7/16/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

July 16th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Amadou & Mariam @ Music Haven, Schenectady. Malian Afropop pioneers make their Greater Nippertown debut, and it just might be the concert of the summer. With Jojo Abot. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE to read an interview with Amadou…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. The festival wraps up with the Funky Meters, Twisted Pine, the Dustbowl Revival, the Infamous Stringdusters, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Robbie Fulks, Bridget Kearney, Sweet Crude, Kat Wright, Chicano Batman, Mandolin Orange, Parsonsfield, Lyle Brewer, Madam Uncle, more. 12:30pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

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MUSIC: Gangstagrass @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a dirty fightin’, gator wrestlin’, foot stompin’ bluegrass-hip-hop hybrid. 7pm. $22.

OPERA: “The Cradle Will Rock” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! Opera Saratoga’s production of Marc Blitzstein’s jazzy allegory on corruption and corporate greed is both timely and timeless. 2pm. $50, $72.50 & $95. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. The fest wraps up with the Dry Branch Fire Squad, Bill & the Belles, the Lonely Heartstring Band, Della Mae and more. 9am.

MUSIC: The Moody Blues @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic album, Days of Future Passed. 8pm. $40.50, $50.50, $70.50, $90.50 & $126.

THEATER: “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! 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.

MUSIC: Desertion Trio @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Intrepid Philadelphia-based guitarist-composer Nick Millevoi and his bandmates explore the sonic space between Neil Young & Crazy Horse, late ’60s free jazz, and the current NYC downtown scene. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band @ the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst. Forged in the subway stations and farmers markets of Boston, the band plays with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. 12noon. $36.

MUSIC: Alicia Svigals & Lauren Brody @ the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst. The world’s greatest klezmer violinist teams up with accordion wizard Lauren Brody for an electrifying concert of traditional Yiddish folk songs and klezmer tunes drawing upon an equally deep repertoire of Eastern European-derived melodies. 3pm. $36.

MUSIC: Andy Statman Trio @ the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst. National Heritage fellow and Grammy nominee Andy Statman performs a singular, contemporary fusion of Jewish, jazz and Americana styles with his longtime musical partners, bassist Jim Whitney and drummer Larry Eagle. 7:30pm. $36.

MUSIC: Mirth @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Plastic Faction, County Mike. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ North Greenbush Town Hall Lawn, Wynantskill. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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. 7pm. $25. Through July 23.

OPERA: “The Seige of Calais” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. The story of courage and self-sacrifice in the year-long Siege of Calais during the Hundred Years’ War inspired composer Donizetti’s rarely-heard Italian bel canto work. 1:30pm.

MUSIC: Misty Blues @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

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. 2pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: The Hot Club of Saratoga @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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. 2pm.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can in the Galleries @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Festival fellows perform Scott Wollschleger‘s “Meditation on Dust” (with piano soloist Karl Larson) and Larry Polansky‘s “v’ya’al.” Sooyeon Lyuh also performs solo works for the Haegum, a two-stringed Korean fiddle. 4:30pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: The Parker Quartet @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Playing Stravinsky’s Concertino for String Quartet; Aaron Jay Kernis’ String Quartet No. 2, “musica instrumentalis” (1997); and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 B flat major, Op. 67. 4pm. $25 & $45.

MUSIC: Venture @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Vibraphonist-pianist Mark Sherman, saxman Chase Baird, bassist Felix Pastorius and drummer Mike Clark bring a deeply rooted post-bop approach to originals and standards. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Cosmic American Derelicts @ Colony, Woodstock. With Jennifer Maidman. 8pm. $15.

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

MUSIC: Lincoln Mayorga: Chopin & Candlelight @ PS21, Chatham. A musical and dramatic presentation featuring the pianist performing Chopin’s Twenty-six Preludes and actors Nancy Rothman and Martin Anderson reading selected Chopin diary entries and letters between Chopin and his lover, George Sand. 2pm. $30; $18 students.

MUSIC: Ether @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With 1000 Yard Stare, Perseus. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A night of Argentine tango and folk music. With María Volonté: Blue Tango Project. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. A fun, interactive family show with the limberjack, “crankie” and songs for all to sing along. 3pm. FREE.

WORKSHOP: “Stones and Stories Workshop” @ PS21, Chatham. Native Hawaiian choreographer Christopher K. Morgan shares stories about the role of stones in traditional Hawaiian culture and incorporates storytelling, movement and chanting in the workshop. Open to all ages. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Skippy & the Pistons @ Congress Park, Saratoga Sptings. 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…