6/11/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

June 11th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/FILM/MUSIC/ART: Typewriter Arts Festival @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. An exhibition of typewriter art, a type-in, a live performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and the double-feature screening of the documentary “The Typewriter (In the 21st Century)” and the French comedy “Populaire.” 6:30pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The National @ MASS MoCA’s Joe’s Field, North Adams. Acclaimed indie-rockers play a big benefit concert for Hawthorne Valley Association and MASS MoCA. With Yassou. 7pm. $59; Free kids age 5 & under. GO HERE for more info…

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Capital Pride Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring Dev and “American Idol” finalist David Hernandez, as well as Local 518 faves Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde, Macero and Bell’s Roar. 12noon parade; 1pm music. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: The Dixie Chicks @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off SPAC’s 2016 concert season, it’s the DCX MMXVI Tour – the reunion of country music mavericks Martie Maguire, Emily Strayer and Natalie Maines. 7pm.

MUSIC: Tim O’Brien @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist is a bonafide bluegrass star, both on his own and as the leader of the great Hot Rize. He’s also lead the chuckle-inducing Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers and played in Mark Knopfler’s band. With guitarist Grant Gordy (of the David Grisman Quintet) and fab fiddler Alex Hargreaves. 9pm. $29.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Day Two of the three-day fest features Kenny Chesney, Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, the Swon Brothers, Old Dominion, William Michael Morgan, Elizabeth Lyons, McKenna Faith and Keith Walker. Music starts at 1:30pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Celtic Heritage Day @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. Enjoy two stages of live music by Dublin Train Wreck, Washington County Line, Triskele and the Keeners, as well as traditional Irish stepdancing, Celtic pipe bands, craft vendors, kids activities, food and drink and historic demonstrations and exhibitions including sheepshearing, blacksmithing, woodworking, Mohawk River bateaux. 12noon-6pm. $10 per car.

MUSIC: Joan Osborne @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Soul, blues and more in support of her latest album, Love and Hate. 8pm. $50 & $65.

CIRCUS: “YOL” @ the Gasholder Building, Troy. YOL, which means “road” or “way” in Turkish, tells the story of one girl on a mystical journey, exploring a path formed by her own curiosity and imagination. A story told through a mix between a new form of circus and theatre, YOL explores what our beliefs say about us and the possibility of returning to a childlike wonder about the world around us. 3 & 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors; $10 children under age 12. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Craig Morgan @ Charles Wood Park, Lake George. The country star headlines the Americade concert, which also features Brandon Ray and Big Sky Country. 6:30pm. $20, $30 & $45.

COMEDY: Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Stand-up comedians Nick Vatterott and Amber Nelson team up as co-headliners. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/ART: “Six Bands, Six Genres, Six Sculptures” @ Storm King Arts Center, New Windsor. Each band will be sited at a different outdoor location across the Art Center and will perform four 30-minute sets of music. There will be approximately 10-15 minutes in between each set to allow visitors to travel between the different locations. Featuring Gordon Michaels (oldies), Gabriele Tranchina with Bobby Sanabria (world music), Xcalibur (rock), Tyrone Birkett Emancipation (jazz), Hillbilly Parade (country) and Crazy Feet Band (swing). Also Chiku Awali, Taeko Fukao and Camille Thurman. 12noon-6pm.

DANCE: The Dance Cartel @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The envelope-pushing dance company offers an evening that’s part performance, part dance party, including a pop-up performance from their hit event “ONTHEFLOOR,” as well as a sneak peek of new work developed in residence at the Orchard Project, based on stories of cinematic heroines. 9:30pm. $15. GO HERE for more info and a schedule of Orchard Project events…

MUSIC: Driftwood @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The second concert at Caffe Lena’s temporary summer home. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Mary Chapin Carpenter @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. The five-time Grammy Award winner returns in support of her new album, The Things That We Are Made Of. With Rose Cousins. 8pm. $28.50, $38.50 & $48.50.

THEATER: “Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. It’s the NY premiere of the new play written and performed by Roxanne Fay, commissioned by Florida’s Salvador Dali Museum, where it premiere last month. 7:30pm. $20; $10 age 21 and under. Through Sunday, June 19.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. Day Three of the fest features Lespecial, Tauk, Dopapod Orchestra, Nth Power, Consider the Source, Lord Electro, Alchemystics, Dub Apocalypse, the Jauntee, Congo Sanchez, Mister F, Dynamo, Funky Dawgs and more. 10:45am. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Vinnie Caruna and his band @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The vocalist for Long Island punk band The Movielife and lead singer/songwriter for the indie/post hardcore band I Am the Avalanche lands in Albany in support of his solo debut Survivor’s Guilt on Albany’s Equal Vision label. With Brandon Reilly. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Frog Holler @ The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. As The Washington Post describes them, “Neo- hillbillies with a twist, Frog Holler plays mountain blues and country as accessible and modern as the most hummable pop.” They’re back in support of their new album Souvenirs. 8pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freedom Festival 2016 @ Freedom Square, Troy. An afternooon of music, food and art activties – plus Kids Bike Giftaway – featuring world-jazz ensemble Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius & Heard with special guest guitarist, School 12 sophomore Kien Dunham. 3pm. FREE. Rain location: Sanctuary for Independent Media.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: American Music Festival @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. With David Alan Miller conducting and guest sporano Talise Trevingne, it’s a program that features Stucky’s “Silent Spring,” Kernis’ “Simple Songs” and world premieres of Montgomery’s “Caught by the Wind” and Loiacono’s “Sleep Furiously.”

MUSIC: Gosling-McMillen Piano Duo @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen play major two-piano works, including John Adam’s “Hallelujah Junction,” Frederic Rzewski’s “Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues” and Mary Ellen Child’s “Kitter.” 9:30am. $10.

FUNDRAISER: Ellen Sinopoli Silver Anniversary Gala @ Country Club of Troy, Troy. Noted for its festivity, dancing, fine food and a great crowd, this year’s gala features gourmet tasting samplers by Chef William Keegan; fine wine and boutique beer; music by Jennifer Haley; delectable desserts by Bella Napoli; a signature cocktail with commemorative glass; silent auction items. 6pm. $125; $75 age 35 & under.

CABARET: Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know, But Should… @ Barrington Stage Company’s Main Stage, Pittsfield. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Presto Change-O” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Last chance! The new musical by Eric Price and Joel Waggoner tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family. 3 & 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Slackers @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. It’s a ska dance party. With the Big Takeover and Los Thujones. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ the Low Beat, Albany. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Shale Hill Music Fest @ Shale Hill Farm, Saugerties. A benefit for Choices in Childbirth and the New York State Birth Center Association featuring alt-pop singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham as well as kindie queen Bari Koral, local rockers the Cameramen, Katie Hoffstater and Hudson’s Crew. 12noon. $25; free children under age 12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Noise Between Stations @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Hasty Page and Machete. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin by Satinwood @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Seven piece band featuring original Chapin band member Howard Fields. 7pm.

THEATER: “The Dog in the Manger” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents the fast-paced comedy directed by Kendle Butterworth. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, June 19.