6/23/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s Day Two of the annual family-friendly folk fest with a variety of afternoon workshops beginning at 9am, followed by a 7pm concert featuring Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, Patrick Ball, Galant, tu perds ton temps, Archie Fisher, Comas, Dennis Stroughmatt and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: The Beach Boys @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Yes, Brian Wilson has re-joined the fold to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, as well as a surprisingly good new album, “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” 8pm. $35, $75, $125; lawn $27.50.
THEATER: “Here Lies Love” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s a work-in-progress stage presentation directed by Alex Timbers and based on the collaborative album of the same name helmed by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. A most intriguing performance. 8pm. Through Sunday. UPDATE: All performances are SOLD OUT.
CELEBRATION: Jazz Journalists Association Awards Party @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. A JJA satellite party for WCDB-FM disc jockey Bill McCann, who is being honored with the Jazz Hero Award. Congrats, Bill! 5:30-7pm. FREE. Followed by a concert by Italian jazz violinist Luca Ciarla and his quartet at 7:30 PM. Admission to the concert is $15.
MUSIC: Kinky Friedman @ Bearsville Theater, Woostock. If you missed him at The Linda on Monday, the legendary Lone Star tunesmith, novelist, former Texas gubernatorial candidate, political commentator, Jewish troubadour and more continues his “Bi-Polar Express Tour” with a stop in Woodstock. 9pm. $30.
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. 3:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC/MORE: The Lucky Jukebox Brigade @ Red Square, Albany. It’s a carnival, a circus and a variety show all rolled into one big evening. In addition to the music – which will also feature Skeletons in the Piano and Peter Hazen – there will be vaudeville burlesque from members of Charmed & Dangerous, fire spinning from Red & the Wolf and fortune telling from Madame Zandra, Madame Gigi and Old Man Mulzaford. 8pm.
MUSIC: Diana Krall @ Tanglewood, Lenox. If you can’t wait til next weekend to catch her at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest at SPAC, well, the pianist-vocalist is at Tanglewood for a night of her own tonight. 7pm. $24-$88.
MUSIC: Fiona Apple @ the Calvin Theater, Northampton. With Blake Mills. 7pm. $35, $45 & $55. NOTE: This concert was originally scheduled for Mountain Park in Holyoke, but it has been moved due to production problems.
FILM: “This Is Not a Film” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi (“Offside,” “The Circle”) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Smiles of a Summer Night” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Ingmar Bergman’s classic 1955 prize-winning tragicomedy “Smiles of a Summer Night” at last ushered in an international audience for director Ingmar Bergman. Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. Also 6pm on Sunday.