7/2/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

July 2nd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Gillian Welch @ The Egg, Albany. One of the leading voices in Americana music, Welch returns to The Egg with long-time partner Dave Rawlings. 7:30pm. $38.50.

OPERA: “Zémire et Azor” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga’s production of André Grétry’s operatic adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast story. 7:30pm. $50, $72.50 & $95.

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MUSIC: Natalie Merchant @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The singer-songwriter makes her Tanglewood debut in support of her new 10-CD box set, The Natalie Merchant Collection. 7pm. $27-$109.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Riverside Park, Coxsackie. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. 8pm.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany. The orchestra is joined by the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Jazz Ensemble and the Skidmore College Storytellers’ Institute for selections by Handel and Daniel Schlosberg plaus American patriotic favorites. With Erie Canal balladeer George Ward. 6pm. FREE. Followed by fireworks.

MUSIC: Maria Zemantauski & Alegria @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Tantalizing flamenco music. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Institute Students @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s all about patriotism and pasties with the annual U.S.Oh!!! Stars and Garters show. Hosted by Evil Dan. Doors open at 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Krakauer/Tagg Duo @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. For the second concert of the new Rogovoy Salon series, Grammy Award-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer and South African-born pianist-composer-producer Kathleen Tagg perform their “Breath and Hammer: Clarinet, Piano and Beyond” multimedia program, enhanced by an immersive video feed. Featuring arrangements of works by John Zorn, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Cuban percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, plus original compositions. 7pm.

MUSIC: The OZ Experience @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Omar Hakim’s and Rachel Z’s new project bridges diverse musical experiences. Tonight they’ll bring long-time partner Jonathan Toscano on bass. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 2pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Palberta @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The trio of Lily Konigsberg, Anina Ivry-Block and Nina Ryser. With the duo Mistresses. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Brian Kastan Trio @ Colony, Woodstock. With Robert Kopeck. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Marc Black Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Marc Black’s “Freedom Show” features an all-star band featuring Pete Levin, Eric Parker, Mike Esposito, Don Davis and special guests. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Thirty Silver @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Dead Harrison. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Escher String Quartet @ Maverick Concerts, Woostock. Performing Schubert’s “Little” Quartet in E-Flat, Op. 125; Bartók’s Quartet No. 3 and Sibelius’ String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 “Voces Intimae.” 4pm. $30 & $55.

THEATER: “Moonlight and Magnolias” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. A slapstick comedy about the creation of the classic film, “Gone With the Wind.” 2pm. $19.50, $25 & $50. Through Sunday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

TALK: “In and Around the Landscape: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Curator Alexandra Schwartz presents the opening lecture in conjunction with the Clark’s new exhibit “As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings.” 3pm.

MUSIC: Sonny and Perley @ the Reel Seafood Company, Albany. Jazz brunch. 11am.

MUSIC: The Accents @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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…