7/28/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Big Veg @ Capital Roots, Troy. A celebration for the 10th anniversary of the Veggie Mobile featuring the rockin’ sounds of The Parlor, Kimono Dragons, Pony in the Pancake, C.C. Vagabonds, Ragliacci en Masse, WoodchuckWood and Chill Smith Collective. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: John Prine @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There,” “Dear Abby” and so many more for more than 45 years, John Prine has been smartly crafting songs that are both heartbreaking and hilarious. With Margo Price. 8pm. $38, $52.50, $72.50, $82.50 & $102.50.
MUSIC: The Campbell Brothers @ PS21, Chatham. Compelling, rich material from the sacred steel repertoire by the veteran Rochester-based family band. 8pm. $25; $12 students. GO HERE to read an interview with Phil Campbell…
MUSIC: Jay Collins & Friends @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Gregg Allman’s saxman leads a tribute to his late boss joined by an all-star cast of Hudson Valley-based musicians, including vocalist Amy Helm, keyboardist Bruce Katz (also an Allman sideman), Connor Kennedy and Brandon Morrison, as well as other friends and musical associates of the co-founder and longtime leader of the Allman Brothers Band. 9pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Sweet Remains @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rich Price, Greg Naughton and Brian Chartrand are the gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank @ the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Dweezil “plays whatever the F@%K he wants” on his Cease & Desist tour, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mothers of Invention’s bold, audacious debut, Freak Out! 8pm. $50-$75.
THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 8pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: 420 Funk Mob/Rx @ Colony, Woodstock. P-Funk frontman Mike Clip Payne combines two of his critically acclaimed solo projects – the 420 Funk Mob and Drugs: The Mis-Americans – into one super group featuring a revolving cast of current and former P-Funk members and some all star friends. 8pm. $25.
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: Electric Empire Tour @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. EDM bash featuring Subtronics & Uber on their Riddim Pals Tour. With Rome Thrasher, Ken3tic, Hazeyy, G-Wiz, K Stylz. Doors open at 8pm. $20, $25 & $30.
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.
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.
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