6/25/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Day One features the Isley Brothers, the Joey Alexander Trio, Steps Ahead, Shemekia Copeland, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Eric Lindell, Pieces of a Dream and more. 12noon. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Greater Nippertown’s annual family-friendly, interactive three-day folk fest continues with main stage performances by Jeremy Kittel Band, Low Lily, Alistair Anderson, Robin & Linda Williams, Brian Conway & John Walsh, Barrule, Claudia Schmidt, Sally Rogers & Howard Bursen and Phil Wiggin’s Tidewater Trio. 3:30pm workshops; 6:30pm main stage concert. GO HERE for more info and a day-by-day schedule of the main stage concerts…
MUSIC: Darling Valley @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. The band of two husband-and-wife teams formerly known as Accents celebrates the release of their new album, Crooked Orchards on Sounds & Tones Records. With Francesca Shanks and Frank McGinnis & the Whim. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Don Byron & Friends @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The jazz reedman with the big ears brings his pals – vocalist Dean Bowman, keyboardist Pete Levin, bassist Scott Petito, guitarist Matthew Finck and drummer Zachary Alford – fir an evening of “Do the Boomerang,” featuring the music of Junior Walker, Ray Charles, James Brown and others. 9pm. GO HERE for a recent concert review…
ART/FOOD: Ultra-Pro: Sculptures That Cook @ Art Omi Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent. That’s right, artist Michael Tong organized an exhibit/cook-out featuring more than a dozen artists’ interpretations of grills, smokers and ovens. And they’ll all be fired up, too. 5:30pm. Free and open to the public.
RADIO ON STAGE: “A Prairie Home Companion” @ Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. Since he’s slated to retire as host of his long-running radio show, could this be the last of Garrison Keillor’s annual visits to Tanglewood? 5:45pm.
CIRCUS: “YOL” @ PS21, Chatham. 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; $10 students; $5 children age 12 & under.
THEATER: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. It’s opening night! Tennessee Williams’ classic directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn. 8pm. $62. Through Saturday, July 16.
MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s the video premier and single release for their new tune “We’re Never Alright.” With Blase Debris and Mordwolf. 9pm. $10, includes a copy of the new single with bonus tracks.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Beki Brindle Blues Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With special guests Happy Traum, Harvy Citron, Cindy Cashdollar, Marc Black, Tim Moore and more. A benefit for the Woodstock Rescue Squad. 8pm. $25, $35 & $75.
THEATER: “Island Song” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its season with the new musical from Sam Carner and Derek Gregor examining the struggle of finding love, the struggle of finding success, and above all, the struggle of finding yourself in a big city where everyone seems somehow interconnected. Directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. 7:30pm. $32, $38 & $45. Through Saturday, July 2.
WORKSHOP: Public Architecture Workshop @ Grand Street Community Arts, Albany. Troy Architecture Project leads a walk-through and presentation of their plans for the reconstruction of the basement of the former St Anthony’s church. 10am-1pm.
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.
FILM: “Inheritance” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The world premiere of Iranian-American filmmaker Cambiz Amir-Khosravi’s film, which has also been accepted at both Ammar and Kiwi Film Festivals. 6:15pm. $8; $6 students.
THEATER: “Kimberly Akimbo” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Starring Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”) and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, David Lindsay-Adaire’s hilarious and heartrending play focuses on a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal… and her dysfunctional family. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “The Sound of Music” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Director Tim Nelson and his California-based Rose Center Theater return for their annual summer production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical about the von Trapp family. 8pm. Through Sunday.