9/9/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany. It’s the third and final day of the third annual indie music festival. Today’s line-up features Swamp Baby (1:15pm); Ramblin Jug Stompers (2:15pm); Brian Dewan (3pm); Giles Bennet & the Petrified Woods (4pm); the Loom (4:45pm); the Parlor (6pm); and Willy Mason (7pm). Doors open at 12noon. $25; children under 14 FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Steve Vai @ The Egg, Albany. Guitarslinger extraordinaire. With Beverly McClenan. 8pm. $39.50, $45.50 & $69.50. More info here…

MUSIC: The Nuala Kennedy Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the stand-out new stars of this summer’s Old Songs Festival. 7pm. $18.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Home 4 Joe @ Birch Hill, Schodack. A fest to raise money for a handicap accessible home for Tech Sgt Joe Wilkinson and his family. Featuring the Ernie Williams Band (12noon), No. 2 (1:20pm), Emeralds of July (2pm), Erin Harkes (2:40pm), Skeeter Creek (4pm), Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band (5:30pm) and an evening show with Chosen Ones, Murderer’s Row and Murphy’s Law (6:30pm). $30.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Legends of Lighthouse Reunion @ the Boys & Girls Club, Pittsfield. Bobby Dick of the Sundowners emcees a reunion fest of bands that used to play teen dances at the Lighthouse back in the ’60s and ’70s… the Continentals, the Corvairs, Potter Mountain Road, Band Eastre Rebellyon, the Berkshire Beatles, the Vandels, the Haze, Antarctica, Sunny Day People, Wheatstone Bridge Band, Cornucopia, the Marksmen and more. 12noon. $15; students $5. More info here…

FESTIVAL/FOOD/WINE/MORE: The Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival @ Saratoga Polo, Saratoga Springs. An elegant brunch set in a gorgeous setting featuring live jazz music, a sparkling presentation of wines by official wine sponsor, Antica Cantina di Canelli, pop-up fashion accessories and igourmet.com pop up shop featuring amazing cheese selections presented by Agriform. 11am. $75. More info here…

CABARET: Brent Barrett @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Broadway leading man and musical director Christopher Denny team up for a new cabaret show, “Night Songs.” 7pm. $20 & $35.

FILM: “Neil Young Journeys” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Another Neil Young documentary from Jonathan Demme. 7pm. $5.

THEATER ON FILM: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A production of the National Theatre of London, based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel. 15-year-old Christopher stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, Wellington. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in his book to solve the mystery. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. 1pm. $22; students $15.

MUSIC: The Coveralls @ the Ale House, Troy. Americana roots music from Kevin Maul, Peter Bearup and Charlie Morris. 7pm.

FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges as they attempt to construct the biggest house in America in the wake of the economic crisis. 6:15pm. $7; students $5.

THEATER: “Scared Skinny: A One (Hundred Pound Lighter) Woman Show”@ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Written and performed by Mary Dimino, the show was a 2010 winner of the New York International Fringe Festival’s Best Solo Show Award. 3pm. $15.

FESTIVAL: Gathering of the Tribes @ Brown’s Farm, East Greenbush. It’s Day Two of the two-day Native American Pow Wow featuring fire dancers, flute players, dancing, drumming, arts and crafts vendors, jewelry, animals, teaching, storytelling, raffles and more. 10am. $5; kids 12 and under FREE.

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