5/27/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

May 27th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

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

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. New York State’s premier jug band is a hot-wired hybrid of backporch bluegrass, gutbucket blues, moonshine twang, rollickin’ ragtime and junkyard jazz. 9pm.

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VARIETY/FUNDRAISER: Performathon @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Open mic for the benefit of the theater with headline performances by Lynn Kearney (1:30pm); Alison Davy, Garfield Moore & Michael DeBenedictus (1:45pm); Ramblin Jug Stompers (4pm) and Lex Grey (7:30pm). 9am-10pm. $2; $1 ages 12-21; FREE kids under age 12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Whitney @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band and the slack groove of early Pavement. With the National Reserve. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Kevin McKrell @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Hagar’s Harbor, Athens. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ The Linda, Albany. Jamaican-born vocalist NeeNee Rushie leads the ska/reggae band as they record a live album. 8pm. $18.

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

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Springfest @ The Falcon, Marlboro. An all-day celebration featuring local beverages, knoshes, art, dining, dancing and live music on three stages by Black Masala, Gato Loco, Lipbone Redding, Gustafer Yellowgold, Slide Attack, Dante DeFelice, Fred Zepplin, the David Doyle Band and more. 12noon. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: King Washington @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Belle-Skinner and Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddlies. 8pm.

MUSIC: Wes Buckley & the Chums @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Asa Morris & the Mess. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jahman Brahman @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Milk. 9:30pm. Pay what you want…

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Birthday tributes to Bob Dylan and Levon Helm. 9pm. $20.

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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, May 28. GO HERE to read review…

DANCE: Artichoke Dance Co. @ Art Omi, Ghent. Liberate the Earth Dance. 2:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FILM: Red Haired Strangers @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. Live country Delta blues music as a prelude to the double-bill of “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Dusk. $6.

MUSIC: Eric Lee @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Tom Pacheco @ Colony, Woodstock. With Joseph McNulty. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “True West” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Sam Shepard’s play examines the tension between two estranged brothers – Hollywood screenwriter Austin and drifter/thief Lee. Directed by Patrick White. 8pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday, June 4. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Dealt the Blues @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. 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: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Billy Joel tribute band. 8pm. $26, $37 & $45.

MUSIC: Bill Martin @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm. $7.50.

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…