7/5/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

July 5th, 2014, 7:25 am by Greg

MUSIC: Paul McCartney @ the Times Union Center, Albany. It’s Sir Paul launching the current U.S. leg of his Out There tour. What else do you need to know? 8pm.

MUSIC: Phish @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s the final night of their three-day stand. 7:30pm.

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MUSIC: Formula 5 @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Post-Phish after-party. $10.

MUSIC: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Post-Phish after-party. With Richard James & the Name Changers. $10.

MUSIC: Harpeth Rising @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With classical training and a passion for folk, Americana, blues and bluegrass, the Nashville trio layers rich instrumental arrangements with vocal harmonies and lyrics that depict wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle and extraordinary love. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Sean Rowe. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Warhols Woodshed @ the Low Beat, Albany. A pre-McCartney concert tribute to John Lennon. 5pm.

MUSIC: Natalie Merchant @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. From 10,000 Maniacs to her eclectic solo career, she has earned a distinguished place among America’s most respected recording artists with a reputation for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style. 8pm. $40, $75 & $90. UPDATE: This concert is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Locos Por Juana @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy-nominated Latin funk group brings their unique fusion of Latin dance, hip-hop, reggae and funk to Hudson. The Miami-based group describes their dance-groove music as “island swing.” 9pm. $20.

THEATER: “Kiss Me, Kate” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Joe Calarco directs the classic Shakespeare meets Cole Porter romp. 8pm. Through July 12.

MUSIC: Tony’s Polka Band @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Golden Grass @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The Brooklyn powerhouse trio headlines the ninth installment of SmashCrashBash!! With local space rockers It’s Not Night: It’s Space. 9pm. $6.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago @ the Ted Shawn Theatre (2 & 8pm. $39, $59, $69 & $75); Compagnia TPO’s “Bleu!” @ the Doris Duke Theatre (11:14am, 3:15 & 8:15pm. $28; $10 youth). Both through Sunday.

MUSIC: Tom Chapin @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “A Little Night Music” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and award-winning musicals offers an amusing and farcical tale of unexpected liaisons, relentless desire and ill-fated heartbreak in the life of acclaimed actress, Desiree Armfeldt, played by renowned actress, vocalist and Berkshire native, Maureen O’Flynn. 8pm. $25, $45 & $65.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. With pianist Peg Delaney and bassist Bill Delaney. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Sonic Ascent @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Psychedelia from Glens Falls. 9pm.

THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 2 & 8pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.

FASHION/FUNDRAISER: Fashion InTENTsive @ PS21, Chatham. A special summer fundraising auction and sale of unique clothes with musical entertainment and comedy. WAMC-FM’s Alan Chartock serves as guest auctioneer. 7pm VIP reception; 8pm show and auction. $25; $65 VIP seating.

MUSIC: Winterpills Duo @ World War 2 Club, Northampton. With Philip Price. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony” @ the Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. Featuring the Belleayre Festival Orchestra conducted by Brent Havens with vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and the World’s Greatest Rock Band. 8pm. $36, $46, $56 & $66; $26 lawn.

THEATER: “Working on a Special Day” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The New England premiere of an unexpected love story between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor directed by and starring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. 4 & 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Four @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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