8/20/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 20th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Dawes @ The Egg, Albany. The California-based indie-rockers quickly emerged as one of the most popular Americana bands upon the release of their album North Hills and continued to build a faithful following with subsequent recordings Nothing Is Wrong, Stories Don’t End and All Your Favorite Bands. Their new album, We’re All Gonna Die, is due out next month. With Basia Bulat. 8pm. $34.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Cousin Clyde, Bowtie, Mister Eck and Wild Bill bring their brand of cross-genre jug music to town. Call it 78rpm music for the 21st century. 8pm. $10.

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MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Orchard Tavern, Albany. Wry bluegrass. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Jonathan Edwards @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed singer-songwriter was one of the headliners at the Albany Tulip Festival in May, and now you can catch him in a more intimate setting in support of his latest album, Tomorrow’s Child. 7pm.

OPERA/INSTALLATION: “The Match Girl Passion” @ The School, Kinderhook. American artist and opera director R. B. Schlather stages a five-hour, one-day-only performance installation of Oscar-nominated American composer David Lang’s opera. Featuring soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird, countertenor Brennan Hall, tenor Karim Sulayman, bass Zachary James and percussionist Michael Zell. 12noon-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mariachi Flor de Toloache @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. The trailblazing Latin Grammy nominees and NYC-based all-female mariachi band played a sold-out concert at MASS MoCA earlier this year. Now you can see them for free… 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FILM/MUSIC: “Sherlock Jr.” @ MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C, North Adams. under the direction of Tom Nazziola, the BQE Project performs their dynamic, original live score to accompany the hilarious 1924 silent comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. 8pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Penny Knight Band @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. It’s reunion time! The veteran prog-leaning rockers play their first Schenectady County club gig since New Year’s Eve, 1984 at the Skyway. It’s a benefit for City Mission of Schenectady. 8pm. $10 donation.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The orchestra’s summer finale features Brahms’ Symphony No. 2; Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Nightlife @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s reunion time! With Artisan, Young Graves and Johnny Booth. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. Four great bands culminnating with the Godfather of Funk and his legions in an outdoor concert that promises to be the dance party of the summer. With Turkuaz, Sophistafunk and Fat Bradley. 4pm. $30.

MUSIC: David Crosby @ Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Joined by his son James Raymond on piano, Crosby will play a career retrospective concert, stretching from the Byrds to CSN&Y to his solo work. 8pm. $60-$85.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Concert on the Green @ the Village Green, Woodstock. Featuring the Cupcakes (1pm), Mr. Roper (1:40pm), Niall Connolly (2:20pm), Carol White (3pm), Jax Denise (3:40pm) and David Kraai & Amy Laber (4:30pm). FREE.

MUSIC: Buckwheat Zydeco @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. American music legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s accordion-fueled zydeco music. 8pm. $30-$50. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed while Dural battles lung cancer.

MUSIC: Anderson East @ Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. The hot young country soul singer is riding high on the strength of his debut album Delilah. With self-described “garage-country” singer Aubrie Sellers and reggae favorites the Big Takeover. 6:30pm. $33, $43 & $53.

MUSIC: Woodstock Jamaica Summit @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring King Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band with Royal Khaoz and DJ Starcade. 9pm. $30 & $50.

MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. Blending country and blues… 3pm.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Headliner Noré Davis has made the long journey from gas jockey to graphic designer to stand-up funny man. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: East Greenbush Town Fest @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. Featuring plenty of food, vendors, a bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo, a rock wall, a velcro wall, raffles, lots more children’s activities and, of course, live music by Marty Wendell, Vatrano Road and the Schmooze. Capped off with fireworks. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Curtis Flach @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Ben Escoe. 1pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Property Known as Garland” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The iconic Judy Garland comes to life in Billy Van Zandt’s play, directed by Flo Hayle. Kathleen Devine and Caedmon Holland star in this wickedly witty and touching trip down the yellow brick road of Judy’s astounding career. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday, August 28.

MUSIC: Pink Talking Fish @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Hayley Jane & the Primates. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Side Show Willie @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

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

MUSIC: “Story of Babar” Children’s Concert @ Shepard Park, Lake George.A young people’s concert by the Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Michael Panza @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ Salem Art Works, Salem. The second Music on the Hill concert features a chicken BBQ by the Salem Boy Scouts, craft beer from Argyle Brewing Company and music by Salem’s own veteran country music couple. 4pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Formula 5 @ Dinosaur BBQ, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

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

DANCE: The Chase Brock Experience @ PS21, Chatham. Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company. 8pm. $35; $18 students.