9/16/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The eighth annual roots music fest wraps up with Bruce Molsky & Darol Anger, Yacouba Sissoko, Twisted Pine, Happy & Adam Traum, Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Brother Brothers, Altan, Keith Little & Molly Tuttle, Anna & Elizabeth, Emel Mathlouthi, Leyla McCalla, Alison Brown, I’m With Her, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Nell & Jim Band, more. 10:30am. $69; student $60; child 7-16 $33; child 6 & under FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Day Two of the fest features Paul McCandless & Charged Particles, the Jim Ridl Quartet, Sharel Cassity’s Elektra with Ingrid Jensen. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Basilica SoundScape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The fest wraps up with the WGXC Record Fair, the “Community Spaces in the Underground” discussion with Melissa Auf der Maur, Liz Pelly, Jenn Pelly and Ngonda Badila; and “Triptych,” hosted by Shanekia McIntosh, featuring music, readings, performance, prayer and more by Martine Gutierrez, Zeelie Brown, Davon, Lady Moon, Joey De Jesus, Bibbe Hansen and B Taylor. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete performance schedule…

THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $22. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Kevin Hart @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. The Irresponsible Tour. 7pm.

MUSIC: Joan Tower’s 80th Birthday Concert @ Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson. The award-winning composer is feted with world premieres of Towers’ recent compositions including “Small Plus” performed by Sō Percussion; “Looking Back” performed by the Da Capo Chamber Players; and “Thank You” with Dawn Upshaw conducting members of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program. 3pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grand Point North @ Waterfront Park, Burlington. Featuring Grace Potter, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the Magpie Salute, Caroline Rose, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, the Seth Yacovone Band, Harsh Armadillo, JUPTR, Julia Caesar. 2:15pm. $64.

MUSIC: Che Apalache @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The four-man string band based in Buenos Aires began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repetoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic multi-national blend of musical genres. 7pm. $22.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Wormtown Music Festival @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. The fest wraps up with Max Creek, the Ryan Montblau Band, the Steal Your Peach Band, the Grass Is Dead, Cabin Fever, The Kings, Desert Rain, Depth Quartet, Spinelli, The Greys, DPR, more. 10am. $40.

THEATER: HIR @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy is directed by Alice Reagan. 3pm. Through Sunday, October 7.

MUSIC: Holly Bowling @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. San Francisco-based classically trained pianist infuses the jam band music of Phish and the Grateful Dead with technically advanced, emotionally rich keyboard stylings. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Ted Leo @ Colony, Woodstock. Starting in New York Hardcore with Citizen’s Arrest, making the ‘90s safe for power-pop and Weller-esque hair with Chisel, then singing our turbulent lives like we were smarter than we were with The Pharmacists, and most recently providing equal parts sweetness and solace with Aimee Mann as The Both, he’s never let us down. And now, seven years after The Brutalist Bricks, he has a new solo album, The Hanged Man. With Laura Stephenson. 8pm. $20.

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. 3pm. Through Saturday, October 13.

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. 3pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, September 23.

MUSIC: Sayonara Kid @ Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery, Altamont. 2pm.

THEATER: Escaped Alone @ West Stockbridge Historical Society, West Stockbridge. WAM Theatre’s 2018 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series concludes with the Berkshire premiere of Caryl Churchill’s play. 3:30pm. $25.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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