8/31/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Saratoga Blues Celebration @ Stockade Imports, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society presents its sixth annual end-of-summer fest featuring Holly & Evan, Michael Eck, Mark Tolstrup, George Fletcher and lots more. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for info and complete schedule…

MUSIC: A Tribe Called Red @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Tinting Native American tradition with a distinctly urban color, the Canadian collective produces a throbbing, thriving sound culled from various musical styles that include hip-hop, electronic, dance, and their own mash-up of club and pow-wow music. 8pm. $15; $10 for students.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonette @ Musica, Hudson. 4pm.

MUSIC: The Zac Brown Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. After their sold-out SPAC debut last year, they’re back for more… 7pm.

COMEDY/MUSIC/CABARET: Sandra Bernhard @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. She’s a keen cultural observer, political satirist, actress, singer and author who straddles the line between comic and performance artist while always pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a comedian in the great tradition of Lenny Bruce. With Musty Chiffon, the cabaret/drag-queen alter ego of Hudson hotelier Dini Lamot. 9pm. $55.

MUSIC: Che Guevara T-Shirt @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Performing their rock opera “White Fever” in its entirety. With Casa Sleep and Eye and I. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 7pm.

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MUSIC: Miss Tess & the Talkbacks @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Bearing hallmarks of the simmering, jazz-inflected sound that made Tess and her former band, the Bon Ton Parade, a club and festival favorite, the Talkbalks introduce a more personal mix of influences by blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation with elements of honky-tonk, western swing and golden-era pop standards. With Thomas Bryan Eaton. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Harry Connick Jr. @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The New Orleans singer-pianist and his band land in Lenox in support of his new album, Every Man Should Know. 7pm. $29.50-$99.50.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Power’s Irish Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm.

MUSIC: Josh Patrick Sheridan @ Salem Art Works, Salem. The Music & Pizza series concludes for the summer… 6:30pm. $10 includes pizza dinner.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Final Stretch Music Fest @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Wrapping up the Spa City’s racing season, it’s a street fest spread all around downtown with tunes from the Ideal Situation, Bob Warren, Young at Heart, the Chronicles, the El Dorados, JoJo Romero & Nightshift, Acoustic Trauma and Run Mountain. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete performance schedule…

MUSIC: Tropic Rhythm @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. The Riverlink concert series caps off another fine year on the banks of the Mohawk with some spicy Latin-flavored sounds. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. With Joey Eppard. 9pm.

MUSIC: Donal Fox @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The pianist composer serves up a matinee performance of his “Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project,” a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin and classical music. 1pm. $18-$53.

MUSIC: Dennis James @ Ravena Fish & Game Club, Ravena. The Australian rock veteran will be joined by Local 518 faves including Al Kash, Tom Raider, Big Frank, Nick Bisantz, Grant Perry, Pat Connover, Jeff Sohn and others for a big rock ‘n’ roll party. 4-8pm. FREE.

FILM: Animation Festival @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s screenings include “Secret of the Wings” (10am, 2pm); “Wall-E” (12noon, 4pm); Oscar Nominated Short Films Animation (6pm); “The Animatrix” (8pm). $5; $3 for age 17 and under.

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 Sunday.

THEATER: “Stockholm” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. Playwright Bryony Lavery, director Laura Margolis, choreographer Jennifer Weber have concocted a bold and adventurous slice of intimate drama tinged with dance that The New York Times’ Ben Brantley calls “a smashing American premiere.” We agree… 2 & 8pm. $29. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: How The Hippies Saved Physics @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Classic Woodstock music from the golden age and beyond (Stuff, Orleans, Rhinestones, NRBQ and more) played by drummer Joe Bonadio, bassist Scott Petito, guitarist Marc Shulman, keyboardist Pete Levin, saxman Don Byron and vocalists Eugene Ruffolo and Lindsey Webster. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Marc Black & Warren Bernhardt @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The Jazz Festival at the Maverick concert series continues with singer-songwriter Marc Black and pianist-composer-producer Warren Bernhardt in celebration of their recent duo CD, Champions of Love. 8:30pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Uncle Sam Jam @ Powers Park, Troy. The eighth annual classic car show and outdoor music fest features performances by the El Dorados, the Greyhounds, the Tichy Boys and the Bluz House Rockers. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Wall Street Jazz Festival @ Wall & Front North streets, Kingston. Featuring the Claire Daly Quartet, Estrella! Salsa and a sprawling all-star session. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and schedule…

MUSIC: Banooba @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Tempestribe. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “The Belleayre Festival Orchestra Plays the Music of Pink Floyd” @ Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. Conducted by Brent Havens. 8pm.

MUSIC: Michael Panza @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. With pianist Peg Delaney, bassist Bill Delaney and drummer Bob Halek. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bev Rohlehr & John Colby @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. New Orleans style Cajun jazz. 9pm.

2 Responses to “8/31/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday”

  1. Fred says:

    Don’t forget this one! Hamell on Trial is at Valentine’s, 7pm sharp today, August 31. Be there!

  2. Greg says:

    Hey, Fred: I was just adding that one and a few others when I got your note. Thanks for the reminder…

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