6/2/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: The Avett Brothers @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. With Nicole Atkins. 7pm. $55.

MUSIC: Portugal. The Man @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. In support of their upcoming album, Woodstock, slated for release on June 16. With Electric Guest. 8pm. $29.50 & $35.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Adirondack Bluegrass Round-Up @ McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground, Galway. It’s Day One of the three-day fest with performances by Montgumry Misfits, Bleecker Mountain, Marcotte Mountain Music, Schroon River String Band, Bash-Bish Bluegrass, Borderline, the Hay Rollers, Three Quarter North, the Stringdusters, the Bluebillies and Shine Hill Road. 11am. $12; youth under age 16 free.

MUSIC: Christopher O’Riley & Matt Haimovitz @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The piano-and-cello duo showcases selections from their upcoming all-Russian album, Troika, featuring sonatas by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. 7pm. $25 & $40.

MUSIC: First Anniversary Party @ the Savoy Taproom, Albany. The Taproom celebrates its birthday with an all-star evening featuring Girl Blue, Victory Soul Orchestra, members of Black Mountain Symphony, Ryan Leddick Trio, JB aka Dirty Moses, Emcee Graffiti, Carl Daniels, Jeff Nania & the Coalition of the Willing, DJ Trumastr and David Normal McDaniel. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking album with hosts Addie & Olin—Unleashed! and special guests Big Fez & the Surfmatics and Joel Brown & Dave Maswick. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Hawthorne Heights @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With Restless Streets, Viewpoints and Almost Accounted For. Doors open at 7pm. $18.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual art, music, people watching and more… 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Blind Crow @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Round I @ the Lake George Forum, Lake George. More than 50 Elvis Tribute Artists compete for $10,000 in prize money and the chance to represent Lake George at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held during Elvis Week in Memphis. Competitors will compete in one of five divisions: Professional Early-Years; Professional ’70s; Non-Professional Early-Years; Non-Professional ’70s; and Youth. Each ETA will perform on Friday and four on Saturday. Each day, half the group performs with tracks and half will perform with the Change of Habit tribute band. The top five from each division (only top three Youth) will compete in Sunday’s finals. 10am. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 10 Years of Ultimate Elvises, Part II @ the Lake George Forum, Lake George. Celebrate a decade of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists at the Lake George Elvis Fest with a concert starring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Shawn Klush and Justin Shandor, as well as last year’s Lake George Elvis Festival Grand Champion Tim E Hendry and past champion Robert Washington. 8pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 10. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Shankar Tucker @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The clarinetist mashes together classical Indian music, jazz and popular music to create a unique and original fusion sound as part of the American Music Festival. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dogs of Desire @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The progressive, 18-member ensemble plays new works by Viet Cuong, David Biedenbender, Andrew McKenna Lee, David Mallamud and Saad Haddad as part of the American Music Festival. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: County Mike @ the Low Beat, Albany. With What Moon Things, Pecas and Kyle Miller. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Trojan Women” @ Skidmore College’s Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the 25th summer of SITI workshops at Skidmore, the Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan presents an adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy. 7:30pm. $15; $7 seniors. Also at 7:30pm on Saturday.

READING: Poetry Theatre @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. Curated by Rebecca Wolff, editor of FENCE Literary Journal, the evening will feature readings by poets Sara Wintz, Danniel Schoonebeek and Erica Kaufman. 5:30pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Live music by Eight to the Bar. With free swing dance lesson at 7pm. Dance/music at 8pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Anybody But the Cops @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Stoker and E.I.S.H.A. 8:30pm. $6.

MUSIC: Noise Between Stations @ Parish Public House, Albany. CD release party for their new CD, The Promised Land. First 50 paying customers through the door get a free CD. With Steve Russ, Machete and ShoeBox Dojo. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Darrick Kenny Band @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Paul Green Rock Academy @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A benefit for the Rock Academy Scholarship Fund. 7pm. $25.

THEATER: “True West” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Sam Shepard’s play examines the tension between two estranged brothers – Hollywood screenwriter Austin and drifter/thief Lee. Directed by Patrick White. 8pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday, June 4. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Runaway Gin @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Phish tribute band. With Mister F. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Britemores @ Colony, Woodstock. Straight outta Detroit. With Purple K’nif. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “As You Like It” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Barbara Leavell Smith. 8pm. $18; $10 for youths age 17 & under. Through Sunday, June 11.

FESTIVAL: PolishFest @ the Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church, Latham. 4pm. $5; children age 12 and younger are free. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Chicken Run Family Restaurant and Steakhouse, Windham. The Reverberators’ frontman takes a solo turn. 6:30pm.

COMEDY: Rich Vos @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Missing Link @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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  1. Steve Nover says

    Jocamo at Nanola-9pm
    Bert Pagano-Ginger Man-7pm
    Formula 5 Dinosaur BBQ-9pm

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