7/30/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

July 30th, 2016, 7:42 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Howard Fishman Band @ PS21, Chatham. A foot-tapping mix of Dixieland, bluegrass and Gypsy swing, combining the exuberance and spontaneity of jazz with a storyteller’s sense of drama. 8pm. $25; $14 students.

MUSIC: The Lumineers @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. With Rayland Baxter and Langhorn Slim & the Law. 7pm. $45. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

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MUSIC: Fred Hersch & Jane Ira Bloom @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Top o’ the line jazz piano and soprano sax. 8pm.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can Marathon @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. An adventurous six-hour musical marathon featuring the music of John Luther Adams, Steve Reich’s “Music for Mallet Instruments,” Julia Wolfe’s “Tell Me Everything, and a world premiere by All-Star Ken Thomson. 4pm. $18 & $24; $12 students.

MUSIC: Coupons @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. CD release party for their debut album, Number One Hit Album. With Jouska, the Rechorduroys, Hammer Hawk and Apostrophe S.

MUSIC: Garnet Rogers @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. Book release concert for “Night Drive: Travels With My Brother.” 7pm. $24. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled as he was denied permission to cross the U.S./Canadian border…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Springer @ Stable Gate Winery, Castleton. Day Two of the festival features Deadgrass, the On the Spot Trio, Lawrence, the Jarryd Torff Group, the Reign of Kindo and Start Making Sense. Music starts at 12noon. $70. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FAIR: Schoharie County Sunshine Fair @ Schoharie County Fairgrounds, Cobleskill. The usual fair fare – fried dough, midway amusement rides, chainsaw sculpture, lots of animals. With headliner Sawyer Fredericks (7pm), as well as Moonshine Junkies (8pm). Fairgrounds open at 9am; midway at 12noon. Through Saturday, August 6.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! It’s the final day of the ballet residency. 2 & 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: GEM Festival @ various locations, Glens Falls. Featuring area visual artists as well as bands (Candy Ambulance, Angels on the Fourth, Last Daze and lots more), the day-long fest takes place at three venues in downtown Glens Falls – Juicin’ Jar, the 190 Grille + Cinema and Mean Max Brew Works. 10am-11:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors, Schenectady. Shane Torres headlines. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Caleb Klauder Country Band @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. A classic honky-tonk band performing original songs alongside gems from George Jones, the Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all sounding timeless, fresh and alive. With Moonshine Holler. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Fab Faux @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A Hard Day’s Night and More. 8pm. $30, $80 & $90.

MUSIC: Blue Hand Luke @ Powers Park, Troy. It’s Classic Rock Night. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tarts’ 1920’s Speakeasy Burlesque Revue @ McGearys Pub, Albany. Come and join Roxxi and her troupe for a night of fun filled hi-jinx and bathtub gin-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 9pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Adirondack Foothills Rock Festival @ the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville. Featuring Flame (12noon), Third Rael (1pm), Smythe’ Brothers 2 (2pm) and Jocelyn & Chris Arndt (3pm). $15.

MUSIC: Leslie Kubica & the Matchstick Menagerie @ Unity Hall, Fort Plain. With Pat Ruddy, the Eugene Tyler Band and Brooklyn’s Screamin’ Rebel Angels. 6pm. $7.50.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Kickin’ It for the Kids @ Parish Public House, Albany. Local 518 rockers Close Enough play a benefit concert for St. Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ the Carol Theatre, Chestertown. Woodstock favorites head to the North Country… 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Woodstock Sessions @ Applehead Recording, Woodstock. The rare experience of witnessing and participating in the recording of a live in-studio album by Joseph Arthur. Includes, art exhibit, catered dinner, lots of other perks. 2pm. $150.

MUSIC: The Bremners @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. The rockin’ duo of Rob Skane and Mike Lisi. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Spirit of Violence @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Exul and Scavengers. 8pm.

THEATER: “Passage” @ Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield. Kickwheel Ensemble Theater premieres a new satirical climate change romance that links past, present and future. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Dayna Kurtz @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy Of Songwriters. With special guest drummer Bernard Purdie. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. The saxman is joined by Matt Finck (guitar), Rich Syracuse (bass), Jeff “Siege” Siegel (drums). 7pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Dock Street Station, Catskill. 4pm.

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 Erotics @ Geno’s on the Ave, Schenectady. With the Prophets of Addiction. 8pm.

MUSIC: Brian LaPoint & the Joints @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

READING: Poets in the Park @ Washington Park, Albany. Sarah Browning and Bunkong Tuon read near the Robert Burns statue. 7pm. FREE. Rain site: Social Justice Center.

MUSIC: Moriah Formica @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Inn at Saratoga, Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.