Nippertown's Picks This Week
Thursday, June 20, 2013
ART RECEPTION: "Other Hudson, Chapter Two" @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Dennis Herbert and Kahn & Selesnick team up for a joint exhibition full of poetic imagery and mysterious narrative. Opening reception from 6-9pm. FREE. The exhibit continues through July 21.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. 8:30pm. Donations accepted.
CRUISE/FUNDRAISER: The Summer Sunset Cruise @ Shoreline Cruise's SS Adirondac, Lake George. The annual fundraising cruise for the Lake George Arts Project begins boarding at 6:30pm. On board for the two-hour cruise will be tasty food from several area restaurants, a silent auction featuring seasonal items and dining certificates, a raffle and music by Rich Ortiz. Proceeds from the outing will help fund upcoming LGAP events and exhibitions. 7pm. $30.
FILM: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm" @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One-screening-only. 7pm. $9.50; $7.75 seniors; $6.75 children.
Friday, June 21, 2013
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. After a year's hiatus, Greater Nippertown's best music festival returns. Day One features White Denim, the Relatives, Yo La Tengo and festival host-band Wilco, the latter playing a fearless, all-request headline set. Music starts at 6:30pm. $65.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The pajama-clad, nine-piece, Dixieland--pop-rock-kitchen-sink ensemble rolls into the Spa City for big, full-blown show. With Holly & Evan. 9:30pm. $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
MUSIC: David Malachowski & the Woodstock All-Stars @ Athens Town Park, Athens. Guitarslinger Malachowski brings together an array of musicians who live up to their "all-star" nomenclature, including Katrin Roush, Jerry Marotta, Daniel A. Weiss, Erik Lawrence, Dennis Gruenling and Charlie Kniceley. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Hot Tuna @ The Egg, Albany. With Jill Sobule. 8pm. $38.50. UPDATE: This show is now offically sold out.
MUSIC: The Bruce Barth/Steve Nelson Quartet @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. In support of Barth's latest album, Three Things of Beauty, the sparkling sounds of pianist Barth and vibes player Nelson are buttressed by drummer Michael Benedict and bassist Mike Lawrence, both of Bopitude. 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Smith’s, Cohoes. 8pm.
MUSIC: Tim & Myles Thompson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The father-and-son, guitar-and-fiddle Americana-jazz duo. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. After a year's hiatus, Greater Nippertown's best music festival returns for a three-day run. Day Two features Dream Syndicate, Yo La Tengo, Sam Amidon, Nippertown's own Sean Rowe, Mark Mulcahy, Neko Case festival host-band Wilco and much more. Music starts at 12noon. UPDATE: Saturday single-day tickets are sold out. More info & full schedule here...
MUSIC: Session Americana @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based band of veteran musicians gathers around the table (literally) as they unspool an always-entertaining evening timeless Americana music... and more. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. NOTE: There will also be a pre-show wine & cheese reception with guided tours at Skidmore College's Tang Museum for the current exhibition, "Inside America's Legendary Caffe Lena." 6pm. $26 for reception and concert.
COMEDY: Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling @ the Holiday Inn Express, Latham. The longtime writer and sidekick of "The Howard Stern Show" brings his laugh-filled stand-up to Nippertown! 8pm. $20; VIP $50.
MUSIC/MORE: Troy Waterfront Farmers Market @ River Street, Troy. With music by Shadowland. 9:30am. FREE.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
MUSIC: Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ PS21, Chatham. The irrepressible Chandler Travis brings his pajama-clad Dixieland circus band to town for a community lawn concert. 6pm. $15; $10 students under 18.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The three-day music festival wraps up with performances by Border Music Featuring Marc Ribot & David Hidalgo; Medeski Martin & Wood & Friends; Nels Cline & Julian Lage; Os Mutantes and much more. Music starts at 11:30am. $65. More info & full schedule here...
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Bow Wow Comedy Showcase @ the Comedy Works, Albany. Stand-up comedy with Jon Fisch and Mark DeMayo with proceeds going to a number of Nippertown animal protection groups. 4 & 7pm. $30. NOTE: The 7pm show is sold out.
MUSIC: Washington County Line @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Winners of the 2011 Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival band competition in Tunbridge, Vermont, the band features guitarist-vocalists Steve Wood and Sean Quinn, banjoman Daryl Smith, bassist Ken Meyer and mandolinist-dobroist Andy Bing. 7pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
THEATER ON FILM: "The Audience" @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this highly–anticipated West End production, broadcast from the National Theatre of London. 12noon. $15; $12 under 12. Also at 7pm on Monday.
Other Nippertown Arts & Entertainment Calendars:
The Free George: The Online Magazine of the Lake George Region, Saratoga and the Adirondacks
Hudson Sounds: Classical Music in New York's Capital Region
Capital District Fun: Things To Do for Kids and Families in Schenectady, Albany and Troy
Albany Poets: Poetry and spoken word in upstate New York
Albany Jazz: Selected Jazz listings from all corners of Nippertown.
A Place for Jazz: a comprensive calendar for all things Jazz.
Dance Flurry: Participatory dance throughout Nippertown.
Folk Times: folk, acoustic, bluegrass, country, old-timey, swing, blues, jazz, Cajun/zydeco, new-age, classical, baroque, Renaissance and Irish music in Eastern New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts.