10/6/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott @ the Guthrie Center, Stockbridge. The 87-year-old troubadour is still ramblin’ from town to town spreading the roots and branches of folk music wherever he goes. 8pm. $50.
MUSIC: Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher: The Final Tour @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The two veteran folksingers have recorded together, toured together and made beautiful music and rib-crushing laughter since 1985. Rogers is Canadian folk royalty, known throughout the land for his beautiful baritone voice, tender songs and utterly irreverent and wildly humorous stories. Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour. His lifetime of folksinging won him recognition from the Queen of England as a Member of the British Empire and membership in the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame. 4 & 8pm. $37.
MUSIC: Current Bun @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The 50th anniversary concert of the acclaimed Australian band featuring Colin Atkins, Terry Atterton, Dennis James and Al Kash. With Marc Delgado & Wounded Knee featuring Todd Nelson, Al Kash and Jeff Sohn. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Mamadou Kelly @ The Linda, Albany. From the heart of Mali’s Niger Delta, in his teenage years Kelly studied with the legendary master, Ali Farka Toure. Over the past 30 years he has played beside Ali Farka Toure, accompanied Afel Bocoum as a key member of the band Alkibar and performed with many great musicians. With an encyclopedic knowledge of Mali’s music, Kelly represents the link from great traditions to the new sophistication of Mali. 8pm. $20.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART/WELLNESS: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. Day Two of the three-day fest features Janeane Garofalo, Evan Dando, P.O.O.K., the Star Sisters, Billy Rogan, Yolanda Yolanda, Orphan Jane, Willy Mason & the Pandemorium, the Beautiful Bastards, Danger*cakes, Hiding Behind Sound, the Golden Grass, Full Walrus, Sun Voyager, more. 10am. $50 for a three-day all-fest pass and t-shirt.
MUSIC: The Steven Page Trio @ The Egg, Albany. Formerly with Barenaked Ladies, Steve Page celebrates the release of his new album, Discipline: Heal Thyself, Part II. With Wesley Stace (aka, John Wesley Harding). 8pm. $34. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: One King Down @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Yes, they’re back for their first Greater Nippertown concert in 17 years. Welcome home, boys! With All Out War, Wisdom in Chains, Downswing and Scavengers. 7pm. $24.
MUSIC: The One World Music Series @ the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The Bernstein Bard Quartet spins toe-tapping tangos, waltzes, swing, pop and Latin, both for listening and dancing. Featuring brothers Mark Bernstein (guitar, vocals), Steve Bernstein (mandolin, vocals) and Robert Bard (bass, vocals) with series curator and percussionist extraordinaire Brian Melick. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Hunts @ Lumberyard, Catskill. The Virginia-based indie-alt-folk band features seven brothers and sisters who grew up in a musical home and began composing their own music at an early age. 7pm. $30.
FESTIVAL: Lake George Oktoberfest @ Canada Street, Lake George. Day Two of the three-day fest features Herb’s Accord-A-Tones and Tony’s Polka Band.12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: Sorrow Estate @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Laura Beth Johnson is the award-winning poet and musician behind Sorrow Estate. Johnson has charmed and electrified listening rooms through out the Northeast. 7:30pm. $7.50.
COMEDY: DC Benny @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. Benny’s unusual style of telling autobiographical stories, inhabited by original characters has been sharpened for almost 30 years as a performer. His personal essays, stories and articles have been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Observer, Narratively and Heeb Magazine. 7:30PM & 9:30pm. $25.
COMEDY: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is one of the most popular American professional wrestlers of all time. His comical one-man show is an hour-long wrestling fan’s dream. His sense of humor and storytelling ability create a behind-the-scenes look at the crazy life of WWF superstar and the underbelly of professional wrestling as a whole. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: Harold López-Nussa @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. He’s today’s point man between Latin music and free jazz. He’s a fearless purveyor of intensive, contemporary percussion and traditional Latin swing. And he’s one of Cuba’s most exciting musicians to emerge in the last few years. 8pm. $26 & $40; students $16.
MUSIC: Muzapalooza @ the Hill at Muza, Troy. It’s Polish Ocktoberfest – halfway to Dyngus Day. DJ Chris Podeswa provides the music from 12noon-5pm; polka favorites the Eddie Forman Orchestra play from 5-9pm. 12noon. FREE.
THEATER: The Royale @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson, the drama bristles with the thrilling rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic punctuation of playwright Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Orange Is the New Black”). This powerhouse play brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a man’s place in history. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 14. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: Naked @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs Nicholas Wright’s new version of Luigi Pirandello’s play which follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world. 7pm. $52. Through Sunday, October 28. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: School’s Out @ Chrome, Waterford. Didn’t get enough classic shock-rock at Alice Cooper’s show at the Palace? Check out this Alice Cooper tribute band. With Hardluck Souls, Hungry Jack, Drishti and Target the Viper. 7pm.
THEATER: A Murder Is Announced @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Circle Theatre Players kick off their new season with the Agatha Christie mystery full of twists and turns. Directed by Paul Trela. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, October 14.
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.
THEATER: Always… Patsy Cline @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Playhouse Stage Company presents Benita Zahn, Molly Rose McGrath and a six-piece country music band for the jukebox musical based on the music and life of the great country singer. 2 & 8pm. $27. Through Sunday, October 14.
THEATER: Marvel Universe Live @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Comic books come to life in a live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. 11am, 3 & 7pm. Through Sunday.
FILM: “Our Little Sister” @ PS21, Chatham. Directed by Hirozaku Kore-eda and adapted from Yoshida Akimi’s best-selling graphic novel “Umimachi Diary,” 2015’s “Our Little Sister” is the story of three sisters who meet their younger half-sister for the first time at their estranged father’s funeral and invite her to live with them. 7:30pm. $9; $5 children 12 & under.
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