8/7/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. An evening with Yo-Yo Ma. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jon Cleary @ Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. A classic Crescent City piano man in the tradition of Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John, Jon Cleary plays a solo show. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Vespers @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s WEXT-FM’s belated birthday bash. With Pony in the Pancake. 8pm.

MUSIC: Rich Robinson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A solo acoustic show by the Black Crowes guitarist. 9pm. $35.

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: Steve Kimock @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The guitarist and his band serve up an evening of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, as well as Kimock classics. With Leslie Mendelson. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Chatham Brewing Co., Chatham. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: Hawbuckees @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Probing Digit @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. You have been warned… 9pm. $5.

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

MUSIC: Better by Morning @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

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.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Old time Americana roots music on fiddle, banjo, guitar and harmonica. 8:30pm. Donations accepted.

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.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ Elks Lodge, Albany. Featuring Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers. 7:30pm free swing lesson. 8:30pm dance. $15; $10 seniors & students.

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.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 10pm.

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.

MUSIC: The Scott Bassinson Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Rent” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Jonathan Larson’s hit musical. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Harmony Rocks @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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  1. timothy Reidy says

    I think suncatcher is cancelled.

  2. Sue H. says

    Jim Weider (guitar) & PRoJECT PERCoLAToR @ Athens River Front Park, 7pm on 8/7. Rodney Holmes (drums), Jeff Hill (bass) & Jesse Gress (guitar)

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