6/3/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Two of Greater Nippertown’s first really big fest of the summer. Featuring And the Kids, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, Wilco, Gov’t Mule, the Suitcase Junket, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and lots more. Music starts at 12noon. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…
MUSIC: The Gaslight Tinkers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The New England Celtic world beat jam band fuses African, Caribbean, funk, reggae and Latin grooves with traditional fiddle music. With Max Hatt/Edda Glass. 8pm. $18.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George Elvis Fest @ various locations, Lake George. A number of Elvis-oriented events during Day Three of the fest, including the opening round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the Lake George Forum. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…
MUSIC: Stu Hamm @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The Songs and Stories Tour 2016 is a solo bass performance by the only bassist to win Guitar Player magazine’s readers award for both best rock bassist AND best jazz bassist in the same year. 7:30pm. $19.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings will have you up on the dance floor. Plus free swing dance lesson with Jason Fenton at 7pm. 8pm dance. $15; $10 students & seniors.
THEATER: “The Dog in the Manger” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. It’s opening night! The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents the fast-paced comedy directed by Kendle Butterworth. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, June 19.
ARTS FEST: Farm Fest Friday @ Farmers Market Pavilion at High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs. A festive evening of dancing, music, foods, arts and fun. Featuring the Gaslight Tinkers, the Whippersnappers, Saratoga Springs High School Fiddle Club and more. 5pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Presto Change-O” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The new musical by Eric Price and Joel Waggoner tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 11.
THEATER: “Until It’s Over, Over There” @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Author and historian Rev. Gary Ferris conducts a special live performance of a re-enacted World War II Armed Forces broadcast. 1pm.