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.
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: 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: 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.
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…
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.
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: 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.
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.