7/25/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Beacon Jazz Festival @ Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon. A day-long celebration of jazz, distilleries, artisan crafts and culture of the Hudson Valley, featuring music by Sun of Goldfinger, Karl Berger/Ingrid Sertso Quintet, George Coleman, Jr.’s Rivington Project, International Brass & Membrane Corps, Mike Dopazo & the HV All-Stars. 12noon-6pm. $45 & $65. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Bahamas @ The Linda, Albany. Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie – a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas – writing songs about sunsets, love affairs and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. Maybe you caught his stellar Farm Aid at SPAC performance a couple of years ago… With the Sea the Sea. 8pm. $15.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hats Off to Saratoga, various locations, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Fenimore Blues, Kings English, the Hot Club of Saratoga, Lost Wages and the Racing City Chorus. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The Adirondack Theater Festival continues its 21st season with the two-person rock musical directed by Chad Rabinovitz. 7:30pm. $32-$45. Through August 1.
FESTIVAL: CanalFest @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. A celebration of all things Erie Canal-related, including storytelling with Alden Doolittle, music by Cosby Gibson and Mark Baptiste, games, crafts, vendors, tastings, blacksmithing, cooking demonstrations, tours of the historic Mabee house and the grand opening of the ne exhibit “unLocked: Discovering the Erie Canal in Schenectady.” And free ice cream sundaes, too. 11am-4pm.
OPERA: “The Long Walk” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga presents the world premiere of a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck, a deeply personal exploration of a soldier’s return from Iraq. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through August 2.
MUSIC: Ed Bear @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The Wave Farm srtist-in-residence is an American performing artist and engineer whose work with robotics, sound, video, transmission and collective improvisation investigates the questionable calibration of perception. 8pm.
THEATER: “Deathtrap” @ BTG’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Last chance! Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy-thriller stars Gregg Edelman, Alison Fraser, Eric Hill, Tom Pecinka and Debra Jo Rupp. 2 & 8pm. $62.
MUSIC: The Singing Anchors’ “From San José to Broadway and Bacharach” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. A salute to the pop music iconoclast Burt Bacharach trom “Do You Know the Way to San José” to the score of the Broadway musical “Promises, Promises,” through “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and more recent collaborations with Elvis Costello and Steven Sater. Sung by Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn (both from Newschannel 13) and Jerry Gretzinger (former CBS6 anchor). 2pm. $30; $27 seniors; $15 age 12 & under.