6/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. It’s Day One of the two-day fest featuring an abundance of music, including the Suitcase Junket, Vanaver Caravan, Nick Lowe, Larry Campbell & Tersa Williams, Plena Libre, David Amram, Tom Chapin, Roger the Jester, Guy Davis, Tom Paxton, Josh White, Jr., Martha Redbone Roots Project, Joan Osborne, Leyla McCalla, Karim Nagi, Edukated Fleas, Orkesta Mendoza, Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, KJ Denhert, Abbie Gardner, Fred Gillen, Jr., the Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, Josh Ritter, Holly Near, Betty & the Baby Boomers, the Kennedys, Los Lobos, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Lake Street Dive, Thomasina Winslow, Joanne Shenandoah, more. 11am. GO HERE for more info …
MUSIC: “Four Voices” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Opening weekend at Tanglewood continues with an all-star concert by a batch of super singer-songwriters – Joan Baez, Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter. 7pm. $22-$99.
MUSIC: The Happy Together Tour @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s a classic ’60s pop flashback featuring the always entertaining Flo & Eddie of the Turtles with the Association, the Box Tops, the Cowsills, Chuck Negron and Ron Dante. 7:30pm. $52.50, $72.50 & $82.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Troy River Festival @ River Street & various locations, downtown Troy. The 14th annual Troy street festival features Small Town Cinema, Caroline MotherJudge, Tom McWatters, Kimono Dragons, Victory Soul Orchestra, DJ Intell Hayesfield, Ragliacci Rags, DJ Jennifer Haley, Jeffrey Jene. 10am-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the schedule of bands…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. The Saturday line-up features Ratboy Jr., Paul Green Rock Academy, Ghost of Paul Revere, River Whyless, Ryan Culwell, The Strumbellas, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Saint Paul & the Broken Bones, Dan Bern, Shovels & Rope, Gary Clark, Jr., Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hamish Anderson, Matisyahu, Moon Hooch, more. 9:15am.
MUSIC: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off a two-night stand of stripped-down, acoustic concerts. 7:30pm. $40.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: Griffin House @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An amber smooth voice with subtle grit, driving guitar and an unassuming stage presence are the backdrop for the catchy and personal original songs on his most recent album, So On and So Forth. 8pm. $26.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Cindy/SAM Fundraiser @ the Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. A benefit concert for Cindy’s Cancer Retreats and the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund featuring plenty of food, raffles, a silent auction and, of course, lots of music. 1-5pm. $20 suggested donation.
FESTIVAL: Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival @ Bowe Field, Adams. Celebrate the Summer Solstice with faerie wing embellishment, story telling and author visits, parades, music, puppets, food and vendors selling all kinds of wonderful things. 10am-10pm. $6; free for kids 12 & under.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC Mr. Dawn Fest @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Erin Powers, Marcus Ruggiero, the Further Unsound, Non Compliants, Dead-Lift, Sworn to Vengeance, Embrace the Curse. 12noon. $15.
COMEDY: Hudson Valley Improv @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A unique combination of different laugh-inducing forms of improv, sketch, audience participation and whatever else is up their creative sleeves. 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Orchard Project Cabaret @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring music by David Cale, Molly Rice, Rusty Thelin, Milia Ayache, Mia Chung, Peter Stopschinski, Gamin Kang and Lightning Rod Special. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “This Is Not a Test” @ Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake. Traversing themes of the apocalypse, loneliness and hope a clown interacts with inanimate objects, taking the audience on a journey using comedic vignettes to offer a balance for deeper, and at times, darker content throughout the show. 8pm. $15.
CABARET: Hedda Lettuce @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Part of the Hudson Pride Weekend celebration, Hedda Lettuce is a NYC-based drag queen comedian and singer, one of the few drag queens who actually sings live using her voice instead of lip syncing. 8pm.
THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 2 & 8pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15.
MUSIC: The Airplane Family & Friends @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrating the Summer of Love, the band features Darby Slick (composer of “Somebody to Love”), Peter Kaukonen, Prairie Prince, Slick Aguilar, Eva Avila and Joli Valenti. With Live Dead ‘69, featuring original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten and Mark Karan performing the Dead’s classic Live Dead album in its entirety. 8pm. $25 & $50.
COMEDY: The Comedy Supermoms @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. An evening of laughs featuring America’s funniest single moms – Patty Rosboro and Sherry Davey – with Greater Nippertown native Jennifer McMullen. 8pm. $25.
FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: LARAC June Arts Festical @ various locations, Glens Falls. Featuring music by Sean Pettis, Jay Lawson, Anthony Fallacaro, Mark Rabin & the Lovely Missus, Cosby Gibson, Jason Irwin, Kim Skoll, Donna Britton, Bill Hunsinger, Brain Medicine, Francesca Shanks, Sun Satellites, more. 10am. FREE.
FESTIVAL: The Upper Union Street Strawberry Fest & Art Show @ Upper Union Street, Schenectady. Fresh strawberries, food, fashion show, children’s activities, pony rides, farmers’ market and music by the Longbow Trio, HaNG Trio, John McIntosh, the Madeline Civill Trio and Voice of the Grove Drum Circle. 10am-3pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Taffeta Memories” @ Cook Park, Colonie. Take a spin back to America of Happier Days with the musical tale of the reunion of the sister singing group, the Taffetas. Directed by Michael C. Mensching with musical direction by Alex Malsan. 2 & 7:30pm. FREE. Through Sunday.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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