9/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Day Two of the two-day fest featuring the Gary McFarland Legacy Project, Edmar Castaneda Trio, Amina Figarova Sextet.. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: M Shanghai @ The Armory, North Adams. Originally slated to take place in Colegrove Park, the concert by the fab Brooklyn-based string band has been moved to the rain site. In support of their new album Bedlam. With Ramblin Jug Stompers. 11am. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest featuring Rosanne Cash, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Alison Brown, Stephane Wrembel, more. 11am. $60. GO HERE for more info and the complete fest schedule…

MUSIC: Elvin Bishop @ The Egg, Albany. The double-barrelled blues weekend at The Egg continues with the overalls-clad guitarslinger romps into town in support of his latest album, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of fame earlier this year. 7:30pm. $38.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grand Point North @ Waterford Park, Burlington. Day Two of the two-day fest featuring Grace Potter, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Wood Brothers, the Record Company, Basia Bulat, And the Kids, Eliza Hardy Jones, Steady Betty, Iron Eyes Cody. 2:15pm. $59.

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive, award-winning drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Directed by Julianne Boyd, it had its world premiere at Barrington Stage earlier this summer, and now it’s back for an encore run. 5pm. $49. Through Sunday, September 25. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Lonely Heartstring Band @ The Parlor, Northampton. In support of their new Rounder Records album, Deep Waters. 7pm. $15.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. The troupe celebrates its 12th anniversary with a “Star Trek”-themed show, “Space… The Final Frontier.” Hosted by Evil Dan. 8pm. $15.

FESTIVAL: Upper Madison Street Fair @ Madison Avenue, Albany. A variety of vendors featuring local arts & crafts, food, dancing & drumming, plein air painting, a silent auction, used book sale and activities for the kids and kids at heart in the Kids Zone. 12noon-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Paul McCandless + Charged Particles @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist (and former member of Oregon and the Paul Winter Consort) leads his band. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL: Basilica SoundScape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Brunch and marketplace featuring Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen serving a spectacular morning feast, accompanied by a Mini Basilica Farm & Flea. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

THEATER: “The Tavern” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson directs George M. Cohan’s vintage melodrama as the first production on the Bridge Street Theatre’s new Mainstage. 2pm. Pay-what-you-will. Through Sunday, September 25.

FILM: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, the Touring Years” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Ron Howard’s new Fab Four documentary on the big screen. 6pm. $5. Through Tuesday, September 20.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Stewart House, Athens. 3pm.

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