6/13/14: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Duncan Sheik @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. As the feature concert of the eighth annual SaratogaArtsFest, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musician will perform songs from his extensive catalog, including songs from his acclaimed musical theater works, “Spring Awakening” and “American Psycho.” 8pm. $50; $25 with ARTSPASS. GO HERE for more info and schedule highlights…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day One of the three-day fest, with today’s line-up featuring headliner Dierks Bentley with Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Blackjack Billy, Gwen Sebastian, Ashley Winters and the Timothy Chance Band. 3pm. $99. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Grainbelt @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. “Beer Battered Twang & Roll” fronted by affable, effervescent Howard Glassman, proprietor of the Low Beat, host of the “The Fabulous Sounds” radio show on WEXT 97.7FM and long-time mover and shaker on the Nippertown music scene. 8pm. $16. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. It’s the kickoff concert for the annual UpBeat On the Roof concert series, which finds musicians performing Friday evening concerts on the roof of the museum. 7pm. FREE. Rain location: inside the museum. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule… UPDATE: Due to the weather, this concert has been moved indoors to the Tang Museum’s Payne Room.

MUSIC: Here We Go Magic @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With People of the North and Eric & Erica. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Mark Emanatian/Scotty Mac Blues Revue @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 9pm.

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MUSIC: Olde News @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. It’s the kick-off of the Music at Sunset Concert Series. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

ART/MUSIC: “Road Kill” @ the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. Opening reception for the group exhibit featuring the artwork of Kiki Smith, Fawn Potash, Portia Munson, Ryder Cooley and others. With music by Frank Cuthbert, Tina Chaden and Johnnie Moore. 6:30pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: SummerFest @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Featuring music by Red Haired Strangers at 7:30pm.

THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Mother Falcon @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The 17-member chamber-rock collective has evolved into an organic ensemble of classically trained young musicians determined to push their artistry into new musical territory as they craft their own signature soundscape by blending rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms with swirling horns and strings. With the Family Crest. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Gusto @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Deadhorese Beat. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nixon’s Spirit @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Blackcat Elliot and Harry Pyle. 8pm.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Cafe on the Village Green, Copake. The saxman is joined by pianist David Caldwell-Mason. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Casey Finn’s Pub & Grill, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Harx @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Fronted by Erin Harkes. 9pm.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ the Cask & Rasher, Coxsackie. 8pm.

MUSIC: Society High @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Damn Broads, Eye and I and Totally Gnarly. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: TJay & the TallBoys @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Nina Sheldon @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Maurizio @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “Sol LeWitt” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. With a discussion led by Susan Cross, the curator of visual arts at MASS MoCA, following the screening. 7:30pm. $9; FREE with ARTSPASS.

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