8/17/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tradition-shattering masterpiece, the orchestra will perform “The Rite of Spring,” led by conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Stravinsky’s 1913 work is considered one of the seminal works of the 20th century and a breakthrough for modernism. 8pm. GO HERE to win free tickets…
MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and a frequent face on HBO’s “Treme,” the singer-trombonist and his band whip up a great big spicy gumbo of New Orleans sounds form funk to jazz, from soul to gospel, from rock to zydeco. 9pm. $25.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Eddie Music Festival @ Pine Lake Park, Caroga Lake. A 12-hour marathon fest of more than 20 bands on two stages raising funds for a scholarship in memory of the late Eddie Lakata of the band Skyler’s Dream Team. Featuring Skyler’s Dream Dream, Saving Atlantis, These Are the Hits, Boxer Brown, the North & South Dakotas and lots, lots more. 12noon-12midnight. $5 minimum donation. More info here…
MUSIC: Mucca Pazza @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Yes, it’s 30-member psychedelic-punk mutant marching band adorned with rainbow-colored pom-poms, riding mutant bicycles and protected by hockey helmet-amplifiers. 3 & 8pm. $14; $8 kids. Through Sunday. More info here…
MUSIC: “See the Future” Saturday Night Sampler @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Three fab singer-songwriters – Dean Batstone, Connor Garvey and Anna Dagmar – on the same bill. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
THEATER: Cirque Éloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal performance troupe presents the North American premiere of “Cirkopolis,” combining the world of circus, dance and theater into one breathtaking show. 2pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through August 24. Read review
CABARET: The Wild Women: Flawed and Fabulous @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Laura Roth, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan and musical director-arranger Catherine Elizabeth Reid bring their witty playful humor, oversized personalities and fabulous three-part harmonies to the Spa City. 7:30pm. $35. Through September 1.
FAIR: The Altamont Fair @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s Day Four of Nippertown’s largest annual summer fair with racing pigs, a lumberjack show, frisbee-catching dog show, fried dough, the midway and music by Joey Pucci & the American Longboards, the Jonathan Newell Band, the Nite Train Band and more… Gates open at 10am; midway opens at 12noon. $17. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: “Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen” @ Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. The Tony Award-winner brings his old-school one-man song ‘n’ dance show to the Catskills. 8pm. $36, $46, $56 & $66; lawn $26.
ART/FASHION: “The History of Fashion” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Featuring contestants dressed in period specific attire from throughout the ages. A panel of judges, including international artist Laurence Gartel, will be on hand to judge the event. In conjunction with the art exhibit “Then & Now” featuring works by Gartel and Don Rittner. 7pm. $18.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day Three of the four-day fest, today featuring Datsik, Robokop, Archnemesis, Turkuaz, Homeboy Sandman, Case & Point, Damn Right!, Schlang, the Malah, the Alchemystics, Bujak, Capital Zen and lots more.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Saratoga 150 $2 Bettors’ Ball @ Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s a festival gala for the regular joe. Featuring dancing in three ballrooms with Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys with Colleen Pratt, Party of Three and Gravity. 7pm. $10, with proceeds to benefit Backstretch Charities.