8/19/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 19th, 2017, 7:55 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson SummerFest @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. NRBQ headlines the inaugural fest. With the Matchstick Architects, the Fabulous Versatones, Black Mountain Symphony, Too Blue, the Zolla Boys and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. 11am. $25; $13 students ages 7-17; children age 6 and under are FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Jazz in the Key of Dylan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An evening of jazz instrumental interpretations of selections from the Bob Dylan songbook by the Arch Stanton Quartet, Keith Pray, Chuck Lamb and Lecco Morris. Hosted by Michael Eck. 8pm. $27.

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MUSIC: New Orleans Suspects @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill @ Times Union Center, Albany. The husband-and-wife contemporary country hitmakers bring their Soul2Soul 2017 Tour to downtown Albany. 7:30pm. $69.50, $89.50 & $119.50.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Suzzy Roche & Frances McDormand @ Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon. The Oscar, Tony & Emmy Award winner is joined by the Roche sister for an excerpt from “Early Shaker Spirituals.” 6pm. $300.

MUSIC: G. Love & Special Sauce @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: Tony Trischka @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. The banjo master returns… With Moonshine Holler. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC/ART: Nona Hendryx & Nick Cave @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The rock ‘n’ soul singer and Dr. Richard Boulanger stage and perform eight episodes from their electronic opera “The Sound of Dreaming,” with an ensemble of virtuoso musicians, singers, app developers, and interactive system designers from the Berklee College of Music. 8pm. $45 includes a 7pm performance in the “Until” exhibit; $20 students.

MUSIC: Colin Hay @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The former Men at Work frontman rolls into town in support of his new album, Fierce Mercy. 8pm. $35 & $55.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads singers from the Metropolitan Opera – including Matthew Polenzani, tenor; Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; and Susanna Phillips, soprano – in an evening of glorious arias and sublime ensembles from the opera repertoire. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ The Kings Inn, Schenectady. Celebrating the release of their new album, United We Can’t Stand. With Prophets of Addiction, Demons Alley and Brother T. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Soular T @ the Low Beat, Albany. The How to Flow on Earth Tour. With Greez, Wex and Illiptical. 8pm.

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: Music on the Hill @ Salem Art Works, Salem. Let’s Be Leonard rocks the hill. Food and craft beer available. 4-8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Mail the Horse @ Colony, Woodstock. The roots-rockers careen into town in support of their new EP, Magnolia. With Pat Linnan. 10pm. $12.

THEATER: “Wilde About Whitman” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A Howl of Playwrights presents a reading of David Simpatico’s new play about a meeting between Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman. 7:30pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band’s “A Tale of Two Franks” @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band celebrates Sinatra and Zappa, with outrageous arrangements and special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Troy Music Academy @ Powers Park, Troy. With students from Rocky’s Music Studio. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Barb Jungr @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. Acclaimed British cabaret singer dives into the songbags of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. 8:30pm. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL: Chronogram Block Party @ Wall Street, Kingston. Family fun, food trucks, beer & wine gardens and live music from the Sweet Clementines, J.K. Vanderbilt, the Ballroom Thieves, Quincy Mumford, Decora and more. 3-11pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Dog Night @ Stratton Mountain Resort, South Londonderry. Danny Hutton (the only remaining original vocalist) leads the band through 6pm. $30; FREE for children ages 10 & under.

MUSIC: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band@ Calvin Theatre, Northampton. The blues-rocker takes a turn toward Americana. With Colorway. 8pm. $39.50 & $49.50. GO HERE to read a recent review…

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.

COMEDY: Bret Ernst @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7 & 9:45pm. $15.

MUSIC: Contemporaneous @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Performing Philip Glass’s “Music in Similar Motion,” Pauline Oliveros’ “Sound Patterns” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together.” With an ensemble of musicians leading Pauline Oliveros’s “Heart Chant,” an audience-participation ritual. 3:15pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Avenue Q: The Musical” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild performs the Tony Award-winning, R-rated puppet musical. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, August 27.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Grit-N-Whiskey @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ the Round Lake Methodist Church, Round Lake. An interactive concert for families who love singing and dancing together. 11am. $5; children under 12 free.

DANCE: Monica Bill Barnes & Company @ PS21, Chatham. It’s Night Two of the two-night preview performance of “One Night Only” from the New York City-based dance company. 8pm.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. $10.

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

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Diamond Club Grill at the Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Howie & Deb Campbell @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & the Suspicions @ Waterfront Park, Northville. 6pm. $5 suggested donation.

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…