8/18/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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MUSIC: Eilen Jewell @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The astonishingly versatile Queen of the Minor Key and her band bring the twang with tang. 8pm. $27. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Farming Man Fest @ Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery, Altamont. Great music by Grassroots Rebels, College Farm, Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddlies and the Stone Revival Band. With good food and farm fresh beer from lots of breweries from all around Greater Nippertown. Gates open at 2pm; music at 3pm. $35. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: ShakerFest @ Hancock Shaker Village @ Pittsfield. Anna & Elizabeth host a day of music, ballads, storytelling, harmony workshops and dance with Paul Wiancko, Susan Acorn, Sandy Silva and others. 9am. $20-$70. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The National Reserve @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Led by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, the Brooklyn band mines an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. 8pm. $10. With Zan & the Winter Folk.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hope Rocks Festival @ Cantines Veterans Memorial Complex, Saugerties. Shining a light on the darkness of addiction and depression, Day One of the fest features two dozen bands on four stages, including Ian Flanigan, Hudson’s Crew, Julie & the Cruise Directors, Babe Patrol, Bendt, Frank Palangi, David Ghostlaw and lots more. 11:30am. FREE. Also Sunday.

MUSIC/FILM: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell joins the orchestra and conductor Michael Stern for a live soundtrack to the film, “The Red Violin.” 8pm.

MUSIC: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The exhilarating drummer-composer is joined by Chris Sholar and Jaleel Shaw for some ear-opening, envelope-pushing jazz and more. 8pm. $24 & $38; students $14.

ART: Arlene’s Art Fair @ Arlene’s Artist Materials, Albany. The second annual Art Fair features the works of 13 Greater Nippertown artists, including Gary Maggio, Kasmira Demyan, Lydia Lynch, Elinur Danon, Stephanie Manzi and others. 11am-4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jackson Browne @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The veteran singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer plays an intimate concert with the Midnight Ramble Band. 8pm. $100 & $175. Also at 8pm Saturday. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Riverlink Concerts @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Featuring Greater Nippertown’s fave big band Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Tribute to Doc Pomus @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. A tribute concert to the legendary songwriter featuring Marshall Crenshaw, Willie Nile and Christine Ohlman. 8pm. $30.

BLOCK PARTY: Community Block Party @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Family-friendly activities, vendors, food trucks, live music by the Ill Funk Ensemble, face painters, balloon artists, games, giveaways, a bounce house and more. Children who attend the block party will receive a book bag and school supplies provided by the United Way of Northeastern NY (while supplies last). 12noon-4pm. FREE.

DANCE: John Jasperse @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The Lumberyard’s away-from-home season continues with “Hinterland,” in which a varied group of dancers, including Jasperse, come together with a commissioned score by Hahn Rowe, to build a micro-community, where dance is both celebration and a refuge from the wreckage of culture and history. 7pm. Also at 1pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Stephen Clair & the Pushbacks @ The Beverly, Kingston. The former Albanian singer-songwriter heads to Kingston in support of his new band’s debut self-titled album. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. They’re back! And, yes, indeed, they’re rockin’. 9:30pm. FREE.

OPERA: Cunning Little Vixen @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Director E. Loren Meeker takes a fresh look at Janáček’s woodland fable about a forester, sung by Eric Owens, who stumbles upon a vixen cub and takes her home. Both have their assumptions about the world challenged. 1:30pm. Through Saturday, August 25.

MUSIC: Kick @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. INXS tribute band. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

DANCE: Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre @ PS21, Chatham. Employing tactics of game strategy and seduction, Týnek’s “Middlegame” takes its inspiration from the game of chess and 19th century café life. “Romanesco Suite” is accompanied by a recording of the 17-year brood of cicadas that emerged in the summer of 2013 and is a playfully abstract reflection on the natural order of relationships. 8pm. $35; students $10.

MUSIC: Soul Serenade @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Allman Brothers Tribute Band featuring Mike Newman on bass, Brian Mangini on keys, Jeremy Walz and Frank Daley on guitar and Josh Bloomfield and Joe Daley on drums. 9pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood, Albany. Roxxi Tart, her troupe and special guest Pearl Buttons perform a night of fun-filled, hi-jinx-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy. Featuring River Junction. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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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