9/8/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater @ the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. Hudson’s Time & Space Limited has been hosting annual spring tour stops by B&P for years, but now they’re hosting a special performance of “Our Domestic Insurrection Circus” outdoors on the banks of the Hudson River. 6pm. $10 & $20; kids under 13 free. PS: Be sure to stick around for the post-show distribution of rye bread, too. It’s as good as the theater…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit Concert @ the Low Beat, Albany. Greater Nippertown faves donate their talent to raise money for the Galveston County Food Bank, including Bryan Thomas, Graham Tichy & Ian Carlton, Elrod-MotherJudge & the Hick Engine Ears, knotworking, Michael Eck & Friends, Gay Tastee, Steve Candlen and Andy Sink & the Pool Boys. 7pm. $10 suggested donation. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. Jug band blues & tasty brews. You can’t beat that… 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shun Ng & Magic Dick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A meeting the acoustic guitar virtuoso and J. Geils Band’s hard-blowing blues harp player. 8pm. $26.

MUSIC: The Larry Willis Trio @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The veteran jazz pianist brings his trio to town to kick off the A Place for Jazz concert series… 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children under 12 are free with an adult. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Eastbound Throwdown @ Irwin Farm, Salem. Day One of the two-day fest features host band Eastbound Jesus, Cobblestone, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Formula 5, the Mallett Brothers Band, Green, One for the Road, more. 3pm. $70; kids 15 & under FREE GO HERE for more info and the complete updated schedule of bands…

MUSIC/ART: Dust Bowl Faeries @ the HiLo Gallery, Catskill. In conjunction with the exhibit “Amnesia/Aisenma” featuring art by Robert Tomlinson and DBF’s Ryder Cooley. With Patchwork Symphony and Twiggy Branches. 8pm. $5-$10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Hieroglyphic Being @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The Chicago-based electronic musician/Afro-futurist cranks out outer-edge dance party sounds. 7:30pm. $18; students & seniors $13. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Meltasia Music Festival @ the Blackthorne Resort, East Durham. Day One of the three-day fest features Pete & Pete, Plastic Pinks, Breanna Barbara, Giuda, Morricone Youth, Raekwon and more. Music at 6pm. $40. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ the Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. Day Two of the four-day fest features Easy Ridin’ Papas, Down Hill Strugglers, the Revelers, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepard Kings, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Foghorn Stringband, more. 12noon. $40. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Shannon McNally @ Colony, Woodstock. In support of her new album, Black Irish. With Brett Hughes. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ @ Landis Arboretum, Esperance. Howlin’ for the full moon music series. 7pm. $10 & $15; kids 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Rik Emmett @ the Upper Room, Albany. The Triumph guitarist teams up with Dave Dunlop as an acoustic duo. 8pm. $25 & $40.

MUSIC: Phillips Head @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. Celebrating their 23rd anniversary. With Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Viewpoints @ Parish Public House, Albany. With Morning Sound, Wildcard and Summer Legs. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Yard Sale @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ryan Montbleau @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. With Kat Wright. 8pm. $25 & $45.

DANCE/ART: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. With seating in the round, the audience will surround the dancers as they return to the gallery to perform in response to the Kathryn Field exhibit. 6pm.

ARTIST TALK/STORYTELLING/DANCE PARTY: Closing Celebration of Liz Collins’ “Energy Field” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A conversation with Liz Collins and writer Jennifer Kabat (7:30pm), Casting Spells Storytelling Hour with Liz Collins, Shelly Marlow, Peggy Shaw and Amelia Bande (8:45pm) and a new wave dance party with DJ Liz Collins (10pm).

MUSIC: Through the Eyes of the Dead @ Chrome, Waterford. With the Last Ten Seconds of Life, the Final Sleep, Outnumber the Living, Strike Against All and Oakheart. 6pm.

MUSIC: Completely Different @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hungry Jack @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Skull Bandit and Arch Fiends. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Alan Darcy @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. The saxman teams up with singer Donald Hyman, keyboardist-guitarist Madison Vandenburg, drummer Ginger Miller and keyboardist Joe Miller. With Unfinished Business. Doors at 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ the Albany Public Library Main Branch, Albany. 10:30am.

MUSIC: The Williams Chamber Players @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The concert features Bohuslav Martinu’s “Revue de Cuisine,” Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio for Rice Bowls” and more. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bob Redmond @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

FILM: “Backpack Full of Cash” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. With commentary by director-producer Sarah Mondale and producer-editor Vera Aronow. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Gone with the Wind” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 8pm. $5; kids under 12 FREE.

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…

1 Comment
  1. Rudy says

    Shannon McNally is superb–her album is one of the best this year and she played a killer set at Caffe Lena a few months ago.

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