6/4/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

June 4th, 2017, 7:18 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/VARIETY: BUSK! Festival @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Fun-for-the-whole-family fest featuring circus acts, stunt performers, magicians and lots of music, including the Atlas Circus Co., Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Red Trouser Show, LubDub Theater Co., Mike Campese, Wacky Chad, more. 12noon-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete music schedule…

COMEDY: Sinbad @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Music Hall wraps up its spring season with big laughs from the veteran comedian. With Devon Stewart. 8pm. $29 & $36.

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VARIETY: “Best of BUSK!” Cabaret @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Red Trouser Show, Atlas Circus Company, Wacky Chad, and LubDub Theater Co. and special musical guests Ramblin Jug Stompers. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Ellis Paul @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With Zion Rodman. 7pm. $26.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WILDWOODstock Benefit @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The 10th annual benefit for Wildwood Programs featuring music by WoW, The 317, The E-Block, Legendary Losers, Talia Denis, Sirsy and Erin Harkes. 12noon-7pm. $10; kids age 12 & under FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…

COMEDY: Gallagher’s “Jokes On You Comedy Tour” @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Laugh along with the watermelon-smashing comedian and his pal Artie Fletcher. 8pm. $20, $30 & $45 (splash zone).

MUSIC: Dan Stuart @ the Low Beat, Albany. He was a founding member of critically acclaimed Green on Red with Chuck Prophet and one half of Danny & Dusty with Steve Wynn in the ’80s before leaving the music business in 1995 for a decade and a half. His comeback record in 2012 has the same title as his 2014 false memoir: The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings. With Go to Blazes founder Tom Heyman. 7pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Adirondack Bluegrass Round-Up @ McConchie’s Heritage Acres, Galway. Featuring High Peaks Bluegrass, Northern Borne, Taconic Ridge, Hilltown Ramblers. 10am-1:30pm. $5; youth under 16 free. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Terrapin Flyer @ Parish Public House, Albany. Dead-centric band featuring Melvin Seals on the Hammond B-3. With Skeleton Keys and Rick Redington & the Luv. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/ART: Triage @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A tribute to the late jazz visionary and bandleader Sun Ra. With the Late Regulars opening the show. And “Heliocentric Omni Verse,” a sculptural installation paying tribute to Sun Ra by artist Reginald Madison, kicking off the evening at 6pm. Music at 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: American Music Festival @ various locations, Troy. Featuring Water Music NY Preview Concert @ Russell Sage College’s Bush Memorial Hall at 3pm; “Gershwin, Joplin & More! American Piano Works by Pianist Findlay Cockrell” @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 1pm.

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. 3pm. Through Saturday, June 10. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Golfstrom @ Skidmore College’s Wilson Chapel, Saratoga Springs. Performing Jewish music from around the world – old and new, devotional and secular folk songs, lullabies, ballads and standards. 3:30pm. $10; students & children free.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Lake George Elvis Festival @ various locations, Lake George. It’s all-Elvis all the time this weekend in Lake George as more than 50 Elvis Tribute Artists (that’s apparently the politically correct term these days) compete for big prizes, go on cruises, entertain in local nightspots, ride in a parade, etc. 10:30am. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

TALK: Ann Leary @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The bestselling author discusses her creative process and her latest book, “The Children.” 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Deborah Young-Weiler @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Piano recital. on the seven-foot Steinway Concert Grand. 2pm. $20, including complimentary coffee.

THEATER: “True West” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Last chance! 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. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL: PolishFest @ the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church, Latham. 12noon. $5; children age 12 & younger and seniors are free.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in the National Theatre’s production of the Tom Stoppard comedy. 11am. $15. Also at 7pm on Tuesday.

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…