6/7/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: The Platte Clove Nature Theater @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The super-group of Hudson Valley electro-folk talent – Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica and Fredo Viola – brings its unique, theatrical blend of electronic and organic sounds, complex compositions, looped and layered vocals, video projections, aerial circus skills to town for a captivating musical odyssey. With guest musicians, including the Dust Bowl Faeries’ Karen Cole and cellist-vocalist Melora Creager of Rasputina. 8pm. $12.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s the fest’s finale featuring Alabama Shakes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lake Street Dive, Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (featuring Bill Payne), Simone Felice, Simi Stone and more. 9:15am. $89. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Tom Healey Memorial Concert @ Watervliet Elks Lodge, Watervliet. In memory of the Local 518 bluesman whp passed away last year, many of Nippertown’s finest musicians – including Bluz House Rockers, Erin Harkes, Soul Sky, Silver Chain, the Brothers Flynn and special guests – gather together for a benefit concert for the Watervliet Civic Center. 3pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WILDWOODstock @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The day-long benefit concert for the Willdwood Programs features performances by Summer of Doug, Jocelyn Arndt, Erin Harkes, the Road Home, Flakjacket, Accents and Legendary Losers. 1pm. $10; FREE for kids age 12 and under. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Marshall Crenshaw @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the finest pop songsmiths of our time comes to the Caffe in support of his new EP, Take the Next Train. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Sam Baker @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. The Austin-based singer-songwriter released one of our favorite album of 2013, Say Grace. If you like John Prine, give Sam Baker a listen. You won’t be disappointed. With Carrie Elkin. 7pm.

MUSIC: Rhett Tyler @ the Greenbush Inn, East Greenbush. The bluesman goes solo and acoustic… 8pm.

MUSIC: Dead2Me @ the Ale House, Troy. Songs by the Grateful Dead and originals from Kyle Esposito, Bob Resnick, Tony Markellis and Kevin Maul. 6:30pm.

READING: Joseph Luzzi @ Third Floor Gallery, Hudson. The author reads from his new book, “In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love.” With a performance of Italian music by violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry. 2pm. FREE.

TALK: Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. A lecture and book-signing by the historian for his recently published book, “The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History.” 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Christopher Durang’s smash-hit Broadway comedy and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is a wacky nod to Chekhov. Directed by Chris Foster, the Nippertown premiere production stars Kris Anderson, Roseann Cane, Ryan Davis, Mary Darcy, Cori Irwin and Christina Reeves. 3pm. $24. Through Saturday, June 27. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Butler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s the New England premiere of the uproariously funny, witty and very moving play based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves during the Civil War. 3pm. Through Saturday, June 13. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “Driving Miss Daisy” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! Written by Alfred Uhry and directed by CarolLynn Langley, the warm and inviting play explores the universal issues of prejudice, aging and the sometimes surprising course that true friendship can take over the course of 25 years. 2:30m. $16.

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