8/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 6th, 2016, 8:07 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Honey Dewdrops @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The Virginia-based roots duo of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish in support of their new album, Tangled Country. With the Sea the Sea. 7pm.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrad & the Brickyard Band @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Gregg Allman’s lead guitarist and musical director fires it up with his own blues-rock band. 8pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Mariachi Flor de Toloache @ MASS MoCA’s Dré Pavilion, North Adams. New York City’s all-female mariachi band and trailblazing Latin Grammy nominees. 8pm. $22 & $28; students $16. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Capital Region Blues Network’s International Blues Challenge @ The Linda, Albany.Watch (and vote) as Silver Chain, the Andrew Wheeler Band and returning champions the Amy Ryan Band play for keeps, cash and the honor of representing Greater Nippertown at the big battle in Memphis. 7pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. Day Two of the folk fest features Brother Sun, the Gaslight Tinkers, Heather Maloney, the Mike + Ruthy Band, Patty Larkin, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, SONiA disappear fear, Vance Gilbert and lots more. 12noon. GO HERE for more info and the daily schedule of performers...

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. With a repertoire that includes the ’60s British Invasion, the Beach Boys. Paul Butterfield and a whole lotta Zappa, Palermo and his off-beat big band always have something up their collective sleeve. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

READING: “Hiroshima” @ Townsend Park, Albany. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. used the atomic bomb for the first time to destroy the city of Hiroshima, Japan. “Hiroshima” by John Hersey tells the story of the bombing by following the story of six of the survivors. Come join in the community reading. 11am. FREE. RAIN SITE: The Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany.

MUSIC: Silencio @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. A tribute to the music of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Firestarter @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The pop-punks launch their month-long coast-to-coast tour with a hometown show. With Young Culture, Shorebreak, Viewpoints and One for the Braves. 7pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FILM: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A screening of “Ratatouille” with live orchestral accompaniment, conducted by Ted Sperling. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Ballston Spa Short Film Festival @ the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium at 7pm and in the Old Iron Spring Park at 9pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Catskills Back Forty Revival @ the Catskill Brewery, Livingston Manor. Featuring the Felice Brothers, Steve Gunn, the Big Mean Sound Machine, the Last Superpower and Kendy Gable. 12noon. $35. GO HERE for more info…

TALK: Richard Vine @ The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook. The managing editor of Art in America celebrates the publication of his debut novel, “Soho Sins,” with a talk titled “Art, Crime and Soho Sin.” 6pm. $25.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Keller Williams @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Harmony Cafe, Woodstock. 10pm.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: The Berkshire Comedy Festival @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Hosted by Paul Anthony and featuring Christine O’Leary, Johnny Rizzo, Rob Falcone and more. 8pm. $35.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: S.A.V.E. the Lake Festival @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Day Two of the fourth annual fundraising fest features music by the Stony Creek Band, the Bluz House Rockers and Groovin’: A ’60s & ’70s Musical Journey. 1pm. $10; free for ages 16 & under. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance 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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Black Arts & Cultural Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring performances by the Jubilee Choir, Scholastic Talent Showcase Winners, the Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble, Def Poetry Jam Reunion (with Danny Simmons), Young Noble Gentlemen and headliners Sounds of Blackness. 2-7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…

THEATER: “All Shook Up” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley—is a hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical comedy, rocking straight out of ’50s middle America, replete with a guitar-strumming roustabout riding into a small town square and changing everything. 2 & 7pm. $10.

THEATER: “Comedy of Errors” @ the Ten Broeck Mansion Garden, Albany. Confetti Stage presents the Shakespeare classic directed by John A. Nickles. 7:30pm. $15; $8 kids age 12 & under. Through Sunday, August 14. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mournin Dove @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Wings of the Whale and Tell Keller. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Imani Winds @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Young People’s Concert. 11am. $5; free children & students under age 16.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Simone Dinnerstein @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. In a benefit for Maverick Concerts, the Pianist offers a program of Bach, Glass and Schubert. 6pm. $35 & $65.

MUSIC: Samirah Evans & Her Handsome Devils @ Zucchini’s Restaurant, Pittsfield. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” @ the First Congregational Church, Williamstown. Directed by Brandon Burns, the Starlight Stage Youth Theatre celebrates its 41st season with a stage adaptation of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi gem. 7pm. $10; $7 children.

THEATER: “The Last Chance Diner” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The SLCA Youth Theatre Players present the world premiere of the fast-paced comedy written and directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost, with music by Jim Holmes. 2:30pm. $4.