassist Viktor Krauss, drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Keith Sewell – romp through Lovett’s eclectic catalog of song classics. 8pm. $58.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Armed with shredding banjo, rich harmonies, ballads and rocking tunes, Nippertown’s hottest country-gone-rockin’ band offers a more intimate unplugged concert in support of their latest album, Northern Rock. 8pm. $17. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Phish @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Yes, it’s Fab Phish Friday, the opening night of the jam-band kingpins’ three-night stand at SPAC. Lawn only. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Railbird @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat On the Roof concert series continues with a homecoming performance by Sarah Pedinotti and her band. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s the opening night of the BSO’s 2013 summer season, featuring violin superstar Joshua Bell and an all- Tchaikovsky program. Frubeck de Burgos conducts. 8:30pm. $19-$109.

THEATER: “Spamalot” @ Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. It’s opening night for Park Playhouse’s 25th season with the musical adaptation of the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” 8pm. FREE; reserved seating $14-$16; VIP $22. Through July 28.

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ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Holmes Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Righteous! The veteran trio whips up an evening of great roots music from Saturday night juke joint blues to Sunday morning goin’-to-church gospel. 9pm. $28.

READING: Robert Pinsky @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Former US poet laureate is featured in the latest installment of the NYS Summer Writers Institute series. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Faux Meek @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 9:30pm. $6.

MUSIC: Complicated Shirt @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Kitty Little, Charmboy and Casa Sleep.

MUSIC: Kevin & Katie McKrell @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “I Do! I Do!” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. It’s opening night for Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s classic musical about 50 years of marriage. 8pm. $30; seniors $27/ages 12 & under $18.

MUSIC: The THE BAND Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Band tribute band does their thing in the Band’s hometown, with special guest fiddler Larry Packer and a four-piece horn section. 9pm. $15. More info here…

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dead Sessions @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Guitarist Seth Yacavone and his band fires up your post-Phish party destination… 12:30am. $12.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Town Hall Gazebo, Great Barrington. Old-timey Americana roots music duo. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Swing dance lessons with Greg Avakian & Joy Arico at 7:30pm followed by dancing to the sounds of the Josh Fialkoff Sextet at 8:30pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Main Street Band @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Olde News @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE.

One Response to “7/5/13: Today’s Tips: Friday”

  1. Fred says:

    The Holmes Brothers!!!!! Helsinki!!!! Great sound!!!!!! Great food!!!!! Beautiful waitresses!!!! Cold drinks!!!!

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