9/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. David Wax and Suz Slezak bring their full band with horns for a night of Mexo-Americana sounds as they approach their 1000th show. Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery opens. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ City Beer Hall, Albany. It’s time for a special Hillbilly Brunch, and nothing goes better with a Hillbilly Brunch than a little jug band music on the patio. 11am-3pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Featuring Carrie Rodriguez, Cheick Hamala Diabate & Mankan, Alison Brown & the Compass Bluegrass All Stars, Bill Frisell: Harmony, Shovels & Rope, the Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, Del & Dawg, more. 11am. $69.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Jazz at the Lake@ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring Camille Thurman & the Darrell Green Trio, Orrin Evans, Emilio Solla. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stephen Bluhm @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former host of Club Helsinki’s open mic night celebrates the release of his debut album of self-described “dancey, melodic and lyric-driven synth pop.” With Brian Dewan and Andrew & the Jennifers. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grand Point North @ Waterfront Park, Burlington. Featuring Trey Anastasio Band, Grace Potter, Joseph, Low Cut Connie, Son Little, Henry Jamison, Barika, The Welterweights, Eastern Mountain Time. 3pm. $64.

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. 3pm. $35; ages 18 & under $15.

MUSIC: The Cookers @ The Falcon, Marlboro. All star jazz ensemble. 7pm. Donations encouraged. GO HERE to read an interview…

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. 2pm. Through Sunday, September 24.

MUSIC: Second Death @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Kaonashi, Invoke the Wrath, Breath the Skyline. 7pm.

FESTIVAL: Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Featuring “The Triptych.” 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Midi Forts @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: K.Flay @ Pearl Street, Northampton. In case you missed her at PearlPalooza on Saturday… With Roses & Revolutions. 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Wormtown Music Festival @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Featuring Masala Jazz, The Equalites, the Rev Tor Band, Roots of Creation, Melvin Seals & JGB, more. 10am. $40.

MUSIC: The Spurs USA @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Classic country band with a repertoire from the songbags of Johnny Cash, George Strait, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and others. With the Ginley Girls. 2pm. $20.

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. 3pm. Through Sunday, September 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Elvanelle @ Colony, Woodstock. Elvanelle is the time-traveling persona of award-winning jazz vocalist and instrumentalist Kimberly Hawkey. Elements of traditional jazz, vaudeville, blues, roots and contemporary music fuse through the shifting sounds of a modern jazz band. With Skeye. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Maddhaus @ Wicked, Clifton Park. 3pm.

TALK: “Votes for Women: Examining the Woman Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Movements through Political Cartoons” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Susan Goodier, Professor of History at SUNY Oneonta, presents a multimedia program based on suffrage and anti-suffrage cartoons drawn from a wide range of archives and published sources. 2pm. 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. 2:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Broad Street Orchestra @ Van Buren Hall, Kinderhook. Featuring clarinetist Paul Green in a program that includes Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 and Symphony 33, K. 319, as well as works of J.C. Bach and Michael Haydn. 2pm. $20.

FESTIVAL: Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival @ Altamont Orchards, Altamont. Featuring Old Time Fiddlin & Banjo, Shades of Grey. 10am. $8.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Woodstock Comedy Festival @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. Featuring “Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio?” (1pm); “Let Yourself Go” (3pm). $10 each.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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