6/22/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. After a year’s hiatus, Greater Nippertown’s best music festival returns for a three-day run. Day Two features Dream Syndicate, Yo La Tengo, Sam Amidon, Nippertown’s own Sean Rowe, Mark Mulcahy, Neko Case festival host-band Wilco and much more. Music starts at 12noon. UPDATE: Saturday single-day tickets are sold out. More info & full schedule here…

MUSIC: Session Americana @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based band of veteran musicians gathers around the table (literally) as they unspool an always-entertaining evening timeless Americana music… and more. 8pm. $20. NOTE: There will also be a pre-show wine & cheese reception with guided tours at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum for the current exhibition, “Inside America’s Legendary Caffe Lena.” 6pm. $26 for reception and concert.

COMEDY: Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling @ the Holiday Inn Express, Latham. The longtime writer and sidekick of “The Howard Stern Show” brings his laugh-filled stand-up to Nippertown! 8pm. $20; VIP $50.

MUSIC: Suzanne Vega @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The sublime singer-songwriter plays an intimate show. 9pm. $60. More info here…

MUSIC: Assembly of Dust @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Reid Genauer leads his band through their Americana-jamband-and-more hybrid sound. 9:30pm. $15. More info here…

MUSIC: A Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The unlikely collaboration between the Boston Pops and guitarslinger Warren Haynes pays tribute to the late Grateful Dead bandleader. 8:30pm. $23.50-$79.

MUSIC: Autumns Shroud @ Red Square, Albany. Electric City death metal-heads celebrate the release of their new self-titled CD. With Infinity Remains, the Power and Renewal of Faith. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the release of their new CD, The Color of Whiskey. 9pm.

MUSIC: Donna the Buffalo @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Herd of ’em? Tonight’s the CD release party for the band’s new album, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, which was released on Sugar Hill Records on Tuesday. With the Trapps. 9pm. $25 & $35.

ARTIST TALK: Janet Echelman @ Art Omi, Ghent. Known for her netted monumental public art installations, Echelman is exhibiting a prototype of her first permanent installation “She Changes” at Omi. Sculpture Magazine has referred to the piece as “one of the truly significant public artworks in recent years.” 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC/MORE: Troy Waterfront Farmers Market @ River Street, Troy. With music by Shadowland. 9:30am. FREE.

MUSIC: Joey Bada$$ @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Fresh off the heels of his electric XXL Freshman performance, Brooklyn’s young hip-hopster previews his upcoming mixtape Summer Knights (dropping July 1) and his upcoming debut album B4DA$$.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Duffy’s Lucky Charm, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Concrete Cross @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Straight outta the Windy City… With Aggressive Response, Pointblank and Herpes.

THEATER: “I Won’t Bite You” @ the Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. The Woodstock Players offer the premiere of a psychological drama set in a South American high security prison, starring Holly Graff. Written and directed by Carey Harrison. 8pm. $20; $18 for seniors and under age 21). Through Saturday, July 6.

MUSIC: Insect Factory @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Washington DC’s Jeff Barsky unleashes solo guitar improvisations, swells and delays from another place. With Earthen Sea and soundBarn. 8pm.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. 9pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof bring their old-timey Americana sound… 8:30pm. Donation.

MUSIC: John Menegon & Matt Finck @ Bread Alone, Rhinebeck. Jazz. 2pm.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7pm.

MUSIC: Dave Render @ Powers Irish Pub, Clifton Park. 8pm.

FILM: “Merce Cunningham: A Legacy of Dance” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Also a special screening of short dance films by Rubén Graciani, associate professor of dance at Skidmore College. 7pm. $8.

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