6/16/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Amy Collins @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. The Celtic-folk singer-songwriter celebrates the release of her long overdue debut album, “Hour of the Wolf.” 7:30pm. More info here…

MUSIC: Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Ale House, Troy. The Three-O is back again for some dynamic, dizzying, delightful tunes. 8pm. More info here…

MUSIC: Flogging Molly @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Dave King and his band merry music makers make their Nippertown theater debut after and dynamite sold-out show at Northern Lights last year. With Outernational and Wild Adriatic. 8pm. More info here…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Juneteenth Celebration @ Freedom Square, Troy. Celebrate freedom with music by the Afrobeat big band Shokazoba, politically minded rockers the Ameros, the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Quartet and hip-hop ensemble S.K.A.T.E. 3-7pm. FREE. More info here…

THEATER ON FILM: “The Tempest” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of the Shakespeare classic starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer as Prospero. 7:30pm. $18; students/children $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. Day One of the two-day fest features Joanne Shenandoah, Tinariwen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Punch Brothers, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Joan Osborne & the Holmes Brothers, Bela Fleck and Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family’s Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday Celebration. And that’s just on one of the seven stages. Music starts at 11am. $85 per day at the gate. More info hereand here.

FILM: “Patience (After Sebald)” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Grant Gee’s richly textured offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Michael Jerling @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Veteran Saratoga singer-songwriter. Accompanied by Tony Markellis and Teresina Huxtable. 8pm. More info here…

MUSIC: The Jimmies @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Get your spunky, funky, pop-rock-loving inner eight-year-old ready for this kindie (translation: kid indie) band that has been heard all over the country, from Lollapalooza to “Austin City Limits.” 11:30am. $8. More info here…

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: The River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy. The all-day fest features three stages and performances by Rich Ortiz, Acoustic Trauma, the Graham Tichy Band, Stroke 9, the Doornails, the Mysteios and lots more. 10am. FREE. More info and full schedule here…

MUSIC: Ensemble Congeros @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles leads the Afro-Cuban, African, New World percussion group in performance at 12noon (interactive drum circle) and 2:30pm (a concert of selections from their new debut DVD, “Chasing the Rhythms”). FREE.

MUSIC: Ben Miller @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents another evening of envelope-pushing avant-garde music from Miller as well as Barn Owl, Claymation and founding member Holland Hopson, who is playing his farewell-to-Nippertown concert prior to re-locating to Alabama. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Civil Twilight @ Jillian’s, Albany. With Carousel and the City Never Sleeps. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Alexis P. Suter Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $25.

ARTIST TALK: Patrick Mohundro @ Collar Works, Troy. The artist discusses his work in the solo exhibit “Dial-Up / Make New Connection,” as well as his aesthetic and philosophical imperatives. 5pm.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With M.R. Poulopoulos & Friends. 8pm.

MUSIC: Probing Digit @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Consider yourself warned… 9pm. $7. More info here…

MUSIC: Wait Until Dusk @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Rock trio featuring guitarist-vocalist Sean O’Keefe, bassist Kevin Calacone and drummer JJ Hogan. With Starcode and Out2Play. 9pm. $5.

FESTIVAL: Juneteenth Celebration @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring a wide variety of family friendly entertainment and music by Donald Hyman, rapper Origin, the Washington Park Rumberos and the Voices of Mt. Pleasant Gospel Choir. 11am-4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Blue Hand Luke @ the River Street Pub, Troy. Post-River Street Fest party. 4pm.

ROLLER DERBY: The Hellions of Troy @ Rollarama, Schenectady. Hellions’ B Team, the Herculadies strap on their skates to take on the North Country Lumber Jills. 8pm. $12. More info here…

MUSIC: The Twangbusters @ the Brick House, Housatonic. A musical cocktail of boogie, blues and hillbilly bop. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Chris Busone Band @ Footsy Magoo’s, Troy. More post-River Street Fest partyin’. 4pm.

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

DISCUSSION: “Representation and Its Discontents” @ the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. Moderated by Susana Torruella Leval, the panel features noted curators and art historians Avis Berman, Patterson Sims and Tom Wolf, who will explore the variable, complex interface between representation and abstraction. A reception will follow. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Darik & the Fun Bags @ Bootlegger’s on Broadway, Troy. 10pm.

MUSIC: Conehead Buddha @ Bootlegger’s on Broadway, Troy. A post River Street Fest fest and block party in honor of Bootlegger’s first anniversary. With the Museum Guards. 5pm.

BURLESQUE: Scooter Pie at Midnight @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Featuring the stars of the Albany burlesque scene. 12midnight. $5.

MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ Bat Shea’s, Troy. 9pm.

FESTIVAL: The Upper Union Street Strawberry Fest & Arts Show @ Upper Union Street, Schenectady. Music, food, art, children’s activities, gourmet marketplace, farmers’ market, wine tasting, strolling fashion show, sword fighting and strawberries galore along six short blocks of Union Street from Garner Avenue to Van Antwerp Road. 10am-3pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Out of the Box @ 74 State, Albany. 8pm.

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