9/16/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Randy Newman @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. From “Short People” to “Toy Story” and beyond, the super singer-songwriter has racked up six Grammys, three Emmys and a pair of Oscars along the way. His new album is aptly titled Dark Matter. 8pm. $49, $59, $69 & $74.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany. Featuring Front Business, Colony House, Rubblebucket, K.Flay, Hasty Page, Kimono Dragons, Arkells, Adam Brockway, M.R. Poulopoulos, more. 11am. FREE
RADIO: “The Hudson River Sampler” @ WAMC-FM, Albany. Three and a half decades?!? Yes, host Wanda Fischer is celebrating her 35th anniversary on the air at WAMC-FM, carrying on the folk tradition. Congrats, Wanda, and here’s to many more… 8pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Day Two features Brandi Carlile, the Wood Brothers, Victor Furtado, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Red Baraat, the Suitcase Junket, Crooked Still, Dom Flemons, lots more. 11am. $69.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Featuring Vivien Goldman, Yellow Eyes, Yvette, Amy Rose Spiegel, Protomartyr, John Maus, Priests, Blanck Mass, Zola Jesus, more. 5:30pm. $40.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Irish 2000 Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Featuring Emish, Narrowbacks, Get Up Jack, Screaming Orphans, Shilelagh Law, Off Kilter, Brothers Flynn, Who’s Your Paddy, The McKrells, The Druids, Searson, Hair of the Dog. 11am. $20.
FESTIVAL: The Enchanted City Steampunk Faire @ various locations, Troy. Featuring Bread & Puppet Theater, the Holographics, Seano Circus Theatrics, Queen Mab & Fizzy, more. 11am. FREE.
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. Also at 3pm Sunday.
MUSIC: Circle of Willis @ O’Toole’s, Colony. 6pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grand Point North @ Waterfront Park, Burlington. Featuring Grace Potter, Dawes, Mondo Cozmo, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Tank & the Bangas, Smalltalker, Lake Superior, SnakeFoot, Troy Millette & Dylan Gombas. 3pm. $64.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Wormtown Music Festival @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Featuring Band of the Land, Keepers of the Vibe, ABombs, The Breakfast, Banooba, Kung Fu, the Ryan Montbleau Band, Pink Talking Fish, Max Creek, more. 10:30am. $80.
FESTIVAL/COMEDY: Woodstock Comedy Festival @ various locations, Woodstock. Panel discussions during the day capped off by an 8pm performance by Mario Cantone & His Band at the Bearsville Theater. 1pm. $10-$60.
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: Fennig’s All-Star String Band @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts’s Squire Jacob Coffeehouse, Averill Park. Hammered dulcimer player Bill Spence, fiddler George Wilson and pianist Toby Stover. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.
MUSIC: Everest Rising @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Folk concert series kicks off with the return of Everest Rising. 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children age 6 & over $5.
MUSIC: Well-Strung @ Proctors, Schenectady. The New York Times recently called Well-Strung “a talented quartet of men who sing and play instruments (that) brilliantly fuse pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.” 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. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, September 24. GO HERE to read review…
CABARET: Maureen Kelley Stewart @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. The cabaret singer and her pianist Daryl Kojak perform an evening of music by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg. 7:30pm. $20; students $10.
via www.spencertownacademy.org and will be available at the door.
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.
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