8/11/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Suzanne Vega @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. One of the most literate and poetic singer-songwriters of the rock era, she is also a folk-pop craftsman, with a string of radio-ready hits that began with “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” and have continued though “Book of Dreams,” “99.9F,” “(I’ll Never Be) Your Maggie May” and “Pornographer’s Dream.” With the DuPont Brothers. 9pm. $45 & $60.

MUSIC: Belew, Levin, Mastelotto & Friends @ Colony, Woodstock. Whoa! An essential summer destination for the discerning proglodyte. 8pm. $35.

THEATER: “YOUARENOWHERE” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Theater-maker Andrew Schneider presents his mind-bending Obie Award-winning experimental theater piece, inspired by quantum mechanics and parallel universes. 8pm. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Jack Grace Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Experimental country art-rock. Or as the New York Times declared, “It sounds like Cole Porter meets Gene Autry.” 9pm.

MUSIC: NEQ @ the People’s Pub, Chatham. Trio format. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Landis Arboretum, Esperance. 7pm. $10; kids 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Bramwell Tovey conducts American Classics Day Three featuring “Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba” (by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays) performed with Christopher Deviney on vibraphone and She-e Wu on marimba. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Weight Band @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 8pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

MUSIC: Jamcrackers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The folk trio of Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan celebrate the release of their new album, Get Crackin’. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Society High @ the Low Beat, Albany. With The Wildcard, the Addison Boys and Arch Fiends. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Maxi Priest @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Grammy Award-winning reggae great. With Lady Moon & the Eclipse and Max Glazer. 9pm. $40, $55 & $65.

MUSIC: Robert Capowski @ the Ginger Man, Albany. 7pm.

THEATER: “Glitches in Reality” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The close-up magic act featuring illusionist Simon Coronel, is being directed by Chad Rabinovitz as a part of Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 23rd summer season. 5:30 & 8pm. $40. Through August 12.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Scott Bassinson @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Romie de Guise-Langlois @ Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown. The acclaimed clarinetist heads an ensemble for an all-Mozart program presented by the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

FUNDRAISER: Lake George Music Festival Dinner & Dance Benefit @ Fort William Henry Resort, Lake George. Dinner and live entertainment. 6pm. $50.

THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 7:30m. Through August 22.

MUSIC/FILM: Nite Train @ Riverside Gazebo, Coxsackie. Followed by “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” 6pm. FREE.

DANCE: Caleb Teicher & Company @ PS21, Chatham. A radiant performance of tap, jazz, and modern dance by one of the rising stars of the contemporary tap and jazz dance scene. 8pm. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

DANCE: Caleb Teicher & Company @ PS21, Chatham. The dancers will show off and share their awesome tap skills. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vivid @ Shepard Park, Lake George. With Headwall. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: South Bound @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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