6/4/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Three of Greater Nippertown’s first really big fest of the summer. Featuring the Record Company, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Gary Clark Jr., Beck, Thievery Corporation, Houndmouth, Darlingside, Lettuce and lots more. Music starts at 12noon. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…
MUSIC: Super 400 @ the Hangar On the Hudson, Troy. It’s a party, and it’s a big one – Super 400’s 20th Anniversary Party. Three great musicians – Joe Daley, Kenny Hohman and Lori Friday – in one great band for 20 years. They’ve weathered a whirlwind romance with Island Records, several European and US tours and a tragic auto accident, but they’re still rockin’. Congrats! 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Julie Gold @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Up next in the Words and Music: The Songbook Series is the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter of “From a Distance.” 8pm. $20; $15 students.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rhett Tyler Benefit Concert @ TJ’s Flightline Pub, Glenville. Veteran blues guitarist Rhett Tyler has suffered a stroke and additional complications, so some friends – Slam Allen, Soul Sky with special guest Joe Mele, the Heavenly Echoes, JV & the Cutters and John Yaschur III – are playing a benefit to help Tyler out with ongoing medical bills. 2pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George Elvis Fest @ various locations, Lake George. A number of Elvis-oriented events during Day Four of the fest, including the Elvis Classic Car Parade, Elvis Lake Cruises, the second round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the Lake George Forum and more. 9am. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…
FILM: “Hobo Heyseus” @ The Linda, Albany. It’s the Greater Nippertown premiere of director Jon Russell Cring’s anti-hero drama that was filmed in Castleton-on-the-Hudson, Schodack, Malta, Chatham, Stuyvesant, Albany and Greenbush in the spring of 2013. Starring Raymond Turturro with Benita Zahn, Heidi Philipsen, Theodore Bouloukos, John Romeo, Lawton Denis, John Bard, Michael Doraby and others. The soundtrack features music by Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, the North and South Dakotas, Caroline MotherJudge and Steve Candlen. 7pm. $10.
WORKSHOP: “Block Busting: How to Break Through the Barriers that Keep You from Writing” @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. The Hudson Valley Writers Guild is sponsoring the three-hour workshop led by novelist and poet Julie Lomoe. 1pm. 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. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 11.
THEATER: “The Dog in the Manger” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents the fast-paced comedy directed by Kendle Butterworth. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, June 19.
READING: Benjamin “Bernie” Kukoff @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. The acclaimed film and television writer and producer (“Operation Petticoat,” “The Cosby Show,” “Diff’rent Strokes”) will read from his debut poetry collection, “What This Country Needs” (Conflux Press, 2015). The poignant, funny, wise and accessible poems explore his journey from a Brighton Beach youth as the child of Russian immigrants to the upper tiers of entertainment industry success in Los Angeles. 4pm. FREE.