8/7/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Sun Catcher Farm Music Festival @ Sun Catcher Farm, Feura Bush. Day One of the new two-day fest. Today’s line-up includes Richard Callous, Making the Stars Move, Che Guevara T-Shirt, Candy Ambulance, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Bell’s Roar. 5pm. $14. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands… UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.
MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Amsterdam-based blues musicians Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have joined with drummer Bob Morris and saxophonist Josh Greenberg to update the traditions of the barrelhouse with their unique and electric style. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete UpBeat on the Roof concert schedule…
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Art, music, fun… 5-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: SmashCrashBash!! @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The monthly rock & roll party features the NYV trio Twin Guns, full of reverb, fuzz and an overdose of volume – equal parts Jesus and Mary Chain, Suicide, Ennio Morricone and New York no wave. With Muck & the Mires. Doors open at 9pm. $6.
DANCE: Brian Sanders’ JUNK @ PS21, Chatham. Known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions, this Philadelphia-based company bridges the gap between dance and physical theater. 8pm. $30; $18 students. Also at 8pm on Saturday.
THEATER: “Dracula’s Grandmother: A Musical Fable” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Jay Kerr and company present the premiere of a new musical. 8pm. $30; $27 seniors; FREE ages 12 & under. Through August 16.
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: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s play, starring Keira Naughton as a hum-drum bookkeeper whose life is is forever altered by the arrival of her troubled niece. 8pm. $50. Through Saturday, August 15.
THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 8pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.