8/21/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Diversao! A Brazilian and American Celebration of Timeless Music” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a Brazilian Bossa Nova Party starring global music singers Cornelius Bates and Vanessa Falabella. For the benefit of Animalkind, Hudson’s cat rescue and adoption center. 8pm. $20 & $50.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. An evening with violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tal National @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Representing various cultural groups of Niger, the African band are back in support of their latest album, Zoy Zoy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ted Leo @ MASS MoCA’s Dré Pavilion, North Adams. From Ted Leo & the Pharmacists to his recent duo project with Aimee Mann called The Both, the eclectic indie icon is a cerebral punk with an ear for power pop. Tonight he goes it alone with a solo performance. 8pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Riverside Park, Troy. It’s the final Rockin’ On the River show of the summer. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shadows Fall @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. After a hiatus, the band is back in the saddle with Nippertown monster drummer Jason Bittner powering the massive beat. With Brick by Brick, From Within, Djentleman & a Scholar and Hollow Is Thy Heart. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Veteran folk troubadour. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Bear Grass @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for More info and the complete UpBeat On the Roof concert schedule…

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: Dearest Vendetta @ the Albany Public Library in the garage at the library parking lot, Albany. The August Garage Bands in the Garage concert. With Real Blue Sky and National Physical Fitness Award. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC/CRUISE: Electric Love Boat @ the Adirondac, Lake George. A sunset cruise/concert with Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover around Lake George. Boarding at 6pm with an open bar til 7pm. $40.

MUSIC: Society High @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Addison Boys, Lame and Shiva the Love Skeleton. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Browns Beach, Stillwater. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sunny Side of the Street Band @ Parish Public House, Albany. Tom LaFond returns for a reunion show. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ American Glory BBQ, Hudson. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Big Idea @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

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

DANCE: Keigwin + Company @ PS21, Chatham. Named the “Cool Kids of Modern Dance” by Dance Magazine, the company performs “Lovesongs” (a romantic and playful series of duets highlighting different aspects of love with music by Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison and Nina Simone) and “Female Portraits” (a triptych of solos set to songs by Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Nicks and Annie Lennox). 8pm. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: The Bruce Katz Band @ River Front Park, Athens. Jammin’ boogie and rockin’ blues from the keyboard kingpin of Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl and Gregg Allman bands. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete River Front Park concert schedule…

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Rich Ortiz. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Hawbuckees @ Casey Finn’s, Albany. 8pm.

THEATER/COMEDY: Baby Wants Candy @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. The improve company combines comedy, theater, music and dance. 8pm. $20. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Anders Osborne @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $25.

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 Refrigerators @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Greenport concert schedule…

THEATER: “Mary Poppins” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 7pm. $25 & $30; $15 & $20 children. The community theater production is simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Through August 23.

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

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