8/25/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

August 25th, 2017, 7:24 am by Greg

MUSIC: Royal Jelly Jive @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Fronted by the streetwise, soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde, the San Francisco-based Gypsy-punk band brings their soulful, brassy party music to town. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Loud Punk Records 10 Year Birthday Bash @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Featuring Zex, Rotten U.K., Cinderblock, Executors, Neutron Rats, Male Patterns, New Life, Prison, Mystery Girl and a CD release party for Capitle. 8pm. $12.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Huichica East @ Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. The two-day fest kicks off today with headliners Real Estate. Also Ruth Garbus, John Andrews & the Yawns, Currituck Co., Surf Curse, Marissa Nadler and Doug Tuttle. Gates open at 1pm; music at 2pm. $45.

MUSIC: Counting Crows @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Adam Duritz leads the band back to SPAC for a double bill with Matchbox Twenty. With Rivers & Rust. 6:45pm. GO HERE for our interview with Adam Duritz…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Lodge @ Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. The two-day fest kicks off today with Alexander Turnquist, Laraaji, Kraus, Lily + Horn Horse and more. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mazzstock @ Mazzstock Field, Marlboro. The three-day fest kicks off today with the Last Superpower, Bendy Effect, Skydaddy, Sophistafunk, Hestina, Temple Roots, Junket, Spiritual Rez and Cosmal. 3pm. $40. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. EP release party for Became a Flame. With Bad Mothers and the Midnight Society. 9pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rock the Dock Festival @ the Lake George Steamboat Co.’s Steel Pier, Lake George. Formula 5 headlines the fest on the pier. With Capital Zen, Goose and Mister F. 4pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Like Breathing: Songs of Perseverance @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fab folk venue takes a trip to the Great White Way with selections from Broadway shows sung by Marc Christopher, Shannon Piegaro, Michael Bellotti and Angelina Valente. 8pm. $18.

FILM: “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” @ the Harriman-West Airport, North Adams. MASS MoCA presents its annual film-at-the-airport evening with the 1966 Golden Globe winner as Best Picture. 6:30pm. $7; $3 for kids under age 12; or $14 per carload.

MUSIC: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The former Black Crowes frontman brings his band to town. 8:30pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Candy Ambulance @ River Street Pub, Troy. With the Spirit of Violence and The Abyssmals. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Shana Falana @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Oshwa and Bye. 9pm. $7.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. 7pm.

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.

MUSIC: Silencio: The Sounds of “Twin Peaks” @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Tribute to the music of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. With the Rough Shapes. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

TALK: “High Times at Music Inn” @ The Mount, Lenox. From the fifties through the seventies, the Music Inn was the happening place in Lenox. Join us for a lively celebration of this unique piece of Berkshire history. Bring your story to share!

MUSIC: The Nellies @ the Stewart House, Athens. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. 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: Gavin DeGraw @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The Raw Tour. 8pm. $60 & $90.

MUSIC: Zach Deputy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Banooba. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Yankee Holler @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Americana. 7pm.

MUSIC: Off the Record @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. ’60s futurist minimalist trio. 9pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Benefit Concert @ Hyde Hall, Cooperstown. Linda Chesis (flute), Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba) and Bradley Brookshire (harpsichord) perform baroque favorites in a benefit concert for Hyde Hall and CSMF. Sparkling wines and cheese will be served. 6pm. $35. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bentley’s, Malta. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Desolated @ the Fuze Box, Albany. The band’s farewell U.S. tour… With Recon, Purgatory, Easy Money and Downswing. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Soul Session @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With the Jonathan Newell Band. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Billy Rogan @ Colony, Woodstock. With Connor Lorkin O’Riley. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: “Locals Only” @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. EDM bash featuring KEN3TIC, NGHTWRK, Hazeyy, the Wizards, Moshington, ISH, DJ K-Stylz, Tremblizzy. 8pm doors. $12.

MUSIC: Hillbilly Sound Machine @ Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. 7:30pm. $8.

DANCE: Ephrat Asherie Dance @ PS21, Chatham. The urban dance theater company combines the rawness of underground styles with a contemporary dance aesthetic. 8pm. Also at 8pm Saturday.

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

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

THEATER: “The Lion King Jr.” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. A Park Playhouse Kids production. 2pm & 7pm. $15. Through Saturday.

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…