6/28/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Day One of the two-day feast features Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet, Terence Blanchard, the Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Robin McKelle & the Flytones, Marc Carey Focus Trio, the Lew Tabackin Trio, more. 12noon. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries and Swamp Baby @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Two of the Capitol Region’s top psych-folktronica outfits serve up a night of avant chamber-pop, two birthday celebrations and, yes, a trapeze. With Two Cats in Suits, featuring members of the Last Conspirators. 8pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Festival @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont​. It’s Day Two of the three-day folk fest, and today’s lineup features De Temps Antan, Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette, Long Time Courting, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Vanaver Caravan, Lauren Sheehan, Panache Quartet, Sheesham and Lotus & Son. 9am workshops; 6:30pm concert. GO HERE for more info….

MUSIC: Richard Thompson @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A solo acoustic show by the super singer-songwriter and guitar master. 9pm. $25, $35, $55 & $75. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonette @ the Ale House, Troy. All of the fun, but only half the calories of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic. 9pm.

MUSIC: TN3 @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Guitarist Todd Nelson leads his trio in the perfect post-Jazz Fest after-party. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Orchards Tavern, Albany. 7:45pm.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The party is on. Help ’em celebrate the official release of their new CD, Run.

MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Vocalist-harmonicat Ryan Dunham leads the Albany-based Americana outfit rooted in the blues and country. With the Black Feathers. 8pm. $17.

THEATER: “A Prairie Home Companion” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Garrison Keillor brings the whole cast and crew of Lake Wobegon residents to the Berkshires for a live radio broadcast with special musical guests Keb’ Mo’, the Wailin’ Jennys and the DiGiallonardo Sisters. 5:45pm.

MUSIC: Eleanor Friedberger @ the Half Moon, Hudson. One-half of Fiery Furnaces. With Penn Sultan. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 8pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.

MUSIC: Hush @ the Low Beat, Albany. The ambient sludge-rockers celebrate the release of their new CD, Unexist. With Maggot Brain, Clover and Bad Friends. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Rusted Root @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Pittsburgh-based world-beatsters are back in town. With Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Bernard Purdie & Friends @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The legendary funky drummer is on the beat… With Sasha Papernik. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

THEATER: “Kiss Me, Kate” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Joe Calarco directs the classic Shakespeare meets Cole Porter romp. 8pm. Through July 12.

OPERA: “The Magic Flute” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga’s production of the Mozart masterpiece directed by Nelson Sheeley. 7:30pm.

THEATER: “Fully Committed” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Becky Mode’s homegrown comedy starring Sam Lloyd (“Scrubs”) as an aspiring actor who works as the reservationist at a posh Manhattan restaurant. In a tour de force performance, he also plays close to 40 callers, including a wealthy socialite, a gangster, a Japanese tourist, and a supermodel’s frenzied assistant. 7:30pm. $15-$40.

READING: Lyrysa Smith @ Kinderhook Memorial Library, Kinderhook. The author reads from her new book, “A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury.” 4pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Wunderbar Bistro, Hudson. 10pm.

MUSIC: Lee Shaw Trio @ Taste, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dirk Quinn Band @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm.

THEATER: “Working on a Special Day” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The New England premiere of an unexpected love story between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor directed by and starring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Brian LaPointe & the Joints @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ Skidmore College’s Amphitheater, Saratoga Springs. The Lion’s Tooth Theatre Company’s debut production, directed by Joan Lawson. The Capulets fight the Montagues. The Montagues fight the Capulets. And in the midst of it all, a boy and a girl fall in love. 5:30pm pre-show carnival; 6pm show.

COMEDY: Walking the Dog Theater @ PS21, Chatham. Long-form improv performance. 8pm. $20; $12 students 18 and under.

MUSIC: Will Foley @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bobby Sweet & Annie Guthrie @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. The two singer-songwriters will be sharing the stage in an intimate and informal in-the-round setting. 8pm. $10.

FILM: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Reese’s Pieces, anyone? 5pm. $7.

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  1. TL says

    Tonight!!! The return of Two Cats In Suits, the acoustic duo of Last Conspirators Tim Livingston and Nick Bisanz warming up the crowd for the amazing Dust Bowl Faeries and Swamp Baby at the beautiful Club Helsinki Hudson. Three bands, surprise special guests, two birthday celebrations, cupcakes and a trapeze! Where else are you going to find all of that? Nowhere!!!! Cats hit 8pm sharp!

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