6/21/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson. Day One of the two-day fest features a great line-up of music – Buckwheat Zydeco, Dar Williams, Garland Jeffreys, Guy Davis, Jake Shimabukuro, John Fullbright, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, The Mavericks, Tony Trischka and lots more – on seven stages. 11am. $85 GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Fishbone @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Los Angeles ska-funk band hadn’t lost any of the manic energy of their heyday when they made their Den debut two years ago, serving up a red-hot set that carried on until the early hours of the morning. Can they do it again? With Banooba and Skeletons in the Piano’s Eli Hargrave. 8:30pm. $15.

Angelo Moore of Fishbone @ Putnam Den, 7/5/12 (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)
Angelo Moore of Fishbone @ Putnam Den, 7/5/12.

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

MUSIC: Stanley Jordan @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The guitar virtuoso has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works, Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on a journey into the unexpected. 7 & 9:30pm. $26.

MUSIC: Frank Wakefield @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The mandolin maverick steps into the spotlight for his 80th birthday celebration concert with Dean Lewis (banjo), Pat Mullaly (guitar) and Nick Barr (bass). 8pm. $15.

OPERA: “Elixir of Love” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night for Opera Saratoga’s production of Donizetti’s romantic comedy, directed by Helena Binder (aka, Blanche Blotto). 7:30pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Here Comes the Sun @ Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. Celebrate the first day of summer at a good old block party with music by super singer-songwriter Bryan Thomas, Dan Johnson & the Expert Sidemen, Holly & Evan and Rebel Darling featuring M.R. Poulopoulos. 12noon-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Gordon St @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The Schenectady rockers celebrate the release of their brand new EP, The Electric City. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. In support of their latest album, Oh No! Not Jazz!, Palermo and his wailing big band tear into the songbag of iconoclast composer Frank Zappa. 7pm. Donations encouraged. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Rory Block @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park. Chatham’s own internationally acclaimed Queen of the the Acoustic Blues rocks the library. 7pm.

MUSIC: Jello Biafra @ Pearl Street, Northampton. The punk icon and former frontman for the Dead Kennedys brings his new band the Guantanamo School of Medicine to town. Rough Francis, Easthampton Savings Band and Moron open the show. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Martin Simpson @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock. The British guitar virtuoso. With Happy Traum and Chris Parrello. 8pm.

MUSIC: Linda Eder @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Broadway star comes to the Spa City to to record her upcoming in-concert album, Linda Live. 8pm. $65. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Concert on the Green @ Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock. It’s a summer solstice celebration with music by Dharma Bums, Marc Sloan, David Kraai & Amy Laber, the Carl Mateo Group, Hickory Smoked and the Warp & The Weft. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Spurs USA @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Traditional, old-school country western hits, from Johnny Cash and Hank Williams to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ethel @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The free-thinking string quartet will perform works by Jeff Buckley and Ennio Morricone’s music from the film, “The Mission.” 8pm. $30; $15 age 30 & under.

DANCE: Carmen de Lavallade @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. In the world premiere of her new solo show, “As I Remember It,” poignant movement and storytelling weave an unforgettable memoir about Ms. de Lavallade’s venerable, six-decade life on stage working with luminaries Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Josephine Baker, Alvin Ailey and others. 8:15pm. $22 & $38. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ Skidmore College’s Amphitheater, Saratoga Springs. The Lion’s Tooth Theatre Company’s debut production, directed by Joan Lawson. The Capulets fight the Montagues. The Montagues fight the Capulets. And in the midst of it all, a boy and a girl fall in love. 5:30pm pre-show carnival; 8pm show. Donations accepted. Through June 28.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Speakeasy Revue @ the Corning Tower at the Empire State Plaza, Albany. 7:30pm. 9pm. $60.

MUSIC: Cross-Tie Walkers @ the Low Beat, Albany. Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band. With Pale Angels, Bourbon Scum, Dead Grass and Teenage Shred. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Mark Kleinhaut Quartet @ Taste, Albany. The jazz guitarist is joined by John Menegon (bass), Brian Patneaude (sax) and Dave Berger (drums). 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Hong Kong Ballet @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. It’s opening night of the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow season! Directed by Madeleine Onne, the company performs Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, Nacho Duato’s Castrati and Fei Bo’s A Room of Her Own. 8pm. $39, $59 & $69. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Positive Mental Trip @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: Dust & Ashes @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With My Missing Half, Castor’s Hollow, Dark Matter, the Astral Plane and From Solace to Sorrow. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Aimee Norwich @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Fiodor Dream Dog. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Harx @ the Minne Ha Ha, Lake George. A rockin’ cruise with Erin Harkes and her band. 8pm.

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 Sunday.

MUSIC: Low ‘N Lonesome @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. Acoustic blues duo. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Ed Clifford @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.

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