8/4/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

August 4th, 2017, 7:46 am by Greg

MUSIC: One OK Rock @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Straight outta Tokyo, the Japanese alt-rock foursome makes their Greater Nippertown debut. With Set It Off, Palisades, Restless Streets. 6:30pm. $25.

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

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MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Marc Cohn @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer-songwriter will perform his hit song “Walking in Memphis” and others during his intimate concert. 8:30pm. $45 & $55.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s Day One of the three-day fest. Today’s line-up features Tempest, Michael Braunfeld, the Gaslight Tinkers, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Rod MacDonald, Abbie Gardner, David Massengill, Joe Crookston and lots more. Music starts at 12noon. $50. GO HERE for more info and the complete main stage schedule…

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. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Greg Howe @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. In his 30-year career, the guitar wizard has produced, written and arranged nine solo instrumental studio albums along with two collaboration albums with Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs. 7 & 9pm. $26.

MUSIC: Dweezil Zappa @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The guitarist and his band pay tribute to the music of his father Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention. 8pm. $38 & $48.

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. 8pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC/CIRCUS: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The grand finale of the Russian Festival will be a spectacular bravura of physical exertion – a Russian-themed Cirque de la Symphonie performance. 8pm.

FESTIVAL: SummerFest @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. With music by the Big Easy Playboys. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Festival fellows perform music by alt-vocal maverick Meredith Monk. 4:30pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. After Hours at the Chalet featuring spontaneous music with the fellows in the summer beer garden. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Eric Redd Movement @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Miles @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Shed Boys and Luciano Ferrara. 8pm.

MUSIC: George Muscatello @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: Pinact @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Good Fiction, Boxer Brown, Nick Nigro. 8:30pm. $7.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Doc Scanlon is back home. With 7pm free swing dance lesson. 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Running the River @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Garland Jeffreys @ Indian Lake Theater, Indian Lake. He’s back in support of his new album, 14 Steps to Harlem. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Laura Cantrell @ Colony, Woodstock. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ On Tap, Latham. 5:30pm. FREE.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. Parsons Dance, a perennial favorite at PS21, returns to present a breathtaking program of energized, athletic ensemble work. 8pm. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 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.

MUSIC: The Jasper String Quartet @ Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown. Winners of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award. 7:30pm.

DANCE: Tom Gold Dance @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 8pm. $25-$55.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm.

MUSIC: Vatrano Road @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Winter’s Tale” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin directs the second production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Hillbilly Sound Machine @ Boars Nest, Fort Ann. 8pm.

THEATER: “Tales from Sleepy Hollow” @ Ten Broeck Mansion Gardens, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Marty Egan and Stephen Henel’s new adaptation of Washington Irving’s tales of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” 7:30pm. $15; $8 students & children. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Sirsy. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Night Moves @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Pippin” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Broadway Camp at Proctors presents the Tony Award-winning musical. 7pm. $10. Also at 2 & 7pm Saturday.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. This internationally renowned dance company performs a special, fun program just for kids. 1pm. FREE.

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…