7/1/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson
MUSIC: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Guitarslinger Warren Haynes teams up with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to pay tribute the the rateful Dead’s guitar guru. 8pm. $25-$109.
MUSIC: Olivia Quillio @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown’s fave barefoot singer-songwriter kicks off the UpBeat on the Roof concert series. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This concert has been moved indoors in the museum.
MUSIC: Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza III @ the Low Beat and Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The two side-by-side venues host seven bands – Charmboy, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Henry’s Rifle, Coupons, Rechorduroys, Angels on the Fourth and the Varlas. One admission price gets you into both venues. 7pm. $5.
MUSIC: The Ghost of Paul Revere @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. This holler-folk quartet from Maine has an exciting Americana sound built on powerful three-man harmonies, energetic performances and a mash up of American musical traditions that is just plain fun. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: Paul Green Rock Academy with Gibby Haynes @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Young, up-and-coming rockers team up with the guiding light of the Butthole Surfers. What could go wrong? With Dead Unicorn. 7pm. $25.
MUSIC: Chris Cornell @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A chief architect of the ’90s grunge movement, the iconic Grammy Award-winning vocalist fronted three great bands – Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave – and sold over 30 million records worldwide. With Fantastic Negrito. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $79.50 & $94.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: Simi Stone @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Woodstock soul-rock singer-songwriter-violinist and her band, whose members have played with Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Gang of Four, B-52s and Vernon Reid. With Burnell Pines. 9pm. $18.
CIRCUS: “YOL” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 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 children. Also at 7:30pm Saturday.
THEATER: “The Rose Tattoo” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy. 8pm. $40-$68.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM: “Bayou Maharajah” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary film by Lily Keber that explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” 7:45pm. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Rattail Jimmy @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Followed by fireworks. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: Due to the threat of severe weather, this concert & fireworks have been postponed. New date TBA…
THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police and an abandoned car. 2 & 8pm. Through Saturday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “Cost of Living” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Featuring Wendell Pierce, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan and Rebecca Naomi Jones. 8pm. $58. Through Sunday, July 10.
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. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…
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.
MUSIC: New York Players @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Kickin’ off the big holiday weekend in America’s Vacationland. With Rich Ortiz. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…
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. 8pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read review…
FILM: “Around the World in 80 Days” @ the North Adams Harriman-West Airport, North Adams. MASS MoCA presents the epic Academy Award-winning adventure film on the largest movie screen in New England — the door of an airplane hangar at the North Adams airport. With classic flight-themed shorts, balsa wood gliders and plenty of picnic food. Full bar, too. B.Y.O.C. (bring your own chair). 8:30pm. UPDATE: This screening has been postponed to 8:30pm on Sunday.