9/17/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

September 17th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest featuring Mr. Sun, Sierra Hull, Lau, Ruthie Foster, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Alison Brown & Friends, Aoife O’Donovan, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Infamous Stringdusters, more. 11am. $60. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Day One of the two-day fest featuring the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the Brubeck Brothers Band, Charenee Wade, Lao Tizer Quartet. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany. The big street fest now rivals LarkFest, and features a line-up of bands that includes Galactic, Warpaint, Maybird, Bassh, the Greeting Committee and Rechorduroys. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Basilica SoundScape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. It’s Day Two of the adventurous music-art-and-more fest featuring Amber Tamblyn, Saviour Self, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Uniform, Deradoorian, Cobalt, Genesis P-Orridge & Edley O’Dowd, Bell Witch, Explosions in the Sky. 5:30pm. $40. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Weird Al Yankovic @ Proctors, Schenectady. From “Another One Rides the Bus” and “My Bologna” to his latest album Mandatory Fun, the accordion-wielding Weird One is the King of Music Parodies. A a damned entertaining one, too. 8pm. $30-$269.

MUSIC: Jim “Kimo” West @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Not only is he Weird Al’s longtime guitarist, but he’s also regarded as one of the world’s foremost Hawaiian slack key guitarists. Why not make it a double-header? 2pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. It’s Day Two of the two-day fest featuring the Narrowbacks, Kilmaine Saints, Hair of the Dog, Screaming Orphans, the McKrells, Shilelagh Law, Get Up Jack, Gaelic Storm, a special tribute to Frank Jaklitsch and more. 12noon. $25. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Danny Brown @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Touring in advance of his hotly anticipated upcoming album, Atrocity Exhibition. With Maxo Kream and ZeelooperZ. 8pm. $25.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Quiet Village @ Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz. An “anti-festival” of ambient music featuring the sounds of Cowboy and Indian, Bob Lukomski, Nixie Unterwelt, Okkoto, David Mecionis, the Beaux Eaux Trio, Oneiromantix, Astatic, more. 10:30am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Paul McCandless + Charged Particles @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The former Oregon and Paul Winter Consort reedman Paul McCandless leads his band into the Electric City. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $24. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Les Dudek @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. In addition to his considerable solo material, the guitarslinger has played with the likes of the Steve Miller Band, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Boz Scaggs, Dave Mason, the Allman Brothers Band and many others. With the 518 All-Star Blues Band. 8:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: HellCat Maggie @ the Low Beat, Albany. 1pm. FREE.

FUNDRAISER: Light Into Night @ Art Omi, Ghent. The annual fundraiser brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable evening of art happenings. With dinner, open bar, dance party, auction and more. 5pm.

MUSIC: Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition @ The Egg, Albany. Synthesizing jazz with the improvised musical forms of South Asia, the band features saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, guitarist Rez Abbasi and percussionist Dan Weiss. Incorporating electronics, live audio processing and inventive hybrid percussion, the trio will perform their new suite “Agrima,” an amalgamation of ideas and notions that blurs the lines of genre, discipline and ethnicity. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Friday, December 9.

FESTIVAL: Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally @ Blackthorne Resort, East Durham. Featuring music by Blue Oyster Cult. With Moonshine Junkies.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grand Point North @ Waterford Park, Burlington. Day One of the two-day fest featuring Grace Potter, Guster, Kaleo, Blind Pilot, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, Smooth Antics, Billy Dean & the Honor Roll, Blue Button and Evansville Transit Authority. 3:15pm. $59.

MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Albany. Mike Kelley & Friends fire up the halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party. 7pm

MUSIC: Tell Keller @ the Upper Room, Albany. PearlPalooza after-party. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Make America Rock Again @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. A serious headbangin’ bash featuring Trapt, Saving Abel, Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, 12 Stones and Tantric. 6:30pm. $22, $35 & $50. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. More than 50 artists from Greater Nippertown are participating in an outdoor exhibit with music by Jeanine Ouderkirk, Gordon St and Kayln Rock. 10am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Quique Sinesi @ The Linda, Albany. The Latin Grammy Award winner is considered one of the premier guitarists to come out of Argentina. With Harry Pellegrin & Matthew Downey. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Griswolds @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. PearlPalooza after-party. 9:30pm. $12.

THEATER: “The Tavern” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson directs George M. Cohan’s vintage melodrama as the first production on the Bridge Street Theatre’s new Mainstage. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students age 21 & under. Through Sunday, September 25.

MUSIC: And the Kids @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Pitchfork recently hailed the Northampton-based band as “the Western Mass. indie scene’s brightest creative lights.” 8pm. $12. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Thursday, December 1…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Saratoga Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Singing Anchors @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Benita Zahn, Jessica Layton and Jerry Gretzinger… 7:30pm. $39.

MUSIC: The Rogues @ Randy Loren’s Dolce Vita, Schenectady. It’s ’60s flashback time! 8pm. $25 includes four-course dinner.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ the Little Theater on the Farm, Fort Edward. The rockabilly-country-gospel veteran performs his 50 Year Retrospective Acoustic Show. 7pm.

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive, award-winning drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Directed by Julianne Boyd, it had its world premiere at Barrington Stage earlier this summer, and now it’s back for an encore run. 8pm. $49. Through Sunday, September 25. GO HERE to read review…

VARIETY: “Saturday Night Liv” @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. Starring Broadway and TV star John Davidson, magician Carl Seiger, comic Danny Bloom, Berkshire Children’s Theater and sketch comedy troupe the Really Convincing Players. Hosted by Liv Cummins. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Outnumbered @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Hardcore. With Tribal Soul and Lad. 9pm. $7.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ the Low Beat, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. Family show. 3pm.

MUSIC: Mark Rust @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, fiddle, banjo, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer) has penned nearly 200 original songs. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18.

MUSIC: Cry Havoc @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Theatre Zombies and Totally Gnarly. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: Soul Provider @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Uncivil Liberty @ Chrome, Waterford. With Midnight Mob, Mordwolf and Blase DeBris. 8pm.

MUSIC: Barb Wired @ the Elks Lodge, Cohoes. 8pm. FREE.