9/23/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Amy Collins @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Ainger-songwriter Collins celebrates the release of her long-overdue debut album, The Hour of the Wolf, leading an all-star band that includes Mark Emanatian, Tom Dolan, Rosanne Raneri, Bill Flynn and John Cromie. 7pm. $16.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. It’s the final day of the second annual bluegrass-and-beyond fest with Mamie Minch, Leyla McCalla, Bill Evans, the Lonesome River Band, Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Trampled by Turtles. Kid’s workshop at 11am; music starts at 12:45pm. More info here…
THEATER/CABARET/MUSIC/BURLESQUE: The Gaslight Follies Live Stage Revue @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Remember Gaslight Village Amusement Park in Lake George? “Yesterday’s fun today…” Of course you do! And led by the irrepressible pianoman-jokester Floyd Vivino (aka, Uncle Floyd) Gaslight Village alum gather for their second annual wild ‘n’ wacky reunion at the Wood. It truly promises to be yesterday’s fun today! 2 & 7pm. $25.
FESTIVAL: The Upper Madison Street Fair @ Madison Avenue, Albany. Madison Avenue between South Allen and West Lawrence streets will be closed to auto traffic for the annual street festival which features an afternoon of music, art, food, and family fun. Performers include Drew & the Grand Spectacular, the Golden Notes, Lost Radio Rounders, Frank Jaklitsch, Let’s Drum, the Albany Bike Coalition, the Timeless Tappers, the Capital Region Swing Dancers, Alan Thompson, Olivia Quillio, Taina Asili, Swing Shift and Guided Steps. 12noon-5pm. FREE.
FILM: “In the Family” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Roger Ebert says, “An indie masterpiece… a film that avoids any message or statement and simply shows us, with infinite sympathy, how the life of a completely original character can help us lead our own.” 6pm. $7; students $5.
FESTIVAL/FOOD/MUSIC: Local Harvest Festival @ the Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. Honest Weight Food Co-op presents its fourth annual fest with lots of great local food and craft vendors, food demos, activities for the whole family and, of course, music – featuring Secondhand Roses, Bear Grass and the always entertaining Barons in the Attic. 12noon-4pm. FREE. More info and complete schedule here…
CABARET: “Brel in the Berkshires” @ Spice Dragon, Pittsfield. Vocalist Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball serve up an evening of music by the great Jacques Brel. With Michele Brourman. 3pm. $35.
FILM: “Girl Model” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s film follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. 4pm. $7; students $5.
WORKSHOP: Daniel Glass @ Woodland Hill Montessori School, North Greenbush. The award winning drummer for the Brian Setzer Orchestra and the Royal Crown Revue offers a drum clinic for all musicians, sponsored by Rocky’s Music Studio in Rennselaer. The clinic will focus on the history of pop music as told from the drummer’s perspective. 1pm. $10.
MUSIC: Ukulele Festival @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The second annual uke fest features the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Honor Finnegan and Michelle J. Rodriguez. Workshops at 2:30pm; concert at 4pm. FREE.