6/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Troy River Fest @ Monument Square & River Street, Troy. Featuring music by Steve Candlen, Off the Record, Jimi Graham & the Holy Trinity, Gang of Thieves, Lost Radio Rounders, Troy Samba, Carl Daniels, more. 10am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a schedule of main stage performances…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Newburgh Illuminated Festival @ Broadway and Liberty streets, Newburgh. Five stages and more than 40 bands, including Corey Glover, the Funk Junkies, Neil Alexander & Nail, Decora, Corey Dandridge & SALT, Hard Soul, the Warp/the Weft, the Grape & the Grain, Dust Bowl Faeries, more. 12noon-10pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Delmar SpringFest @ Perfect Blend Cafe Parking Lot, Delmar. The fifth annual fest at Four Corners features craft beer, food, treats and the music of the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones as performed by the Wheel (4pm) and the Exiles featuring Tommy Love (8pm). 2-11pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Caroga Cares About Cancer Music Festival @ DeVoe Park, Gloversville. Day Two features Robin O’Herin, Drury Creek, Annie & Jonny Rosen with Kevin Maul & Peggy Lecuyer, Grit N Whiskey, the Spirit of Johnny Cash, the Lustre Kings. 1pm. $15. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…
MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. The contemporary country combo kicks off the summer concert series at Riverlink Park. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…
CABARET: Hedda Lettuce @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Part of Hudson Pride Weekend celebration, Hedda Lettuce is a New York City-based drag queen comedian and singer – one of the few drag queens who actually sings live using her voice instead of lip syncing. With pianist Paul Leschen. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Fiorello!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. What is a progressive politician? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Fiorello!,” a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Directed by Bob Moss. 2 & 8pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23.
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: Benita Zahn’s “Always Asking Questions” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. The Newschannel 13 anchor and health reporter debuts her first-ever full-length solo cabaret act. 5:30pm dinner; $65 for dinner & show. Also at 2pm Sunday.
MUSIC: Singer-Songwriter Night @ Unity Hall, Fort Plain. Kicking off the Mohawk Valley Collective’s annual summer concert series, it’s the Local 518 folk group Stone Soup with New York City-based singer-songwriters Leah Shaw and Aviva Jaye. 6pm. $7.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Upper Union Street Strawberry Fest & Art Show, Upper Union Stree, Schenectady. The 11th annual fest features children’s activities, food (including strawberries) and music by the Lecco Morris Trio, Long Bow Trio, Music by McIntosh, Voice of the Grove Drum Circle and more. 10am-3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Four Nations Ensemble @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. In celebration of paintings in the Clark’s summer exhibition, “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado,” the baroque ensemble explores the emotional and spiritual landscape of the nude, as they perform “The Nude: Sacred and Erotic.” 7:30pm. $30; $15 students.
MUSIC: “Postcards from Spain & Latin America” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Presented by Opera Saratoga. 2pm. FREE.
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.
FILM: “All the Way” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Starring Bryan Cranston. Presented by the Orchard Project. The screening is followed by a Q&A with playwright and screenwriter Robert Schenkkan. 7pm. $20.