6/21/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Dad Fest @ Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Albany. It’s a free, rockin’ Father’s Day celebration featuring music from the garage-rock’ Neanderthals, as well as Eddie Angel’s Guitar Party, Super 400 and the WonderBeards. 1-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, the Oregon-based psychedelic band celebrates the first day of summer with a concert in support of their new album, Multi-Love. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. Day Two of the fest features an A-list line-up of bands, including the Mavericks, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Snider, the Lone Bellow, Matuto, the Kennedys, the Felice Brothers, Guster, David Amram, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Bettye LaVette, more. Gates open at 9am; music starts at 11am. $85; FREE children age 12 and under.

THEATER: “The Epic of Gligamesh” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents a contemporary re-telling of the first great work of world literature, the ancient Babylonian poem. Directed and designed by John Sowle, the production features actor Steven Patterson in a virtuoso solo performance. 2pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Diana Krall @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The jazz-pop singer-pianist brings her Wallflower tour to town. 2:30pm. $32.50-$115.

MUSIC: Summertime Halloween Party @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. Featuring the Michale Graves Band (of the Misfits). With Full Scale Riot, Totally Gnarly, Blasé Debits, One Day Waiting, the Outnumbered and Hungry Jack. 6pm. $12.

THEATER: “Kinky Boots” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance. The six-time Tony Award-winning musical by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein musical follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, the unlikely pair discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. 2pm. $25-$90.

MUSIC: The Barefoot Movement @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The exuberant bluegrass quartet – winners of the 2014 Momentum Award (for best and brightest newcomers) from the International Bluegrass Music Association – makes their upstate New York debut. 7pm. $20.

FESTIVAL: Henry Street Bike Party @ Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. Featuring live music by Kimono Dragons (1pm) and Party Boat (3pm). FREE. 12noon-4pm.

FESTIVAL: Sand Lake Summer Fest @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Amusement park rides. Music by Averill Park High School Jazz Band at 1pm; the Chronicles at 2pm.

THEATER: “The Lift” @ 703 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield. Rogue Angel Theatre present their site-specific new ritual theater production… in an elevator. Audience limited to 20. 6 & 9pm. $25. Through June 28. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jonny Lang & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. Blues-rockin’ double bill… 7pm. $60 & $75.

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Director Julianne Boyd puts a fresh spin of the musical tale about tilting at windmills and dreaming the impossible dream, starring Jeff McCarthy. 5pm. Through Saturday, July 11. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Keb’ Mo’ @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music bluesman and storyteller in support of his 12th album, BLUESAmericana. 8pm. $25. $35 & $45.

THEATER: “Shining City” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Actor Mark H. Dold (stunning in last year’s production of “Breaking the Code”) returns in Conor McPherson’s drama about a Dubliner who seeks help from a counselor after claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. As their sessions unfold, secrets are exposed in this thriller where a simple tale turns out to be anything but. 3pm. Through July 11. GO HERE for more info…

PARTICPATORY DANCE: Buhrmaster Barn Dance @ the Pruyn House, Colonie. George Wilson and Selma Kaplan with Joan Savitt. 5pm Potluck dinner; 6pm dancing. $12; $10 seniors; $6 students.

THEATER: “Time Stands Still” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. Last chance. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies’ searing story of an heroic female journalist wounded covering the war in Iraq. Can you be a dispassionate, uninvolved observer of horrific events, recording them for posterity and still keep a sense of right and wrong? 2pm. $37; $10 students. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER ON FILM: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Julie Taymor’s imaginative production of the classic Shakespeare comedy – in celebration of the first day of summer. 3pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC: Music Company Orchestra @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. 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…

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