7/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


And they’re off…

MUSIC: Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. Yes, Elvis is back on his Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour. 7pm. $55. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Western Centuries @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by Jim Miller (co-founder of Donna the Buffalo), the Seattle-based country-rock band brings their Americana sounds to town. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Roy Hurd Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Adirondack Life calls him “the best known singer-songwriter in the Adirondacks. His appeal lies as much in his storytelling as it does his smooth vocal delivery and clear guitar work.” 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Front Business @ Albany Public Library’s Main Branch Parking Lot, Albany. It’s the kick-off of the Garage Bands in the Garage concert series. With Rob Boss. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hats Off Saratoga Music Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off the season at the track, a bunch of bands – Sirsy, Alan Darcy, the Erin Harkes Band, Hot Club of Saratoga and the Racing City Chorus – play at various locations around downtown Saratoga. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival line-up…

MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ The Linda, Albany. Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Gene Bertoncini Trio @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The jazz guitar great is joined by bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Michael Benedict. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Aaron Lewis @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Rhymin’ Richie Phillips @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The well-known radio personality, parodist, singer and songwriter plays the music of Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Carole King and more. 8pm. FREE; $7.50 & $15.

MUSIC: Robert Capowski @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Solo acoustic. 6pm.

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.

MUSIC: Kal David-Lauri Bono & The Real Deal @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Former member of Illinois Speed Press and the Fabulous Rhinestones… 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Gang of Thieves @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Tumbling Dice. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: BUILT4BBQ @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. “Take me down to paradise city…” A tribute to the 30th anniversay of Guns ‘N Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. With Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Backup Planet @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want…

THEATER: “The Holler Sessions” @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. Written and performed by Frank Boyd, the play is staged as a live radio show, centering around one man’s burning obsession for American jazz. Ray, an explosive Kansas City DJ, broadcasts his love of jazz from his shoddy studio with an infectious passion for this uniquely American art form. 8pm. $25. Through Sunday, July 23. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Jordan Rock @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Yes, Chris Rock’s younger brother… 7:30 & 10pm. $15. Also on Saturday.

MUSIC: Inertia @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 7:30m. Through August 22.

MUSIC: Tanager @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Jazz band. 9pm.

MUSIC: Joe Medwick @ Colony, Woodstock. CD listening party and live performance celebrating the release of his new album, Memphis to Montreal. 6:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Wesley Broulik directs the opening production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through July 29.

MUSIC: Backward Dreams @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm.

MUSIC: Blase Debris @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Lovable Rejects. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Machine @ Riverfront Park, Athens. Pink Floyd tribute. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Kidz Bop Kids @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 6pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC: School’s Out @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Alice Cooper tribute. With The Tradition. 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. 8pm.

THEATER: “Copenhagen” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents a staged reading of Michael Frayne’s riveting drama in which three dead people discuss atomic physics. Really. 7:30pm. $15; $10 for students age 21 and under. Through Sunday.

READING: Amy Hempel @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With Garth Greenwell. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dead Letter Office @ River Street Pub, Troy. R.E.M. tribute band. With the Black Fox River Project. 9pm.

THEATER: “Dishwasher Dreams” @ PS21, Chatham. A staged reading of Aladdin Ullah’s one-man show drawing from his father’s immigrant experience and his own childhood. Accompanied by a tabla player. 8pm.

MUSIC: Crescente @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. With Mixed Roots. 9pm.

STORYTELLING: Stories from the Longhouse @ PS21, Chatham. Stephanie Marie Fox shares stories from the rich oral tradition of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy). 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Oldies Show @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Wanda Burch & John Kenosian @ Windfall Dutch Barn, Salt Springville. Presenting “Home Voices: the American Civil War Experience through Words and Music.” 7:30pm.

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. Jean LaFalce says

    Double M Pro Rodeo in Ballston Spa is just a quick trip down the Northway at exit 12 Route 67W, Rodeo events, family fun, country line dancing with Kevin Richards at 6pm – Rodeo begins at 8pm you won’t find a better time after a day at the track and it’s affordable as well. https://www.facebook.com/doublemrodeo/ for coupon and admission, event details

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