8/15/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: PigPen Theatre Co. @ MASS MoCA’s Dre Waapenaar Pavilion, North Adams. They’re more than just an innovative theater company (as they proved at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer). They’ve also a rollicking, seven-piece, harmony-laden, indie folk-rock band, who have just released their sophomore album, Whole Sun. 8pm. $22 & $26. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Modern Man @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The trio of David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach is a cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx Brothers, or as they like to say, the band is “filling the void bewteen the Three Tenors and the Three Stooges.” With Pat Guadagno. 7pm. $24.
MUSIC: Graham Nash @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The legendary singer-songwriter is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – with Crosby, Stills & Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice – as a solo artist and with CSN. 8pm. $40, $70 & $85.
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.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival @ Ski Bowl Park, North Creek. It’s Day Two with performance by Tony Holt & the Wildwood Boys, Michelle Canning & Rough Edges, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, the Katahdin Valley Boys, Beartracks, the Seth Sawyer Band, Smokey Greene, Zink & Co., Cedar Ridge. 9am. $30; $15 after 5pm. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Lake George British Music Invasion Weekend @ Wood Park, Lake George. Day One of the tribute band festival features Led Zep tribute band Out On the Tiles with Rolling Stones tribute band the Tumblin’ Dice. $15; $10 students & seniors; FREE children under age 12.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Eddie 3 Music Festival @ Pine Lake Park, Caroga Lake. Two stages featuring 20 bands including Third Rail, Doc Orloff, Grand Central Station, Saving Atlantis, Bob Warren, Jukebox Killers, Dream Team, more. 12noon. $5.
FILM: Dune Versus Dune @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The double-bill of the 2013 documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” along with David Lynch’s 1984 attempt at filming “Dune,” Frank Herbert’s sci fi classic. “Remember the tooth! The tooth! The tooth!” 8pm.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. Guest host Joy Ryde presides over “Clash of the Tit-ans,” a classic re-telling of the Greek myth featuring music by the Clash. Doors open at 7pm. $15.
COMEDY/MUSIC: Miranda Sings @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. The satirical character created by YouTube sensation Colleen Ballinger is quickly becoming a multi-media star. Only a day after she announced its release, her “Selp Helf” book claimed the #1 bestseller spot on Amazon. 8pm. $32.50 & $75.
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Bramwell Tovey conducts the “Heavenly Journeys” program with special guests Albany Pro Musica and cellist Johannes Moser. 8pm.
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.
THEATER: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Last chance! 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. 2 & 8pm. $50.
FILM: “Fourth Man Out” @ The Linda, Albany. Filmed in and around Albany last summer, the indie comedy tells the tale of Adam, your average working-class auto mechanic living in small-town America with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortiz, with whom he does everything. On his 24th birthday Adam decides it’s time to finally tell his friends and family that he’s gay. Will his straight-as-an-arrow best bros have his back? A light-hearted and unexpectedly subversive comedy about coming out of the blue-collar closet. 7pm. $8.
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. 2 & 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.