7/29/18; Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

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MUSIC: Lakou Mizik @ Music Haven, Schenectady. Formed in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, Lakou Mizik is a Haitian collective of elder legends and rising young talents, who use the healing spirit of Rara and Vodou to inspire pride, strength and hope. With Bonga & the Vodou Drums of Haiti. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Joan Osborne @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singing the songs of Bob Dylan. Yes, there’s so much more to her songbag than just her Grammy nominated smash hit “One of Us.” 6:30 & 8:30pm. $67. UPDATE: Both shows are now officially sold out…

MUSIC: John Fogerty @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Creedence Clearwater Revival leader delivers “Centerfield” and more on Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend. You can’t beat that… 7:30pm. $39.50-$125.

MUSIC: The Bacon Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. Yes, that’s movie star Kevin Bacon singing and playing guitar, with his brother Michael on vocals, guitar and cello. Backed by Paul Guzzone (bass, backing vocals), Joe Mennonna (keyboards, accordion), Ira Siegel (lead guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Frank Vilardi (drums). 8pm.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Whoopi Goldberg @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. One of a very elite group of artists who have won a Grammy, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Tony. 8pm. $100-$150.

DANCE: “Dark Matter Messages” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lumberyard presents d. Sabela Grimes’ new work, a collection of live poetry, video projections and music interwoven with improvisational movement meditations that realize AfroFuturism as a means to play within the nowness of impending futures. 2pm.

MUSIC: Maria Zemantauski Ensemble @ Freedom Park, Scotia. An evening of flamenco/classical music. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Performing Arts at the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. Featuring Moriah Formica. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: West Side Story @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Tony and Maria, Leonard Bernstein’s 20th-century incarnation of Romeo and Juliet, struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice. This production gets a hip, urban spin and features the original Jerome Robbins choreography in one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musicals of our time. 1:30pm. Through Friday, August 24.

MUSIC: The Chris Pasin Group @ Van Slyke’s at Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady. The Sunday jazz series continues… 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: But, Pyrite @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Lame and Your Brain on Drugs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Shanghai String Quartet @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Playing the music of Mendelssohn, Joan Tower and Beethoven. With special guest bassoonist Peter Kolkay. 4pm.

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 2pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

MUSIC: “A Joyful Noise” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a gospel brunch session with food from Hattie’s Restaurant and music by Garland Nelson with Azaam Hameed (keyboard), Steve Candlen (percussion), the Inspirational Voices and vocalist Jayda Chance. 1pm. $37.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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