7/29/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

July 29th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Glass Animals @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. The British rockers’ latest album, How to Be a Human Being, was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize just this week. With Little Dragon and Combo Chimbita. 7pm. $40.

MUSIC: Sisters of Slide @ PS21, Chatham. An evening of the blues with five-time Blues Music Award winner Rory Block and Texas Music Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar. 8pm. $25; $12 students.

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WORKSHOP: Slide Guitar Workshop with Rory Block @ ChurchLIVE!, Chatham Center. Rory Block, a master of the blues slide technique, offers an inspiring workshop on the use of the bottleneck to create the soulful slide guitar sound. 10am.

MUSIC: Peter Yarrow @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 55 years after his first recording with longtime bandmates Noel “Paul” Stookey and Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow finally makes his Caffe Lena debut. 8pm. $62.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: GEM Fest @ various locations, Glens Falls. Featuring Let’s Be Leonard, Capital Zen, Candy Ambulance, Paradox Saints, Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips, Sirsy and lots more. 12noon. FREE.GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Bang on a Can All-Stars’ “Road Trip” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Together, Bang on a Can co-artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe created “Road Trip,” an evening-length work for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, directed by Michael Counts with rock show lighting and projections designed by CandyStations. The piece is about complicated journeys and people who make them. Physical journeys, geographical journeys, emotional journeys, spiritual journeys. 8pm. $18 & $24; $12 students.

DANCE: Bridge Street Belly Dancing @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. 7:30pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Roomful of Blues @ Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. Veteran horn-fueled blues, jump and swing band. With Walter Parks and the Grits & Groceries Orchestra. 3pm. $45.

CABARET: Linda Lavin @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Dubbed “My Second Farewell Concert” the two-time Tony Award-winning singer-actor is joined by pianist Billy Stritch and a five-piece band with special guest jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein. 8pm.

MUSIC: Prisoners of Second Avenue @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Featuring Jimmy Vivino, John Conte and Rich Pagano. 8pm. $30 & $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Jocamo @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Australian Pink Floyd Show @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The tribute band brings their Best Side of the Moon Tour to SPAC. 8pm. $25, $39.50 & $55.

MUSIC: Eldar Djangirov Trio @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The Jazz at the Maverick concert series continues with the acclaimed jazz pianist and his band featuring Raviv Markowitz on bass and Eric Doob on drums. 8pm. $25 & $45; students $5.

MUSIC: NEQ @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: French 75 @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. A New Orleans-style band playing 1920s jazz standards. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 2 & 8pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Young Syrup @ the Low Beat, Albany. A benefit for WCAA. With Ellis, the Hudson Underground. 7pm.

MUSIC: Breakfast in Fur @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. With Shana Falana and Guilt Mtn. 8pm. $8.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Featuring headliner Andy Sandford. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Shokazoba @ Parish Public House, Albany. New England’s Afro-funkateers. With DJ Intell Hayesfield. 8pm.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, Albany. Roxxi and her troupe serve up a night of fun-filled hi-jinx-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Geo & the Komrades @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. 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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 9pm.

MUSIC: Mournin Dove @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $6.

MUSIC: Alan Darcy @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The saxman blows into Eden Cafe. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Berkstar @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Terri & Tony. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! Wesley Broulik directs the opening production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hungry Dingo @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Last chance! 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.

FILM: Hudson Short Film Festival @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson. Program 1 at 5:30pm; Program 2 at 7:30pm. $10; $8.50 students per program.

READING: Poets in the Park @ the Robert Burns Statue in Washington Park, Albany. The final reading in the 2017 summer series features Richard Levine and Suzanne Rancourt. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ 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…