7/9/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

July 9th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Sharon Shannon @ Music Haven, Schenectady. The superstar Irish accordionist-fiddler kicks off the 2017 summer season at the Music Haven with a high-spirited evening of Celtic music. With John Doyle. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Caffe Lena @ SPAC, Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Gazebo Stage, Saratoga Springs. It’s a mini-folk fest with a bluegrass bent featuring the Western Den (12noon), Honeysuckle (12:45pm), Twisted Pine (1:30pm) and the Steel Wheels (2:45pm). FREE.

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MUSIC: Anthony da Costa & Adam Levy @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Accomplished guitarist Adam Levy and award-winning singer-songwriter (and Sarah Jarosz’s guitarist) Anthony da Costa are longtime friends who have admired each other’s work for many years, but never played a note of music together before the session for Neighbors, their new collaborative album. 7pm. $10.

OPERA: “The Cradle Will Rock” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga’s production of Marc Blitzstein’s jazzy allegory on corruption and corporate greed is both timely and timeless. 7:30pm. $50, $72.50 & $95.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mount Greylock Jazz Festival @ Bascom Lodge, Adams. Featuring the Stephen Page Trio with vocalist Lisa Davol; the Julia Donnaruma Trio; the Wes Brown Trio with vocalist Jill Connolly, Michael Benedict’s Jazz Vibes and the Phil Allen Septet. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: New Kids on the Block @ the Times Union Center, Albany. It’s an ’80s flashback with Jordan & Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood. With Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. 7:30pm. $29.95, $39.95, $49.95, $69.95, $99.95 & $199.95.

MUSIC: Blackbear @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Matthew Tyler Musto, known professionally as Blackbear, is a hip-hop recording artist, singer, songwriter and record producer. 8pm. $28.

THEATER: “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A mother’s bitterness colors the lives of her two high school-aged daughters in Paul Zindel’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama directed by Steven Patterson. 2pm. $25; $10 for students age 21 & under. Through July 16.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues… 7pm. $5.

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

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ the Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Whiskey Highway @ North Greenbush Town Hall lawn, North Greenbush. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Rick Surrano’s 145 @ Riverside Park, Coxsackie. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Moonlight and Magnolias” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. Last chance! 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…

MUSIC: Krakauer/Tagg Duo @ Star Theater, Cherry Valley. Grammy-nominated klezmer/classical clarinetist David Krakauer teams up with South African-born pianist-composer-producer Kathleen Tagg. 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

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

MUSIC: Chiara String Quartet @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Making their Maverick debut with a program of Britten, Aaron Jay Kernis and Brahms. 4pm. $25 & $45.

MUSIC: Triskele @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

MUSIC: Music Company Orchestra @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 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…