7/23/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

July 23rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: El Septeto Santiaguero @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady. Classic Cuban dance band. With Mexican band Radio Jarocho. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Benefit for Pete Pashoukos @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jeff & Becky Walton, Rick & Sharon Bolton, Steve Candlen, Let’s Be Leonard, Tom McWatters, Angelina Valente. 7pm. $22.

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FESTIVAL/READING: Read & Feed @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. A poetry-and-food fest honoring Hudson’s great poet John Ashbery in celebration of his 90th birthday. Including a complete reading of Ashbery’s “Girls on the Run” by Daniel Nester, Ellen Thurston, Sara Wintz, Dara Wier, Rosanne Wasserman, Eugene Richie, Dave King, Danniel Schoonebeek, Rebecca Wolff and more. And lots of food, too. 12noon-5pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Florida Georgia Line @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The bro-country band brings their Smooth Tour to town. With Nelly, Chris Lane and Morgan Wallen. $71.25; $30.50 lawn.

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

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ Colony, Woodstock. With Marc Delgado. 8pm. $15.

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 New York Flyers @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. If you saw the band at Allen’s, JB Scott’s, Hulla-Baloo, Dudley Do Right’s, etc. back in the ’80s, here’s your chance to see a rare Albany show. With Sugar Pill. 5pm.

THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 1:30m. Through August 22.

FESTIVAL: Uncle Sam Celebration @ Russell Sage College Soccer Field, Troy. Food, beer, crafts, vendors and fun for all, with music from 2-4pm by Barb Wired. 12noon-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: I/O @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Keyboardist Rachel Z leads the all-star jazz combo also featuring guitarist David Gilmore, reed player Erik Lawrence, bassist Scott Petito and percussionist Roberto Juan Rodriguez. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: The John Kadlecik Band @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 7pm. $25.

THEATER: “Copenhagen” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents a staged reading of Michael Frayne’s riveting drama in which three dead people discuss atomic physics. Really. 2pm. $15; $10 for students age 21 and under. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Jasper String Quartet @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Performing Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; Aaron Jay Kernis’ String Quartet No. 3, “River”; and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2. 4pm. $25 & $45.

MUSIC: Average Bear @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

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

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quintet @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “The Holler Sessions” @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. Last chance! 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.

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

MUSIC: Hudson River Jazz Quartet @ the Savoy Taproom, Albany. Jazz brunch. 10am.

MUSIC: The Hempsteadys @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Girth Control and Mike Moak. 7pm.

MUSIC: Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “The Velocity of Geography” @ PS21, Chatham. Robert Zukerman directs a staged reading of Jim Farrell’s new play that explores the complexities of a father/daughter immigrant experience from Romania to NY. 2pm. $15; $8 students.

FILM: “ParaNorman” @ Proctors, Schenectady. 10:30am & 1pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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