10/7/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

October 7th, 2017, 7:28 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The trumpet titan and his 14-piece crew keep alive the vintage jazz masterworks of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and many others. 8pm. $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 & $85.50. With a free pre-show talk by JaLC trombonist Vincent Gardner at 7pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. The three-day music, art & wellness fest features 60 musical acts and more than 20 painters, installation artists, muralists, performance artists. Today’s performers include Ambrosia Parsley & Chris Maxwell, P.O.O.K., Mimi Goese & Ben Neill, Paperhaus, Purple Knif, Steve Gunn, Jouska, Mail the Horse, Spirit Family Reunion and lots more. Music starts at 2pm. Donation.

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MUSIC: Ani Cordero @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican songstress (and drummer for the legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes) is a storyteller of the first order, and with her band she winds through topics from feminism to immigration to friendships and relationships. With Jota Sete Duo, featuring Williamstown native Jason Ennis. 8pm. $18 & $24; students $10.

MUSIC: Amy Helm @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The daughter of the late great Levon Helm is carving her own path through the Americana scene. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Jeff Brisbin Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The Spa City singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his new album, Foreverly. 9pm.

MUSIC: Adhara @ Chrome, Waterford. Celebrating the release of their new album, This Exists Somewhere Else. With The Alaskan, Sentinels, Through Lifeless Eyes and The Imperialist. 7pm.

MUSIC: Modest Mouse @ Smith College’s John M. Greene Hall, Northampton. With Mass Gothic. 8pm. $49.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “The Color Purple” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel transformed into the Tony Award winning stage musical revival. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 14.

MUSIC: Capital Region Blues Network’s Solo/Duo Blues Challenge @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Agape Blues Company, the Hotshot Hillbillies, Mary Ann Casale and Wyld Blu compete for top honors and the chance to compete in Memphis. 12noon. $10.

MUSIC: Pierce Pettis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the most insightful songwriters on today’s contemporary folk circuit. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Upstate’s Alright @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. More than a dozen bands. Two venues. One admission price. 6pm. $17. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

THEATER: “This Is Not a Test” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. With a mix of theater, French-style clowning and contemporary circus, Troy-based Aaron Marquise stars in an original apocalyptic one-man clown show. 2 & 8pm. $20; VIP $30; children under 12 $15. Through Sunday, October 8.

COMEDY: Ron White @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The cigar-chompin’, scotch swillin Blue Collar comedian. 8pm. $46.75 & $56.75.

MUSIC: Jocamo @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The Irish pub gets funky. 8pm.

CABARET: “Sing Me a Story” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The world premiere of a new musical revue of story songs from Cole Porter to The Beatles, featuring Tom Andersen, Lisa Asher and Scott Coulter. 8pm. $25; students age 21 & under $10. Through Sunday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: OctoberFeast @ various locations, Chatham. The village-wide celebration of fall and the harvest season offers samples of a variety of freshly prepared foods and enjoy locally produced beverages. With two stages of live music featuring Brian LaPointe, Eli’s Gin, Side Show Willie, 2 Blue and Abby Lappen. 11am-11pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ Valatie Community Theater, Valatie. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Maria Muldaur @ Colony, Woodstock. From the Jim Kweskin Jug Band to “Midnight at the Oasis” to her numerous blues album, Ms. Muldaur knows how to sell a song. With Niall Connolly. 8pm. $30.

EVENT: Kickoff Party @ the Church, Troy. The grand opening features a Maker’s Market of over 20 vendors, with food, drink and music and open studios. Music is provided by Chill Smith Collective and Nelly Bombs. 12noon-6pm.

MUSIC: The Amy Ryan Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marc Clayton & Friends @ the Strand Theater, Hudson Falls. The singer-songwriter of the Lazy Suns and Tern Rounders, as well as Across the Pond, performs a career retrospective concert. With singer-songwriter Eric Rubenacker. 7pm. $10; students & seniors $8.

THEATER: “Sex With Strangers” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Stephen Nachamie directs Laura Eason’s smart, digital-age dramedy about a pair of writers snowbound in a bed & breakfast. Starring Jenny Strassburg and Ben Williamson. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 15. GO HERE to read a review…

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920s Burlesque Revue @ the Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood, Albany. The Icons of the Jazz Age show shines a spotlight on the legends of the Roaring 20s with strip-tease, impersonation and improvisation to the accompaniment of Prohibition-era jazz. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL: Goold Apple Festival @ Goold Orchards, Schodack. Entertainment by Thunder Ridge, Adam the First Real Man, Hill Country Cloggers, Tony & Alex Schettino. 9-5pm. FREE.

DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance Company @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Performing “Roses,” “Continuum,” “Arden Court.” 8pm. $10, $50, $65. Also at 2pm on Sunday.

COMEDY: The Company Men @ the Low Beat. Improv comedy. With Down the Rabbit Hole. 12noon.

THEATER: “Gaslight” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The story of a suavely handsome man who is slowly driving his wife to the brink of insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions. Directed by Louisa Proske. 8pm. Through Sunday, October 22.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict & Joe Finn @ Duke’s at Rivers Casino, Schenectady. Vibes and guitar jazz duo. 5:30pm.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Russell Sage College’s Meader Little Theater, Troy. The classic Kander & Ebb music directed by Leigh Strimbeck. 7:30pm. $15; students & seniors $12. Through Sunday, October 15.

MUSIC: Dealt the Blues @ the Greenbush Inn, East Greenbush. 8pm.

THEATER: “Twelfth Night” @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. William Kempe’s Players production of the Shakespeare classic. 2pm.

THEATER: “John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the regional premiere of the dramaric play adapted from Schenectady native John Ball’s novel, which was also the source material for the Oscar winning Best Picture movie celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, October 15.

READING: John J. Healey @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Berkshires author introduces his new novel, “The Samurai of Seville.” 2pm.

THEATER: “God of Carnage” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. This Tony Award-winning hit takes you on a 90-minute thrill ride into the most dangerous place on earth: parenthood. Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons’ nasty schoolyard tangle. Tensions quickly emerge around the best way to raise a child. The meeting progresses, the liquor flows, and the gloves come off in this viciously funny comedy of bad manners. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Ari & Mia @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Folk continues its fall concert series. 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children $5.

THEATER: “Lost Lake” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn. 2 & 7pm. $50. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: The Parker Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE.

THEATER: “Always… Patsy Cline” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Benita Zahn and Molly Rose McGrath star in the Park Playhouse production about one of country music’s most beloved artists and her friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Featuring many of Cline’s hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walking After Midnight” and others. 2 & 8pm. $24; kids 12 & under $15. Through Sunday, October 15.

FILM: Asbury Short Film Concert @ The Linda, Albany. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. ’80s covers. With Nitefall. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: Confetti Fest XIII @ the Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. The 13th incarnation of Confetti Stage’s annual short play festival features five short plays. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 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…