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.

MUSIC: Will Bernard Trio @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Super jazz/funk guitarist with organist Brian Charette and drummer Eric Kalb. $10. GO HERE to read an interview with Bernard…

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.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ various locations, Pittsfield and Great Barrington. Movie Madness in the Berkshires… GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Winterpills (Duo) @ thr Parlor Room, Northampton. Flora Reed and Philip Price team up with pop duo Kaiser Cartel. With The New Perennials. 7pm. $13.

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.

MUSIC/CABARET: Berkshire Pride Dance Party & Cabaret @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 8pm. $35 & $75. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Dylan Perrillo’s Useless Cans @ Wellington’s Restaurant, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: Lynyrd Skynyrd @ the Times Union Center, Albany.Southern rock survivors. With Peter Frampton and Jack Broadbent. 6:50pm. $42.50-$72.50.

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.

MUSIC: LovePort @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Other Brothers and Aloha Machine. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Chicken Run Family Restaurant and Steakhouse, Windham. The Reverberators’ frontman serves up a solo show. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Eliot Sumner @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Yes, dad is Gordon Sumner aka Sting. 9pm. $12.

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.

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