7/31/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Primus @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. With Dinosaur Jr. and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. 7pm.

MUSIC: Slipknot @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s head-bangin’ time! With Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White. 6pm. $40, $50 & $95; $30 lawn.

MUSIC: Shilpa Ray @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Chain & the Gang. 8pm $12.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s Day One of the three-day fest featuring Brother Sun, Ellis, Garnet Rogers, Martyn Joseph, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Patti O’Brien Melita, Paul Rosenberg, Pesky J. Nixon, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Susan Werner and lots more. Music starts at 12noon. $45; students & seniors $35; FREE children age 12 & under. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL: PeaceStock Festival @ Freedom Square, Troy. The second annual community celebration with free food, henna tattoos, t-shirts, art activities and music by Maurizio and 18 Strings of Trouble. 4-7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Ariana Grande @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The doughnut-licking pop star brings her Honeymoon Tour to town. With Prince Royce. 7:30pm. $20, $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $69.50.

MUSIC: Psychobilly @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Murali Coryell Band @ River Front Park, Athens. The blues guitarist is joined by drummer Dorian Randolph and bassist Bill Foster. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Bovine Social Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Bluebillies @ Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall. 7pm.

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat On the Roof concert series continues with an original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: BackBeat @ Canal Square, Cohoes. With a reunion of the Rogues. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Gang of Thieves @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Joe Roy Jackson. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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.

MUSIC: Gang Gang Dance @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Georgia and Image Man. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jocelyn Arndt @ The Anchor, Kingston. With Skout. 9:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets. 9:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Immaculate Heart @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The winners of the recent Madison Theater Battle of the Bands. With Vatican III and Blokes. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: JP Harris & the Tough Choices @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Nashville-based band brings the classic country and honky-tonk sounds of Buck Owens, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams to town. With Donny Dinero. 9pm.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ Landis Arboretum, Esperance. With Todd Nelson. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Terry Gordon Quintet @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Cynical Existence @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Streak, God Astray, Better Than Silence and DJ Jezebel in Hell spinning all night. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ the World of Beer, Guilderland. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Club” @ the Garage, Pittsfield. A musical excursion into the world of a private Edwardian men’s club, where men can be men and drink, play, smoke and talk about what’s always on their mind: women! Directed by Rocco Sisto and featuring Annette Miller and Maureen O’Flynn. 8pm. $30. Through Sunday, August 9.

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 8pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Athos, Guilderland. The saxman is joined by guitarist Matt Finck. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Gideon Putnam Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

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: FM @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Kevin Green & Douglas Chilton @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Where in the World Did the Van Gogh Go?” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Youth Theatre Players production is directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. Where did the famous Van Gogh painting go? “Sunflowers” is the only famous painting of Small Lake Museum, and it’s been stolen! Will four not-so-clever detectives be able to recover it? 7pm. $4. Also at 2:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Jade @ the Holiday Inn Express, Latham. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bets & Frets @ 16 Handles, Glenmont. 7pm.

MUSIC: Just in Time @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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