9/19/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

September 19th, 2015, 8:06 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Day One of the two-day fest featuring the Julian Lage Trio, the Jamie Baum Septet, the Jazz Passengers, the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands… GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany. Featuring Candy Ambulance, Jocelyn Arndt, Ampevene, the End Men, Hard Soul, Let’s Be Leonard, Probing Digit, Stellar Young. 10am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Featuring Cat & the Moon, Quiles & Cloud, Birds of Chicago, Mr. Sun, Ballroom Thieves, Alison Brown, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan, Dwight Yoakam, Leftover Salmon, more… 10:30am; $56; $40 students; $28 for kids age 7-16; kids age six & under FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

ARTIST TALK/RECEPTION: “A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers” @ the Crandall Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Curated by Nippertown contributor Andrzej Pilarczyk, the exhibit showcases the work of Pilarczyk with Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky and Lawrence White. 4-7pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Saratoga Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs.
Featuring music by Bob Warren, Angela Bove, Bryan Thomas. 10am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Featuring Hair of the Dog, Emish, Screaming Orphans, Shilelagh Law, the Young Dubliners, the Fighting Jamesons, Flashpoint, the McKrells, Daimh, the Druids, Get Up Jack, Triskele, Shadowland, Rakish Paddy, Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, Three Irish Voices, Who’s Your Paddy, the Brothers Flynn. 12noon; $25; kids age 12 & under FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

ART RECEPTION/FUNDRAISER: “Unveil” @ the Post Contemporary, Troy. Formerly the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, the Post Contemporary celebrates its new name and its grand opening with a funky but chic gala with a wall-to-wall environment of artwork, food and sound, spanning multiple disciplines and spilling outward into adjacent sites. 7pm. $85; $55 if under age 35.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY/FILM: Woodstock Comedy Festival @ various locations, Woodstock. Day Two of the three-day fest featuring panel discussions throughout the day beginning at 12:30pm and a stand-up headlining show by Robert Klein and Karen Bergreen. Various prices. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of events…

MUSIC: The Dan Brubeck Quartet @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The jazz drummer celebrates the music of his parents with a CD release party for his new, 2-disc set Live from the Cellar : Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck. 7:30pm. $30.

THEATER: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 2014 Tony Award-winner as Best Musical. The zany musical farce tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by — you guessed it — eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. 8pm. $20-$80. Through Saturday, September 26.

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Colonie. It’s a “Half Way to St Patrick’s Day” party. 7pm.

MUSIC: Michael Jerling @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Accompanied by bassist Tony Markellis and Teresina Huxtable on vintage reed organ. With Niall Connolly. 8pm. $18.

TALK/FILM/MORE: Gene Kelly: The Legacy @ The Egg, Albany. The live, one-woman show features Patricia Ward Kelly with film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal keepsakes and plenty of stories. 7:30pm. $18, $28 & $38.

MUSIC: The Third Ear @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Reedman Michael Moss leads the boundary-stretching jazz trio with a world music perspective. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Chandler Travis Three-O @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. 8:30pm.

READING: Rory Block @ ChurchLive, Chatham. The hometown acoustic blues legend reads from her book Whena Woman Gets the Blues and tells road stories about her years with the blues masters and recording with Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and others. With a Q&A session. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ray Mason Band @ Ale House, Troy. Ray celebrates his 65th birthday! 9pm.

THEATER/MUSIC: “The Red Guitar” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Written and performed by John Sheldon, this is a musical monologue of the history of rock and roll as he lived it, from early childhood to present day: becoming Van Morrison’s lead guitarist at 17; a songwriter for James Taylor; a chance encounter with Jimi Hendrix. Equal parts music and storytelling, it’s funny, poignant and, in the end, a story of personal transformation. 8pm. Also at 2pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Symphony X @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. A co-headlining tour stop with Overkill. Within the Fire opens the show. 8pm. $30.

FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER: “Fire and Ice: A Town-Wide Party” @ various locations, New Baltimore. The benefit for the New Baltimore Conservancy starts at 4pm at Long View Park, chili competition followed by Al Kash’s Playin’ With Fire at 6pm. Then at 8pm, it’s a block party dance with Skeeter Creek at Cornell Hook and Ladder. $20 includes admission to both venues and two drink tickets.

FUNDRAISER: Light Into Night @ Art Omi, Ghent. The gala lights up the night with art throughout the cocktail hour, with live and silent auctions, dance by Carte Blanche Performance, poetry, ping pong, photo booth, dinner, light installation, dance party and more. 5-10pm.

MUSIC: Stranger at Home @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Lef. 2pm.

MUSIC: My Body @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Accent, Crystal Ghost and Apostrophes. 6pm.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Peg Delaney @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: James Cawley @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Elvis tribute performer. 8pm. $22.

WORKSHOP: Seeing Beyond Speech Workshop @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Krystal Krunch (aka Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) is a duo of artist intuitives who see and respond to energy in the body, the psyche, architectural spaces and artworks. They are dedicated to using intuitive reading to help people come in contact with their highest and best potential. The workshop teaches participants how to give and receive an intuitive reading. 1pm. FREE.

READING: “Reading” Affinity Atlas @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. In the Tang’s Wachenheim Gallery, Krystal Krunch will “read” individual artworks, as well as the exhibition as a whole. 3:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bully @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The brainchild of Alicia Bognanno, this Nashville-based rock quartet is already earning comparisons to ’90s pop-punk bands like Hole, the Breeders and Veruca Salt. With Fake Limbs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Claude Bourbon @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A classically trained guitarist who seamlessly fuses Latin, Spanish, Gypsy, jazz and Delta blues. 7:30pm. $16; $10 under age 18.

COMEDY: Anjelah Johnson @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Mal Hall. 7pm. $47. NOTE: This show was originally scheduled for the Calvin Theatre, but has been re-located to the Iron Horse.

MUSIC: Patti Rothberg @ Riverside Cafe at China Rose, Rhinecliff. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Spurs USA @ Troy Elks Lodge, Troy. Old-school country music. 7pm BBQ chicken dinner; 8pm music. $25 for dinner & entertainment; $15 entertainment only.

EVENT: Troy On Tap @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Showcasing more than 100 beers from some of America’s best craft breweries and imports as well. Sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music by the WonderBeards, food available for purchase and vendors. 2-5pm. $45.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 10pm.

MUSIC: Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Voice recital. 8pm.