8/22/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Cousin Clyde, Bowtie, Mister Eck and Wild Bill serve up funky, family-friendly vintage Americana with a bit of bluegrass, blues, jazz and old-school country music. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Giacomo Smith & Friends @ the Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The London-based clarinetist and Saratoga native brings together an ensemble of local and international musicians for an evening of jazz, swing and New Orleans classics. 7:30pm. $25.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Electric Love Fest @ Wood Park, Lake George. Mike Doughty headlines the single-day bash along with Genevieve, Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense and a batch of Local 518 bands that includes Rich Ortiz, Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover, Gang of Thieves and Northern Faces. 12noon. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…
COMEDY: Solomon Georgio @ MASS MoCA’s Dre Waapenaar Pavilion, North Adams. Fresh off a Conan debut that sent a buzz through the stand-up world, Solomon Georgio “keeps it both real and funny” (Splitsider) with a pungent brand of indignant irreverence that has him on a path to certain comedy stardom. 8pm. $20 & $26; $14 students.
MUSIC: The Eugene Tyler Band @ Unity Hall, Fort Plain. An eclectic mix of folk, pop, country, hip-hop and jazz selections, performed by versatile and celebrated musical groups, will round out the Mohawk Valley Collective’s 2015 summer music series. With Leah Shaw, Aviva Jaye, Monica Garrido and the AJ Ghent Band. 6pm. $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Berkstock @ Bradley Farm, Lanesborough. Featuring Flat Tire (12noon), Grahm Sturz (1:30pm), Rakish Paddy (3pm), the Beeline Ramblers (4:30pm) and Bobby Sweet & Adam M. Rothberg (6:30pm). 12noon-8pm. $12; $6 for children ages 2-12.
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Featuring Victor Varnado, a legally-blind African-American albino, who brings his unique viewpoints to bear as an accomplished filmmaker, writer and stand-up comedian. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: “From Carnegie Hall to Bridge Street” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The classical music trio Riot With Three features soprano Alison Davy, saxophonist Javier Oviedo and pianist Gene Rohrer in a benefit concert to support the Bridge Street Theatre Piano Tuning and Maintenance Fund. 2pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Bishop @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The power trio rocks the house in support of their new album, Hate Wide Open. With Hard Soul and Crowd the Airwaves. 9:30pm. Pay what you will; $10 if under age 21.
MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie as a captivating front woman, plus a playful horn section and pulsating bass and drums, Big Takeover boasts a signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts that guarantee a memorable Jamaican-infused dance party. With Mad Satta. 9pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Berne Summerfest @ Town Park, Berne. The third annual free fest features lots of family fun and music throughout the day by the Hilltown Ramblers, Nite Train, Hawbuckees, Red Haired Strangers and A Bunch of Guys. Followed by fireworks. 12noon-dusk. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…
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.
THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Last chance! 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.
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.
DANCE: “So You Think You Don’t Understand (Modern) Dance?” @ PS21, Chatham. Works in progress by Nicole Wolcott and other Dance Omi alumni. 2pm. FREE.