9/17/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LarkFest @ Lark St., Albany. Albany’s biggest free street party is finally here. The Silent Disco, Kid’s Zone, street vendors and two stages with non-stop music starting at 10:20am with Blotto. 10am. FREE. Related story & full schedule.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Day One of the fabulous, free jazz fest with the beautiful lake as a backdrop. Don’t miss John Ellis & Double-Wide! 1pm. FREE. Related story & schedule.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. It’s Day Two of the two-day fest featuring the Glengarry Bhoys, Black 47, Carbon Leaf, Leahy and lots more. 11am. $20; children under 10 free. $3 parking fee. Related story and schedule of performances.

FUNDRAISER/FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Roots Music Festival @ The Linda, Albany. A benefit for the JC Club featuring a range of Nippertown roots bands from the Red Haired Strangers to the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Ensemble to Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys. 7pm. $15. Related story.

MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ Hamilton & Dove streets, Albany. An alum of the very first LarkFest 30 years ago, guitarist Nelson and his band fire up a very unofficial guerrilla stage for LarkFest. 12:30-2:30pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: “A Cappella Old & New” @ Caffe Lena and Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The afternoon kicks off with an open house and reception featuring music and refreshments from 12:30-1:30pm at Caffe Lena, and then moves over to Universal Preservation Hall for an a cappella main concert at 2pm featuring the Colgate Vintage Thirteen with guest performances by the Skidmore Drastic Measures and the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs A Cappella Chorus. Proceeds benefit Caffe Lena and Universal Preservation Hall. $20.

MUSIC: The Official LarkFEST After Party @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. giveaways, special guests and high-octane rock and roll from Nippertown’s two hottest power trios the Charlie Watts Riots and Super 400. 6pm.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. opening night of the symphony’s new season features Holst’s The Planets and Elgar’s Cello Concerto. 7:30pm. $17, $30, $40, $52.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Benefit bash @ Tugboat Tavern, Cohoes. Eight bands including Folding Sky, Ohm’s Law and more. 5pm. $10. Related story and schedule.

STORYTELLING/COMEDY: Dylan Brody @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The award-winning playwright, humorist, author, radio raconteur and regular contributor to The Huffington Post takes the stage at Skidmore in support of his third CD, “A Twist of the Wit.” 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Wayne “The Train” Hancock @ the Ale House, Troy. 100 percent honky tonk. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Ponfest @ Prospect Park, Troy. Headbangin’ sounds in the park with Black John Wayne, Brick by Brick and more. Fest starts at 1pm; music at 3pm. $20. Related story.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict & Bopitude @ Justin’s, Albany. Direct from last week’s Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, Bopitude keeps Lark Street boppin’ after LarkFest. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Julia Price @ Jillian’s, Albany. Homegrown pop singer-songwriter the former Julia Ilowiecki previews selections from her upcoming disc, “Stories Between the Avenues.” 9pm. Related story.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. 3pm. FREE. 24 Horas headline with local favorites Mundo Nuevo and Grupo Taineri. 3pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: Cody Beebe & the Crooks @ the Barrel, Albany. The six-piece Seattle roots-rockers are playing LarkFest in the afternoon, and making it a doubleheader with an evening show downtown. 10pm.

MUSIC: Michael Jerling @ the Jonesville Store, Clifton Park. Superb singer-songwriter, accompanied by bassist Tony Markellis. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Mahavishnu Project @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Drummer Gregg Bendian leads the Mahavishnu Orchestra tribute band playing “Birds of Fire” in its entirety. Guest guitarist Jesse Gress opens the show with a Jeff Beck tribute. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tom McWatters & the Philo Beddoe Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Out 2 Lunch Band @ the River Street Pub, Troy. Cherry Ryan was the keyboardist with the Morons, who played at the very first LarkFest 30 years ago. Tonight, she’s playing drums. 10pm.

BURLESQUE: Scooter Pie at Midnight @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Scooter Pie is back with her monthly rock ‘n’ roll burlesque show. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Mirk @ Elda’s On Lark, Albany. 10:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ Center Square Pub, Albany. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Purifier @ Red Square, Albany. With A Breath of Mercury, Vomlette, Claymation. 8pm. $8.

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  1. Bobby B says

    No shortage of good stuff today.

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