7/13/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday
FILM/MUSIC: “The Black Pirate” with the Alloy Orchestra @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The perennial MASS MoCA favorites and pre-eminent silent film accompanists perform a live score to the Douglas Fairbanks’ swashbuckling classic, the first movie ever shot in two-tone Technicolor. $19.
MUSIC: Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. It’s time to go honky tonkin’ with the nephew of country icon Ernest Tubb… With acoustic blues duo Low ‘N Lonesome. 5:30pm. FREE.
DANCE: NYC Ballet Gala @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Performing Bal de Couture (Tchaikovsky/Martins); This Bitter Earth (Washington and Richter/Wheeldon); Rubies (Stravinsky/Balanchine); West Side Story Suite (Bernstein/Robbins). 8pm.
FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. An outdoor fine art exhibition with music, art activities, food and more. Featured visual artists include Robert Gullie, Robin Rosenthal, Jon Christopher Gernon and Francelise Dawkins. Musical performances include Holly & Evan (1pm); Danny Whitecotton (2pm) and Zan Strumfeld (3pm). 10am-5pm. FREE.
DANCE: NYC Ballet @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Performing Year of the Rabbit (Stevens/Peck); Garland Dance (From The Sleeping Beauty) (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine); Barber Violin Concerto (Barber/Martins); Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky/Balanchine). 2pm.
THEATER: “Anything Goes” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theater masterpiece. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and starring Rachel York as Reno Sweeney. 2 & 8pm. $20-$70. Through Sunday.
THEATER: “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actor’s Guild presents the musical based on the true story of the legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch. $20. 2 & 8pm. Also 2pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s the CD release party for the band’s sophomore album, This Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 9pm. $7.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: WGNA-FM’s CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke. Featuring Easton Corbin, Mark Wills, heritage artist Joe Diffie, newcomers Greg Bates and Joel Crouse, Local 518’s Chelsea Cavanaugh and popsters-gone-country headliners Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow. 11:45am. UPDATE: This fest is sold out.
FESTIVAL/FOOD/MUSIC: Troy Pig Out & BaconFest NY @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Lots of pork-centric food to eat and music by Moonshine Holler, the Twangbusters, Stellar Young, Mirk and fab blues guitarslinger Albert Cummings. 11am-10pm. FREE. More info and complete music schedule here… Also on Sunday.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville. It’s the third and final day of the Disco Biscuits’ annual jam-band-meets-EDM throwdown. Today’s featured bands include Passion Pit, Danny Brown, Zeds Dead, Break Science, VHS or Beta, Boombox and lots more on four stages. Music starts at 12noon.
MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The veteran acoustic bluesman and sublime singer-songwriter lands in Hudson in support of his latest album, Hundred Dollar Valentine. With Milton. 9pm. $25.
FESTIVAL: Athens Street Festival @ Athens. The 39th annual fest features a parade at 11am, as well as fest-closing fireworks at 9:45pm. Inbetween, you’ll find carnival rides, a classic car show, demonstrations of cooking, wood turning, dance and martial arts, as well as more than 150 vendor booths selling art, crafts, food, specialty items and more. And music on three stages throughout the fest, including headlining performances by the soulful Solid Smoke and the all-female rockers Antigone Rising. 10am-10pm.
FESTIVAL: Wilton Community ParkFest @ Gavin Park, Wilton. A little something for everyone – midway amusement rides, a petting zoo, an ice cream-eating contest, racing pigs, a bicycle stunt show, face painting, a craft show, a car show, beer & wine tasting, a rock climbing wall, a 5K run and more. The Gazebo Stage features music by 2 Broads with Alotta Sound (12:15pm) and Bobby Dick’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 101 (2:30pm), while the Main Stage boasts the rock sounds of recent SPAC Battle of the Bands winner VONTUS (4:45pm) and Dec8dia (7:15pm). 11am-9pm. FREE. More info here…
THEATER: “Extremities” @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. In William Mastrosimone’s psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. However, once the tables turn, the play raises provocative and difficult questions about rape and its aftermath, violence and its justification, justice and its reliability. Directed by Karen Allen. 8pm. $45. Through July 27.
THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ The Egg, Albany. Our Own Productions presents the award-winning Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik musical, directed by Matthew T. Teichner. 2 & 8pm. $26; $21 seniors & students. Also at 2pm on Sunday.
FILM/MUSIC: “West Side Story” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood, Lenox. David Newman conducts. 8:30pm. $20-$105.
FESTIVAL: Delaware Avenue Street Fair @ Delaware Avenue, Albany. The annual neighborhood street fair and garage sale, including musical entertainment, poets, puppeteer, magician, vendors and many other special events. Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh will be performing a family show at All Good Baker’s at 1pm. 9am-5pm. FREE.
CIRCUS: “Now You Know” @ Russell Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective brings their debut production to town featuring clown Aaron Marquise (a Capital Region native and 2009 grad of Shenendehowa High School); Lindsay Culbert-Olds & Kia-Melinda Eastman in a duo trapeze act; Eric Brown, a Cyr Wheel artist; Sidney Iking Bateman on Chinese hoops and juggling; and aerial straps performer Kerttu Pussinen. 1 & 7pm. $10; $8 students & seniors.
THEATER: “Twelfth Night” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Troy Civic Theatre Company presents the classic William Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Kathy Glasser. 8pm. $15; $13 for seniors & students.
READINGS: Poets in the Park @ Washington Park’s Robert Burns statue, Albany. Readings by Elizabeth K. Gordon & Dennis Sullivan. 7pm. FREE.