8/1/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 1st, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George Blues & Roots Festival @ Wood Park, Lake George. In support of his brand new album, Someone Like You, Williamstown guitarslinger Albert Cummings headlines Day One of the two-day fest. With George Fletcher’s Foldin’ Money, Brass & Blues, Soul Sky, the Matt Mirabile Band. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Bonnie Raitt @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame blues-rocker. With Richard Julian. 7pm.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: From the Page to the Stage @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. Two of Nippertown’s Celtic music veterans – Jimmy Kelly and Jeff Strange – have been holed up for the past several years writing a new stage musical, “Find Your Way Home,” about a turn-of-the-century Irish family struggling to stay together. The musical is now slated to be stage in Ireland in October, and this is the first in a series of fundraisers for the production. Today’s entertainment will be provided by the All Paul Show, Kevin McKrell, Michael DeAngelis, the Brothers Flynn, Tara Gold, members of the Schenectady Pipe Band, Michael Farrell School of Irish Stepdancers and more. 2-6pm. $20 suggested donation.

COMEDY: Robert Klein @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Back in 1975, the Grammy and Tony-nominated stand-up comic was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on HBO, and he has gone on to do nine one-man shows for the network, most recently, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced.” He regularly appears on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” alone. With Scott Blakeman. 8pm. $25, $45 & $55. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Eastbound Throwdown @ the Elks Lodge Lawn, Greenwich. The one-day fest features Eastbound Jesus, the Blind Owl Band, Green, the North and South Dakotas, Dan Johnson and Rodeo Barons. Music starts at 1pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. Day Two features Annie Wenz, Brother Sun, Caitlin Canty, the Duhks, Ellis, Garnet Rogers, Great Bear Trio, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Jim Photoglo, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Ray Bonneville, Roosevelt Dime, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Susan Werner, more… 12noon. $50. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Dryer @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Slowshine and Haley Moley. 8pm.

MUSIC: Banjo Revelry @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a banjo bonanza with four banjo masters – Bob Altschuler, David Kiphuth, Sara Grey and Marc Horowitz. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: David Schulman @ Salem Art Works, Salem. It’s the next Music & Pizza Night. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: The Stray Dogs @ Dyken Pond Center, Cropseyville. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Don’t Let Go: A Celebration of Jerry Garcia” @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring Connor Kennedy & Minstrel. 9pm. $20 & $25.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Black Arts & Cultural Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Headlined by Will Downing (“the Prince of Sophisticated Soul”), the day-long fest also features gospel singer Amber Bullock, contemporary jazz flutist Ragan Whiteside and the multi-culti ensemble One World Tribe. 12noon-7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Saint Motel @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. LA-based indie popsters in support of their new EP, My Type. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ the Greenbush Inn, East Greenbush. Roots-rockin’. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Bruce Katz Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by the keyboardist and three-time Blues Music Award nominee, the band serves up its organ-drenched blues-rock. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 2 & 8pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.

MUSIC: The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The tribute band trend reaches Nippertown’s largest concert venue… With Led Zeppelin 2. 8pm.

THEATER: “Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The Adirondack Theater Festival continues its 21st season with the two-person rock musical directed by Chad Rabinovitz. 7:30pm. $32-$45.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Rory Block’s ChurchLIVE, Chatham Center. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 3 & 8pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ Meadowbrook Saloon, Glen. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Singing Anchors’ “From San José to Broadway and Bacharach” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. A salute to the pop music iconoclast Burt Bacharach from “Do You Know the Way to San José” to the score of the Broadway musical “Promises, Promises,” through “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and more recent collaborations with Elvis Costello and Steven Sater. Sung by Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn (both from Newschannel 13) and Jerry Gretzinger (former CBS6 anchor). 2 & 8pm. $30; $27 seniors; $15 age 12 & under. Also at 2pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: The Chris Dukes Band @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante, Wynantskill. 6pm.

THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Triskele @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Celtic folk. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “The Club” @ the Garage, Pittsfield. A musical excursion into the world of a private Edwardian men’s club, where men can be men and drink, play, smoke and talk about what’s always on their mind: women! Directed by Rocco Sisto and featuring Annette Miller and Maureen O’Flynn. 8pm. $30. Through Sunday, August 9.

THEATER: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s play, starring Keira Naughton as a hum-drum bookkeeper whose life is is forever altered by the arrival of her troubled niece. 2 & 8pm. $50.

MUSIC: Gotham & Kribs @ Pickens General Store, Heuvelton. 7pm.

THEATER: “Where in the World Did the Van Gogh Go?” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Youth Theatre Players production is directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. Where did the famous Van Gogh painting go? “Sunflowers” is the only famous painting of Small Lake Museum, and it’s been stolen! Will four not-so-clever detectives be able to recover it? 2:40pm. $4.

MUSIC: Square Pegs @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 10pm.

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…