7/8/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

July 8th, 2016, 7:16 am by Greg

MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Artist-musician Ryder Cooley leads her captivating band in support of their self-titled debut album. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concerts series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. Day One features music on two stage, including Charles Neville, the Dustbowl Revival, NRBQ, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, C.A.M.P.O.S., Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Xixa and Ola Fresca. 5pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: The String Cheese Incident @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. With Twiddle. 6:30pm. $60.

MUSIC: Joshua Bell @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s opening Night at Tanglewood with Jacques Lacombe conducting Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Prokofiev with featured soloist Joshua Bell on violin. 8pm.

MUSIC: The LateShift @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Heard @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. Pianist-composer Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius leads her sparkling world/jazz band. 7pm. $22.

DANCE: Alvin Ailey @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Performing “Exodus,” “Awakening” and “Revelations.” 8pm. With a 5pm pre-show 50th Anniversary Community Picnic FREE with paid admission to the evening’s performance.

MUSIC: Woodchuckwood @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Bleak Little World. 8pm.

THEATER: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Tennessee Williams’ classic directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn. 8pm. $62. Through Saturday, July 16.

THEATER: “The Rose Tattoo” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy. 8pm. $40-$68. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Creek @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville. Day One features Miss E & the Resonators, Jamemurrell Stanley’s Drummers of Peace & Equality, Hot Creekin’ Acoustics, the Marks Brothers, Depth Quartet and City Hall. 3pm.

MUSIC: The Charlie Smith Blues Band @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Veteran Greater Nippertown blues master. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Rattail Jimmy @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Captain Squeeze @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” @ PS21, Chatham. A humorous one-woman show about iconic journalist and satirist starring Nancy Rothman. 8pm. $15; $8 students.

MUSIC: The Back 40 Band @ Canal Square, Cohoes. The Rock the Block concert series shifts to Fridays for the rest of the summer run. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police and an abandoned car. 2 & 8pm. Through Saturday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

READING: New York State Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Readings by memoirist Margo Jefferson (National Book Award for “Negroland”) and novelist Joanna Scott (“Everybody Loves Somebody,” “Arrogance,” “Various Antidotes”). 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete reading series schedule…

THEATER: “Cost of Living” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Featuring Wendell Pierce, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan and Rebecca Naomi Jones. 8pm. $58. Through Sunday, July 10.

MUSIC: Grit n Whiskey @ Blockhouse Park, Stillwater. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Fiorello!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. What is a progressive politician? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Fiorello!,” a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Directed by Bob Moss. 8pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude @ @ Athos, Guilderland. The saxman is joined by Rob Lindquist (piano). 7pm.

MUSIC: Acacia Strain @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. With Oceano and Knocked Loose. 9:30pm.

THEATER: “Kimberly Akimbo” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Starring Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”) and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, David Lindsay-Adaire’s hilarious and heartrending play focuses on a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal… and her dysfunctional family. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Peaceful Country @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With the Jonathan Newell Band. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…