9/11/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Shamrock-N-Roll Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. In support of their new album, “Going Out in Style,” Dropkick Murphys bring their inaugural touring fest to town with Belfast punk pioneers Stiff Little Fingers (who should prove to be worth the price of admission all by themselves), as well as Street Dogs, Chuck Ragan, the Mahones, the Parkington Sisters and Big Bad Bollocks. They’ll be alternating performances on two stages throughout the day. Gates open at 2:30pm; music kicks off at 3:30pm. $35 at the gate. Two-for-one tix for all firemen, policemen and military personnel with identification. Related story. NOTE: Boxer “Irish” Micky Ward has dropped out of the tour due to a recent training injury.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Rock for the Region @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. A flood relief benefit concert featuring Voodoo Lily, the Chris Dukes Band, the Getdown, the Big Idea, the Hearing Aides and the Ill Funk Ensemble. All proceeds to the Red Cross of Northeastern New York. 1pm. $20, includes food. Related story.
MUSIC: Stone Temple Pilots @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Who would have guessed it? But following 2008’s reunion and last year’s self-titled comeback album, Scott Weiland and the band are still cranking it out. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50.
LECTURE: Peter Schjeldahl @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The art critic for The New Yorker will discuss whether dedicated art criticism is still relevant in his lecture titled “The Critic as Artist in 2011: Updating Oscar Wilde.” 3pm. FREE.
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 Blackout Band (12noon), C.F.S. (1pm), Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor (2pm), Dreimz (3pm), Ashley Volff (3:30pm), Static (4pm), Rick Rebel Band (5pm), Hannah Levesque (6pm), Black John Wayne (6:30pm), Harbour Grace (7:3pm). 11am-9pm. $13; kids 5-10 $7; kids under 5 FREE. Related story.
MUSIC ON FILM: The New York Philharmonic’s “Concert for New York” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Music director Alan Gilbert conducts the renowned orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, film in NYC the previous evening. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Duo Les Inegales @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. The harpsichord and flute duo perform “Music at the Court of Frederick the Great,” including works by Quantz, Bach and Kirnberger. 5pm. $15 suggested donation.