7/22/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
Photograph by Martin Benjamin
MUSIC: Bumper Jacksons @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American musical traditions into a deliciously cohesive sound that strikes you right in the heart. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: Augie Meyers with Cindy Cashdollar @ The Falcon, Marlboro. His classic Vox Continental has been one of the most distinctive keyboard sounds around since his days with Sir Douglas Quintet. With Austin indie blues-rock duo the Sideshow Tragedy. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bellstock @ East Jewett. It’s Day Two of the 22nd annual music fest in honor of Greg Bell’s birthday with performances by Eastbound Jesus, Formula 5, Lord Electro, Teddy Midnight, Space Carnival, Let’s Be Leonard and
Dr. Magnum. GO HERE for more info and the day-by-day schedule…
MUSIC: Joe Ely @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The veteran super songwriter has been named the official Texas State Musician for 2016. With the Cactus Blossoms. 8pm. $30. UPDATE: Sadly, this concert has been cancelled….
MUSIC: The Terry Gordon Quintet @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saeratoga Springs. The UpBeat on the Roof concert series gets jazzy with Terry Gordon (trumpet, flugelhorn), Eric Walentowicz (saxophones), Michael-Louis Smith (guitar), Bill Lawrence (bass) and Pete Sweeney (drums) 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hats Off to Saratoga Music Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Five stages in down Saratoga featuring Porch Fire, Hot Club of Saratoga, Sirsy, Bluz House Rockers, Racing City Chorus and Alan Darcy. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…
MUSIC: Triple Play @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (bass, trombone, piano), guitarist Joel Brown and multi-instrumentalist Peter “Madcat” Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta Blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems and incisive originals. 7:30pm. $30.
MUSIC: Songhoy Blues @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The self-described “desert blues” group from Mali combines Afropop rhythms with a guitar-heavy punk-rock sound. 9pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…
CIRCUS: Tinderbox Circus Sideshow @ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. One of the last traveling “ten-in-ones” in the country, bring you the best of classic 20th century and modern 21st century sideshow acts including Trashique, Captain Darron, Hashtag Tucky and Devereaux Dollface. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance Company @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Performing “Snow White,” “Profiles,” “Sullivaniana” (new work) and “Spindrift.” 8pm. $25, $50 & $65. Also at 3 & 7:30pm Saturday.
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. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 7. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “A Kind Shot” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. An autobiographical one-woman show written and performed by Terri Mateer, a six-foot, one-inch former pro basketball player, model, stripper, designer and actor. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday.
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.
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.
THEATER: “Comedy of Manors” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Last chance! “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/DANCE: Vanaver Caravan @ PS21, Chatham. “Turn, Turn, Turn: Celebrating Pete Seeger in Song and Dance” is a full-length, multimedia production inspired by Livia & Bill Vanaver’s 40-year relationship with the legendary music maker and activist. 8pm. $30; $15 students. Also at 8pm on Saturday.
THEATER: “Guardians of the Treasure” @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. The Creative Place International presents the play adapted and directed by Mary Jane Hansen. 7:30pm. $25; $10 children. Through Sunday.
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…