9/4/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. In support of their new 10-CD box set, The Doogie [Ooops] Doobie Brothers: The Warner Bros. Years, Tom Johnston leads the Doobies into SPAC for a pavilion-only double-bill concert with Gregg Allman. 7:30pm. GO HERE for an interview with Gregg Allman…

MUSIC: Harry Connick, Jr. @ Tanglewood, Lenox. He cancelled a pair of sold-out shows at The Egg earlier this summer, but now it looks like the multi-talented New Orleans crooner (and “American Idol” judge) is finally on his way. 7pm. $29-$109.

MUSIC: The Kennedys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Folk-rockers Pete & Maura Kennedy return to the Caffe in celebration of their 20th anniversary, and three new albums. 8pm. $18. GO HERE for a review of the Kennedys’ new album “West” and more…

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. Lots of music, fun and new art exhibitions around town, including an exhibit about video game design at the Opalka Gallery (6-8pm). 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: From Good Homes @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The “hick-pop” band played their farewell concert back in 1999, but they’re reunited and it feels so good… 9pm. $27.

THEATER: “Dirty Paki Lingerie” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Directed by Erica Gould, Aizzah Fatima plays six Pakistani-American Muslim women ranging in age from a six to 65 and a dozen other minor characters. Cross-cultural sparks fly and preconceptions about Muslim women, sex and politics are hilariously shattered. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students & Seniors. Through Sunday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown @ the Old Dutch Church, Kingston. Kicking off the Wall Street Jazz Festival, the pioneering jazz vocalist and her longtime bassist headline the Art of the Duo concert. With Su Terry & Peggy Stern and Teri Roiger & John Menegon. 8pm $15.

EVENT: Vintage Beekman Street Fest @ Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs: The new Arts Fest Friday series debuts with a celebration of Beekman Street and its colorful and diverse ethnic and cultural history. Part street fair and part street performance, the event offers an energetic mix of period music, costumed performers, antique cars and ethnic food served up by Beekman Street restaurants. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Donna the Buffalo @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The Ithaca-based jam band makes their debut at the Barn, although the band’s singer-fiddler-accordionist Tara Nevins recorded her solo album Wood and Stone there with Larry Campbell. With Richie & Rosie. 8pm. $25 & $35.

CABARET: Joe Iconis & Friends: Musical Outcasts @ Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Musical theater rabble rouser Joe Iconis (“The Black Suits”) is back with his unique mash-up of show tunes, cabaret and rock ‘n’ roll jamboree. 8pm. $30. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Victory Soul Orchestra @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Sabali: A Night in the Jungle Performance and Rhakim Ali. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Mikey Jay @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Dynamic Artists 4 Peace Tour. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ Athos Restaurant, Albany. The jazz singer is joined by pianist Scott Bassinson and bassist Russ Brooks. 7pm.

MUSIC: Triple X @ Schaghticoke Fair, Schaghticoke. ZZ Top tribute band. 4 & 8:30pm. With Cryin Out Loud at 2 & 6pm.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. Free swing dance lesson at 7:30pm. Music by the Peter Davis Swing Band at 8:30pm. $15; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Flip N Mickeys @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

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  1. Andy Gregory says

    I like your wordplay on the box set. Where’s Howser? 😉

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