10/8/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The homegrown bluegrass greats have snagged two Entertainers of the Year awards from the wise folks at the International Bluegrass Music Association. 7:30pm. $25 & $30.
FEST/MUSIC: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. Day Two of the three-day music, arts & wellness fest features music by Sondre Lerche, Glockabelle, Angela Bove, the Earl Grey Trio, Kaki King, Jesse Marchant, loch Lommond, In the Kitchen and lots more. Music starts at 6pm. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Suite for the Summer Rain/Dance of the Yellow Leaf” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. A wistful song cycle featuring music by Peter Salett and his band accompanied by live drawing by Michael Arthur. 8pm. $18 & $24; $10 students.
MUSIC: Frank Lacy & 1032K @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The New York City-based trio finds Lacy’s fierce trombone bolstered by Andrew Drury on percussion and Kevin Ray on bass for an adventurous evening of modern jazz. 7:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Bopitude Drum Battle @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Drummer Michael Benedict leads fellow drum masters Pete Sweeney, Bob Halek, Mark Foster and Brian Melick engage in some friendly percussion competition, backed by saxman Keith Pray and organist Jon LeRoy. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Holly Near @ the Eighth Step, Albany. For one night only, the Step returns to its original home at the First Presbyterian Church of Albany at the corner of State & Willett streets. 7:30pm. $30 & $50.
THEATER: “Hamlet” @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. A staged reading of the Shakespeare classic starring Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story,” “The Big Short”) directed by Kevin G. Coleman. 7pm. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Druthers Rocks UPH @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The one-day beer & music feats features Tambourelli & Her Supertrips, Girl Blue, Paradox Saints, Alicia Bautista, Belle-Skinner and the North & South Dakotas. Proceeds from the fest will go toward the restoration of the Hall. 3:30pm. $20 & $40. GO HERE for more info…
EVENT/FUNDRAISER: The WGXC Record and Media Fair @ the Second Ward Foundation, Hudson. The day-long sale of eclectic vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, books, musical instruments and radio-related ephemera, is a fundraiser for Hands-on Creative Community Radio. 10am-4pm. $3. UPDATE: This event has been postponed to Saturday, November 5.
CIRCUS: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus XTREME @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Clowns. Clowns. And more clowns! 11am, 3 & 7pm. Through Sunday.
THEATER: “The Bakelite Masterpiece” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The American premiere. It’s the end of World War II, and Holland is in chaos. The artist Van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer to the Nazi leader, Hermann Goering. 2 & 7pm. Through Sunday, October 23.
TALK: Brandon Stanton @ UAlbany’s SEFCU Arena, Albany. The photographer and creator of the popular website Humans of New York has been named one of the “30 Under 30 People Changing the World” by Time magazine. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Disenchanted” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Poison apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! This sassy, subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical offers quite a different look at Disney’s fairy tale princesses. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $40. Through Sunday, October 9.
THEATER: “Outside Mullingar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. This charmer of a play by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland and the unlikely romance between two middle-aged neighbors. 3 & 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, October 16. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “Unnecessary Farce” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present a funny, laugh-out-loud, zany comedy directed by Cheryl Charbonneau. 8pm. $18; $10 if under age 18. Through Sunday, October 16.
THEATER: Confetti Fest 12 @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Five original short, one-act plays written by local playwrights – Kate Carter, Val Kavanaugh, Julie Demers, Amy Sarah Lamena and Steve Henel. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday, October 16.