9/23/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Roger Waters @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Pink Floyd classics, solo material and a strong political message on the Us + Them Tour. 8pm. $55.50, $75, $125 & $199.50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany. The 36th annual edition of Greater Nippertown’s biggest free street festival with two stages of non-stage music, including Front Business, the Ryan Leddick Trio, Hate Club, Jouska, Mic Lanny with Bez Aloha, Cloud Nothings, Let Go Daylight, Restless Streets, Sun Natives, the North & South Dakotas, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Jackal Onasis. 10am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: All Day Free Outdoor Music Festival @ 4 Diamonds Field, Amsterdam. Featuring Big Sky Country, Grand Central Station, Funk Evolution and headliner Sawyer Fredericks. 11am-7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Cobblestone @ S&S Farm Brewery, Nassau. Featuring Zach Karpinski on guitar, Kevin Bohen on bass, Liam Davis on drums, Amelia Rossettie on violin, Maria Malafronte on vocals and Dan Frank on banjo providing a rhythm that lifts up their harmonies and highlights a sound that’s all their own. With Rocks & Water, the duo of Thomas Doyle and Alexis Haluska. 7-10pm. $22 including shared charcuterie plate.

FESTIVAL: StoryHarvest @ Freedom Square, Troy. The acclaimed world-traveling Villalobos Brothers will headline the seventh annual StoryHarvest community celebration – featuring free music, food, art activities and more. 3-6pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lenox Apple Squeeze @ Main Street, Lenox. Featuring Freevolt, the Elovators, Dwight & Nicole, Billy Strings, Whiskey Shivers and Wild Adriatic. 10am-7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Huxtable, Christensen & Hood @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The three charming, talented women formed their musical partnership while students at Skidmore College. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: “Last Call: A Collaborative Oratorio” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Featuring poetry by Paul Pines set to music by composer Catherine Reid, as well as an exhibition of North Country Arts members’ art based on Pines’ poems. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Cheryl Wheeler @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The super singer-songwriter-comedian kicks off the Eighth Step’s 50th season. 7:30pm. $28 & $35.

MUSIC: Mike Gent @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Homecoming show. Better get here early… With John Powhida. 9pm.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Grant Cottage Historic Site, Wilton. Vintage Americana duo performing “In the Days of Stephen Foster.” 1pm. FREE with site admission.

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 9pm. $12.

THEATER: “Performing Olana” @ Olana Historic Site, Hudson. An original, site-specific theater piece written by Darrah Cloud will be staged on the grounds of Olana, drawing inspiration from Frederic Church’s painting, letters, family life, and the celebrated landscape. 2, 4 & 6pm. $15. Also at 2, 4 & 6pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Heather Maloney @ The Linda, Albany. The New England singer-songwriter launches her first ever multimedia, interactive live concert experience. With Belle Skinner. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Coast Modern @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The sun-drenched LA duo rolls into town in support of their debut album. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Young Dubliners @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Veteran Celtic rockers. 8pm. $19 & $23.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: The Backdoor Boys @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Craig Cunningham and Kevin Weldon debut their new satirical revue, “Better with a Man” as a benefit for the Columbia County Democrats. 8pm. $75.

DANCE/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lumberyard’s Second Annual End of Summer Shindig @ Lumberyard, Catskill. Performance excerpts from Urban Bush Women’s new work “SCAT!” featuring composer-trombonist Craig Harris. With bluegrass music by Steve Lutke & Appalachian Uprising, beer by Rip Van Winkle Brewery, American Glory BBQ, cocktails, gifts and more. 6pm. $50.

BURLESQUE/FUNDRAISER: Pop Culture Provocateurs @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. It’s a burlesque benefit for Planned Parenthood featuring Black Orchyd, Minnie Derriere, Noelle Reign, Penny Dreadful, Persephone Pomme, Teasy Roosevelt, Titus Androgynous, Jasmine Shea and host Nell Shanahan. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: O+ Checkup: Decora @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. A benefit concert for Kingston’s O+ Festival featuring hip-hop artist, DJ and performance poet Decora. 8pm. $12.

FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER: All Star Sports Festival @ Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jose Canseco, Dwight Gooden, Reggie Jackson, Lawrence Taylor, Ozzie Smith, Wade Boggs, Goose Gossage, Angel Cordero and more in a softball game, home run derby, celebrity harness race and more. With music by the Refrigerators and Skeeter Creek. For the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. 12noon. $10; children 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Shemekia Copeland @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The queen of the blues. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Jon Cleary Trio @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Rollicking New Orleans piano man. 8pm. $35 & $50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Milton @ Shaker Hancock Village, Pittsfield. Another show in the Shaker Barn Music concert series. With Rachel Laitman. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix @ Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley. The Woodstock veterans play a benefit for the Hurley Heritage Society and Hurley Museum. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Johnny A @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. 7pm. $25.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Headlined by Kevin McCaffrey. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. LarkFest after-party. 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: Selector Dub Narcotic @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Sun Burdens and Mr. Cancelled. 8pm.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady.SLOC opens the fall season with the Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Peter Caracappa. 8pm. $22-$28. Through Sunday, October 1.

FILM: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Simply one of our all-time fave films here at Nippertown HQ. How the fuck did this movie ever get made? 7pm. $5. Through Sunday.

FESTIVAL: Eagle Mills Craft Fair @ Eagle Mills Cider Mill, Broadalbin. With music by Three Quarter North. 9am-5pm.

MUSIC: Declan McLaughlin @ the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. The folksinger-songwriter from Derry, Ireland has been called “Derry’s Springsteen,” with his lyrics reflecting the raw, gritty, urban experiences of young people growing up during hard economic times. 7pm. $10.

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…

MUSIC: Under the Sun @ Chrome, Waterford. With Last Ride, Uncivil Liberty and Kill the Jukebox. 3pm. $10.

MUSIC: “Metal Union” @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Featuring Exhale, Virtue Falls and Strike Against All. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Ronald Feldman @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The cellist is joined by pianist Doris Stevenson. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Deb Cavanaugh @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Another evening of songs and stories from her wild past which included hitchhiking across the country then traveling in a VW bus and raising a family along the way. With Taran Shaefer. 7:30pm. Half of all donations go to Albany’s Social Justice Center.

MUSIC: MUSIC: Wanda Burch & John Kenosian @ Nellis Tavern, St. Johnsville. Presenting “Home Voices: the American Civil War Experience through Words and Music.” 3pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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