9/2/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

September 2nd, 2016, 6:59 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Robert Cray Band @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Soulful blues. With Shemekia Copeland. $29.50 & $34.50. 8pm.

MUSIC: The B-52’s @ Tanglewood, Lenox. When the thrift-shopped, bee-hived Athens party-rockers first emerged with “Rock Lobster,” who would have thought that still be around more than 35 years later, let alone performing with an orchestra like the Boston Pops? 8pm. $22-$124.

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MUSIC: The Wallflowers @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Jakob Dylan and band return to his dad’s old stompin’ grounds. With Ragged Glory. 8pm. $35, $48 & $58.

MUSIC: The Orange @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Gobhi and Kitari. 8pm.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ the Elks Lodge, Albany. Music by Doc Scanlon’s All-Star Swing Band featuring bassist Don “Doc Scanlon” Dworkin, guitarist Graham Tichy, drummer Pete Vumbaco, vocalist Colleen Pratt and saxman Brian Patneaude. With a swing dance lesson at 7pm; the band at 8pm.

MUSIC: Matchstick Architects @ Boom Room, Pittsfield. It’s the grand opening of the new acoustic music venue of the Berkshire Organisation for Original Music. With Alan Monasch and goodgood. 5pm. Donations accepted. GO HERE for more info and the upcoming concert schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Meltasia Music Festival @ the former Catskill Game Farm, Catskill. It’s Day One of the three-day fest, hosted by comedian Neil Hamburger with music by Thick, It’s Not Night: It’s Space, the Nude Party, Mystery Lights, Bloodshot Bill, Kool Keith, Shannon & the Clams and Benni. Music starts at 5pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

THEATER: “Broadway Bounty Hunter” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Inspired by the exploitation movies of the ’70s, Joe Iconis’ new musical follows a 60-ish-year-old, down-on-her-luck actor (played by Annie Golden of the Shirts and “Orange Is the New Black”) as she’s asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. 7:30pm. $52. Through Sunday, September 4. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: “108 Troubles” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A performance by Rob Hamilton exploring the 496-channel wave-field audio system. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for a schedule of EMPAC’s upcoming events…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mazzstock @ Marlboro. It’s Day One of the three-day fest featuring music by Real Time World Taxi, the Bendy Effect, the Big Takeover, Zach Deputy, Cosmal, Space Carnival, Juka, Space Dragon and Dan Brother Band. 3pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

OPERA: “Madama Butterfly” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Berkshire Opera Festival launches its inaugural season with a production of Puccini’s masterpiece. 7:30pm. $20, $38, $63 & $98.

MUSIC: Damara Rose @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Caleb Drost and Lady Moon. 8pm. $5.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. Kate Skarpetowksa’s “Almah” explores the connection of an eastern European childhood juxtaposed with the urban folklore of adolescence in NYC. With two David Parsons works, “Union” and his stroboscopic masterwork “Caught.” 8pm. $40; $20 students. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Vishtén @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. The powerhouse Acadian trio serves up their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp, Moog, electric guitar and percussive dance, blending the traditional with the contemporary. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Red Shift. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm.

MUSIC: Errorsmith @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sonny Daye Duo @ Athos, Albany. 7pm.