6/30/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Steely Dan @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s just Donald Fagen & company now on the Summer of Living Dangerously Tour, as the band makes their first Greater Nippertown appearance since the death of Walter Becker. With the Doobie Brothers. 7:30pm. $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $129.50 & $199.50; lawn $25.

RADIO ON STAGE: “Live from Here” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The popular public radio show (formerly “The Prairie Home Companion”) returns to Lenox with a new name and a new host, mandolin master Chris Thile. With musical guests Punch Brothers, Lake Street Dive and Aoife O’Donovan. 5:45pm.

MUSIC: C.K. Flach & the Rising Tide @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. Following his knock-out debut album, C.K. Flach is back with his a new band to celebrate the release of his sophomore disc, American Romance. 9pm.

MUSIC: Pierce Pettis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran singer-songwriter returns, showcasing selections from his upcoming album, Father’s Son. 8pm. $20. GO HERE to read our interview…

OPERA: Rocking Horse Winner/Vinkensport @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga offers a doubleheader – the American premiere of Gareth Williams’ Rocking Horse Winner and the world premiere of David T. Little’s Vinkensport. 7:30pm.

DANCE/MUSIC/MORE: Grand Opening Celebration @ Performance Spaces for the 21st Century (PS21), Chatham. Celebrating the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art open air pavilion theater with an evening of dance, music and theater featuring TAKE Dance, Parsons Dance, Vanaver Dance, accordionist Guy Klucevsek and physical comedian Hillary Chaplain. 8pm. $50; students $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER/MORE: Babe Fest @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Featuring Philadelphia’s Unwelcomed, Brooklyn’s Bye, Bennington’s Immune Friction and Local 518ers Hate Club, NPK, Sorrow Estate, Nursing Home Hallways, Voracious Heart, more. All proceeds go to In Our Own Voices. 2pm. Pay what you can.

ART: Richard Butler @ BCB Art, Hudson. Opening reception for the lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs, as he showcases his visual art talents with “Happinessisthespace betweensorrow,” an exhibition of his new paintings and works on paper. 5-7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tuck & Patti @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. As famed jazz writer Leonard Feather has proclaimed, “Not since Ella Fitzgerald met Joe Pass on stage has there been so felicitious a mating as Tuck & Patti.” 6:30pm. $26.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: American Music Festival for the Lake @ Wood Park, Lake George. Featuring Jamie Lee Thurston, the Lustre Kings and the Vinny Michaels Band. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mitski @ Colony, Woodstock. She rolls into Woodstock in advance of her upcoming fifth studio album, Be the Cowboy. With Caroline Rose. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

THEATER: The Sound Inside @ Williamston Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in this world premiere drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, directed by David Cromer. 3:30 & 8pm. Through Sunday, July 8.

MUSIC: Kenny Barron @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. The jazz piano great kicks off the Jazz @ The Maverick series with a solo performance. 8pm.

MUSIC: Big Chief Way @ Chrome, Waterford. Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna slips behind the drum kit to lead his side-project band through a night of rockin’ cover tunes. 8pm.

THEATER: The Closet @ Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown. Tony Award winner and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Matthew Broderick stars in this world premiere comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Mark Brokaw. 3:30 & 8pm. Through Saturday, July 14.

DANCE: Urban Bush Women @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts isn’t waiting for its new home to be finished to present its inaugural summer season. Instead, the dance organization kicks off its 2018 season at Club Helsinki with a three-night stand of the world premiere performance of Scat!, a dance-driven musical that takes place in a fictional nightclub. 9pm. $35. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: The Royal Family of Broadway @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The world premiere of a brilliant musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way set in the 1920s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymores. 8pm. Through Saturday, July 7. GO HERE to read review…

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. It’s the annual “U.S.OH! Swing Out” featuring an all-star cast with special guests Jake & Louie. Hosted by Evil Dan. 8pm. $20.

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. 3pm. Through Sunday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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