6/11/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: Caffe Lena @ SPAC @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Gazebo Stage, Saratoga Springs. The first of three concerts in the new series. Featuring Ramblers Home (1pm), Fuzz & Carrie of Caravan of Thieves (2pm) and Birds of Chicago (3pm). FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Capital Pride Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. Parade at 12noon followed by a full day of entertainment by Betty Who, Maxine Nightingale, Grand Central Station, the Pride Drag Revue, DJ Dave Barna, Shawn Gillie. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Ahn Trio @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The three sisters will feature music from their latest album, Blue, including transcriptions of Prince’s iconic “Purple Rain,” Pat Metheny’s “Yuryung,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “Insensatez” – plus several David Bowie songs. 7pm. $20 & $25.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s the final day of the four-day fest features Pink Talking Fish, Gubbulidis, the Mallet Brothers Band, Treehouse, After Funk, Sophistafunk, Annie in the Water and more… Music starts at 10:30am. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Naked and Famous @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The New Zealand-bred electronic band rolls into town in support of their latest album, Simple Forms. With Stellar Young. 8pm. $28.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. The final day of the four-day fest features Brooke Eden, Steve Moakler, Maren Morris, Kip Moore, Sam Hunt. Music starts at 1:30pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: The Doornails @ the Upper Room, Albany. The Blues & Roots Brunch series continues. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Bobby Sweet @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s the CD release party for Sweet’s new album, All These Changes. The concert features Sweet and his BSweet Band featuring Pete Adams, Abe Guthrie, Bruce Mandel and Andy Crawford. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Unity Now: An All American Sock Hop @ Colony, Woodstock. Singer-songwriters Amy Helm and Simi Stone top an all-star line-up of regional talent taking part in the anti-bigotry concert to benefit the Anti-Defamation League. With Bill Sims, Dan Litteton, Connor Kennedy, Jerry Marotta and students of the Paul Green Rock Academy. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Asleep at the Wheel @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Ray Benson leads the 10-time Grammy Award-winning western swing band. 7pm. $45.

MUSIC: Diana Krall @ Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie. The jazz singer-pianist takes the stage in support of her new album, Turn Up the Quiet. 7pm. $108.

THEATER: Dead Shot Mary @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! Rachel McPhee’s one-woman show tells the phenomenal true story of Mary Shanley, who joined the NYPD in 1931, became one of the first women ever to attain the rank of Detective 1st Grade in the NYPD, and then nearly lost it all. 2pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Barrows @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Yoma and Grimer. 6pm. $5.

TALK: “Picasso’s Creative Collaborations” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The opening lecture in conjunction with the exhibit “Picasso: Encounters” features curator Jay A. Clarke discussing how Pablo Picasso’s creative collaborations fueled and strengthened his art. 3pm. FREE.

READING: Jonathan Lerner @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The journalist and founding member of the radical Vietnam-era group Weather Underground reads from his new memoir, “Swords in the Hands of Children: Reflections of an American Revolutionary.” 5pm.

MUSIC: Gals Who Play Jazz @ Renaissance Hall, Schenectady. A Swingtime Jazz Society concert and jam session. 4pm. $15.

TELEVISION ON SCREEN: The Tony Awards @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Celebrate the biggest night on Broadway as Proctors screens the Tony Awards. With complimentary hors d’oeuves, Broadway prizes and themed beverages. 8pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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