8/29/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 29th, 2015, 8:34 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ian Hunter & the Rant Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former Mott the Hoople lead singer and pianist penned such immortal rock anthems as “All The Way From Memphis,” “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and had a huge hit with the David Bowie-penned “All The Young Dudes.” He has continued to rock with his latest string of albums with the Rant Band, including the recent Live in the UK 2010. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra with Endel Dueño, DJ Extreme, Viti Ruiz’s tribute to Frankie Ruiz and Van Lester’s tribute to Hector Lavoe. 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: Rebel Darling @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos is joined by John Rice (Red Haired Strangers), drummer Tommy Krebs and viola player Laurence Scudder (Ryan Montbleau Band). With Zak Trojano (of Rusty Belle) kicking off the night in support of his recent solo release, Yesterday’s Sun. 7pm.

MUSIC: Idina Menzel @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The voice powering the multi-platinum smash hit “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” as well as the Broadway star of “Rent,” “Wicked” and “If/Then.” 7pm. $24.50-$149.50.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. Wry bluegrass under the stars. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Chicago @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. The veteran Windy City horn band teams up with Earth, Wind & Fire for the Heart and Soul Tour 2015. 7:30pm. $39.50, $59.50, $79, $99; lawn $25.

COMEDY: Solomon Georgio @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Fresh off a “Conan” debut that sent a buzz through the stand-up world, Solomon Georgio “keeps it both real and funny” (Splitsider) with a pungent brand of indignant irreverence that has set him on a path to certain comedy stardom. 8pm. $20 & $26; $14 students.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Creek @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville. Day Two features Max Creek, the Kind Buds, the Hornitz, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, the Blind Owl Band, Riders On the Storm, Legion of Jerry and Casey Bloom. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Morris Code @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the release party for the band’s new seven-song EP, Decrypted. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 9pm. $10.

ART RECEPTION: “Legends at Large: Four Points of View” @ the Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock. Exhibit of photographs by Graham Nash, Elliott Landy, Joel Bernstein and Amy Granatham with the artists in attendance. 5-8pm. FREE. Exhibit runs through Wednesday, October 14.

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ the Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. $10. GO HERE for recent concert photos…

BOOK-SIGNING: Arlo Guthrie @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The veteran singer-songwriter signs copies of his new children’s book, “Old Bill, the Famous Berkshire Moose.” 1:30pm. FREE with museum admission. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Amsterslam II @ Sharpshooters Billiards & Sports Pub, Amsterdam. The gates open at 1pm for the all-day headbangin’ outdoor show featuring a dozen hot ‘n’ heavy, hard-rockin’ Local 518 metal bands, including Renewal of Faith (celebrating the release of their new album, Behold the Wise), Gunther Weezul, Assault on the Living, Brick by Brick, Burial Mound, Sworn to Vengeance, Horror Business, the Power, Road to Ruin, more. 2:15pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Todd Nelson @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The guitarist is joined by bassist Kyle Esposito and drummer Mark Foster. 9pm.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Now Is Our Time” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The theatrical collage explores the pleasures and perils of the third chapter in plays, poems, prose and song. Featuring Annette Miller, Joy Franz and Joan Coombs with musical direction by Matti Kovler. Seating is onstage. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Theatre Groups’s scholarship program. 7pm. $25 including a post-show reception with the cast.

MUSIC: The Twangbusters @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Wrapping up the 2015 Riverlink Concert Series with some boogie, blues & bop with twang. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Brass & Blues @ the Morgan & Co. Restaurant, Glens Falls. The Dixieland jazz-meets-Delta blues trio features Mark Tolstrup, Woody Strobeck and Ernie Belenger. 6pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Concert On the Green @ the Town Green, Woodstock. The day-long music fest at the corner of Tinker Street and Rock City Road features Norm Wennet (1:40pm), David Kraai & Amy Laber (2:20pm), Ian Charles (3pm), Marc Sloan (3:40pm) and Paul McMahon (4:30pm). FREE.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Powers Park, Troy. Note the early start for the final concert of the Powers Park concert series. With the Party Cline Experience. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Tracy Bonham & Friends @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. CD release party for Wax and Gold. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Maggot Brain @ the Low Beat, Albany. With ROTA (new Albany blackmetal brutality featuring current/ex members of Bad Friends, Girls of Porn, Sallow, Save Yourself, Host and Parasite), Rum Ham and Wrasp. 8 doors, music at 9. $5.

MUSIC: Saint Asonia @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The new band – featuring Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace) and Mike Mushok (of Staind), as well as Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo) and Rich Beddoe (Finger Eleven) – plays songs from their new self-titled debut album, in addition to favorites from Gontier’s days in Three Days Grace and hits from Staind. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC: Stockade Kids @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With the Strange Neighbors, Sydney Funnel and Ignation. 9pm. $10.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. The modern dance masters return for their tenth consecutive season in Chatham. 8pm. $40; $20 students.

COMEDY: Ryan Hamilton @ Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Iit’s the opening weekend of a new Nippertown comedy club… 7:30 & 10pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: FLQ @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Rigs. 3pm.

MUSIC: Michael Panza @ Panza’s Restaurant, Ballston Lake. The singer is joined by vocalist Jeanne O’Connor and the Peg Delaney Trio. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Dock Brown’s at Brown’s Beach, Saratoga Lake. 1-4pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.