8/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


MUSIC: Blondie @ Joe’s Field at MASS MoCA, North Adams. Rain or shine concert with Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke and the rest of the band. With And the Kids. 7pm. $65 & $75.

MUSIC: An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, and conceptualist, Todd Rundgren continues to make a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. 8pm. $34.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A top-shelf Americana fiddler who recently logged a year in Ben Sollee’s touring band, Phoebe Hunt ignited her solo career with her 2017 album, Shanti’s Shadow, the culmination of a five-year journey that took her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Halestorm @ Albany Capital Center, Albany. Hard-rockin’ Lzzy Hale and the boys invade downtown in support of their new album, Vicious. With In This Moment and New Years Day. 7pm. $45.75.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. Day One of the three-day fest features The Kennedys, Greg Greenway, Tempest, Kim & Reggie Harris, Magpie, Vance Gilbert, Tracy Grammer, Dan Navarro, Sloan Wainwright and more. Music starts at ***. $50. GO HERE for more info and the complete main stage schedule…

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kensho Watanabe conducts the orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Women’s Chorus in a multimedia performance of Holst’s “The Planets.” 8pm.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual art exhibits, live music, shopping, food and drink, people watching and more… 5pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: O+ Poughkeepsie Festival @ various locations, Poughkeepsie. The two-day fest launched with performances by The Warp/The Weft, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, Bright Red Dog. 6:30pm. GO HERE for more info…

DISCUSSION: “Writers Who Rock” @ Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. Peter Aaron moderates a panel discussion with Hudson Valley rockers/authors Tony Fletcher, Holly George-Warren, Robert Burke Warren and Seth Rogovoy. Followed by a Q&A session. 6pm. FREE.

DANCE: Jodi Melnick Dance @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard presents another off-site dance performance. Through Sunday. UPDATE: These performances have been cancelled…

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Free dance lesson at 7pm; music by Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys at 8pm. $15; students & seniors $10.

JAM SESSION: Vic Kibler Memorial Jam @ Glen Conservancy Hall, Glen. A structured jam featuring the life work of North American Old Tyme Fiddler’s Hall of Fame inductee Vic Kibler. Selected pieces will be family originals and trad repertoire which will be taught and played. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Both George Ward and Paul Kibler will be joining us.

THEATER: Saratoga Shakespeare Company @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. It’s Henry IV, Parts I & II, directed by David Girard. 6pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

DANCE: Parsons Dance @ PS21, Chatham. Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines. Parsons Dance, is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance that is accessible to diverse audiences. 8pm. $40; students $10. Also at 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: PigPen Theatre Co. @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Goodrich Hall, Williamstown. The versatile bands brings their their unique brand of contemporary folk rock. 8:30pm. $30.

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.” 8pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

THEATER: Aida @ Proctors, Schenectady. The School of the Performing Arts presents the Elton John/Tim Rice musical. 7pm. $10. Also at 2 & 7pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Satisfaction @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Rolling Stones tribute band. 8pm. $25 & $29.

FILM: “Old Friends” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The screening will be followed by a talk-back with director Peter Odabashian. 7:30pm. $10.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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  1. Sim says

    The Sword is at Lucky Strike tonight. Have not heard of a cancellation.

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