7/16/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/FOOD/MUSIC: Troy Pig Out @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Barbecue, blues, bluegrass and more… Music schedule: Big Creek (11am), Fairview Avenue (12noon), the Lustre Kings (2pm), Bent Rail Blues Band (4pm), Sly Fox & the Hustlers (6pm), Ernie Williams (8pm). With fireworks (9:30pm). FREE. Also Sunday.
MUSIC: Bopitude @ Palmer House Cafe, Rensselaerville. Michael Benedict slides behind the drum kit again to lead his all-star jazz ensemble in a CD release party for the band’s self-titled debut disc. 7pm.
FEST/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. It’s Day One of the two-day, three-stage fest that promises to be one of the area’s best musical showcases. Today’s Main Stage line-up features Toots & the Maytals, NRBQ, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bees and much, much more. More details and schedule here. 1pm. $55.
MUSIC: Eilen Jewell @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. If Keith Urban is just too pop for you, get down with a double-barrelled, old-school country music show. With Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers. 9pm. $18.
FILM: “A Suitcase Full of Chocolate” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The world premiere of the 30-years-in-the-making documentary film about the life of acclaimed concert pianist Sofia Cosma. 8pm. $10.
FEST/MUSIC: SAWFest @ Salem Art Works, Salem. Featuring Nathan Knowles (Americana), Lovesick Nomads (garage/post-punk), Noel Thompson (punk/rock), Eastbound Jesus (bluegrass/rock) and Kalvin Kristi (alt-reggae). 3pm. $15 suggested donation includes camping.
COMEDY: The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase @ Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham. Greg Aidala hosts headliners Jesse Joyce and Clayton Fletchers, as well as homegrown comedians Henda Hsu, Wanda D. Hudson and Steve Murray. 8pm. $15.