6/17/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Dolly Parton @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Forget the movies, TV, Broadway and amusement park. Look beyond the wigs, the rhinestone and the other accessories. She’s one ace songwriter – “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors” – with 25 No. 1 country hits and 41 Top 10 country albums. 7pm. $32-$149. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mary Fahl @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The former lead vocalist for October Project returns for another magnificent, majestic performance. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Carl Verheyen Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenecatdy. Hailed as “one of the Top 10 guitarists in the world” by Guitar Player Magazine, Supertramp’s guitarist steps out to lead his own band featuring bassist Dave Marotta and drummer John Mader. 7 & 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ Riverfront Park, Athens. Kicking off the Friday night Athens Summer Concert Series. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Doug Varone & Dancers @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Performing “Castles,” “Strict Love” and “Lux.” 8pm. $19.66; $15 under age 12.

COMEDY: “The Devil You Know Comedy Cavalcade” @ the Low Beat, Albany. Comedian and former Nippertonian Alan Fish returns to Albany for one night only with Michael Raive, Janice Chapman, Dee Watson, Rich Williams, more. Hosted by Robert Yerry. 7pm doors. $10.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte & the Visitors @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The ace drummer leads his new quartet of Brooklyn young lions – guitarist Mike Gamble, saxophonist-organist Michael Kammers and bassist Kurt Kotheimer. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Caroga Cares About Cancer Music Festival @ DeVoe Park, Gloversville. Day One features Drury Creek (bluegrass), the Karg Brothers (rock) and True Grit Outlaws (country). 6pm. $5. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…

CABARET: Sarah Kilborne @ The Linda, Albany. The modern cabaret performer performs “The Lavender Blues,” delving intro the past to tell the story of queer music before World War II and the influential artists behind that music. 8pm. $20.

CIRCUS: “YOL” @ National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. YOL, which means “road” or “way” in Turkish, tells the story of one girl on a mystical journey, exploring a path formed by her own curiosity and imagination. A story told through a mix between a new form of circus and theatre, YOL explores what our beliefs say about us and the possibility of returning to a childlike wonder about the world around us. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors; $10 children under age 12.

MUSIC: The Magdalens @ the Low Beat, Albany. Happy hour. 6pm.

ART/PERFORMANCE: “The Land We Did Not Know” @ Collar Works Gallery, Troy. The artwork of Kyra Garrigue, David Prusko and Jason Kates van Staveren is presented with an closing reception which also features performances by writer Amy Halloran, dancer Jack Magai and musician/painter Matt Tiernan. 5-8pm.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Orchard Creek Golf Club, Altamont. Summer solstice deck party. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Big Mean Sound Machine @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Good Fiction @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Direct from their performance at Albany’s Alive at Five concert. 11pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. It’s the NY premiere of the new play written and performed by Roxanne Fay, commissioned by Florida’s Salvador Dali Museum, where it premiere last month. 7:30pm. $20; $10 age 21 and under. Through Sunday, June 19.

CABARET: Orchard Project Presents @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s cabaret comedy featuring Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. 9pm. $25; $15 students. GO HERE for more more…

MUSIC: Burnell Pines @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Catskill Rocks concert series. With the Grape & the Grain. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Nervosity Concert @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. The annual high school battle of the bands. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude @ the Ginger Man, Albany. The saxman is joined by pianist Rob Lindquist. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: Little River Band @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s being billed as the band’s “40th anniversary tour,” but that’s stretching the truth since none of the current bandmembers were there during the band’s hitmaking days. With the Slim Kings featuring long-time Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto. 8pm. $25-$45; $100 VIP.

MUSIC: Groovestick @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. It’s polka time! 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Linear North @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Saint James & the Apostles and Pony in the Pancake. 8pm. doors. $5.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Thirsty Owl Outlet and Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 5:30pm.

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