5/30/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Billed as “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band,” the concert features DMB delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout their career in a variety of set-ups, from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire group to intimate moments with small groups of band members. Has it really been 20 years since Dave made his SPAC debut on the H.O.R.D.E. Festival? 7pm. Also on Saturday.
MUSIC: Lauren Ambrose & the Northeastern Western Swing Explosion @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Yes, the red-headed “Six Feet Under” actress is also a fine singer… and swinger 8pm.
MUSIC: Sex Mob @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Slide trumpet player Steven Bernstein leads his fun-loving jazz combo that also features saxman Briggan Krauss, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Singer-songwriter-tap dancer Liana Gabel opens the show. 7p. Donation encouraged.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival @ various locations, Lake George. It’s Day Three of the five-day Elvis fest, including the opening round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. GO HERE for complete schedule…
THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Sultry vocalist Lara Hope leads her rollickin’ rockabilly/R&B/roots rock ‘n’ roll combo featuring bassist Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh, drummer Dave Tetreault and guitarslinger Chris Heitzman. 9pm. $7.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, shopping, people-watching, fun and more. 5-9pm. FREE.
ARTIST DISCUSSION: “Teetering” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Roger Mandle moderates an interdisciplinary panel discussion with artist Julia Mandle and faculty from MCLA, Williams College and Skidmore College. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed @ Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante, Wynantskill. A mix of standards, old-school R&B and Latin music. 6pm.
THEATER: “Great Expections” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The classic Charles Dickens tale adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Deborah Dorman for the Circle Theatre Players. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
DANCE: Maude Baum & Co.’s Spring Salon Dance Theatre @ eba Theater, Albany. Featuring “24 Hour Watch,” a dance drama documentary tribute to Albany firefighters created in 1979 by George Kindler, Elaine Mara and Maude Baum. 8pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Also 8pm Saturday; 2 & 7pm Sunday.
THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 8pm. $23. Through June 22.
MUSIC: Sam Moss @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The Brattleboro songwriter and string player has released eight solo album and a pair of duo albums (as the Howlin’ Kettles), in addition to compiling Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Motorhome @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s a Motorhead tribute band Happy Hour. 6pm.
FILM: “Particle Fever” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Director Mark Levinson’s 2013 documentary chronicles the launch of the Large Hadron Collider as it warms up to conduct the biggest and most expensive scientific experiment in human history. 7:30pm.
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sun Ra left Earth to return to his home planet of Saturn (1993)…