6/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


CABARET/COMEDY: Busk Cabaret @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Featuring headlining chanteuse/comedian Lady Rizo.

FESTIVAL/VARIETY: Busk! @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Presented by the Orchard Project, the second annual festival of street performers features Ramblin Jug Stompers and more…

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Riverfront Park, Troy. The American Music Festival concludes with “The River Sings,” featuring three world premieres with special guests the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Schenectady County Community College Chorus, the College of St. Rose Chamber Singers, 100 young voices from the Troy Public Schools and as many guitarists as some up. Bring your guitar and join in… 7:30pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Lake George Elvis Festival @ Lake George Forum, Lake George. It’s the final round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. 1:30pm. GO HERE for the complete festival schedule of events…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sawyer Fredericks @ the Glove Performing Arts Center, Gloversville. A homecoming concert with full band and the premier screening of the music video for “Gasoline.” 6:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Suitcase Junket @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs Matt Lorenz – artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one man band – raises his weather-worn voice over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, veering unexpectedly into crescendos of wild overtone and throat singing. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict New Quartet @ Beatie Powers Place, Catskill. Featuring Michael Benedict on vibes, Ira Coleman on bass, Chuck Lamb on piano and Jeff Siegel on drums. 2pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Festival of Young Artists @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A celebration of the collaborative creativity of more than 400 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets and visual artists. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A tribute to saxman-composer Ed Xiques, who played with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band, Herb Pomeroy and Maria Schneider Big Bands, and with Jim McNeely Tentet and the Vanguard Orchestra. He’s played in bands backing Sammy Davis Jr., the Jackson 5, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Lou Rawls and Gladys Knight. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: On Your Feet! @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The musical true-life tale of Emilio & Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, who broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. 2pm.

EVENT: Albany Comic Con @ the Red Lion Hotel, Albany. Comic and collectibles show with special guests. 10am-5pm. $8.

CABARET: “Ella in Concert” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Tina Fabrique. 8pm. $35. Also at 8pm Monday.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ various locations, Great Barrington and Pittsfield.

MUSIC: The Slackers @ Colony, Woodstock. Ska night. With Los Thujones. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Inhalants @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Backseat Bullets, Scotchka and The Northway. 7pm.

THEATER: Typhoid Mary @ Barrington Stage Company’ St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Matthew Penn directs Mark St. Germain’s searing drama about Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) and the controversy surrounding her steadfast conviction in her beliefs. The play not only examines the woman behind the myths, but also explores the battle between science and religion. 3pm. Through Saturday, June 16.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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