5/26/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

May 26th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Cake @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. The veteran alt-rockers kick off the summer concert season at Ommegang. 8pm. $45.

MUSIC: The Figgs @ the Low Beat, Albany. The first of a two-night homecoming concert stand, led by guitarist (and recent Skidmore graduate) Pete Donnelly. 8pm. $10. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

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MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ The Linda, Albany. An acoustic performance by the Mexo-Americana duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Shawn Colvin @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. An intimate club performance by the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. With Jon Carroll. 7pm. $70.

MUSIC: Sawyer Fredericks @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Fultonville winner of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” kicks off an unprecedented three-night stand at the Caffe. With Lily Olsen. 8pm. $37. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out… Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Winner of the Best Female Rockabilly Artist Award at Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Music Awards earlier this year, the Kingston-based band celebrates the release of their new album, Love You to Life. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Band @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averrill Park. The Beatles tribute band – Graham Tichy, Steve “Clyde” Davies, Pete Vumbaco, Mike Kelley and Dave Maswick – play an evening of music by Lennon vs. McCartney. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan Band @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 9pm.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, downtown Troy. Made in Troy is the theme of this month’s arts & culture stroll. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Reunion Concert @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Bad Boy Records reunion featuring Ma$e, 112, Carl Thomas, Total and Black Rob. 8pm. $55, $70 & $103.

MUSIC: Kevin & Katie McKrell @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Girls, Guns & Glory @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Rivergrass Revival. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Maybird @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by Josh Netsky, the Rochester rockers roll into town, previewing their new EP, Unraveling. With the Sun Parade and Cannon the Brave. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Elysia Crampton @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Crampton’s music is celebrated for its experimental sonic palette, queer identity, and embrace of South American spirituality. With Russell E.L. Butler. 9pm. $18; $13 students & seniors. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Matthew Cullen @ Colony, Woodstock. Performing his original soundtrack to accomapny a screening of “Carnival of Souls.” With Ultraam. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “Some People Hear Thunder” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of a new musical love story by Gerson Smoger and Jeffrey Sorkin. Directed by and starring Kevin McGuire. 8pm. Through Sunday, May 28. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Frigs @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Toronto post-punk featuring the powerhouse vocals of Bria Salmena. With HSY. 10pm.

MUSIC: Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Jason Wicks Band @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 10.

MUSIC: Stone Soup @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Folk/Americana. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Bars & Stripes Show @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Featuring E.B. da Illest, Mic Lanny, Kourt Jester, DramaMan, Phil Derrico. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “True West” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Sam Shepard’s play examines the tension between two estranged brothers – Hollywood screenwriter Austin and drifter/thief Lee. Drifted by Patrick White. 8pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ the Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ The Roux, Slingerlands. Featuring Skip on clarinet, Crick Diefendorf on banjo and Richard Downs on bass. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Desmond Hotel, Albany. 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Terry Gordon Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s Irish Restaurant & Pub, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Bonz @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rhett Miller @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A benefit to support the completion of the 500-seat amphitheater already under construction at the Lenape Elementary School in New Paltz. With the Trapps and the Sweet Clementines. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Abbie Gardner @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Red Molly’s dobro player shows off her singer-songwriter side. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…