8/27/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Rubblebucket @ MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C, North Adams. Psychedelic dance pop with electronica flourishes slithering around organic grooves, huge horn parts and unexpected arrangements. 8pm. $32 & $40.

MUSIC: Dryer @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Just another Travers after-party? No. Even better, it’s Kirsten Ferguson’s birthday party, and you’re invited… 9pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL: The Enchanted City @ various locations, Troy. The Collar City goes steampunk… 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC/MORE: Mab After Dark @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The official Enchanted City after-party features burlesque performers, music, signature cocktails, curiosities and more, led by Persephone Pomme & her Vaude Villians with music by This Way to the Egress and Last Day Shinning (who will perform their original score to the vintage cult classic film “Metropolis”). 6:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Emerald City @ Powers Park, Troy. Enchanted City after-party with Emerald City? 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park’s Parade Grounds, Albany. Featuring Grupo Rebolu, Sir Walford, Los Sabrosos de la Bachata Y El Tipico and Charlie Donato Y Su Son Ideal. 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of music…

MUSIC: The David Bromberg Quintet @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The multi-talented Americana guitar legend returns to Woodstock in celebration of the release of his new album, The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues, produced by Larry Campbell. 8pm.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Grant Cottage Historic Site, Wilton. Performing their new presidential program, Politics & Patriots. 1pm. FREE with site admission ($5; $4 seniors & students; FREE children age six and under.

MUSIC: Robin & Linda Williams @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Veteran folk/Americana husband-and-wife duo. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “518 for 518” @ City Sports Grille at Spare Time Entertainment, Clifton Park. Four Local 518 bands – Carl Daniels, Yellow Montego, SubSlab and Something Lost – play a benefit to support WEXT, 97.7FM. 7pm. $7.

COMEDY: Mad Laughs @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Local 518 stand-up comedy favorites and Sorry Not Sorry’s. Hosted by Mikael Gregg with headliner Rich Williams. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: New York Country Night @ Unity Hall, Fort Plain. Featuring Tumbleweed Highway, Steven Albert Wood and Aircrafting. 6pm. $7.50.

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. 3 & 7:30pm. $52. Through Sunday, September 4. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Berne Summerfest @ Berne Town Park, Berne. Loads of food, fun and fireworks with music by Nite Train, Flood Road, the Stringdusters, Shine Hill Road and the Hilltown Ramblers. 12noon-10pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lodge 2016 @ Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top. A Catskills getaway weekend of music, art and radio, with proceeds benefiting non-commercial community radio station WGXC 90.7-FM. Free activities throughout the day beginning at 12noon. Evening music begins at 7pm with Ultraam, Chris Forsyth, Koen Holtkamp, Spectre Folk, the Thalia Zedek Band and DJ Lunar Moss. 7pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Concert in The Fields @ Art Omi, Ghent. Adventurous sounds. 5pm. FREE.

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.

MUSIC: Hollis Brown @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. An indie roots-rock band from Queens. 9pm.

OPERA: “Madama Butterfly” @ the Coloniial Theatre, Pittsfield. Berkshire Opera Festival launches its inaugural season with a production of Puccini’s masterpiece. 7:30pm. $20, $38, $63 & $98. Also at 7:30pm on August 30 & September 2.

MUSIC: Frank for Mayor @ the Low Beat, Albany. With A World for You. 8pm.

MUSIC: Lost Giant @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Garth Wager, Electric Turtle, Dan Haggerty, Breaking the Fast and Schrapnel Warning. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Talking Heads tribute. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Alive! ’75 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Kiss tribute. 8pm. $22 & $27.

MUSIC: Kidz Bop Kids @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kids sing contemporary pop songs. 3pm.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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. 2 & 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday.

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.

MUSIC: Cristina Fontanelli & her Fabulous Friends @ Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. The award-winning singer/PBS-TV & CBS-TV host performs classic Broadway and opera. With Ricardo Rivera. 8pm. $38.

MUSIC: Sonny Daye Duo @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. The pianist is joined by bassist-vocalist Jim Curtin. 7:30pm.

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  1. Margo says

    The “518 for 518” fundraiser for WEXT at Spare Time in Clifton park with Sub Slab and the other bands starts at 8 pm, not 7 pm…the band Something Lost cancelled out.

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