5/20/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rock Against Racism @ Troy Innovation Garage, Troy. An all-ages benefit concert for the Madisons in Schodack, whose garage was spray-painted with a swastika and burned to the ground last weekend. Featuring Mystery Girl, Crescente, Ragliacci and open mic. 1pm-3pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: The Sea The Sea @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. Indie folk-pop duo. With Cara May Gorman. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Michael Bisio’s Accortet @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The world-renowned Troy-born jazz bassist leads his accordion-fueled band. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy @ The Egg, Albany. Carl Palmer anchored the legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer, as well Asia, Atomic Rooster and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. 8pm. $38.

MUSIC: Sisters of Slide @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar… together. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Outdoor Music Festival @ Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs. Headlined by Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice. With Skeeter Creek and Grand Central Station. 12noon-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Maria Zemantauski @ Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The One World Music Series continues with a performance featuring the flamenco/classical guitarist accompanied by dancer La Nina and percussionist Brian Melick. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Real Estate @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. In support of their new album, In Mind. With Pelican Movement. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Shut Up Cancer: A Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @ Parish Public House, Albany. Featuring the Arch Stanton Quartet, Werthner & Frederick and Jillian “Keezamonkee” Matundan & Friends. 7pm. $20 suggested donation.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freedom Fest @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Ramallah (performing Blood for Blood), All Out War, Terror, 100 Demons, Dead And Dying (performing Dying Breed), Death Before Dishonor, Rude Awakening, Gods Hate, Concrete, Laid 2 Rest, Purgatory, Jagged Visions, Zero Hour… 12:30pm. $40.

MUSIC: Flying Rob & Friends @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Strange Neighbors. 8pm.

MUSIC: Cathy Barton & Dave Para @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Their music ranges from driving stringband music to contemplative ballads and airs. Their repertoire and informal audience rapport are marked by a special affection for traditional music. $8. $18; $10 under age 18.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. A retrospective acoustic concert in an intimate setting will highlight Marty Wendell’s more than 50 years as a touring and recording artist. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “True West” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Sam Shepard’s play examines the tension between two estranged brothers – Hollywood screenwriter Austin and drifter/thief Lee. Drifted by Patrick White. 8pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: North & South Dakotas @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Levin Brothers @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Bassist Tony Levin and keyboardist Pete Levin are joined by saxman Erik Lawrence and drummer Jeff Siegel. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Headlined by Mike Recine. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ben Silver @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. He’s one-third of Orchard Lounge, the long-running Chicago DJ collective. With Solaris. 9:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. With Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band. 9pm.

MUSIC: Shine On @ Chrome, Waterford. Frampton Comes Alive tribute band. With Overture. 8pm.

THEATER: “Some People Hear Thunder” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of a new musical love story by Gerson Smoger and Jeffrey Sorkin. Directed by and starring Kevin McGuire. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, May 28. GO HERE to read review…

EVENT: High School Musical Theatre Awards @ Proctors, Schenectady. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band @ Colony, Woodstock. Gregg Allman’s guitarist and music director. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Soul Provider @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 10.

MUSIC: Sonny & the Suspicions @ the City Sports Grille, Clifton Park. The sounds of the ’60s. 8pm.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Kraverie, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: “Bach on Parade: Voices, Strings and Keys” @ St. James Place, Great Barrington. Berkshire Bach presents an almost-all-Bach program. 7:30pm. $35-$50.

THEATER: “Franzi in Love” @ the First Reformed Church, Hudson. HRC Showcase Theatre offers a staged reading of James Rosenfield’s play. 7:30pm. $15.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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