6/15/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

June 15th, 2014, 7:22 am by Greg

Happy Fathers Day!

MUSIC: The Jim Sande Ensemble @ the Perfect Blend Cafe, Delmar. A brunch session. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Bill Kirchen @ the Ale House, Troy. The rollicking Twangmaster rides again in support of his album, Seeds and Stems. 8 pm. $20.

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MUSIC: NRBQ @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Madcap keyboardist Terry Adams leads his band back to Woodstock in support of the brand new album, Brass Tacks, with the Whole Wheat Horns. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC/DANCE: “Spirit of Life: 150(1) Years of Words, Music and Dance” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. As part of SaratogaArtsFest, choreographer Mary Harney and composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius join forces to present original choreography and music, performed live by the world jazz group Heard and Skidmore dance and theater students. 1:15pm.

MUSIC: Father’s Day Concert @ Jennings Landing, Albany. A salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and Nippertown dads, the concert will feature performances by two acclaimed military ensembles: The USO Show Troupe and the 94th Army Band. The show will end with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River. 7pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s last day of the fest, with today’s line-up featuring headliner Hank Williams, Jr. with Thompson Square, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Jessica Lynn, Chase Rice and Rachel Lipsky. 12noon. $99. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: SummerFest @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Featuring music by the Chronicles at 1:30pm.

MUSIC: Alexander Turnquist @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A CD release party for the avant guitarist-composer’s new disc, Flying Fantasy. Experimental composer Christopher Tignor opens the show. 8pm.

MUSIC: Goo Goo Dolls @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. That’s right, the Goo Goos were in town headlining at The Egg back in April, and now they’re already back in Nippertown. With Daughtry and an acoustic set by Plain White T’s. 6:45pm.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. 6pm.

MUSIC: A Great Big World @ the Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton. With Jukebox the Ghost and Greg Holden. 7pm. $16.

DISCUSSION: “Sport as Art” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Led by Skidmore professor Jeffrey Segrave, a noted expert on the Olympic Games, former professional athletes and professionals in the field of collegiate sports will discuss the concept of sport as an art form. 11am.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Nippertown roots ensemble plays everything from traditional fiddle tunes to complex original pop songs, weaving acoustic and electric sounds into a toe-tapping mix. 7pm. $16.

MUSIC: Songs for Our Fathers @ the Falcon, Marlboro. A night of jazz new and old with guitarist John Abercrombie, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Adam Nussbaum. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Blackout Las Vegas @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Lead vocalist Jake Carlini celebrates his 21st birthday. With the Quick & the Dead, Robots Don’t Have Feelings, Stay Foolish, Salamander Valley and Ghosts of 33rd. 7pm. $3; $8 if under 21.

MUSIC: Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. As part of SaratogaArtsFest, journey back to the 18th century with the musicians of SSYO as they explore the “Neapolitan Renaissance.” 1:30pm.

MAGIC: “Obscura: A Magic Show” @ the Speakeasy at the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Christian Cagigla offers at evening of close-up magic, fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings. 3 & 7pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 3pm. $23. Through June 22.

MUSIC: “Serenata Italiana: Exploring the Music of Italy” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. As part of SaratogaArtsFest, Hubbard Hall Opera Theater performs Italian music from Verdi and Leoncavallo to popular songs by Tosti and Donaudy. 4:30pm. $15; FREE with ARTSPASS.

THEATER ON FILM: “A Small Family Business” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. From the National Theatre of London comes a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn. 1pm. $22; $15 children under 12.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “Fame High” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy explores the trials and tribulations of talented teens as they reach for their dreams of becoming actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Kennedy will be on hand to discuss the film. Part of SaratogaArtsFest. 2pm.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “Watermark” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. With a post-screening discussion led by Branda Miller, artist and filmmaker, Professor of Media Arts at RPI. Part of SaratogaArtsFest. 7:30pm. $9; FREE with ARTSPASS.