7/6/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A truly great lady of soul. Outdoors in Courtyard C; indoors in the Hunter Center in case of rain. 8pm. $39; VIP $55.

MUSIC: Dwight Yoakam @ Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. Country singer-songwriter and sometime actor takes the stage to kick off the 2013 season in support of his latest album, 3 Pears. 8pm. $56, $66 & $76; VIP $95; lawn $26.

MUSIC: Phish @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Yes, it’s Day Two of Phish’s three-night stand at SPAC. Lawn only. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s opening night for the Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. 8pm. $25-$65. Through July 20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Red, White & Rocky Mountain Blue Bash @ various locations, Lake George. Five bands at five different locations in Lake George throughout the day, including Langhorne Slim & the Law, Conehead Buddha, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, MaryLeigh Roohan. 2pm. FREE. More info and full schedule here…

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 7pm. FREE.

OPERA: “The Flying Dutchman” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. the Wagner classic opera launches the 2013 Glimmerglass season. 8pm. Through August 24.

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Swing jazz guitar greats. 8pm. $27.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Beat Shot Festival @ Red Square, Albany. The fifth annual fest is hosted by Lo-Fi Lobo, Oddy Gato and Truemaster, featuring performances by J-Live, Mirk, Shyste, Sev Statik, Elements of HipHop, Goldtooth, JB!! aka Dirty Moses, Moses Rockwell, PJ Katz and many, many more. 12noon. $10 before 6pm; $15 afterward.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Power’s Inn & Pub, Clifton Park. Solo. 8pm.

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Davenport Cabinet and Carl Daniels. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: The Jazz Vibes Trio @ the Bistro Bar at 74 State, Albany. Vibes master Michael Benedict is at the helm with pianist Scott Bassinson and bassist Pete Toigo. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The Midnight Society @ the Salem Art Works, Salem. The Music & Pizza series continues. 6:30pm. $10 includes pizza dinner.

MUSIC: Lea Bertucci @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The adventurous Brooklyn-based bass clarinetist will perform solo and in collaboration with William Rees on viola. 8pm. $6-$10 sliding scale.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Blues from Mark Tolstrup, Dale Haskell and Tony Markellis (who just happens to also play bass in the Trey Anastasio Band. Hmmmmmm… a post-Phish party? 9pm.

MUSIC: Concert on the Green @ the Village Green, Woodstock. An all-day outdoor fest featuring the Students of Paul Green Rock Academy (1pm), David Kraai & Amy Laber (1:45pm), Dharma Bums (2:30pm), Rat Boy Jr. (3:15pm), the Creek People (4pm), Hallow Dog (4:45pm) and Shakey Ground (5:15pm). FREE.

OPERA: “H.M.S. Pinafore” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga offers the Gilbert & Sullivan classic. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Moon @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The duo of guitarist Adam Caine and drummer Federico Ughi create experimental, improvised music that is influenced in equal parts by contemporary classical composition, jazz, noise and psychedelic rock. With Nathan McLaughlin. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Twiddle @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. More post-Phish fun… 12:30am. $10.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Saturday Evening Dance @ the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, Albany. After kicking off the evening with blues dance lessons by Greg Avakian & Joy Arico at 8pm, the dance features the music of the Gordon Webster Quintet (9pm-12midnight) and the Josh Fialkoff Trio (12:15-4am).

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Pinhead Susan’s, Schenectady. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire Shorts Film Fest @ the Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. The third BSFF is an evening of local and independent films made by up-and-coming filmmakers, students and animators. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Salted Bros. @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $10.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “Grease Sing-Along” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 7pm. $25; $15 for kids age 15 and under.

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