6/9/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Kendrick Lamar @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The recent Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper headlines the Championship Tour along with Schoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, Ab-Solu, Isaiah Rashad, Sir, Lance Skiiwalker, Zacari. 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50, $89.50 & $125; lawn $35.

MUSIC: Albert Cummings @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The masterful Williamstown-based guitarslinger burst onto the blues-rock scene in the early 2000’s and has been entertaining audiences with his phenomenal guitar work, his impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess ever since. With his trio, he’ll be performing his hits, past and present. 8pm. $24

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art on Lark @ Lark Street, Albany. More than 50 artists and vendors will line Lark Street with their creative works. Plus live music by NXNES, Winnebago Vacation, Bota Boiz, Geoff Gordon and The North & South Dakotas. 11am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest. Today’s line-up features Eric Church, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Sasha McVeigh. Music starts at 1:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Parlor @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The knock-out indie-pop duo of Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans celebrates the release of their sublime new album, Kiku. With Another Michael and Blue Ranger. 8pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day Three of the four-day jam band fest, and today’s line-up features Lotus, Beats Antique, Ghost Light, Consider the Source, West End Blend, Electron, Congo Sanchez, Formula 5, Electron and lots more on four stages. Today’s music starts at 10am. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Skinless @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Celebrating the release of Savagery. Two stages with Disciples of Berkowitz, Ringworm, Churchburn, Outer Heaven, Axeslasher, Armor Column and The Broken. 6:30pm. $25.

THEATER: La Ronde @ the Frear House, Troy. Last chance! Troy Foundry Theatre presents a site-specific adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial play directed by Brenna Geffers, who has been hailed for her immersive theater direction. Originally written and banned in 1890’s Vienna, this new production reexamines the original hypocrisy and nihilism while deconstructing assumptions of gender and orientation. 8pm. $15; students and seniors $10. Through Saturday, June 9.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Say It Loud: Black and Latino Gay Pride Celebration @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring Brenda K. Starr, Ada Vox, Sampson, Brick City Entertainment. 12noon-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Michael Jerling @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. As a keen observer of American life, the Saratoga singer-songwriter has a special genius for touching, timeless ballads that continue to sound fresh down through the decades. His songs are eye-opening without being shocking, funny without being silly, and instructive without preaching. 8pm. $20.

COMEDY: Mark Normand @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The NYC comedian kicks off The Hangar’s new Stand-Up Series. With Doug Smith. 8pm. $15. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Boss Hog @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The newly revived New York City punk-blues outfit featuring the husband-and-wife duo of Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez brings its scorching, fuzzed-up punk-rock to town. 9pm. $20 & $25.

THEATER: Pool (No Water) @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Aaron Holbritter directs Creative License’s production of Mark Ravenhill’s play about art, the fragility of friendship and the jealousy of success. 7:30pm. $15. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The 11-piece band performs music ranging from dance hits of the 1920s-1950s to modern original compositions. Wear your dancin’ shoes… 7:30pm. $20.

OPERA: Aleda or The Flight of the Suff Bird Women @ CLYNK, Glenville. The Musicians of Ma’alwyck present Max Caplan’s one-act chamber opera about a unique women’s suffrage demonstration attempted by early female pilot Leda Richberg-Hornsby and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. 7pm. $25; students $10. Through Sunday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Americade Block Party @ Canada Street, Lake George. It’s Day Two of the new Americade street festival the Phil Smage Stunt Show, the Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour, riding demonstrations, fun activities, craft beers and music by Eastbound Jesus, Cousin Earth, Half Step, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, Alana Wyld & Wyld Blu. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Maria Zemantauski @ Valatie Community Theater, Valatie. Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Maria Zemantauski, presents a program of classics and stunning originals. Embracing the traditional Spanish and flamenco repertoire for her foundation, she takes her audience on a musical journey inspired by her flair for experimentation and pure love of the instrument. 8pm. $15.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ The Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. It’s “Garters, Gears & Clockwork Grinds,” a steampunk-themed burlesque and dinner show. Hosted by Roxxi Tart with special guests Elsa Riot, Pearl Buttons, Roslyn Noir and Madame Trixie. $50 & $55, includes pre-fixe dinner.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Northeast Fiddlers Convention @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. Workshops, jamming in historic barns, instrumentalist contests, a concert and square dance featuring Bill & the Belles, Nils Fredland and Tara Linhardt. 2pm. $20 & $35.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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