8/9/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

August 9th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Felicia Collins & the Life @ the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady. After two decades with the CBS Orchestra on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” the Albany-bred guitarist returns to make her own music for the hometown crowd. Collins is a formidable instrumentalist, but also a fine singer, and The Life tackles blues, funk and rock with equal poise. With Bobbie Van Detta & the Split. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Heather Pierson Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Accompanied by Shawn Nadeau (upright bass) and Davy Sturtevant (guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet), her live performances move seamlessly from New Orleans jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant, original ballads. With the Railsplitters. 7pm. $20.

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MUSIC: Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band @ Lark Tavern, Albany. 7pm. $5. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Adirondack Folk Music Festival @ Town Park, Schroon Lake. Featuring the music of Atwater & Donnelly, Patchouli, Neptune’s Car and Dana & Susan Robinson. 12noon-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

CABARET: Linda Lavin @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Back for her third appearance at the Hudson nightspot, the two-time Tony Award and Golden Globe winner sings songs that stretch from Peggy Lee to Steely Dan backed by her five-piece band with musical director/pianist, Billy Stritch. 7pm. $65.

MUSIC: Machine Gun Kelly @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. $28.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Queen of the Lake Music Festival @ Wood Park, Lake George. It’s Tribute Day at the fest featuring Drew Polsun (Elvis Presley tribute), Across the Pond (The Beatles tribute) and Harold Ford (Johnny Cash tribute). 12noon. $20; FREE children under age 12. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 2pm.

MUSIC: “Jazz at the Opera House” @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Grammy-nominated trumpeter Claudio Roditi joins Hudson Jazzworks co-founders pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas. 3:30pm. With a free pre-show talk at 3pm. $10; FREE students.

MUSIC: Boogie Wonder Band @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Club” @ the Garage, Pittsfield. Last chance! 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.

MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. The “Summer Winds” program. 3pm.

THEATER: “Dracula’s Grandmother: A Musical Fable” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Jay Kerr and company present the premiere of a new musical. 8pm. $30; $27 seniors; FREE ages 12 & under. Through August 16.

MUSIC: Rick Bolton @ The North Greenbush Town Hall Gazebo, Wynantskill. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete Music in the Park schedule…

THEATER: “Rent” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Jonathan Larson’s hit musical. 2pm. $20. Through August 16.

PARTICPATORY DANCE: Buhrmaster Barn Dance @ the Pruyn House, Colonie. Music by Wintergreen with Michael Kernan. 5pm Potluck dinner; 6pm dancing. $12; $10 seniors; $6 students.

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

FILM: “Paddington” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 10:30am & 12:30pm. FREE.