9/10/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
ART/FASHION: Discard Avant Garb @ Grand Street Community Arts, Albany. Art struts the catwalk as Nippertown’s most imaginative designers unveil their fashion outfits created from recycled materials. With art installations by Chris Harvey and Dennis Herbert. Featured designers are Katie Pray, Amy Orr and m.nivens. The party of the year… 6pm. $20; $25.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Port of Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park, Albany. Guitarist and former “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks headlines the fest, while Out of the Box (winners of last night’s Albany Downtown Jazz Fest Competition) kicks of the musical festivities at 12noon. In between you can hear Michael Benedict & Bopitude (1pm), Simone (2:15pm), the Jeff Coffin Mu’tet (4pm) and Big Sam’s Funky Nation (5:30pm). 12noon. FREE. Related story; Jeff Coffin interview.
MUSIC: John Cage 99 x 4’33” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Members of the Nippertown community offer 99 consecutive performances of the composer’s most controversial work. 9am-6pm. FREE.
MUSIC: John Cage 99 Concert @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. A celebration of the music of the legendary composer, performed by Michael Century, Justin Friello, David Gibson, Holland Hopson, Julie Kabat, Thomas Lail, Location Ensemble and Melissa St. Pierre. 8pm. $12.
MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Albany Hibernian Hall, Albany. The singer-songwriter’s annual 9/11 remembrance concert. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sarah McQuaid @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. The Irish-American singer-guitarist serves up elegantly crafted originals, traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads, 1930s jazz numbers and lively guitar instrumentals. Lasagna dinner at 6:30pm; concert at 8pm. $30 for dinner & concert; $20 concert only.
FESTIVAL: Barrelfest @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. In the park across the street from downtown’s rock ‘n’ roll country bar, you’ll find smoked ribs, chicken, pulled pork and the beer trailer, as well as live music by Jonesville and Skeeter Creek. Test your strength in the keg roll, tire roll and lasso competitions. A portion of the door proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. 1-8pm. $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: The Everything Under the Sun Festival of Music & Art @ Noel Field, North Adams. An eclectic family-fin fest sponsored by the Minerva Arts Center, featuring Nice Try Kid (12noon), the Fallen Starlets (1pm), Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few (2pm), Hannah Levesque & Ashley Volff (3:30pm), Seeking Infinity (4pm), Sense of Urgency (5pm) and a hip-hop dance party (6-9:30pm) with DJ J Real, B-Skillz & M.A.S.S., Dreimz, Phokiss, BigZ and TNT. 11am-10pm. $13; kids 5-10 $7; kids under 5 FREE. Also Sunday.
MUSIC: Donna the Buffalo @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Led by Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins , Ithaca’s premier rock, bluegrass, reggae, jam band stampedes into the Spa City. With the Roy Jay Band. 9pm. $20. Related story.
ART: Stockade Art Show @ the Stockade, Schenectady. The 60th annual outdoor art festival and exhibit in Schenectady’s historic neighborhood. 10am-4pm. FREE.