7/6/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonette @ Peint O Gwrw, Chatham. Yes, it’s the slightly down-sized version of Travis’ musical maniacs, the Philharmonic, but you can expect just as much marvelous musical mayhem. 8pm.

MUSIC: Scars on 45 @ The Linda, Albany. The British band made their Nippertown debut in May, opening for Ingrid Michaelson at The Egg and playing a brief set for WEXT-FM listeners at The Linda earlier in the day. Now they’re coming back for a full headlining concert in celebration of WEXT’s fifth anniversary. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Burns Sisters @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Marie, Annie & Jeannie Burns are acclaimed for their beautiful bluegrass-style harmonies and their countrified pop-rock music. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Phish @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. It’s Day One of the unprecedented three-day Phish stand at SPAC. 7:30pm. $60; lawn $45.

MUSIC: Tesla @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. “Signs,” “Love Song,” “Comin’ Atcha Live,” “Gettin’ Better,” “Modern Day Cowboy”… frontman Jeff Keith and his man were unfairly lumped in with the hair-metal onslaught back in their glory days, but they always knew how to rock… hard. 8pm. $27. Go here to win FREE TIX… UPDATE: This contest is now closed…

MUSIC: Mark Tolstrup & Dale Haskell @ The Paddock, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Student Concert @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring institute participants. 1pm. FREE.

FILM: “Elles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Malgoska Szumowska’s provocative exploration of female sexuality, starring the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes (Joanna Kulig and Anaïs Demoustier) for a magazine article. 5:30pm.

FILM: “5 Broken Cameras” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism. A deeply personal, firsthand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. 7:30pm.

FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “The A-Team” (2010), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s opening night at Tanglewood with an all-Beethoven program conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyl. Followed by fireworks. 8:30pm.

DANCE: MOMIX’s “Botanica” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, “Botanica” reveals nature’s ever-changing imagery in a dance work that is at once organic and inventive. 8pm. $22, $52 & $72. Also 8pm on Saturday. More info here…

MUSIC: Northern Faces @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The band (formerly Around the World and Back) celebrates the release of their new EP. With the City Never Sleeps, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Nate Danker and Olivia Quillio. 7pm. $8.

OPERA: “Rigoletto” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night of Opera Saratoga with the first of four performances of Verdi’s classic. 8pm. $50, $70 & $85.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Capital Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Seattle swingsters Glenn Crytzer & His Syncopators featuring Meschiya Lake will have you kicking up up heels. A beginner swing dance lesson with Chester & Linda Freeman at 7:30pm; dance/music at 8:30pm. $15; students & seniors $10.

MUSIC: Wyllys & The NY Hustler Ensemble @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Post-Phish party featuring Jen Hartswick (T.A.B), Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh/Particle), D.V.S, Brian McNamara. 12:30am. $10.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Ghost of Yankee Doodle” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Reading of Sidney Howard’s play directed by Katherine Royal. 2pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils @ Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park, Saugerties. A free outdoor show of the Sunset Concert Series. With the Virginia Wolves. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Next to Normal” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The Adirondack Theatre Festival presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt that examines a suburban family dealing with the effects of mental illness. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Ben Taylor @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The first half of this week was all about James Taylor at Tanglewood. Now it’s time for his son to step into the spotlight in Woodstock to preview his upcoming album, “Listening.” With Dean Batstone & John Platania opening the show. 9pm. $15 & $20.

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920’s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Miss Roxxie Tart hosts her monthly revue featuring Lily Allure, Samra, Beulah B. Lovely, Baby D. Girl, Artemisa Stilleto and Minnie Tonka. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Jonah Smith @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Accompanied by jazz guitarist Doug Wamble, Brooklyn singer-songwriter showcases tunes from his latest album, “Little Known Cure.” 9pm. $15.

THEATER: “Song and Dance, Man!” @ the Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Jim Raposa, who starred in last season’s hit, “George M. Cohan Tonight,” returns to the mainstage in his new one-man show. 8pm. $30; seniors $27; 12 and under $18.. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Low ‘N Lonesome @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Upbeat on the Roof concert series kicks into high gear with some blues… on the roof. 7pm.

READING: Joanna Scott @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute presents a fiction and poetry reading. With James Longenbach. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: George Fletcher’s Folding Money @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. 6 & 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Azzaam Hameed & Annette Harris @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash” @ Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe, Glens Falls. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Old time Americana roots music duo. 8:30pm. FREE; donations suggested.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Peg Delaney @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

1 Comment
  1. Mr. Reidy says

    It is the third time (day) scars on 45 are coming to Albany,
    Here is the first time.

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