9/7/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. WHOA! Award-winning bluegrass brothers Eric & Leigh Gibson shift gears as they showcase selections from their upcoming album Mockingbird, produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. 8pm. $37. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out… Also at 3pm Saturday.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Exit Dome 11 @ WMHT-TV Studios, North Greenbush. Yes, radio station WEXT-FM is bringing back the Greater Nippertown music scene showcase known as Exit Dome. Featuring Sean Rowe, Super 400 (acoustic), Darling Valley, Sorrow Estate, Motorbike, Steve Candlen, Taylor Wing. 7pm. $20.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Eastbound Throwdown @ Irwin Farm, Salem. Day One of the two-day fest features the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Elijah Ocean, The Mallett Brothers Band, North & South Dakotas, Green, Girl Blue, Saints & Liars, Turf n’ Turf and, of course, Eastbound Jesus. 3pm.
MUSIC: Sharel Cassity Quintet @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, Schenectady. A Place for Jazz kicks off its fall concert season with the acclaimed saxophonist and her band. 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children under 12 FREE.
THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A crumbling Liberal Arts College in rural New England is the setting for Mickle Maher’s play, an unexpectedly raucous and joyously word-drunk celebration of art, ardor, academia inspired by the poetry of William Blake and directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $22. Through Sunday, September 16.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. Day Two of the four-day fest features Old Sky, Hoot & Holler, Run Mountain, Cedric Watson, Foghorn Stringband, Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen, Eva Salina & Peter Stan, Anna & Elizabeth, the Lonesome Doves, Hilary Hawk, Paula Bradley, Caleb Klauder Country Band with Mike Bub, the Oldtone Honky-Tonk Revue, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, more. Music starts at 12noon. $40.
THEATER: The Gingerbread Lady @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Gary Hoffmann directs the late Neil Simon’s play, which creates a tragically sympathetic portrait of a talented woman undone by her own fears and excesses. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, September 23.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Visual arts, music, shopping, people-watching and more. 5pm. FREE.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. After the summer at the Saratoga Race course, Don “Reggie” Dworkin is back in Barcelona, but Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers keep swingin’ without him. Dance lesson at 7pm; dance at 8pm. $15; students & seniors $10.