8/26/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Mary Chapin Carpenter @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The five-time Grammy Award-winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee returns to Greater Nippertown in support of her excellent new album, The Things That We Are Made Of. With Lucy Wainwright Roche. 8pm. $34.50 & $39.50.
MUSIC: BeauSoleil @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Laissez les bontemps rouler! Fab fiddler Michael Doucet leads the premier Cajun band in the land. (Also Mary Chapin Carpenter’s back-up band on “Down at the Twist & Shout.”) 9pm.
MUSIC: Quickstep @ Caffe Lena at the Grove, Saratoga Springs. CD release party for Ducks on the Pond, a collection of old-time songs and tunes with great arrangements using fiddles, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass and warm, clear vocals. With the Ladles. 7pm. $18.
FASHION: Of Then & Beyond… A Steampunk Fashion Show @ the Troy Public Library, Troy. A themed runway show featuring steampunk couture in addition to tech wearables. Designers include As They Sew in France (Atlanta, GA), Redfield Design (Windsor, CT), Revive Gifts (Edgewater, CO) and Birce Ozkam (NYC). 8pm. $25.
THEATER: “Broadway Bounty Hunter” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Inspired by the exploitation movies of the ’70s, Joe Iconis’ new musical follows a 60-ish-year-old, down-on-her-luck actor (played by Annie Golden of the Shirts and “Orange Is the New Black”) as she’s asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. 7:30pm. $52. Through Sunday, September 4. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Random 33 @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Keyboardist Carl Landa & Co. wrap up the UpBeat on the Roof concert series… 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, downtown Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Janet Jackson @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Unbreakable World Tour stops in Greater Nippertown. 8pm. $39.95, $59.95, $89.95 & $125; lawn general admission in $29.95. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…
DANCE: Dance Heginbotham @ PS21, Chatahm. The dynamic NYC-based ensemble, celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor and theatricality, performs dance works set to the music of Scott Joplin, Raymond Scott, Darius Milhaud and the Bad Plus’ Ethan Iverson. 8pm. $35; $18 students. Also at 8pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Laith Al-Saadi @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. He won a spot in the finale of NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” Now he’s poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to Woodstock. 8pm. $25 & $35.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lodge 2016 @ Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. WGXC 90.7-FM presents a Catskills getaway weekend of music, art, and radio, with proceeds8pm. $20. benefiting non-commercial community radio station. Featuring Liv Carrow, Sauerkraut Seth (Wiyos), Jim Wright (Hayrollers), Pat Linnan (of Nature Films), more. GO HERE for more info… Also on Saturday.
THEATER: “[title of show]” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. “[title of show]” is a Tony Award-winning musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Trippy stuff, eh? Directed by Hollie L. Miller. 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday.
THEATER: “The Property Known as Garland” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The iconic Judy Garland comes to life in Billy Van Zandt’s play, directed by Flo Hayle. Kathleen Devine and Caedmon Holland star in this wickedly witty and touching trip down the yellow brick road of Judy’s astounding career. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday, August 28.