7/9/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
FILM/MUSIC: “The Kid” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. With Marc Ribot’s live solo guitar accompaniment, Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1921 silent film (co-starring Jackie Coogan) meets one of today’s greatest guitarists. 9pm. $15 in advance; $19 at the door; students $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: WGNA’s CountryFest @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Each year, CountryFest attracts a HUGE crowd. With hitmaker (and newlywed) Miranda Lambert headlining this year, it’ll probably be extra crowded. With John Michael Montgomery, Randy Houser, Sunny Sweeney, Brett Eldredge, Joanna Smith and homegrown favorites the Back 40 Band. Gates open at 11am; music begins at 1pm. $45.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. It’s the kick-off concert in the Riverlink series, and they’re starting off with a bang! With acoustic blues duo Holly & Evan. 6:30pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Tommy” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s opening night for the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s long-awaited production of the classic rock opera by the Who. Randy Harrison stars as “the deaf, dumb, blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball” in the production directed by Eric Hill. 8pm. $20, $40, $49. Through Saturday, July 16.
DANCE: The New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s the Gala, one of the most swanky, sparkling evenings in Saratoga’s jewel-filled summer. The program features “Thou Swell” (Rodgers & Kelly/Martins), “Plainspoken” (Lang/Millepied) and “For the Love of Duke” (Ellington & Strayhorn/Stroman). 8pm.
MUSIC: Deni Bonet @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The spunky vocalist-violinist brings trio along to sneak preview selections from her upcoming CD, “It’s All Good,” which was produced by Richard Barone (the Bongos) and features guest appearances by Fred Schneider (the B-52’s), Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Steve Holley (Wings). 8pm. $18.
DANCE ON FILM: “Children on Paradise” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Choreographed by José Martinez, it’s the Paris Opera Ballet’s production based on Marcel Carné’s magnificent 1945 film of the same title. 1:30 & 7pm. $20; 17 years old and under $10.
REVUE/MUSIC: “The Singing Anchors Goes Hollywood” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Television news anchors Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn sing classic movie themes and film soundtrack selections. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday, July 17.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Greenhorns” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Severine von Tscharner Fleming’s documentary examines the lives of the young farming community. A discussion and Q&A session with the director and local farmers follows the screening. 2pm. $7; students $5.
FESTIVAL: Delaware Avenue Street Fair @ Delaware Avenue, Albany. One mile of music, food, art and garage sales. 9am-5pm. FREE. ALSO: There will be an Albany Angels fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis at 431 Delaware Avenue from 3-6pm featuring performances by Matt Durfee, M.R. Poulopoulos and the Blackwell Sinners; suggested donation $5.