9/22/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: LARKFEST @ Lark Street, Albany. Greater Nippertown’s biggest street fest gets back to its roots with an all-Local 518 line-up of bands, including Becoming a Ghost, Onlyness, Greens, Apostrophe S, Useless Cans, Stellar Young, Ryan Leddick Trio, Bendt, Mirk, Kimono Dragons, JB & the Victory Soul Orchestra, The Age. 10:30am-5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Stompin’ at the Orchard @ Goold Orchards’ Brookview Station Winery, Castleton. It’s apple pickin’ time, and Greater Nippertown faves the Ramblin Jug Stompers provide the perfect, fun-filled soundtrack. 2pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Antonio Delgado Fundraising Concert @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Meet the Congressional candidate and enjoy performances by Cindy Cashdollar, the Jack DeJohnette Trio, Robbie Dupree, Amy Fradon, Mike + Ruthie, John Sebastion, Happy Traum, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, more. 8:30pm. $40 & $100.

MUSIC: Don Armstrong @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Once a year the longtome Caffe fave journeys east from his home in the southwest to bring us new stories, new songs and plenty of beloved favorites. His Mexican-influenced music is joyfully melodic and filled with wisdom of the heart. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis @ The Linda, Albany. Americana fave and Grammy nominee Robbie Fulks is joined by Jerry Lee Lewis’ sister for a wild night of music from their new collaborative album, Wild! Wild! Wild! 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Phil Ochs Song Night @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ The Addy, Schenectady. The tribute to the music of Phil Ochs doubles as a celebration of Magpie’s 45th musical anniversary featuring Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Magpie and Pat Wictor. 7:30pm. $26-$50.

THEATER: “Catastrophe Carnivale: An Evening of Beckett Shorts” @ the Gasholder Building, Troy. The envelope-pushing Troy Foundry Theatre kicks off its sophomore season with Krapp’s Last Tape and a handful of others short plays – Act Without Words I & II, Catastrophe, Come and Go and Play – from the pen of Samuel Beckett. 8pm. $18; seniors $15; students $10. Through September 30.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring DJ Boy Boy, Cynthia, Charlie Cruz, Raul Acosta y Oro Solido. 5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of performances…

MUSIC: Natalie Merchant @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. The former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer kicks off a two-night stand. $60-$200. Also on Sunday. UPDATE: Both shows are now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Golfstrom @ The Athens Cultural Center, Athens. Brian Melick’s One World Concert Series continues with an evening of European pop from the 1930s-’60s and beyond featuring Sergei Nirenburg (accordion/vocals), Jonathan Greene (clarinet), Bobby Kendall (bass) and Melick (percussion). 7pm. $10.

FILM: “Minor League Mecca” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of the documentary film about the Continental Basketball Association’s Albany Patroons team from 1982-1992. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Thomas Rhett @ the Times Union Center, Albany. With Brett Young. It’s the Life Changes Tour, and indeed things have changed… UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Nick Lesson Benefit Show @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Inch, Sam Gleason, Dan Paoletti, the Layaway Shelf, Taylor Wing, more. 8pm. $7.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. SNL’s “Weekend Update” writer Pete Bladel headlines the laugh-filled evening. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Black Uhuru @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With roots in Jamaica’s reggae scene dating back to the early 1960s, Black Uhuru is one of the few bands that can claim continuity throughout the near 60 years of reggae history – still led by founder Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. 9pm.

THEATER: In the Heights @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Set to the Latin rhythms and hip-hop lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton), the musical was the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. Peter Caracappa directs the SLOC production. 8pm. $22-$28. Through September 30.

MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau Band @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With the Big Takeover. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Imar @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. If you missed the acclaimed Celtic quintet in Glens Falls earlier this week, now you’ve got another opportunity to catch them in action. 7:30pm. $25; children 12 & under $5.

THEATER: HIR @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy is directed by Alice Reagan. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 7.

MUSIC: Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano & Dueto Andaluz @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Jazz meets flamenco. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Featuring nearly 80 artists from the Greater Nippertown area will be displaying and selling their original art work and crafts. With music by Mike Grutka (1pm), Sam Reed (2pm) and Erin Powers (3pm). 10am-4pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Albany. An evening of fun-filled hi-jinx-infused burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Richard Barone @ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. The former frontman for The Bongos jumps into the Way Back Machine for “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s.” With The Bongos’ Rob Norris. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

FILM/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Psycho” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. James Bagwell conducts the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra as they perform Bernard Herrmann’s bone-chilling score live to accompany a screening of Alfred Hitchcock classic horror film. 7:30pm. $25-$75 with proceeds benefiting the Bard College Conservatory of Music scholarship fund. Also at 2pm Sunday.

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. 3 & 8pm. 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. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, September 23.

MUSIC: The Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The classical music ensemble opens its season with the music of Leonard Bernstein. 7:30pm. FREE.

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. tim says

    stellar young delivered on Saturday

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