8/24/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

August 24th, 2013, 8:18 am by Greg

MUSIC: “See the Future Saturday Night Sampler” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Two excellent bands – the “steamboat soul” of Roosevelt Dime and the chamber-pop of Darlingside – team up for a double-bill worthy of Travers Day. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Yes, it’s the closing night tradition for the orchestra at SPAC – the Tchaikovsky Spectacular featuring his powerful 1812 Overture. Also pianist Daniil Trifonov performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. And, of course, fireworks cap off the concert (and the season). 8pm.

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THEATER: Cirque √Čloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal performance troupe presents the North American premiere of “Cirkopolis,” combining the world of circus, dance and theater into one breathtaking show. 8pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through Sunday. Read review here…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Austerlitz Music Festival @ Old Austerlitz, Austerlitz. Music from 11am-4pm with Joe Adee, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, Kurt Barensfeld, C. Ryder Cooley, John Reilly, Maisie Rugen and Mariah Lewis. Followed by a jam session from 4-6pm. FREE. More info here…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park, Albany. Performances by Mariachi Trovador de America, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, Hector Tricoche and Raulin Rosendo. 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete performance schedule…

ARTIST TALK: Michael Oatman @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The artist takes you on a personal tour of his long-running retro-space age installation, “All Utopias Fell.” 1pm. $7.

MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.

FESTIVAL: The Summer Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. It’s Day Two of the three-day folk fest. With Dan Bern, Kristin Andreassen, the Wiyos, the Murphy Beds, Death Vessel, Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns, Robert Sarazin Blake, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and lots more… 10am. $35. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Boston Pops @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s John Williams Film Night with guest conductor David Newman and the sublime vocalist Audra McDonald. 8:30pm. $21-$117.

COMEDY: Upright Citizens Brigade @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Rita Rudner @ Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. 8pm. $36, $46, $56 & $66.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Straight outta Greenwich, it’s another evening of great high-energy, rockin’ country music by one of Nippertown’s very finest bands. With Jamie Kent & the Options. 9:30pm. $10.

FESTIVAL: New York Freedompalooza @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. 11:30am. $45; children age 12 and under free. GO HERE for more info and line-up of bands…

MUSIC: The Faux Meek @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Faux Meek is a relatively new indie-rock group comprised of members of some of the region’s most popular bands, including Two Gun Man, Luxury Flats, and Mother Fletcher. They play a moody style of organic drone-rock featuring vocal harmonies, electric guitar and dreamy keyboards. 9pm. $12. More info here…

MUSIC: The Hearing Aides @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Mod Fiction and Burlington’s Phil Yates & the Affiliates.

DANCE: RUBBERBANDance Group @ PS21, Chatham. In “Gravity of Center,” choreographer-dancer Victor Quijada contains the ferocity of hip-hop in a refined choreographic language. 8pm. $30; students $18.

MUSIC: Graham Tichy Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac & the Rockin Bonnevilles @ Cooperstown Blues Express, Milford. Train kept a’ rollin’… Boarding at 6pm; leaving the station at 7pm. $18.

FILM: “Airplane!” @ North Adams Harriman-West Airport, North Adams. Yes, the folks from MASS MoCA present the classic comedy “Airplane!” at the airport. Conceptual, eh? 8pm. $7; $3 kids under age 12; $14 per car.

CABARET: The Wild Women: Flawed and Fabulous @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Laura Roth, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan and musical director-arranger Catherine Elizabeth Reid bring their witty playful humor, oversized personalities and fabulous three-part harmonies to the Spa City. 7:30pm. $35. Through September 1.

MUSIC: Tallesin @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Spacey electronica from Hudson-based artist, with DJ Lunar Moss spinning vinyl throughout the night. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mister F @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.