9/15/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Day One of the two-day fest features the Robert “Bootsie” Barnes Quartet, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Charlie Sepúlveda & the Turn Around, Jason Miles’ Celebration of Weather Report. 1pm. FREE. Also at 1pm on Sunday. GO HERE to read our interview with Ryan Keberle…GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Day Two of the threee-day fest features Béla Fleck, The Mammals, Altan, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Darol Anger & Friends, Rhiannon Giddens, Indigo Girls, Alison Brown & the FreshGrass All-Stars, Flogging Molly, Steep Canyon Rangers, Pinedrop, more. 10:30am. $83; student $60; child 7-16 $33; child 6 & under FREE. Also at 10:30am on Sunday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany. Two stages featuring Superorganism, Caroline Rose, the Greeting Committee, Kitten, Good Fiction, El Modernist. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Geoff Muldaur @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. The great blues singer is back in Greater Nippertown. 8pm. $30.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Basilica SoundScape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Day Two of the three-day fest features Insect Ark, Shopping, FlucT, Prurient, Hermione Hoby/Melissa Tuckey, L’Rain, Wax Idols, YOKUBARI, Lightning Bolt, Haxan Cloak & Nick Zinner, Photay. 5:45pm. $47. GO HERE for more info and a complete performance schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Featuring Emish, Hair of the Dog, Schenectady Pipe Band, Screaming Orphans, The Tossers, Shilelagh Law, Spancilhill, Hellcat Maggie, House of Hamill, The McKrells, The Druids, Kevin McKrell & Jeff Strange, Get Up Jack, more. 11am. $20.

FESTIVAL: Enchanted City @ various locations, Troy. Steampunk fest featuring performances by the Holograms, Paidia Events Pop Up Theatre, Will Kempe’s Players, CC Vagabonds, Ragliacci, Frenchy & the Punk. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Steam Powered Giraffe @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Capping off the Enchanted City festival, this quirky group of musicians combine comedic sketches, improvised android banter and original music fused with billowing steam effects and robot pantomime. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Wyclef Jean @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. The Carnival Tour continues… With Jazzy Amra and Sophistafunk. 9pm. $47.

MUSIC: Red Blooded Rock N Roll Redneck Extravaganza @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Kid Rock with Brantley Gilbert and Wheeler Walker Jr. 6:30pm. $39.50-$129.50.

MUSIC: The Bluebillies @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Melody Guarino and the band serve up a Hank Williams Birthday Celebration. 8pm. $22.

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. GO HERE to read review…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grand Point North @ Waterfront Park, Burlington. Featuring Grace Potter, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco, Mt. Joy, Darlingside, Clever Girls, West End Blend, Miku Daza, Nina’s Brew. 3:15pm. UPDATE: Today’s fest events are now officially sold out…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The New Baltimore Conservancy Barn Party @ Long View Park, New Baltimore. Drummer Al Kash’s band Playin’ with Fire takes the stage from 6-9pm. Bring your comfortable camp chair, a dish to share and a beverage of your choice. 5pm. $10.

FILM/TALK/MUSIC: “Blaze” @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. Ethan Hawke directed this reimagining of the life and times of the late Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey), the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement. The writer of the film and Blaze’s early muse, Sybil Rosen will be on hand to chat about Blaze’s life and music and the making of the film. Uneven Steven perform live in the Projectionists Club Garden prior to the screening. Gates open at 6:15pm. Music at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:30pm. $8; kids 5-12 $5; under 5 FREE.

DANCE: Mary Armentrout Dance Theater @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. “Listening Creates an Opening” focuses on how various types of technology impact our physical experience of moving through the world. By inviting the audience to move with the performers through a variety of environments, the performance explores what types of histories and contexts reveal themselves from a consciously embodied perspective. Local artist Jack Magai serves as the guide, leading the audience from a small living room in the turn-of-the-century Off Campus Commons building at Rensselaer, to the highly technical theatrical setting at EMPAC, and down into urban sites in Troy, ranging from a parking lot to a hair salon, to experience the hills at sunset and the Hudson River at dusk. 5:30pm. $18; student & senior $13.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Wormtown Music Festival @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Day Two of the three-day fest features Lettuce, Keller Williams, the Original Wailers, Tauk, the Eric Krasno Band, Zach Deputy, Consider the Source, Bella’s Bartok, The Knot, Jiggle, The Skatellites, Space Carnival, more. 10am. $90.

COMEDY: Sebastian Maniscalco @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Stay Hungry Tour. 7 & 9:30pm. $42.75 & $62.75.

MUSIC: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Colony, Woodstock. With Battle Ave. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: HIR @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy is directed by Alice Reagan. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 7.

FUNDRAISER: Light Into Night @ Art Omi, Ghent. Art, dinner & dancing… The annual fall benefit auction brings together a wide breadth of artistic disciplines, internationalism and community, all set against the rustic backdrop of the Art Omi Art Studio Barns. 6:30pm.

THEATER: Biloxi Blues @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dan Ventresca directs the second in Neil Simon’s coming-of-age trilogy. This play follows the adventures of Eugene Jerome when he joins the Army near the end of WWII and learns about life and love. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 13.

DISCUSSION: “In the Age of Instagram” @ Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, Chatham. A panel discussion with Alon Koppel, Julia Joern and Richard T. Scott will cover a range of topics including: Where is photography today? How does social media and Instagram affect photography? How can artists promote and sell their work on Instagram? 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: I’m With Her @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The all-star trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. With the Brother Brothers. 8pm. $45, $65 & $75. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

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.

MUSIC: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party @ O’Toole’s Restaurant, Albany. Featuring music by Circle of Willis. 6pm.

MUSIC: Tret Fure @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ The Addy, Schenectady. In support of her new album, Roses in November. 7:30pm. $25-$40.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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