9/7/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy. It’s Day Two of Rest Fest, featuring performances on two stages by Man Man, Barons in the Attic, the debut of Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries, Wild Adriatic, Party Boat, Bear Grass and lots more. Followed by on-site after-party. Music begins at 1:55pm. $27.50. GO HERE for more info & complete performance schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve, Albany. The 12th annual fest features Sensemaya, the Arch Stanton Quartet, Charlie Hunter and Oleta Adams, followed by fireworks. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete performance schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Saratoga Winners Reunion & Rock ‘n’ Roll Rescue 2 @ Michael’s Banquet House, Cohoes. Yes, it’s the second reunion of bands, fans and patrons of the late, much lamented Saratoga Winners rock ‘n’ roll roadhouse. Featuring the headbangin’ sounds of Blacksmith, Blase Debris, British Steel, M-16, Poor Dead Molly, Second Heat and Maxx Thrust, as well as special guests Mike Trash and Mike Campese. Music, raffles, food & fun with proceeds going to animal shelter organizations Adirondack Save-A-Stray and Noah’s Kingdom Humane Society. 7pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: New Music Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Up-and-coming neo-soul singer Mayer Hawthorne headlines the bash at 7:45pm. With guitarslinger Graham Tichy, the garage-rockin’ Mysteios, Superhumanoid and Robert Randolph & the Family Band. 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete band schedule…

MUSIC: Steve Katz @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The co-founder-guitarist-singer-songwriter of such pioneering bands as the Even Dozen Jug Band, the Blues Project and Blood Sweat & Tears offers a musical memoir in song and stories. With Ramblin Jug Stompers. 8pm. $18. GO HERE for more info…

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DISCUSSION: “Ballard” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Belgian theater maker and visual artist Kris Verdonck offers an open studio and lecture demonstration of his innovative stereoscopic (3D) filming techniques, providing insight into the microcosmic sets built on the theater stage and a behind-the-scenes look at the development process. 7pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d’Elegance @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Lots of gourmet food, fine wines and classic cars… 12noon. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: See the Future Saturday Night Sampler @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Vermont Joy Parade and the Laura Cortese Trio. 8pm. $17.

MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Woody Guthrie’s grandgaughter and her husband celebrate the release of their new album, Wassaic Way, produced by Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco. 9pm. $18.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Drum Boogie Festival @ Andy Lee Field, Woodstock. The annual celebration of world drums and drummers moves to Woodstock with a stellar line-up that ranges from jazz master Jack DeJohnette to percussion ensemble NEXUS to the roots-rockin’ of the Midnight Ramble Band… and lots more. 10am-8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete performance schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: In the Pines Music Festival @ University Settlement Camp, Beacon. Seven bands including the Jack Grace Band, the Loom, Washington, DC’s much heralded Luray and more. 4pm. $20. GO HERE for more info & complete performance schedule…

MUSIC: Duo Parnas @ Tannery Pond at the Darrow School, New Lebanon. The Parnas sisters – violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas – will be joined by pianist Vincent Adragna to perform works by Prokofiev, Brahms and Schubert. 8pm. $30 & $35.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Tugboat Round-Up Festival @ Waterford Waterfront, Waterford. More than two dozen tugboats, children’s activities, vendors, exhibits, fireworks and music by Flood Road, Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers, Yesterday’s News and the Nisky Dixie Cats. 10am. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete performance schedule…

MUSIC: Kendl Winter @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Banjo gal. With Lowest Pair and Penn Sultan. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sabor Con Colour @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A sonic tapestry of original Latin flavors and soul roots gives this group an exciting, original style that brings you back to the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, yet retains a contemporary edge. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dan Tepfer @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The young jazz pianist serves up an eclectic program, including jazz improvisations on J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. 6:30pm.

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