6/15/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Roger Daltrey @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Who? Roger Daltrey, that’s who. And despite the fact that he’s just released his first solo album in more than a quarter century, Daltrey and his band are teaming up with the Boston Pops Orchestra to serving up an evening featuring the classic Who rock opera, Tommy. 8pm. $40-$170.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Two of the four-day fest. Today’s line-up features Sturgill Simpson, Portugal. The Man, Chicano Batman, Steve Gunn, Jenny Lewis, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Sarah Bordes & the Broken Singles, Turkuaz, more. Music starts at 12noon.

THEATER: Some Lovers @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its 2018 season with the new Burt Bacharach/Steven Sater musical about a couple caught between their present and their past. 7:30pm. $34, $39 & $45. Through Saturday, June 23.

MUSIC: The Decemberists @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. In support of their eighth studio album, I’ll Be Your Girl. 8pm. $55. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Thursday, October 4.

MUSIC: Duke Robillard Band @ the Upper Room, Albany. The veteran blues-swing guitarist rolls into town for an evening of jumpin’ music. Doors open at 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: “Back in the C.A.F.F.E.” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Joel Brown & Dave Maswick. Don Young’s Silver Beats and Addie & Olin -Unleashed! play music from The Beatles’ White Album. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

CABARET: Charles Busch @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. The Orchard Project presents the veteran cabaret artist-playwright-actor-director and more. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/FILM/MORE: QWERTY Typewriter & Letter Arts Festival @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. It’s Day One of the two-day fest with unique, themed cocktails and a visit from Maya Stein and Amy Tingle of the Creativity Caravan who fly poetry out of their typewriters with their Tandem Poetry. Typewriter expert Erik Molbach will bring a collection of typewriters for a type-in. At dusk there will be a showing of a collection of shorts and vintage advertisements relating to typewriters, paper and the letter arts as well as selected short films and classic advertisements. 6pm. $10; age 15 & under $5.

MUSIC: Okkervil River @ Colony, Woodstock. With Star Rover. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Awolnation @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Here Come the Runts Tour lands in Clifton Park. With Lovelytheband and Irontom. 8pm. $30.

FILM/ART/MUSIC: [R]Evolution is Uncomfortable @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Film screenings, conversation and performances by Dust Bowl Faeries, Hudson Dusters, Adam Harrison, Tanisha Sabine, Ngonda Badila and Christina Kokonis-Viggers as part of JD Urban’s exhibition. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Titanics @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Stellar Young and The Age. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Funky Knuckles @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Jam-band fans rejoice! The Dallas-based sextet brings their Pillage and Plunder Tour 2018 and their groove-based, horn-heavy instrumental fusion to town. The group’s genre-defying approach features a melodic line passed around from Kwinton Gray’s keyboards to Phill Aelony’s guitar to the twin horns of Ben Bohorquez and Evan Weiss, propelled by the always funky rhythms laid down by bassist Wes Stephenson and drummer Cedric Moore. 9pm.

THEATER: Morning After Grace @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. Regge Life directs the New England premiere of Carey Crim’s hilarious, heartwarming and unconventional new comedy that tackles love, loss and second chances. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

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. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 16. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Anthony Jeselnik @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The Funny Games Tour. 8pm. $36.25.

THEATER: Funny Girl @ the Mac-Hayden Theatre, Chatham. This classic musical – featuring such hits as “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and the always perfect “People” – is the story of beloved comedienne Fanny Brice (played by Lauren Palmeri) and her journey from the lower east side of New York to mega stardom. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Kidz Bop Live 2018 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kid stuff. A pavilion-only show. 7pm. $35, $45 & $55.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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