7/17/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

July 17th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Earls of Leicester @ the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady. Dobro master and 14-time Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas, the cracker-jack bluegrass band pays tribute to the classic music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys. 7pm. FREE. With Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Aoife O’Donovan @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The rootsy folk-pop singer-songwriter, who has been a member of Crooked Still, Wayfaring Strangers and Sometymes Why, returns to the Club Helsinki spotlight. With the string-band trio Haas Kowert Tice. 7pm. $25.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. The fest concludes with performances by Della Mae, Joe Craven, Mike + Ruthy, the Stray Birds and Dry Branch Fire Squad. Music starts at 10am. GO HERE for more info…

OPERA: “The Witches of Venice” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! Opera Saratoga’s production of the Philip Glass fairy tale opera. 2pm.

MUSIC: The Reverberators Unplugged @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

MUSIC: Jon B. Woodin @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist whose work has been compared to that of James Taylor, Jim Croce and Gordon Lightfoot. 3pm. $10.

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. 2pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Ameranouche @ the Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. The return of the New Hampshire-based Gypsy flamenco swing combo in support of their latest album Sun Shine Soul. 7pm.

FILM: “El Topo” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 cult-classic psychedelic western-meets-religious allegory on the big screen. 6:30 & 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Tisziji Munoz Quartet @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The free-thinking jazz guitar great is joined by bassist Don Pate, drummers Tony Falco and Bob Moses, percussionist Adam Beham and special guest keyboardist John Medeski. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Lake George Boat House, Lake George. 5pm.

THEATER: “The Rose Tattoo” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Last chance! Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy. 2pm. $40-$68. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quintet @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The jazz saxman will be accompanied by Matt Finck (guitar), Rob Lindquist (piano), Mike DelPrete (bass) and Danny Whelchel (drums). 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: KBD @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The Ohio trio of experimental musicians features Michael Kimaid (drums/electronics), Gabriel Beam (guitar/electronics) and Ryan Dohm (trumpet/electronics). With 1983 and CJ Champagne. 8pm. $5.

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. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Skivvies @ The Log at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. 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. 7:30pm. Also on 7:30pm Monday.

MUSIC: Marc Berger & Ride @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Country-folk songs with a touch of bluegrass, roots, Americana and even a little spicy Cajun. 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. 3pm. $15. Through Sunday, July 24.

MUSIC: Women of Note @ River Stone Manor, Glenville. A string quartet brunch concert featuring violinists Cathy Barber and Barbara Brothers, violaist Meme Pittman and cellist Cathie-Jo Brun. 9:30am. $25.

FILM: “Paul Taylor: Dancemaker” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The 1998 examines the life and work of the acclaimed choreographer. 3pm. $7.

FILM: “Smurfs” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. 10:30am & 1pm. FREE.