6/30/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Boz Scaggs @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The classic rock singer sings hits from his massive smooth-soul album, Silk Degrees and more. With co-headliner Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers alum. 7pm. $25-$109.
MUSIC: Mark Tolstrup @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The multi-talented Spa City bluesman celebrates his 60th birthday with a show that finds him playing with Brass & Blues, Street Corner Holler, his seven-year-old granddaughter Brooke Wern and other special guests. 8pm. $22.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, shopping, people watching and more. 5pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, “Ragtime” is a soaring, epic, culturally-important musical chronicling the lives of three families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream. 8pm. FREE, $16, $18 & $24. Through Saturday, July 29.
DANCE: Francesca Harper Project @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The dancer choreographs a site-specific dance work in response to Nick Cave’s expansive installation “Until.” 3pm & 4pm. FREE with museum admission.
MUSIC: Woods @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Featuring Jeremy Earl’s soaring falsetto, the Brooklyn-based psychedelic folk band rolls into town in support of their new album, Love Is Love. With John Andrews & the Yawns. 9pm.
THEATER: “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. An electronic pop musical by Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead. Directed by Marshall Pailet, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s season-opening production turns up the volume on one of history’s most influential and controversial innovators, Nikola Tesla. 7:30pm. $34-$45. Through Saturday, July 1.
MUSIC: Bluz House Rockers @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Followed by fireworks. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This concerts has been cancelled; fireworks postponed…
MUSIC: “Original Song Contest” @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 10 Greater Nippertown singer-songwriters compete for cash prizes. Winners judged by the audience. 7:30pm. FREE. Also at 7:30pm on Saturday.
THEATER: “Moonlight and Magnolias” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. A slapstick comedy about the creation of the classic film, “Gone With the Wind.” 7:30pm. $19.50, $25 & $50. Through Sunday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…
FESTIVAL: Red, White and Brew Festival @ the Clinton South Parking Lot behind Proctors, Schenectady. Samples from more than 30 breweries, food vendors, games and live music by Kick. 6pm. $30; $15 designated driver.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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