9/13/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

September 13th, 2015, 8:01 am by Greg
Al McKenney

Al “Captain Fun” McKenney

MUSIC: Captain Fun Fest @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. A celebration of the life of Al McKenney – an afternoon of stories, songs and memories. Emceed by Rick Bolton with music by Andy Cohen, Peter Davis, Michael Eck, Michael Jerling, John Kribs, Tony Markellis, Matt McCabe, Kevin McKrell, Jeff Walton, Bob Warren, Tim Wechgelaer, Robin & Linda Williams. 1-6pm. Donations appreciated.

MUSIC: Kevin Maul & Peter Bearup @ the Ale House, Troy. The second Sunday Americana shows are back. With guest guitarist Gary Blodgett. 6:30-9:30pm.

MUSIC: 440 Hz @ Second Ward Foundation, Hudson. In conjunction with Basilica SoundScape, it’s a showcase of four artists from the roster of the Western Vinyl label – Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic), Christopher Tignor, Alexander Turnquist and Glass Ghost. Doors at 7pm. $15.

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FESTIVAL: Saratoga Native American Festival @ Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs. Featuring storytellers, craftspersons, dancers and more With music by Sheldon Sundown, Al Cleveland, the Iron River Singers, the Blackhawk Singers and more. 10am-6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Robin & Linda Williams @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Throughout a celebrated career spanning four decades, the “Prairie Home Companion” regulars have made it their mission to perform the music they love: a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with wide-ranging melodies. 7pm. $30.

READING: Pierre Joris @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. With poet Brenda Coultas. 5pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL: Sunday Picnic in the Park @ the Georgi, Shushan. Featuring the Stratton Mountain Boys Austrian Ensemble. 1pm. $10 suggested donation per vehicle.

FUNDRAISER: Immunotherapy for Maegen @ Riverfront Bar & Grill, Albany. Kids activities and music by the Daliahs, Full Tilt, Eastbound Jesus and more… 12noon-7:30pm. $15; kids under age 12 FREE.

MUSIC: Heartless Bastards @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Restless Ones Tour. With Alberta Cross. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Lesli Sanders @ Geno’s On the Ave, Schenectady. The Prophets of Addiction bandleader goes acoustic. With the Erotics’ Mike Trash. 2pm.

READING: Community of Writers: A Reading @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Readings by poet and member of Albany’s Nitty Gritty Slam Poetry team Elizabeth K. Gordon, mystery novelist Julie Lomoe and journalist James Schlett. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 3pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Frederic Hellwitz & Friends @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York presents a classical music concert. 2pm. $20.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Buhrmaster Barn Dance @ the Pruyn House, Colonie. Music by Russet (Aldo Lavaggi & Peter Madsen) with Peter Stix calling. 5pm Potluck dinner; 6pm dancing. $12; $10 seniors; $6 students.