7/16/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Long time friends Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle first met at the Iron Horse Music Hall when she opened for him in 1987. Now they’ve collaborated on a new album, and they’ll play together tonight at the Calvin. 8pm. $39.50 & $55.

MUSIC: The Feelies @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Their album Crazy Rhythms was named one of the Top 50 albums of the ’80 by Rolling Stone and one of the Top 50 Best Alternative Albums of All-Time by Spin Magazine. 8pm. $25.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Day Three features Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, the Gibson Brothers, Della Mae, Sara Watkins, Mr. Sun, the Lonely Heartstring Band, the Steel Wheels, Sierra Hull, Elephant Revival, Donna the Buffalo and lots more. Music starts at 11am. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Guitarslinger-vocalist Mark Gamsjager and the boys can swing ‘n’ twang it up with the best of ’em, but tonight they’ll throw monster dobro/pedal steel player Cindy Cashdollar into the mix, which raises the bar to a whole other level. With Billy Eli & Kevin Maul opening. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FOOD: Troy Pig Out @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Yeah, lots and lots of barbecue, as well as live music by Niki Lee, Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddlies, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, the Eldorados, Jocamo and Big Sky Country. 10am-9pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art on Lark @ Lark Street, Albany. The annual arts-oriented street fair celebrates its 20th anniversary with more than 50 artists on exhibit and two stages of music by eight bands including Bare Mattress, Broken Field Runner, Gordon St, Neighborhood of Make Believe, Coupons, Jouska, Slowshine and Hospital Corners. 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Danceland, Latham. Cowabunga! It’s the CD release party for the band’s debut album, Surfin’ Around the World. 8pm.

MUSIC: Woodchuckwood @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. CD release party celebrating the unleashing of their debut album, Picking Oranges. With Eastern Electric. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York State Blues Hall of Fame Concert & Ceremony @ the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, Tannersville. Performances by new inductees Rory Block, John Platania, Larry Packer and Greg Dayton, as well as Professor Louie & the Crowmatix and the Michael Packer Blues Band. 8pm.

MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. They’re back, celebrating SPAC’s 50th anniversary, DMB’s 25th anniversary and the 381st meeting of the two. 8pm. $75 & $85; lawn $40.50.

MUSIC: Summer UnderCover Show @ the Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A smorgasbord of a dozen Local 518 bands covering whoever the hell they want: Bare Mattress as Kate Bush, Hill Haints as Joy Division, Slowshine as the Cure, well, you get the idea… 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ New City Library, New City. “Campfire Songs & Sing-Alongs.” 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Richard Thompson @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Solo. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Okkervil River @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Will Sheff leads his Austin-based indie rock band in a concert of the band’s most-loved songs, as well as a preview of their upcoming Away. With Bird of Youth, led by Beth Wawerna. 9pm. $22.

THEATER: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Kelly McIntyre stars as the electrifying blues-rock singer in the play written and directed by Randy Johnson. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Del Rey @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues musician with a sense of humor and a manic intensity is also a true virtuoso of guitar and ukulele. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Pete Wagula @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Bottleneck guitar virtuoso. 7:30pm. $15; $10 age 21 & under.

THEATER: “Orpheus in the Berkshires” @ Greylock Works, North Adams. Obie Award-winning playwright Lucy Thurber puts a new spin on the Orpheus myth. Directed by Laura Savia, this world premiere features a cast of 75 Berkshire residents performing alongside WTFF actors. 7:30pm. FREE. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Amir ElSaffar & the Two Rivers Ensemble @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer leads his band as they combine the musical languages and instrumentation of Iraqi maqam – the traditional Arabic music system – and contemporary jazz. 8pm.

THEATER: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Last chance! Tennessee Williams’ classic directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn. 2 & 8pm. $62.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DRINK: Two Roads Road Jam Music Festival @ Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the North & South Dakotas, Let’s Be Leonard and Pat Decker. 2-10pm. FREE.

OPERA: “Il Postino” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! It’s Opera Saratoga’s production of Daniel Catán’s opera based on the novel by Antonio Skármeta and the award-winning film by Michael Radford. 2pm.

FILM: “El Topo” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 cult-classic psychedelic western-meets-religious allegory on the big screen. 6:30 & 9pm. $5. Through Sunday.

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. 3:30 & 8pm. $40-$68. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL/FOOD: Chip Festival @ Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the birth of the potato chip in the Spa City, the fest features games, music, magicians, jugglers, balloon artists, kids activities and of course lots of snacking. 10am-6pm. $5; FREE kids 12 & under.

MUSIC: The Jerry Weldon Trio @ Aji Steak Stone & Sushi, Albany. The tenor saxman brings his organ trio to town. 7 & 9pm.

MUSIC: Marissa Nadler @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Wrekmeister Harmonies and Muscle and Marrow. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers)” @ the Shaker Meeting House at the Shaker Heritage Society, Colonie. A new play-with-music, written and directed by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. 7:30pm. $15. Through Sunday, July 24.

MUSIC: Where’s Alex? @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL: Mabee Canal Fest @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. Live music, games, canal-themed crafts, free ice cream, blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations, family fun. 11am-3pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Chicago” @ Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. Park Playhouse presents the Kander & Ebb musical about murderers Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, who try to turn crime into fame. 8pm. FREE-$24. Through Saturday, July 30.

MUSIC: The Laszlo Gardony Quartet @ Berkshire Music School’s Taft Recital Hall, Pittsfield. Berkshires Jazz presents the acclaimed pianist and his band – Don Braden (sax), Yoron Israel (bass) and John Lockwood (drums). 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “Comedy of Manors” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. “Downton Abbey” meets “Noises Off.” Adirondack Theatre Festival presents a laugh-a-minute farce of stately proportions. 7:30pm. $32, $38 & $45. Through Friday, July 22.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Trojan Hotel & Taproom, Troy. 8pm.

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. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Mad Laughs @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Hosted by Terence Green, the evening is headlined by Dan Geurin. With Sorry Not Sorry, Jim Felter, Jarret Mayo, Allen Prentiss and James King. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Feeeeed meee…” 2 & 8pm. $25, $50 & $65. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read the review…

FILM/MUSIC: “The Triplets of Belleville” @ MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C, North Adams. This unclassifiable Oscar-nominated (Best Animated Feature, Best Song) film — a fantastical caper involving the Tour de France and the French Mafia — becomes a spectacular live event featuring dancing, singing, Foley sound effects, and the original hot swing score performed live by its composer, Benoît Charest, and his 9-piece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville band. 8:30pm. $26 & $32; $16 students; $12 kids age 6-16; FREE kids age 5 & under.

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. GO HERE to read review…

READING: Poets in the Park @ Washington Park, Albany. Mary Crane and Victorio Reyes read near the Robert Burns statue. 7pm. FREE. Rain site: Social Justice Center, Albany.

MUSIC: Fenimore Blues@ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

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