9/21/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

September 21st, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s the final day of the three-day bluegrass-and-beyond fest. Today’s featured acts include the Salvation Alley String Band (11:30am), Ramblin Jug Stompers (12noon & 3pm), Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (12:15pm), Sam Amidon (12:45pm), Darol Anger (1:30pm), Hurray for the Riff Raff (1:50pm), Martha Redbone Roots Project (2:35pm), Liam Ó Maonlaí (2:50pm), Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (3:35pm), David Grisman Sextet (4:20pm) and Emmylou Harris (5:45pm). Gates open at 10:30am. $58; $48 students; $32 kids; FREE ages six and under.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: American Music Festival for the Lake @ the Festival Space at Charles Wood Park, Lake George. Featuring New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Claire Lynch Band, Roscoe Bandana, Girls Guns & Glory, Stony Creek Band. Benefiting the S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership. Gates open at 11am; music starts at 12noon. $10 & $20; FREE ages 13 & under. GO HERE for a complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. The Catskills favorites his the stage in support of their new album Favorite Waitress. With Steve Gunn. 2pm. FREE with arts center admission.

MUSIC: Literature @ the Low Beat, Albany. Philadelphia-based indie-pop band Literature celebrate the release of their sophomore album Chorus. With Neighborhood of Make Believe and Drgn King. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Archie Fisher @ Caffe Lena, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. After this week’s vote on Scottish independence, you can bet that Scotland’s eminent troubadour will have plenty to say in addition to his beautiful, gentle songs that have become classics in the British folk tradition. 7pm. $20.

CABARET: Marilyn Maye @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The star of cabaret and musical theater was hailed by no less an authority than Ella Fitzgerald as “the greatest white female singer in the world.” Performing with her trio led by Tedd Firth. 7pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: The Upper Madison Street Fair @ Madison Avenue, Albany. Between South Allen and West Lawrence streets, Madison Avenue will be shut down to traffic and taken over by lots of family fun, arts, crafts and, of course, music by the likes of Michael Jerling, the Carboys, the Landfill Mountain Boys and lots more. 12noon-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Arlington House, West Sand Lake. 1pm

THEATER: “Waxworks” @ No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, West Stockbridge. WAM Theatre presents a reading of Trina Davies’ play that examines the life and work of Madame Tussaud, an extraordinary artist who developed the first worldwide entertainment brand. 3pm. $20.

MUSIC: Bobby Sweet @ the Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. With the Beeline Ramblers. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: “Character Man” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu stars in a salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway, filled with hilarious backstage stories and touching personal recollections about Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Charles Nelson Riley, Jackie Gleason and more. With music by Meredith Willson, Kander & Ebb, Stephen Sondheim. and others. 3pm.

THEATER ON FILM: “Two Gentlemen of Verona” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Simon Godwin directs the Royal Shakespeare Company in Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. 12noon. $15; $12 children age 12 and under. Also at 7pm Monday.

FILM: “Hook” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Steven Spielberg’s 1991 take on James Barrie’s beloved tale of Peter Pan, starring Robin Williams as a heartless corporate honcho who must rediscover his true identity – as Peter Pan – in order to save his children… and himself. A star studded cast including Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts and Bob Hoskins. 3pm. $5; $3 kids.