6/14/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

June 14th, 2015, 7:42 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Andy Statman Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The incredibly skilled and adventurous mandolin master Andy Statman brings his trio to town – featuring Larry Eagle on drums and Jim Whitney on bass – for an evening of a sophisticated blend of bluegrass, jazz and klezmer. 7pm. $52.

MUSIC: Paul Weller @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The founder and bandleader of both the Jam and the Style Council heads into Greater Nippertown in support of his new solo album, Saturns Patterns. With Hannah Cohen. 8pm. $28.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Shake the Lake for Vets Sake @ the Wood Park Festival Space, Lake George. The final day of the fest features concerts by “The Voice” alum Chris Jamison and Matt McAndrew. 12noon. $18; $50 VIP; proceeds benefit the Adirondack Vets House. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. The final day of the fest features Toby Keith, Jerrod Niemann, Sara Evans, Western Underground, the Josh Abbott Band and lots more. Music starts at 12noon. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band @ the Lark Tavern, Albany. A dozen strong, the band makes its debut, showcasing the compositions and arrangements of trombonist Phil Allen. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge @ the Bardavon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. The Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter plays a solo show in support of her latest album, This is ME. 7pm. $79 & $104.

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: The Lower Adirondack Region Arts Council’s June Arts Festival @ City Park, Glens Falls. The juried arts and craft show features over 160 exhibitors selling a variety of handmade and unique products – including pottery, fiber, culinary items, jewelry, fine artwork, wood, photography, garden decorations and more. With four stages of live music, including the North & South Dakotas, Rich Ortiz, Brass & Blues, the Bluebillies, Jason Irwin, the Blue Trian Trio, Mark Rabin and lots more. 10am-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

DANCE: Dancing With the Stars Live @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The live touring version of the hit ABC-TV dance competition is hosted by Melissa Rycroft, with a line-up that includes pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater, in addition to troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson and the latest celebrity winner Rumer Willis. 7:30pm. $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $79.50; platinum seating $225 & $495.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardiner’s Farm, Stephentown. Day Three of the fest features music on four stages, including Twiddle, Cabinet, Soule Monde, Bella’s Bartok, Dangermuffin, Formula 5 and lots more. Music starts at 11am.

THEATER: “The Epic of Gligamesh” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents a contemporary re-telling of the first great work of world literature, the ancient Babylonian poem. Directed and designed by John Sowle, the production features actor Steven Patterson in a virtuoso solo performance. 2pm. $15; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, June 21.

FESTIVAL: Juneteenth Celebration @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment, educational opportunities and food and beverages for sale. Stage entertainment includes performances by Out of the Box Jazz Band, East Coast Playaz and local gospel choirs, as well as poetry readings, a Sgt. Henry Johnson memorial program and a variety of children’s performers on the Kids Stage. Community and family activities will include a chess tournament, a zumba class, a community discussion and a history treasure hunt. 1-6pm. FREE.

DANCE/ETC: “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Host of public radio’s “This American Life” Ira Glass collaborates with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. 2pm. $45, $65 & $75. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Time Stands Still” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies’ searing story of an heroic female journalist wounded covering the war in Iraq. Can you be a dispassionate, uninvolved observer of horrific events, recording them for posterity and still keep a sense of right and wrong? 2pm. $37; $10 students. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “Noms de Guerre” @ No. Six Depot Roastery & Cafe, West Stockbridge. WAM Theatre’s Fresh Takes Play Reading series features Jacqueline E. Lawton’s “Noms de Guerre.” Directed by Jayne Atkinson. 3pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tica Douglas @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Double king. 8pm. 45.

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Director Julianne Boyd puts a fresh spin of the musical tale about tilting at windmills and dreaming the impossible dream, starring Jeff McCarthy. 5pm.

WORKSHOP: Joan Dornemann @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. One of the most highly respected opera coaches in the world and co-founder of the International Vocal Arts Institute will present a public master class on the art of singing Rossini. 2pm. $25.

READING: David Gates @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A reading and book-signing with the Pulitzer-nominated author, who will be reading from his new collection, “A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella.” With Karen Lin-Greenberg reading from her award-winning collection of short fiction, “Faulty Predictions.” 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Christopher Durang’s smash-hit Broadway comedy and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is a wacky nod to Chekhov. Directed by Chris Foster, the Nippertown premiere production stars Kris Anderson, Roseann Cane, Ryan Davis, Mary Darcy, Cori Irwin and Christina Reeves. 3pm. $24. Through Saturday, June 27. GO HERE for more info…