9/10/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

September 10th, 2016, 7:19 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The City of Albany Jazz Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring the Ellis Marsalis Quintet, Lucky Chops, KJ Denhert, Jazz Caravan and Chris Brucker & Full Circle. 1pm. FREE. UPDATE: The fest has been moved to the rain site at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch parking lot, Albany. UPDATE II, 9/10: Ellis Marsalis has cancelled his performance due to illness. New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has been added as the replacement for the fest’s headliner. GO HERE for more info and the complete UPDATED schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ the Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Glenville. They’ve been brewing up the beer for a while, and now they’re launching their live music series, too. Good beer + funky jug band music = a great Saturday night. 9pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: The Steel Wheels @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $30. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: BluesFest 2016 @ Prospectors Restaurant, Schaghticoke. A full day of homegrown blues from Greater Nippertown’s best, including the Joe Mele Band, Average Bear, Midnight Riders, the George Boone Blues Band and Soul Sky. Music begins at 1pm. $20; $30 per couple. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ the Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. It’s Day Three of the four-day fest featuring Moonshine Holler, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Foghorn Stringband and more. 9am. $48. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Peacestock @ Freedom Square, Troy. The third annual fest features music by Consider the Source, the Andrew Wheeler Band, Maurizio, the Forever Young Band, Doc Magnum and Eric Lewis. Music starts at 11am; free barbecue starts at 3pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC/FILM:The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The group is a collaborative project that brings together Massachusetts singer-songwriters in the vein of Americana, rock and roots-folk music. With a screening of a 23-minute documentary about the band. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Blackberry Smoke @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The country-rockers rumble into UCH in support of their upcoming album, Like an Arrow, slated for release next month. With Stolen Rhodes. 8pm. $22.

THEATER: “Kinky Boots” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The smash-hit musical brings together the work of four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy & Tony Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper returns for four performances. 2 & 8pm. $20-$90. Also at 1:30 & 6:30pm Sunday.

MUSIC: The Chris Bergson Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Joined by special guest Corey Glover, the lead vocalist for Living Colour. With Shlomo Franklin. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. Featuring music by Get Up Jack (3pm), Travis Rockenstire (6pm) and Mike DeAngelis (8pm).

MUSIC: Ha @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Boy Go Fast, Bad Mothers and Alenni. 8pm.

MUSIC: Dan Berggren & Ed Lowman @ Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake. Stories, songs, tunes and sing-alongs at the historic venue. 7:30pm. $15.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, Albany. Food, family friendly activities, dance and live music by Michael Stuart, DJ BoyBoy, Luis Damon and Judy Torres. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of music…

MUSIC: Dan Bern @ The Parlor, Northampton. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The School of Rock Albany @ Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Playing “A Tribute to Lollapalooza,” a benefit concert for the Ovation Music Fund. 1pm. $12. Also at 1pm on Sunday.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Liz Miele began performing stand-up comedy at the tender age of 16 in 2002. Now, she’s all grown up, funnier than ever, and headlining. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Playing early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Tavern at the A, Pittsfield. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: David Shelby @ Rascals, Guilderland. Detroit-based country singer in support of his latest release, “Back to Us.” 8pm. $15.

COMEDY: Sorry Not Sorry @ the Low Beat, Albany. Improv comedy group. 1pm.

MUSIC: “Time to Shine” @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. An evening of regional hip-hop hosted by DJ King. Doors open at 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Chatham Camerata @ St. James Church, Chatham. The new collective of professional musicians based in Columbia County will present an evening of Gustav Mahler’s “Das lied von der Erde” (“The Song of the Earth”). 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Rock Garden @ the Ice House, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Presented by Staging Youth’s Future, Inc. 2 & 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Given to Fly @ the River Street Pub, Troy. Pearl Jam tribute band. 9pm.

MUSIC: Steel @ Red Rooster Roadhouse, Cairo. 9pm.

FILM: “Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray” @ The Linda, Albany. This intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist explores the relationship between Murray’s family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Followed by a conversation with director Kristi Zea. 8pm. $8.

FILM: “The Big Lebowski” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Yes, White Russians will be available. 7pm. $9; $6 students.