6/30/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

June 30th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Boz Scaggs @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The classic rock singer sings hits from his massive smooth-soul album, Silk Degrees and more. With co-headliner Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers alum. 7pm. $25-$109.

MUSIC: Mark Tolstrup @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The multi-talented Spa City bluesman celebrates his 60th birthday with a show that finds him playing with Brass & Blues, Street Corner Holler, his seven-year-old granddaughter Brooke Wern and other special guests. 8pm. $22.

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MUSIC: The Magdalens @ Lark Tavern, Albany. The Albany alt-folk band celebrates the release of their debut album, Lay Down Love, featuring 13 original songs recorded at Overit Studios. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Wurliday @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The soul-funk combo celebrates the release of their debut EP, Bedtime Blazer. With Rechorduroys and Olivia Quillio. 8pm.

MUSIC: Coal Palace Kings @ Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery & Brewery, Altamont. Yes, Howe Glassman and the CPK boys are back together again. 7pm.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, shopping, people watching and more. 5pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, “Ragtime” is a soaring, epic, culturally-important musical chronicling the lives of three families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream. 8pm. FREE, $16, $18 & $24. Through Saturday, July 29.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ On Tap Bar Patio, Latham. 5:30pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been moved indoors…

MUSIC: Tas Cru & the Tortured Souls @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. It’s the blues… 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

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

DANCE: Francesca Harper Project @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The dancer choreographs a site-specific dance work in response to Nick Cave’s expansive installation “Until.” 3pm & 4pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Bleak Little World @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Luminous Crush and Dooojj. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC/DANCE: The Lucky 5 @ The Linda, Albany. Swing and Gypsy jazz. Swing dance lesson at 7pm; music at 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Woods @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Featuring Jeremy Earl’s soaring falsetto, the Brooklyn-based psychedelic folk band rolls into town in support of their new album, Love Is Love. With John Andrews & the Yawns. 9pm.

MUSIC: Maltacoustic @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm.

THEATER: “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. An electronic pop musical by Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead. Directed by Marshall Pailet, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s season-opening production turns up the volume on one of history’s most influential and controversial innovators, Nikola Tesla. 7:30pm. $34-$45. Through Saturday, July 1.

MUSIC: The Electric Mess @ Colony, Woodstock. Garage punks led by Chip Fontaine (aka Esther Crow). With Nightmares for a Week. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Cannon the Brave @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Becoming a Ghost. 9pm.

MUSIC: Bluz House Rockers @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Followed by fireworks. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This concerts has been cancelled; fireworks postponed…

MUSIC: “Original Song Contest” @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 10 Greater Nippertown singer-songwriters compete for cash prizes. Winners judged by the audience. 7:30pm. FREE. Also at 7:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Rodriguez @ The Egg, Albany. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled, but Rodriguez is now scheduled for a concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30pm on Monday, September 25.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Smiths of Cohoes, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. $10. Also at 9:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Brandy Clark @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Country music spitfire. 7pm. $25. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled due to illness…

MUSIC: Traverse the Abyss @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Winter’s Burden, Glass Skeleton Death March and Straight Through Sanity. 8pm.

COMEDY: Boomer Comedy Unlimited @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Featuring Lenny Clarke, Jake Johannsen, Ken Rogerson and Carol Siskind. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Dangerous Noize @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 8:30pm. $6.

MUSIC: Big Creek @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Moonlight and Magnolias” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. A slapstick comedy about the creation of the classic film, “Gone With the Wind.” 7:30pm. $19.50, $25 & $50. Through Sunday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: King of the Forest @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed@ Carson’s Woodside Tavern, Malta. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Dos Amigos. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Muddaddy Flats, Troy. 6pm.

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Institute Student Concert @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: EagleMania @ Riverfront Park, Athens. Eagles tribute band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL: Red, White and Brew Festival @ the Clinton South Parking Lot behind Proctors, Schenectady. Samples from more than 30 breweries, food vendors, games and live music by Kick. 6pm. $30; $15 designated driver.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Diamond Club Grill at the Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

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…