8/26/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

August 26th, 2017, 7:02 am by Greg

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920s Speakeasy Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, Albany. Magician Vinny Grosso (“America’s Got Talent,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”) headlines the revue, which also features Chardonnay La Tease, Lady Delish, Chevie Supernova, Harley Foxx, Hot Toddy and more. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park, Albany. The 22nd annual fest features performance by DJ Sir Walford, Byron Cortez, Cocomama, Ray de la Paz, Jorge Blanco, Tony Vega, more. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rock n’ soul rules the night with the flashy, gritty platinum-blonde Beehive Queen (the longtime vocalist with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” Band) and her band. 8pm. $27.

MUSIC: Luke Bryan @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Like Saratoga wasn’t going to be crowded enough today with the Travers on tap? With Brett Eldredge and Craig Campbell. 7pm. $81.25 for reserved amphitheater seating; $33 for lawn general admission.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Huichica East @ Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. The two-day fest concludes today with headliners Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Also Cut Worms, A.R.D., Driftwood Soldier, MV & EE, Mail the Horse, Meg Baird, Mattson 2, Cass McCombs Band. Gates open at 11am; music at 12noon. $55. GO HERE for the complete schedule of bands…

ART RECEPTION/MUSIC: “Drawing Sound” @ Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. An installation of graphic scores created by pianist/composer Marilyn Crispell, saxophonist/composer Raymond MacDonald and Jo Ganter, a visual artist based in Scotland. With a performance by Marilyn Crispell, piano; Raymond MacDonald, saxophones; George Burt, guitar; David Rothenberg, clarinets and laptop electronics; and Doug James, drums. 4-7pm.

MUSIC: The Orange @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Sly Boots and Kimono Dragons. 8pm.

MUSIC: Los Hacheros @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. A band of only five musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas plays violin, sings chorus and improvises mambos on the trombone. Itai Kriss sings, plays flute, campana and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos and congas. William Ash holds down the tumbaos on baby bass, while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from Cuba. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The Grammy-winning eight-voice vocal ensemble led by Williams College faculty member Brad Wells explores the music of Alice Parker, Androo O’Hearn, Ellis Ludwig-Leone (of San Fermin), Rinde Eckert and others. 8pm. $22 & $28; $16 students.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Lodge @ Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. The two-day fest concludes today with Larkin Grimm, Scratch Ticket, Pigeons, Nick Millevoi, Devin Gary & Ross, DJ Lunar Moss. 7pm. $25. Also free daytime activities, workshops, installations and more starting at 12noon.

MUSIC: The Sea The Sea @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Girl Blue. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Appalachian Still @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 9pm.

MUSIC: Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Ski Butternut, With the Lucky 5 and the Blue Light Trio. 3pm. $50; FREE for kids age 12 & under.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mazzstock @ Mazzstock Field, Marlboro. The three-day fest continues today with David Kraai, Scruffy Pearls, Cousin Earth, Saint James & the Apostles, Primate Fiasco, Teddy Midnight, the Other Brothers, Zach Deputy, more. 11am. $50. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

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

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

MUSIC: Concert in the Fields Sculpture Park @ Art Omi, Ghent. New global music collaborations amidst more than 80 works of contemporary sculpture set in Omi’s stunning 120-plus-acre pastoral landscape. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Silencio: The Sounds of “Twin Peaks” @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. Tribute to the music of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. 9pm. $15.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: East Greenbush Car Show, Food & Music Festival @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. Lots of food, vendors, kids activities, a car show and live music by Tas Cru and Nite Train. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Valley Light Opera of Amherst @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. A Gilbert & Sullivan concert. 7:30pm. $30.

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $52.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Headlined by Casey James Salengo. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Rhymin’ Richie Phillips @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The return of the piano man. 8pm. FREE, $7.50 & $15.

OPERA: “Ariadne auf Naxos” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Berkshire Opera Festival presents the enchanting Richard Strauss opera. 7:30pm. $20, $38, $63 & $98. Through September 1.

MUSIC: Teri Roiger Trio @ the Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs.

MUSIC: The Phryg @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Hartley’s Encore. 9pm.

MUSIC: Whiskey River @ the Strand Theater, Hudson Falls. 7:30pm. $10.

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: Hillbilly Sound Machine @ The Daily Double, Glens Falls. 9pm.

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

FILM: “Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A documentary about piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. 3, 5 & 7pm. $5. Also Saturday, September 2.

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

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…