8/14/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival @ Ski Bowl Park, North Creek. It’s Day One with performance by Zink & Co., Michelle Canning & Rough Edges, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Boys, Seth Sawyer Band, Dave Nichols & Spare Change, the Atkinson Family and the Katahdin Valley Boys. 9am. $25; $15 after 5pm. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: John Gorka @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs in support of his 12th studio album, Bright Side of Down, out now on Red House Records. It’s the first release in over four years from the acclaimed songwriter widely regarded as “one of contemporary folk music’s leading talents” (Vintage Guitar). 8pm. $25.
THEATER: “The Killing” and “The Love Death” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents two recently re-discovered short plays by William Inge. Directed and designed by John Sowle; starring Andrew Colford & Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. $15: $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Joe Chaos’ Birfdai Series, Act III @ Pauly’s Hotel & the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Corduroy Shotgun, Purifier, Realation, A World for You and Shrapnel Warning at the Low Beat; Long Shore, Monk, Cell 63 and Shoebox Dojo at Pauly’s Hotel. 7pm. $12.
CIRCUS: Free Fun Friday @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Free activities for the entire family featuring performers from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, including stiltwalkers, unicyclists, jugglers and Miss Saturn who will provide comedic and eye popping spectacles starring her quirky sense of humor and dozens of hula hoops. 10am-4pm. FREE.
DANCE: Gallim Dance @ PS21, Chatham. The dynamic Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company performs two pieces – “Pupil Suite” (music by Balkan Beat Box and Maria Callas) and “Spill.” 8pm. $30; $18 students. Also at 8pm on Saturday.
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.
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: “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.