4/23/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

April 23rd, 2016, 8:03 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Skidmore Earth Day Festival 2016 @ Skidmore College’s South Park Green, Saratoga Springs. The big rain-or-shine bash features music by Campo, Boston trio the Ladles, NYC-based EMEFE, Philly’s Joy Again, Palm, Empress Of and the Sun Ra Arkestra. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound & Music @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Looking for something truly adventurous? How about a non-stop marathon 24-hour immersive concert featuring Tyler Wood, Nathan McLaughlin, OMium, Cosmic Planetary Gong Panacea, Daniel Lauter, Lavender Suarez, Megafortress, Brain Decay, Noveller, Bobby Previte and a whole lot more. 3pm. $24. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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MUSIC: Stick Men @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Chapman Stick master Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) joins Pat Mastelotto (both acoustic and electronic drums) and Markus Reuter, playing his self-designed touch-style guitar, for an evening of decidedly progressive jazz, rock and more. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Willy Porter @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter-guitarist teams with vocalist Carmen Nickerson for a return appearance at the Caffe. 8pm. $22. GO HERE for an interview; GO HERE for a recent concert review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Valley Community College Guitar Festival @ Hudson Valley Community College, Troy. A day-long celebration of all-styles of guitar music with workshops and concerts. 10am-6pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. Music at eight venues around town featuring music by Super 400, Hard Soul, Good Fiction, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, North & South Dakotas, the Parlor, Titanics, Ampevene and lots more. Various times. $25.

MUSIC: John Mellencamp @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. He’s come a long way since Johnny Cougar made his Greater Nippertown debut way back when at J.B. Scott’s. Now his Plain Spoken Tour, also features Carlene Carter opening the show and singing a couple of duets with Mellencamp. 7:30pm. $39.50, $59.50, $79.50 & $115.

EVENT: Open House @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. In memory of the fourth anniversary of the death of the great Band drummer Levon Helm, his daughter Amy Helm, opens the studio for an open house. 10am-2pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Albany Improv Festival @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The improv comedy festival features troupes from throughout the northeast – from NYC to Rhode Island – and beyond (yes, even from Austin, Texas). Also including local favorites the Mop & Bucket Company, Sorry Not Sorry, Dollars to Donuts and more. All proceeds from the festival benefit The Damien Center. 12noon. $11-$20.

MUSIC: Nelson Esposito Quintana @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Direct from the Albany Public Library, where they played their improvised soundtrack to the 1913 British sci-fi film, “A Message From Mars.” 9pm. GO HERE for a recent concert review…

MUSIC: Terry Reid & the Cosmic American Derelicts @ the Falcon, Marlboro. One of the great (and most under-appreciated) rock voices of the ’60s-’70s era British rock scene. With Johnny Society. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL/READING: Albany Word Fest @ Albany Social Justice Center, Albany. The week-long fest wraps up with the Creativity Workshop at 5:30pm; Word Fest Invitational Slam at 8pm; Underground Slam at 10pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Albany Band Olympics @ the Low Beat, Albany. Randomly selected musicians come together to form a band. Now they’re showing off what they’ve concocted during the past two months. 9pm.

THEATER: “A Day in a Life: Lucky Lindy” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Dick D. Zigun’s sideshow romp through the life of Charles A. Lindbergh, Molly Parker Myers and Steven Patterson play over 100 roles in this wacky (and ultimately moving) examination of the pleasures and pitfalls of celebrity. Directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $10 under age 21. Through Sunday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Spring Fling @ Chrome, Waterford. Run 4 Cover, Poor Dead Molly, Twisted Fate and Uncivil Liberty play a benefit concert for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. 7pm.

MUSIC: Yves Lambert Trio @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. One of the most influential players in the roots Québécois revival, Lambert is known for his unique ability to translate anecdotal, poetic or political texts into songs. 7:30pm. $23; $5 for children 12 and under.

COMEDY: Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show @ Proctors, Schenectady. Headlined by Chris Lamberth. With Rae Sanni. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mister F @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Broccoli Samurai and The Jauntee. 9pm. $10.

DANCE: ZviDance @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. “On the Road” is a multimedia dance production that explores the Beat Generation and the general upheaval of the 1960s. 8pm. $18 & $22; $8 students.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ f.y.e., Johnstown. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tigers Jaw @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With New Madrid and Kyle & the Pity Party. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Crazy Head Mazie @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dance Party @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring spinning by Miss Lady Kier. With Lady Verse. 9pm. $13.