8/4/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/BENEFIT: TSL Member Ship Fair @ Hudson Waterfront Park, Hudson. A fest full of art, music, poetry, theater, BBQ, raffles, community, kids’ activities and more featuring the TSL company & special guests. Including songs from TSL original performances “Cowgirls,” “Frame Upon Frame” and “Haywire,” as well as music by Claudia Bruce, John Musall, Gerald von Stoddard and C. Ryder Cooley; a special performance by singer-songwriter Andrea Tomasi and poet Iffetayo Cobbins; a performance by Linda Mussmann and dancer Maria Boxill. 6-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. With guest cellist Johannes Moser. Tonight’s program features Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade. 8pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: McDonald’s African American Family Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring the Ohio Players (5:30pm), Evelyn “Champagne” King (4:15pm), J-Will (2:15 & 4pm) and more… 12noon-7pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/FILM: Ballston Spa Film Festival, Ballston Spa. It’s the second night of the two-night festival with short films screened at Ballston Spa High School at 6:30pm followed more shorts outdoors in Wiswall Park at 9pm. FREE. More info and complete schedule here…
MUSIC: The Androgynius’s @ Salem Art Works, Salem. The Live Music & Pizza Under the Tent series continues. Eat freshly baked pizza and enjoy the sounds of the indie folk duo from Ballston Spa. 6pm. $10.
FILM: “The Virgin Spring” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Classic Film Series continues with Ingmar Bergman’s Academy Award-winning 1960 tale of faith, revenge and savagery in medieval Sweden, starring Max von Sydow. 4pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “China Heavyweight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze”) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape — this time through the lens of sports. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 74 State, Albany. Featuring pianist Dave Payette, bassist Mike DelPrete and drummer Danny Whelchel. 8pm.
THEATER: “Edith” at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. It’s opening night for the world premiere of Kelly Masterson’s play that chronicles the political actions of First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, portrayed by Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson. Directed by Michael Sexton. 8pm. $37, $47 & $57. Through August 11.