9/14/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Day One of the 30th anniversary of the Lake George Arts Project’s annual jazz fest with a world-class line-up of musicians. Today’s roster includes the Brian Patneaude Quartet, the Joel Harrison-Anupam Shobhakar Quintet, Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba Project and the New Gary Burton Quartet, all performing with beautiful Lake George as a backdrop. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Basilica SoundScape @ Basicila Hudson, Hudson. It’s Day Two of the big indie art/music bash featuring performances and music by Genevieve White, Malang Djobate, No Joy, Pure X, Cass McCombs, DIIV and Teengirl Fantasy. Followed by an after-party at the Half Moon. 7:15pm. $35. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Local 518 artists exhibit and discuss their work – drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making and more. Also great food, a Kidz Art Zone and music by M.R. Poulopoulos, Ashley Sophia, Bridgette Guerrette and Molly Durnin. 10am-4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Steamer No. 10, Albany. They spent much of the summer on the festival circuit in support of their new album, Reasons That I Run, but tonight they’re back home as Gaudet’s wry, witty tunes are brought to life by the fine bluegrass picking of bassist Bob Ristau, fiddler Mat Kane and mandolinist Sten Isachsen. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: The Clinton Square Fall Festival & Arts Fair @ Clinton Square at McGeary’s Pub, Albany. It’s the first of the weekly fests, featuring a great selection of local vendors – music, art, jewelry, henna, massage and more. With music by Holly & Evan. 12noon-4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

CONVENTION: FantaCon @ the Albany Marriott Hotel, Albany. The two-day comic book, horror and fantasy convention FantaCon returns to Albany after a loooong hiatus, horror film actors, comic book artists and lots of vendors with tons of rare merchandise – all providing an intimate convention experience. 10am-6pm. $20; children age 10 and younger are free with each paid adult admission. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. The Guinness will be flowin’ on Day Two of the big halfway-to-St.-Patrick’s-Day fest, featuring three stages and more than 20 bands, including Gaelic Storm, Screaming Orphans, Hair of the Dog, the Makem Brothers, the McKrells, Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, Shadowland and lots more. 11am. $25; children ages 12 and under are FREE. GO HERE for more info & the complete schedule of bands…

THEATER: “Ghost: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night (and afternoon) for the first national tour of the musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. Directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus, the show features music by a team of Grammy Award-winners, including Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard. 2 & 8pm. $20, $45, $55, $65 & $75. Through Friday.

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FESTIVAL/FILM: Zombie Fest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. In conjunction with FantaCon, it’s a zombie triple-feature jamboree – “Zombie” (1979), “Night of the Living Dead” (1990) and “Return of the Living Dead” (1985). 7pm. $13. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Loud & Sad @ the Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Albany Sonic Arts Collective kicks off its fall season with the electro-acoustic project of Nathan Mclaughlin and Joe Houpert, as well as Rambutan, celebrating the release Inverted Summer, his debut full-length vinyl album. With Chris Bassett and Parashi vs. Fossils From the Sun. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Society High @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Celebrating their 10th anniversary. With Horror Business, Mordwolf and Teenage Shred. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Solo. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: Lisa Lampanelli @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In a departure from her signature insult comedy, Lampanelli stars in a developmental production of her new one-woman show, “Skinny Bitch: NOT a Stand-Up Comedy Show,” directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando. 1:30pm. $25 & $35. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Anne Hills & Priscilla Herdman @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Two stellar veteran singer-songwriters team up for a fabulous evening of folk heartwarming folk music both personal and political. 8pm. $22.

FILM: “America Loves You” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The first in the new Revisionaries media series curated by 99 Hooker and Bro. Russell Scholl. Experience weird, dark and joyous Americana as imagined through films of child preachers, circus sideshows, rare exploitation film trailers, zany musical performances, vaudeville, newsreels, wartime propaganda and more. 7:30pm. $10 (includes one drink).

MUSIC: Rhett Tyler @ Dinosaur Bar B Que, Troy. Blues guitarslinger. 10pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jim Burton & DJ Miller @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Small Axe vets invade the gallery for a show of stripped down, intimate solo sets and some collaborations as well. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ Desolation Road Studios, Altamont. Fresh from last week’s Albany Riverfront Jazz Fest… 7pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Keller Williams @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Loop-meister goes solo. 9pm. $35, $45 & $55.

MUSIC: Jordan Weller & the Feathers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Weller slips out from behind the bar at his Gypsy Joynt in Great Barrington to step into the Hudson spotlight with his band. 9pm. $12.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Headlining the family fest is Toño Rosario, Grammy-nominated singer-composer known for his Latin merengue numbers. 3pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete band schedule…

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With This Renaissance, Premier and Beaked Whale. $7. (+$5 if under 21).

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Riverfront Rocktoberfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Four bands – Stone Revival Band, Antelope, Wild Adriatic and Big-Eyed Phish. 1pm. $10. GO HERE for more info and complete band schedule…

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920′s Speakeasy Revue @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 14 acts. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Dark City Saints @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: TAPESTRYquartet @ the Eagle Bridge Inn, Eagle Bridge. All things acoustic… 7:30pm.

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