7/14/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

July 14th, 2017, 7:43 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Day Two of the four-day fest features the Grateful Ball, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Bryan Sutton Band, Trout Steak Revival, Sarah Jarosz and lots more. 11am.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. Day One of the three day fest features Western Centuries, the Sweetback Sisters, Big Al Anderson, the Mavericks, Aliya Cycon Project, Pedrito Martinez Group, Paper City Exile, Kalliope Jones, more. 5pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Beat*Shot Music Festival @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring Leo Coltrane, Katani, DJ Ladi Kutz, Boog Brown, Kortnee Simmons, MRG, LiKWiD, Anneice, Cesar Comanche, more. 7pm. $15. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The National’s Guilty Party @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. To celebrate the release of their new single “Guilty Party,” Brooklyn-based indie-rockers will throw an intimate, collaborative release party with Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse on Mars, Sō Percussion and others to benefit Basilica Hudson. 6pm. $50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Schenectady SummerNight @ State Street, Schenectady. Three stages of music featuring Happy Daze (5:15pm), Lucy (5:30pm), Sonny & Perley (5:30pm), Up All Night (6:45pm), Stockade Kids (6:50pm), Element (7pm) and Blues Traveler (8:30pm). Followed by fireworks. FREE.

MUSIC: Triple Play @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Three outstanding, versatile musicians – Peter Madcat Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, percussion & vocals), Joel Brown (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, trombone, piano & vocals) – bring a rare level of virtuosity and American spirit to folk, blues, jazz and classical music. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: The Deslondes @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. New Orleans-based roots-music outfit blends together influences from folk, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, R&B, American roots music, blues, gospel, country and zydeco. With western swing vocalist Julia Gottlieb, Teddy Webber and “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins opening the show. 9pm.

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. 7:30pm. $25; $10 for students age 21 & under. Through July 16.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The company’s Saratoga summer residency continues with a Balanchine Short Stories program. 8pm. Pre-performance talk at 7pm.

THEATER: “The Holler Sessions” @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. Written and performed by Frank Boyd, the play is staged as a live radio show, centering around one man’s burning obsession for American jazz. Ray, an explosive Kansas City DJ, broadcasts his love of jazz from his shoddy studio with an infectious passion for this uniquely American art form. 8pm. $25. Through July 23.

MUSIC: The Charlie Hunter Trio @ the Parish Public House, Albany. The seven-string jazz guitar great returns to the Parish with Carter McLean (drums) and Kirk Knuffke (coronet) in support of his new album, Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth. 9pm. $20.

THEATER: “The Waves” @ Time + Space Ltd., Hudson. A reading of the first chapter of Virginia Woolf’s “The Waves,” adapted and directed by Linda Mussmann. 6:30pm supper; 7pm reading. $19.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sun Natives @ the Low Beat, Albany. A benefit for Risse House. With Prison, New Life, Bare Mattress and Mystery Girl. 7pm.

MUSIC: Gordon St @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Acoustic and electric. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mark Stewart & Friends @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The Bang on a Can multi-instrumentalist and his friends — including the audience — perform a selection of popular, semi-popular, and unpopular music using instruments you didn’t even know existed. 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: James Hearne @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Blue Ribbons @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Souvenir: The Florence Foster Jenkins Musical” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. A play with “music” about Mrs. Jenkins, the world’s most famous lousy singer. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Slam Allen @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

OPERA: “Zémire et Azor” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! Opera Saratoga’s production of André Grétry’s operatic adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast story. 2pm. $50, $72.50 & $95.

MUSIC: Murderer’s Row @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Plain truth, Aggressive Response and Lord Silky. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Talia Denis @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, Schenectady. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: License to Groove @ Noel Field, North Adams. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

READING: Vijay Seshadri @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute reading series continues… With Adam Braver. 8pm. 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: Richard Thompson @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Solo acoustic. 8pm. $45 & $60. Also at 8pm Saturday. UPDATE: This show (and Saturday’s) is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Breezy Grass @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Deadgrass @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A bluegrass take on the music of Jerry Garcia. With 18 Strings of Trouble. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: CSNsongs @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. CSN tribute band plays a benefit for Family of Woodstock and the ​”Why Can’t We Serve” documentary. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Dealt the Blues @ the Towne Tavern, Averill Park. 10pm.

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). 8pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Dashboard Anthem @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Carl Daniels @ the Savoy Taproom, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: SPIV @ Colony, Woodstock. With Victoria Levy. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Hot Rod Band @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival hosts PB&J Cafe, a dinner theater for kids. 12noon. $15. Through Thursday, July 20.

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…