8/14/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival @ Ski Bowl Park, North Creek. It’s Day One with performance by Zink & Co., Michelle Canning & Rough Edges, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Boys, Seth Sawyer Band, Dave Nichols & Spare Change, the Atkinson Family and the Katahdin Valley Boys. 9am. $25; $15 after 5pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Dick Dale @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The return of the King of the Surf Guitar. With SPF-4. 7pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Bramwell Tovey conducts the “Winter Tales” program featuring members of the New York City Ballet. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jocamo @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Gettin’ funky with Dave Macks & Co. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete UpBeat On the Roof concert schedule…

MUSIC: Driftwood @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With Gracie & Rachel. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Animal @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With the Alaskan, A Wake in Providence, Imperialist, Breathe the Skyline, Collateral Damage, Tales of s Martyr and Peacekeeper. 5:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: John Gorka @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. The acclaimed singer-songwriter performs in support of his 12th studio album, Bright Side of Down, out now on Red House Records. It’s the first release in over four years from the acclaimed songwriter widely regarded as “one of contemporary folk music’s leading talents” (Vintage Guitar). 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “The Killing” and “The Love Death” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents two recently re-discovered short plays by William Inge. Directed and designed by John Sowle; starring Andrew Colford & Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. $15: $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Joe Chaos’ Birfdai Series, Act III @ Pauly’s Hotel & the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Corduroy Shotgun, Purifier, Realation, A World for You and Shrapnel Warning at the Low Beat; Long Shore, Monk, Cell 63 and Shoebox Dojo at Pauly’s Hotel. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Buke & Gase @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Landlady. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Mallett Brothers Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With the High Peaks Band. 9:30pm. $10; $15 if under 21.

MUSIC: Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneers @ Athens River Front Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

CIRCUS: Free Fun Friday @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Free activities for the entire family featuring performers from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, including stiltwalkers, unicyclists, jugglers and Miss Saturn who will provide comedic and eye popping spectacles starring her quirky sense of humor and dozens of hula hoops. 10am-4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Mike Lapointe. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

DANCE: The Ajkun Ballet Theatre @ The Egg, Albany. Presenting Chiara Ajkun’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Good Fiction @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $10.

DANCE: Gallim Dance @ PS21, Chatham. The dynamic Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company performs two pieces – “Pupil Suite” (music by Balkan Beat Box and Maria Callas) and “Spill.” 8pm. $30; $18 students. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 8pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “The Tempest” @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Sebastian Harsen directs the youth theater production. 7:30pm. $10; $8 seniors; $5 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Talking Heads tribute band. 9pm. $15.

THEATER: “Dracula’s Grandmother: A Musical Fable” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Jay Kerr and company present the premiere of a new musical. 8pm. $30; $27 seniors; FREE ages 12 & under. Through August 16.

MUSIC: Funkalicious @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

THEATER: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s play, starring Keira Naughton as a hum-drum bookkeeper whose life is is forever altered by the arrival of her troubled niece. 8pm. $50. Through Saturday, August 15.

THEATER: “Rent” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Jonathan Larson’s hit musical. 8pm. $20. Through August 16.

MUSIC: The Switch Band @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Canal Square concert schedule…

THEATER: “Mary Poppins” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 7pm. $25 & $30; $15 & $20 children. The community theater production is simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Through August 23.

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