9/15/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Day One of the three-day bluegrass-and-beyond fest features Sarah Jarosz, the Last Revel, the Brothers Comatose, Railroad Earth, the Lil’ Smokies, the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. Music starts at 6pm. $46; children age six and under FREE. GO HERE for more info and the completes festival schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Day One of the adventurous fest features Bing & Ruth, Naama Tsabar + Emel Mathlouthi, Moor Mother, Eileen Myles, Yves Tumor, Thou, serpentwithfeet, JLIN. Music starts at 6:30pm. $40. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Hurray for the Riff Raff @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Aka Alynda Lee Segarra, in support of her latest album, The Navigator. With Xenia Rubinos and Carrie Rodriguez. 8pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: NEQ5 @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Guitarist Todd Nelson’s recently expanded instrumental rock/jazz/jam band delivers the unexpected. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. If you like any style done well- old-school jazz, folk, pop, classical – you’ll love this prodigiously talented threesome, playing in support of their new album, Singin’. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ethel @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The forward-thinking string quartet performs “Circus: Wandering City,” a new, evening-length work inspired by the magic and history of the lives behind the Big Top. Directed by Grant McDonald. 7pm. $35; ages 18 & under $15.

MUSIC: Palehound @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Singer-guitarist Ellen Kempner leads the alt-rockers in an outdoor show support of their new album, A Place I’ll Always Go. With Jerry Paper. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Blind Crow @ Albany Public Library Main Branch Parking Lot, Albany. The Garage Band in the Garage concert series wraps up with the string band playing bluegrass, folk and dawg music. With the Lazy Suns. 6pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/COMEDY: Woodstock Comedy Festival @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. “Laughingstock! A Hilarious Night of Stand-up Comedy” kicks off the three-day fest with stand-up by Caroline Rhea with Gina Brillon, Maeve Higgins, Aparna Nancherla and Erin Maguire. 8pm. $20-$50. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Charlie Hunter & Friends @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Veteran jazz fusion seven-string guitarist. With Natalie Forteza. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Wormtown Music Festival @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. The three-day fest kicks off today with Rice, Ezotmy, Black Masala, Backup Planet, Trae Pierce & the T-Stones, The Alchemystics, Hayley Jane & the Primates, Twiddle and lots more. 11am. $80. GO HERE for the festival’s complete main stage schedule…

MUSIC: Dawes @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Guilderland. With special guests Ryan Dunham (Red Haired Strangers) and Bob Buckley. 7pm. Donations accepted.

MUSIC: Wreckless Eric @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock. You don’t have to go the whole wide world to catch the veteran rocker tonight – just head on down to old Woodstock. Eric will be accompanied by Amy Rigby (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Artie Barbato (trumpet, bass guitar) and Doug Wygal (drums). With Be Cool Cowboy. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Hasty Page @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show and the Steadfast Son. 8pm.

THEATER: “How to Pray” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Directed by John Sowle, Michelle Carter’s quirky comedy stars Susan Slotoroff, Morgan Hooper and Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, September 24.

MUSIC: Ace Frehley @ The Chance, Poughkeepsie. With Four by Fate and Dark Sky Choir. 7pm. $40.

MUSIC: Spuyten Duyvil @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER/DANCE: iLuminate @ Proctors, Schenectady. After dazzling sold-out audiences around the world with its “mesmerizing” (“Good Morning America”), “eye-popping” (Time Out) and “stunning” (Broadway.com) displays of visual and musical amazement, iLuminate — named the “Best new act in America” by “America’s Got Talent” — comes to Schenectady. 8pm. $20-$45.

MUSIC: Lord Electro @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Magic Beans and Space Junk. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Kino Kimino @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Eternal Crimes and DJ Miller. 10pm.

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 Sunday, September 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Garcia Project @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Jerry Garcia Band tribute band. 8pm. $22 & $25.

DANCE: “Evening of Dance by Emerging Choreographers” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Followed by a talk-back and reception. 7pm. FREE.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: “Unfiltered: Between Me and Us” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Upstage Productions presents a cabaret to benefit Upstage’s fall 2017 production. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Jazz Vibes Duo @ Duke’s Chophouse at Rivers Casino, Schenectady. Featuring Jon LeRoy on piano and Michael Benedict on vibes. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Old Turtle and the Broken Truth” @ the Arts Center of Capital Region, Troy. The Rebel Playhouse production of the musical with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics by Dax Dupuy. Directed and choreographed by Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake graduate Sarah Sutliff with musical direction by Dax Dupuy. 7:30pm. $25. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Mordwolf @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Spider Rockets and Vicious Rotten Hell Bastards. 8:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: South Street Saints @ Wicked, Clifton Park. 7pm.

FILM: “A Bridge Too Far” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Richard Attenborough’s 1977 World War II film stars Sean Connery, Ryan O’Neal, Gene Hackman. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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