8/4/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/BENEFIT: TSL Member Ship Fair @ Hudson Waterfront Park, Hudson. A fest full of art, music, poetry, theater, BBQ, raffles, community, kids’ activities and more featuring the TSL company & special guests. Including songs from TSL original performances “Cowgirls,” “Frame Upon Frame” and “Haywire,” as well as music by Claudia Bruce, John Musall, Gerald von Stoddard and C. Ryder Cooley; a special performance by singer-songwriter Andrea Tomasi and poet Iffetayo Cobbins; a performance by Linda Mussmann and dancer Maria Boxill. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. With guest cellist Johannes Moser. Tonight’s program features Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: McDonald’s African American Family Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring the Ohio Players (5:30pm), Evelyn “Champagne” King (4:15pm), J-Will (2:15 & 4pm) and more… 12noon-7pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE/CABARET: Charmed & Dangerous @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Sassy, sassy, sassy… 8pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Amsterdam Riverlink Jamboree @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Featuring the Nellies, Rusty Belle, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen and Tophenjamin. 3pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Ballston Spa Film Festival, Ballston Spa. It’s the second night of the two-night festival with short films screened at Ballston Spa High School at 6:30pm followed more shorts outdoors in Wiswall Park at 9pm. FREE. More info and complete schedule here…

MUSIC: Aztec Two-Step @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran folk-rock duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman celebrates their 40th anniversary. 6:30 & 9pm. $30 in advance; $32 at the door.

FILM: “Wild Strawberries” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. From 1957, Ingmar Bergman’s richest, most humane movie, starring Victor Sjöström. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Androgynius’s @ Salem Art Works, Salem. The Live Music & Pizza Under the Tent series continues. Eat freshly baked pizza and enjoy the sounds of the indie folk duo from Ballston Spa. 6pm. $10.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

FILM: “The Virgin Spring” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Classic Film Series continues with Ingmar Bergman’s Academy Award-winning 1960 tale of faith, revenge and savagery in medieval Sweden, starring Max von Sydow. 4pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Matt McCabe & Gary Blodgett @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

FILM: “China Heavyweight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze”) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape — this time through the lens of sports. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lucinda Williams @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. With Amy Cook. 8pm. $25, $35 & 445.

COMEDY: Paula Poundstone @ The Egg, Albany. 7:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: Emerald City @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Spritual Bat @ Chameleons, Pittsfield. Italian goth/darkwave band. With Forever Autumn, Antidote for Annie, V.I., Era Nocturna and Amber Spyglass. Doors open at 6:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 74 State, Albany. Featuring pianist Dave Payette, bassist Mike DelPrete and drummer Danny Whelchel. 8pm.

MUSIC: DJ Jazzy Jeff @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. The latest installment of the nightclub’s Sights and Sounds series. Just don’t expect Will Smith to drop by… 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Rick Alviti @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. Elvis tribute. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Street Talk @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Resonators @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “Edith” at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. It’s opening night for the world premiere of Kelly Masterson’s play that chronicles the political actions of First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, portrayed by Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson. Directed by Michael Sexton. 8pm. $37, $47 & $57. Through August 11.

MUSIC: The Spurs @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. Old school country music. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Bill Engvall @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Blue collar comedy. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $25, $50, $75.

MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. Country music faves. 6pm.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt & the Peg Delaney Duo @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. Jazzin’ up the lake. 7:30pm.

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