7/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

July 15th, 2016, 7:40 am by Greg

MUSIC: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ Parish Public House, Albany. NOLAdelic PowerFunk. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Skivvies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The adult-rated musical comedy duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley perform stripped-down mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes almost in the raw, baring their considerable abs and more in a concert to benefit Animalkind, Hudson’s cat rescue and adoption center. 8pm. $20; $60 VIP.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Day Two features the Earls of Leicester, the Del McCoury Band, David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience, the SteelDrivers, the O’Connor Family Band featuring Mark O’Connor, the Lonely Heartstring Band, the Stray Birds, Matuto and lots more. Music starts at 11am. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. They’re back, celebrating SPAC’s 50th anniversary, DMB’s 25th anniversary and the 379th meeting of the two. 8pm. $75 & $85; lawn $40.50. Also at 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Harpeth Rising @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Schenectady County SummerNight @ Jay & State streets, Schenectady. Power-popsters the Gin Blossoms headline at 8:30pm with Stockade Kids (6:50pm) and Moriah Formica (5pm) also on the Main Stage at 6:50pm. Also Derrick Horton & the Jay Street Band, the Chronicles, Talia Denis and Kristina Lachaga. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Don Byron & Friends @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The versatile saxman/clarinetist and his band – Dean Bowman, Zachary Alford, Pete Levin, Scott Petito and Matt Finck – serve up “Do the Boomerang: The Soul and Funk Music of Junior Walker, Ray Charles, James Brown and More.” 7 & 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Decoda @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat on the Roof concert series continues with chamber music. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Milk Carton Kids @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The captivating California Americana duo of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan return to town in support of their latest album, The Ash & Clay. 9pm. $25, $30, $40 & $50.

MUSIC: Ana Egge @ Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Club d’Elf @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The band serves up their unique brand of “Moroccan-dosed dub-trance-jazz” with special guest keyboardist John Medeski. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jeff Nania & Lecco Morris @ the Happy Cappuccino, Schenectady. Sax & keys… 12noon.

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. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Nite Train @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Rascals, Guilderland. Yes, another new shopping mall entertainment venue is open… 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library Main Branch Garage, Albany. The annual free concert series kicks off in the parking lot around back of the library with the Rechorduroys and Coupons. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vicious Rotten Hell Bastards @ the Low Beat, Albany. CD release party. With Evolution and Reborn Through Hate. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: Blue Hand Luke @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 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.

OPERA: “Le Nozze di Figaro” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance to catch Opera Saratoga’s production of Mozart’s classic “Marriage of Figaro.” 7:30pm.

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: “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…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Desmond Hotel, Albany. 4pm.

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 Paul Luke Band @ Athens Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers)” @ the Shaker Meeting House at the Shaker Heritage Society, Colonie. A new play-with-music, written and directed by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. 7:30pm. $15. Through Sunday, July 24.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Feeeeed meee…” 8pm. $25, $50 & $65. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read the review…

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: The Switch Band @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

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: The Accents @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Music on Mainstreet, Canajoharie. Golden oldies. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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: Phil Drum @ Carson’s Woodside Tavern, Malta. 7pm.

One thought on “7/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday”

  1. Amy Modesti says:

    Also to add to 7/15/2016: for ART: Opening reception of “Modesti’s Photo Folk Art Experience” (selected paintings and photography made by Amy Modesti) and “Introducing Albany’s Van Gogh, Diane Green” (selected paintings and drawings by Diane Green), held at the Eden Advisory Services And Café, located in Loudonville, NY from 7:30-10:00 p.m. The opening was free and open to the public. The exhibition show will be on view for two more weeks if any of the Nippertown readers and patrons are interested in viewing some awesome, local visual art and digital photography.

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