5/12/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Saturday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. The 70th annual two-day feat kicks off today with Main Stage music by Front Business (1:30pm), Naked Giants (3pm) and White Denim (4:30pm), while the Local 518 stage features Sorrow Estate (1pm), Blind Crow (2:15pm), The LateShift (3:30pm and The Age (4:45pm). 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Josh Ritter @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Josh Ritter’s acclaimed 20-year career as a singer-songwriter has reached new heights with the release of his ninth full-length album, Gathering. He’ll be joined by bandmate (and Ray Lamontagne’s musical director) Zachariah Hickman for an acoustic performance. With Caitlin Canty. 8pm. $35 & $50.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Safe at Home: A Benefit for Hudson Little League @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson resident Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses and Bash & Pop) has curated the benefit concert featuring Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Perkins, Bash & Pop, Jesse Malin and Dust Bowl Faeries. Also a silent auction with local wares, art and music memorabilia. 7pm. $25 minimum donation.

MUSIC: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The most soulful zydeco singer you’re ever likely to hear, a mighty fine accordionist, a charismatic performer and a two-time Grammy Award winner, Terrance Simien returns to Greater Nippertown for a thoroughly engaging evening of Louisiana music and bayou blues. 7:30pm. $12, $15 & $19.

THEATER: “Last Train to Nibroc” @ the Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. Lora Lee Ecobelli directs the Kaaterskill Actors Theater’s production of Arlene Hutton’s intimate and touching play about a headstrong young couple in rural Kentucky in the days just prior to WWII. Starring Ida Joy and Logan Rando with music by Ramblin Jug Stompers. 7pm. $15; students $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Heather Maloney @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter possesses a soulful voice and songwriting style that explores themes of spirituality, transformation and impermanence. No Depression raved “Her music is riveting, her voice adventurous, her lyrics thought-provoking…” With Ken Yates. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Indigo Girls @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Grammy Award–winning folk-rock duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers landed in the national spotlight in the late ’80s and never left. With Michelle Malone. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Reggie Harris @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. CD release party for Ready to Go. With Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, Brian Melick, Diane Perry and Mark Murphy. 7:30pm. $30 & $50.

MUSIC: Weakened Friends @ the Low Beat, Albany. The indie rock trio out of Portland, Maine has a ’90s-reminiscent sound that owes more than a little bit to Dinosaur Jr.’s sludgy, laconic pop-rock. With Hubris Djinn, Haunt Club and Crossed Paths. 8:30pm. $10.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. NYC stand-up comedian Tim Dillon headlines. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

THEATER: “Appropriate” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Patrick White directs Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the children’s reunion takes a for the explosive. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through May 20.

MUSIC: Parsonsfield @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The Mass.-based chamber folk-pop band rolls into the Collar City in support of their new EP, We. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Spring into Uke @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. An all day ukulele intensive featuring workshops, open mic and a 7:30pm evening concert with Lil Rev, Nemo, Mark Menard and Ron Gordon. 10:30am. $50.

THEATER: “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” @ PS21, Chatham. Nancy Rothman stars in this staged reading of Alison & Margaret Engel’s play about the columnist and humorist who lovingly satirized the plight of the suburban housewife. 8pm. $20. Also at 2pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Skye Trio @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Cellist Abby Newton, guitarist Lyn Hardy and pianist Selma Kaplan have, individually and collectively, been playing music forever. Now Abby’s violinist daughter, Rosie Newton, joins them as they combine their individual talents to perform the traditional music of Scotland and the U.S. with the sensitivity and joy of true seasoned musicians. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.

MUSIC: Amy Shark @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Tulip Fest after-party. Award winning Australian indie pop singer-songwriter. With Tomi. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. A genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, classical and original works, high-energy performances built on audience interaction, and a fun, welcoming stage presence. The violinist and the bassist met as alumni of NPR’s “From the Top” and have grown their duo collaboration out of the unique musical variety show series “Thurber Theatre” at NYC’s Joe’s Pub. 7pm. $25 & $40.

MUSIC: Bullet for my Valentine @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Welsh metalheads. With Trivium and Toothgrinder. 7:30pm. $33.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Marty Wendell @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. The rockabilly-country-gospel singer-songwriter plays a benefit for the Watervliet Food Pantry. 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. Suzette says

    Hudson Underground rocks Susie’s Pub, Delaware Ave, Albany for post Tulip fest party.
    Starts at 5 pm.

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