8/12/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

August 12th, 2016, 6:51 am by Greg

MUSIC: Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. 8pm. $39.75, $49.75 & $59.75.

MUSIC: Maura O’Connell & Karan Casey @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Two of Ireland’s most outstanding and beloved singers join together to present an exceptional evening of songs and stories. Maura O’Connell and Karan Casey, (original lead singer of Solas), both known for the depth, beauty and sheer joy in their exploration and interpretation of songs, share what it means to be Irish today, a woman today, a world view seen through the broad emotional spectrum of song. 7:30pm. $34.

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MUSIC: The Weight @ Athens Riverfront Park, Athens. Paying tribute to the music of The Band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s Stravinsky’s classic “The Firebird” with puppets by Janni Younge, artistic director of Janni Younge Puppets. 7pm.

MUSIC: Jamcrackers @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The folk trio of Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Hot Club of Saratoga @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Gypsy jazz under the stars as the UpBeat on the Roof concert series continues. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

DANCE: Rioult Dance NY @ PS21, Chatham. The 10-member dancer company is led by the husband-and-wife team of Pascal Rioult and Joyce Herring. 8pm. $35; $18 students.

MUSIC: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. 8pm. $30. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Mamadou Kelly & Ban Kai Na @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The Malian blues virtuoso and his band bring an encyclopedic knowledge of Mali’s music and new sophistication to the sounds from Niafunke. With Last Good Tooth. 8pm. GO HERE for a recent review…

MUSIC: Ginkgoa @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Vintage Paris chic meets New York cool in the swinging electro-beats of Nicolle Rochelle (American singer, author, and dancer) and Antoine Chatenet (French composer and producer). 9pm.

MUSIC: Rum Ham @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Intheshit, Start the Reactor and Inhumatus. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bluegrass in Greenville @ Freehold Aviation, Freehold. Through Sunday.
UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.

THEATER: “Death Herself” @ Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington. In the 90-minute, one-woman show written and performed by Douglass Truth, Dorothy tells how she became Death, Herself. 7pm. $15. Through Sunday.

FILM/MUSIC: Music ‘n’ Movies @ the Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. Here’s a deal for ya! Music by Black Mountain Symphony at 7:15pm, followed by the Mel Brooks doubleheader of “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” at about 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Spiritual Rez @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Rich Ortiz. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ the People’s Pub, Chatham. 8pm.

MUSIC: “Music from High Peaks” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill.
Renowned faculty and international rising young artists from the Catskill High Peaks Festival offer an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Grieg, Chopin, Dvorak, Gershwin and more. 7pm. $25; $15 students.

MUSIC: Hair Band Riot @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Harmony Rocks @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert series schedule…

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.

MUSIC: David Grover & Grover’s Gang @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Berkshires’ fave singer-songwriter plays a family show for Free Fun Friday. 10am. FREE.

FILM: “Mary Poppins” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Julie Andrews/Dick Van Dyke gem is simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. 1pm. FREE.