9/20/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

September 20th, 2015, 6:36 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s the final day of the fest with performances by Ramblin Jug Stompers, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Peter Rowan, the Earls of Leicester, Willie Watson, Greensky Bluegrass, the Del McCoury Band, more… 10:30am. $50; $36 students; $24 for kids age 7-16. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Day Two of the two-day fest featuring the Victor Prieto Trio, Works with Joe Lovano, the Ghost Train Orchestra. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands… GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Naomi Bindman @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer-guitarist takes the stage with her band to celebrate the release of her debut CD, Into Infinity, featuring songs penned by her daughter Ellen Bindman-Hicks, who died in a car accident in 2009 at the tender age of 17. 2pm. $14, which includes a copy of the CD. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Feelies @ Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. Yes, the Feelies are back. With Alex Bleeker & the Freaks. 2pm. FREE with regular Storm King admission – $15; $12 seniors; $8 ages 5-18 and students with ID; free for children age 4 & under and Storm King members. GO HERE for more info…

ART/MORE: Family Fun Day @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany.
Check out the new exhibit, The Capital Region in 50 Objects, and participate in activities including a special gallery scavenger hunt, art making in the Art Studio, face painting, storytelling and – here’s the kicker – a Nipper look-alike contest for dogs, which will be judged by Paul Grondahl, author of the recent book Great Dogs of Albany and Beyond. 12noon. FREE with museum admission.

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. 2pm.

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. 2pm. $20-$80. Through Saturday, September 26.

MUSIC: Sharel Cassity and Bruce Barth @ the Beattie-Powers House, Catskill. Planet Arts presents the sublime sax and piano duo. 2pm. $15:

FESTIVAL: Upper Madison Street Fair @ Madison Avenue, Albany. An afternoon of arts & crafts, music, great food, local vendors and performances, yoga, a kids zone and more. With music by Featuring Swing Shift, Miss Empire Star & the Timeless Tappers, the Other Guys, Veena Chandra, Ryan Leddick, the Girls Next Door, the Festive, Brett Sears, No Mo Jelly. 12noon-5pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Woodstock Comedy Festival @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. Day Three of the three-day fest focuses on film with a screening of “Just About Famous (a documentary about celebrity impersonators) and the Short Film Showcase. 12:30pm. $10 each. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of events…

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Hispanic Heritage Celebration & Dance Party. 1-4pm.

MUSIC: Holly Miranda @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Ambrosia Parsley and Chris Maxwell. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Banda Magda @ The Falcon, Marlboro. With Women of the World. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Mikal Cronin @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Calvin Love, Ultimate Painting and the Cairo Gang. 8pm. $15.

BOOK EVENT: Brian Selznick @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A multi-media book presentation with the Caldecott Medalist and No. 1 bestselling author of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “Wonderstruck.” In support of his newest illustrated novel, “The Marvels.” 3pm. $5.