8/13/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the CD release party for the band’s new album, Woodstock Session, Volume 5, recorded last October at Woodstock’s Applehead Studio. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: String Band Summit @ Marbletown Multi-Arts Center, Stone Ridge. Two exciting string bands – C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils and Ramblin Jug Stompers – come together for an evening of exciting Americana roots music to benefit Family of Woodstock Domestic Violence Services. 7pm. $15; $12 students & Seniors.

MUSIC: Banjo Revelry @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. The fifth annual banjo extravaganza features host Bob Altschuler with Hilary Kostanoski-Hawke, Lorraine Lee Hammond and Glenn Nelson. 7pm. $22.

WORKSHOPS: Banjo Workshops @ Caffe Lena at Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Four banjo workshops throughout the day. beginning at 10am. $30 each or $100 for all four.

MUSIC: Rich Robinson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The southern rock guitarslinger brought the sounds pioneered by the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd into the 21st century, first with his band the Black Crowes and now headlining his own group. With Bonnie Bishop. 9pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Jack DeJohnette @ Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock. The jazz great plays a solo piano concert for the benefit of the Byrdcliffe Woodstock Guild. 8pm. $50 (includes one drink).

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Singers Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and N’Kenge join the orchestra for a celebration of the groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan, from Dinah Washington to Billie Holiday. 8pm. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled due to the weather…

MUSIC: Julian Lage Trio @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The eclectic jazz guitarist is joined by drummer Kenny Wollesen and bassist Jorge Roeder. 8pm.

MUSIC: Carolyn Wonderland, Marcia Ball & Shelly King @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Jocamo @ NaNola, Malta. Funky, funky stuff with a strong New Orleans influence. 9pm.

MUSIC: Bella’s Bartok @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Candy Ambulance. 9pm. $7.

MUSIC: Pee Wee Ellis’ US Funk Assembly @ Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. Longtime saxman for James Brown and Van Morrison shares the co-headlining slot with jazz sax great Billy Harper and his quintet. 8pm. $28, $38 & $48.

DANCE: Ajkun Ballet Theatre @ The Egg, Albany. It’s the quintessential romantic ballet. Virtuoso, mysterious, gentle and melancholy, “Giselle” is an intoxicating immersion in the romantic era. 7:30pm. $29; $19 children.

MUSIC: The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ Palace Theatre, Albany. The Best of the Best Tour. 8pm. $29.50-$69.50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George British Invasion Festival @ Wood Park, Lake George. Featuring the Half Brits (tribute to Fleetwood Mac), Across the Pond (tribute to the Beatles) and Out on the Tiles with string orchestra (tribute to Led Zeppelin). 7pm. $10. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Chicken Run, Windham. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Death Herself” @ Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington. In the 90-minute, one-woman show written and performed by Douglass Truth, Dorothy tells how she became Death, Herself. 7pm. $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Hasty Page @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Machete and A Nautical Mile. 8:30pm. $6.

READING: Volume @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson.The second-Saturday-of-the-month reading features authors Annie DeWitt, W.B. Belcher and Chanel Dubofsky, followed by book-signing and a set by DJ Shannekia McIntosh. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. And original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms… salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bomba, plena and Latin jazz. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bluegrass in Greenville @ Freehold Aviation, Freehold. Through Sunday. UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Jackie Lynn @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: River Through Time Festival @ Haslett Park, Fort Plain. Featuring music by Christie Belanger; Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle; Caitlin Bingham; and the Kennesaw Mountain Boys. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. 8pm. $33 & $45. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Billy Keane and Tory Hanna @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Stripped down high-energy folk-rock-blues by members of the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

DANCE: Rioult Dance NY @ PS21, Chatham. The 10-member dancer company is led by the husband-and-wife team of Pascal Rioult and Joyce Herring. 8pm. $35; $18 students.

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Not Rightt @ Rascals, Guilderland. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Comedy of Errors” @ the Ten Broeck Mansion Garden, Albany. Confetti Stage presents the Shakespeare classic directed by John A. Nickles. 7:30pm. $15; $8 kids age 12 & under. Through Sunday, August 14.

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