8/31/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Steely Dan @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Following a knock-out show in Tanglewood in 2011, those snarky boys from Bard are back for more, this time closing out the SPAC 2014 concert season. 7:30pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Scumfest 2014 @ 618 Humphrey Road, Duanesburg. It’s a punk fest with punks young and old. Reunions of Capitle and Lumpen Proles with Bourbon Scum, Aggressive Response, Chloroform Party, Phantom Signals and Sadistic Gerbils. 12noon. $13 (includes catering).

MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Latin rhythms, infectious melodies and call-and-response hollering. The Boston-based duo brings their Mexican-inspired sound and superb showmanship to town to wrap up the summer season. 7pm. $24.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: moe.down @ Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Turin. It’s the last day of moe.’s 15th annual bash with performances today by the Jerry Douglas Band, Soulive, O.A.R., Wild Adriatic, Floodwood, Aqueous and of course moe. Music officially starts at 12noon. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

CABARET: Charles Busch’s “Pretty in Pink” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. After two previous sold out engagements here, the Tony Award nominee for his hit Broadway play, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” (and legendary drag star of such films as “Die, Mommie, Die!” and “Psycho Beach Party”) returns for a third Helsinki On Broadway performance, accompanied by pianist Tom Judson. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tony Bennett @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Quite simply, no one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950’s, and along the way he’s racked up two dozen Top 40 hits. Then there’s Cheek to Cheek, the 88-year-old crooner’s upcoming album of duets with Lady Gaga. With special guest Antonia Bennett. 2:30pm. $25-$97.50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Final Stretch Saratoga Music Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Solid Smoke, Scotty Mac & the Goldtops, Rich Ortiz, the Marc Berger Band, the Hollows, Breaking the Silence and lots more. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. Last chance! The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 2pm. $24.

MUSIC: The Oak Ridge Boys @ the Columbia County Fair, Chatham. Two big grandstand performances of “Elvira” and the rest of their 30 Top 10 hits. 3 & 8pm.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Capital District Scottish Games @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Music by Colin Grant-Adams, the Brigadoons, Aaron Drescher, the American Rogues and lots and lots of pipers. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Downer @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Performing Nirvana’s classic In Utero in its entirety. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Eric Erickson @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

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