8/25/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


MUSIC: Glenn Tilbrook @ Colony, Woodstock. One-half of the singer-songwriter team that guided the British band Squeeze plays “an acoustic and electric mashup” with special guest Leon Tilbrook. 8pm. $40 & $60.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Summer Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. Day Two of the three-day fest features Love Waves Gong Ensemble, Dave Richardson, Huck Notari, Sarah Perrotta, Nadine Landry & Sammy Lind, Johnny Irion, Bill & The Belles, Sam Reider & the Human Hands, Seth Bernard, The Mammals, the Restless Age, more. Music starts at 10:30pm. $45.

MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band does Zappa and more with their summer show, “Lemme Take You to the Beach.” 8pm. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Huichica East @ Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. Great music paired with regional culinary talent and wines from Gundlach Bundschu Winery at this family-friendly boutique festival. Day Two of the three-day fest features Pearl Charles, Martin Courtney, Espers, Robyn Hitchcock, Vetiver, Hailu Mergia, Amen Dunes, Allah-Las, Driftwood Soldier, Robert Earl Thomas, more. Music starts at 11:45am. $60.

MUSIC: Livingston Taylor @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fourth child in the famously musical Taylor family (James, Kate, Alex and Livingston) and a Berklee College of Music professor since 1989 kicks off a two-night Travers Weekend stand at the Caffe. With Sophie Buskin. 8pm. $60.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Berkshire Jazz Showcase @ Pittsfield Common, Pittsfield. Berkshires Jazz, Inc. presents a free fest of Greater Nippertown jazz bands, including the Lucky 5, Gruppo Mondo, the Benny Kohn Quartet, the Jason Ennis Quintet with vocalist Natalia Bernal and Andy Kelly’s Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

OPERA: Rigoletto @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Berkshire Opera Festival presents Verdi’s classic tale of love, betrayal and vengeance. 1pm. $20, $39, $64 & $99. Through Friday.

MUSIC: Riverlink Concerts @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Featuring the Sweetback Sisters. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Latin Fest @ Washington Park, Albany. Featuring music by Bachata Heightz, Cuboricua, Don Sonero, AGL & Yulio, DJ Rolo. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

PERFORMANCE: Diana Oh @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. The iconoclastic actor/singer-songwriter/theatermaker/artist known for her provocative street installations brings her singular style to Greater Nippertown in an evening that is equal parts theater, rock concert, party and audience participation. 8:30pm. GO HERE for more info…

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

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Colin Quinn @ the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. The MTV and “Saturday Night Live” alum headlines the 30th anniversary year benefit for the Woodstock Land Conservancy. 7pm. $25, $45 & $75.

DANCE: Bang Group @ PS21, Chatham. Choreographer David Parker’s “A Mouthful of Shoes” brims with comic enthusiasm and brings together a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. Toe shoes, tap shoes, Velcro suits are all part of an evening filled with rhythm and fun. The music is by Morton Feldman, Wolfgang Mozart, Steve Reich, Dean Rosenthal, Igor Stravinsky. 8pm. $35; students $10.

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ Freedom Park, Scotia. An evening of Gypsy jazz and more. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Kings Inn, Schenectady. Mike Trash and company mash up sleaze, punk and classic rock into one big loud blast as they celebrate the release of their new album, Stuck Between Venus & Mars. With the Prophets of Addiction, Vice and Pink. 7:30pm.

DANCE: Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The Lumberyard’s away-from-home season continues with “Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and Other Works by John Bernd” is a collage of choreography and music that John Bernd (1953-1988) created during the last seven years of his life. From the late ’70s throughout the ’80s to his untimely death at the age of 35 in 1988, Bernd relentlessly created a body of work that was singular in its vision and force. He was a key figure of the East Village scene and was one of the first artists to deal openly with gay themes. He worked interdisciplinarily, and with an extraordinary array of dance artists who would go on to make some of the most interesting work in New York. 7pm. Also at 3pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Jet City @ the Park Theater, Glens Falls. A tribute band to the Seattle grunge sound. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

COMEDY: Kevin Downey Jr. @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Comedian, columnist and semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” 8pm. $25.

OPERA: Cunning Little Vixen @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Last chance! 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.

MUSIC: Ill Funk Ensemble @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Travers after-party. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Seven Samuari” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. It Came From Schenectady presents Akira Kurosawa’s classic. 2pm. $9; students & seniors $6.

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. Stanley Johnson says

    The Riverlink show with The Sweetback Sisters is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. rather than 8.

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