7/14/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

July 14th, 2016, 7:24 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Day One features the Horseflies, the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Wood Brothers, the Lonely Heartstring Band, the Dustbowl Revival, Front Country, Quickstep and lots more. Music starts at 1pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Miracle Legion @ The Linda, Albany. They’re back! They parted ways back in 1996 following the release of their final studio album, Portrait of a Damaged Family, seemingly never to return again. Now, two decades later, Mark Mulcahy has reunited with guitarist Mr. Ray Neal, bassist Dave McCaffrey and drummer Scott Boutier to celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary. With Winterpills. 8pm.

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MUSIC: Michelle Shocked @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter and Grammy Award nominee continues her Putnam Den residency, this time presenting her classic album Captain Swing in its entirety, backed by her band, 1000 Yard. 9pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Irish Night @ Corning Preserve Boat Launch Parking Lot, Albany. Yes, tonight’s Alive at Five – featuring Canadian Celtic rockers Enter the Haggis and Local 518 fave folk-rockers Hair of the Dog – has been moved to the rain site. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Something Lost @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Micah Scott and Yankee Holler. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: Andy “The Music Man” Morse @ Barker Park, Troy. The children’s music fave heads into the park for a family-friendly performance sponsored by Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Kelly McIntyre stars as the electrifying blues-rock singer in the play written and directed by Randy Johnson. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

FILM: “El Topo” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 cult-classic psychedelic western-meets-religious allegory on the big screen. 9pm. $5. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Tennessee Williams’ classic directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, July 16.

MUSIC: Old Trellis @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: Concert Jazz Band @ the Savoy Taproom, Albany. 7pm.

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. 2 & 7:30pm. $40-$68. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC/JAM SESSION: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Vocalist/drummer Trisha Marie Pallo of the Differents, singer/guitarist Petey Hop, bassist/vocalist Pat Perkinson and drummer Sonny Rock comprise the corps band for the bimonthly bash. All working musicians in the region are invited to sit in. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Stony Creek Band @ the Mansion Inn, Rocky City Falls. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Comedy of Manors” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. “Downton Abbey” meets “Noises Off.” Adirondack Theatre Festival presents a laugh-a-minute farce of stately proportions. 7:30pm. $32, $38 & $45. Through Friday, July 22.

MUSIC: The Steve Lambert Quintet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz on Jay concert series continues with the trumpeter and his band. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Chicago” @ Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. Park Playhouse presents the Kander & Ebb musical about murderers Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, who try to turn crime into fame. 8pm. FREE-$24. Through Saturday, July 30.

MUSIC: Opera Saratoga @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. One night only, it’s “An Evening on Broadway.” 7:30pm. $40, $60 & $80.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Feeeeed meee…” 2 & 7pm. $25, $50 & $65. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read the review…

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. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Decoda @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Chamber music by Bach, Prokofiev, Andrew Norman and more. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Orpheus in the Berkshires” @ Greylock Works, North Adams. Obie Award-winning playwright Lucy Thurber puts a new spin on the Orpheus myth. Directed by Laura Savia, this world premiere features a cast of 75 Berkshire residents performing alongside WTFF actors. 7:30pm. FREE. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Joe’s Boys @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

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. 2 & 7pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Taconic Ridge @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. The Music in the Park concert series continues. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Othello” @ the Georgi. UPDATE: This performance has been moved to Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Hubbard Hall Theater Company brings its outdoor performance in the Community Park. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Road Kings @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Pipe Kings @ the Crossings, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Soul Provider @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Guilderland Town Band @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Hartford Community Band @ Juckett Park, Hudson Falls. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Scotia Glenville Community Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: Due to the weather, this concert has been moved to the auditorium at the Scotia-Glenville High School.

FILM: “It’s Love Again” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Part of the Pine Hills Film Colony’s “Murder, Morals & Music” series. 7pm. $10.

FILM: “Charles Bradley: Soul of America” @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. This documentary about the rise of soul singer Charles Bradley from the streets of Brooklyn serves as something of a preview of his concert here next month. 8pm. $5.