6/14/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Journey @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. “Don’t Stop Believin'” in the mega-million selling band. With fellow San Francisco-spawned bands the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power. 6:45pm. $49.50, $89.50, $110 & $135; $36 lawn.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Tribute to Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music @ Bearsville Theater. An all-star gathering of musicians pays homage to the song collection that launched the ’60s folk revival with a benefit for Hungry for Music. Featuring John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Steve Katz, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Ed Sanders, Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine, Charlie Knicely, Bill & Livia Vanaver, Michael Eck, the Saturday Night Bluegrass Band, Women of Power, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Rosendale Improvement Association Social Club & Marching Band and more. 7:30pm. $30 & $45.
FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: River Street Arts Festival @ River Street, Troy. Art and music fill the street for the 11th annual fest. Art exhibits, demonstrations and a sidewalk chalk drawing contest share the street with three stages of live music, including the main stage at Monument Square, which will host headliners the Grass Roots, as well as Funk Evolution, the Joe Nacco Band and Maurizio. 10am-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete music schedule…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Dot & Johnstock Annual Fundraiser @ the Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. The benefit fest for Cindy’s Cancer Retreats and the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund features lots of food to sample, a silent auction, raffles and plenty of music from Leaning South, George Fletcher’s Folding Money, Doug Irving, Soul Sky, the Trophy Husbands and the Stony Creek Band. 1-5pm. $20 suggested donation. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest, with today’s line-up featuring headliner Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Craig Morgan, Leah Turner, Jamie Lynn Spears, the Cadillac Three, Charlie Worsham, Hop City Hellcats and Jessica Lynn. Music starts at 12noon. $109. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
MUSIC: Masters of the Telecaster @ Levon Helm’s Barn, Woodstock. Three guitar greats – Jim Weider, G.E. Smith and Danny Kortchmar – team up for a night of roots rock n roll from Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green and Roy Buchanan. Backed by drummer Randy Ciarlante, keyboardist Brian Mitchell and bassist Byron Isaacs. 8:30pm. $45 & $60. Also a master class at 3:30pm. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Saratoga Brewfest @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. the fifth annual Brewfest features more than 200 beers, as well as music by Kung Fu, Hair of the Dog, the Revenuers and Flood Road. 1pm. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule of bands…
MUSIC: Let Go Daylight @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Featuring former members of Last Call, Flat Broke and Thrust, the hard-rockin’ band celebrates the release of their debut CD Traditions Carved by Wounded Hands. With Stone Temple Co-Pilots. 9:30pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sun Records’ Sam Phillips brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. 8pm. $35, $45, $55 & $68. GO HERE for a review…
THEATER: “Coosje” @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. As part of SaratogaArtsFest, No. 11 Productions presents the whimsical love story two sculptors learn to collaborate in life and art. Meanwhile, a pear falls out of a fruit bowl, gains consciousness, and travels the world. 8pm.
ART/READING: Andrew Thompson @ the Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Opening reception for Thompson’s solo exhibit of fish and wildlife paintings. 4pm. With poetry reading by Paul Pines at 5pm. FREE. The exhibit runs through June 27.
THEATER: “Shakespeare: The Remix” @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. As part of SaratogaArtsFest, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents the story of a hip-hop-loving high school girl on the verge of dropping out who meets Shakespeare. A pitched battle of wits erupts. 3pm.
MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ the Anchor, Kingston. The band fires up their unique brand of rock & roll, rhythm & blues and rockabilly to celebrate the release of their new CD Luck Maker. With Pitchfork Militia and the Jack Grace Band. And the first 100 people in the door will receive a special limited edition Luck Maker chocolate bar. 9:30pm. $7.
THEATER: “Theatrical Therapy” @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. A part of SaratogaArtsFest, Home Made Theater presents a cabaret performance that reveals what might have happened to your favorite musical theater characters after the final curtain. 5pm.
MUSIC: Eric Andersen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The author of such ’60s folk classics as “Violets of Dawn” and “Thirsty Boots” delivers his songs in a whispery rasp that draws the audience close for a night of intimate music and stories. Grammy-nominated producer Steve Addabbo adds electric guitar and harmony vocals. 7pm.
THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Last chance! In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 4 & 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Westminster Presbysterian Church, Albany. Under the direction of Derek Stannard and Brian Gurley, Nippertown’s new classical vocal ensemble makes its debut with selections from Bruckner, Tallis, de Victoria, Mendelssohn, Morley, Videro, Rheinberger, Weelkes, Gjeilo and Paulus. 7:30pm. $20.
THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 8pm. $23. Through June 22.
MAGIC: “Obscura: A Magic Show” @ the Speakeasy at the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Christian Cagigla offers at evening of close-up magic, fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings. 7 & 9pm. $15. Also 3 & 7pm on Sunday.
THEATER ON FILM: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The National Theatre of London’s story of 15-year-old Christopher, who is exceptional at math but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Directed by Marianne Elliott. 7pm. $25; $18 students.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Cutie and the Boxer” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The fascinating documentary about the art and lives of artists Ushio Shinohara and Noriko Shinohara is screened as part of SaratogaArtsFest and followed by a with discussion led by Anthony Cafritz, director-founder of Salem Art Works. 7:30pm. $9; FREE with ARTSPASS.