5/26/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: The Soul Rebels @ MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C, North Adams. Kicking off the summer season with the syncopated parade beat of the Crescent City. 8pm. $35; students $22.

MUSIC: Willie Nile @ The Linda, Albany. The New York Times called jim “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy. Celebrating the release of their brand-spankin’ new album, Backward Crooked From the Sunset. With comedian Ed Smythe. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Glen Conservancy Hall, Glen. Wry bluegrass and more. 7:30pm.

THEATER: Leni @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. What happens to artists when they allow themselves – knowingly or unknowingly – to become cogs in a propaganda machine? This and other fascinating and complex moral and ethical issues are explored in Sarah Greenman’s play which uses the life of Hitler’s chosen filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl as a springboard. Directed by John Sowle; starring Roxanne Fay and Olivia Howell. 7:30pm. $22; students $10. Through Sunday, May 27. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Emmanuel Ax @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A benefit concert for the Literacy Network of South Berkshire by the classical piano great. 7:30pm. $54-$204.

MUSIC: Hammerfall @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. A co-headlining headbanger with Flotsam and Jetsam. Also with Within the Fire. 8pm. $35; VIP $70.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: StrangeCreek Campout @ Camp Kee-wanee, Greenfield. Today’s line-up for the 16th annual fest of jam-band faves features Particle, Pink Talking Fish, Max Creek, Consider the Source, Bella’s Bartok, Hayley Jane & the Primates, Big Mean Sound Machine, lots more. 10:30am. $90. Through Monday.

THEATER: The Seagull @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. NorthEast Theatre mounts an intimate, site specific production of Chekov’s classic directed by Sandra Boynton. 7pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Featuring headliner Chris Laker. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Lonestar @ Rivers Casino & Resort’s Event Center, Schenectady. The multi-platinum and award-winning recording country music group behind the iconic love song and smash hit “Amazed” rocks the Electric City. 8pm. $25, $35, $45 & $55.

THEATER: There Are Things I Didn’t Tell You @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Bob Moss, Mary Mott shares her funny, personal and poignant thoughts about the things we tend not to talk about. 7pm. $40. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Sawyer Fredericks @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown’s own winner of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” returns for his second annual three-night stand where he cut his teeth at open mic nights. 8pm. $42. UPDATE: All three shows are now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Springfest! @ The Falcon, Marlboro. All-day arts, music, food and family fun festival featuring Christine Dominguez, The Naturals, Lovechild, Letterii, Sirreal, Boom Boom Shake, MSL, Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover, Jesse & Forever, Decora and headliner Michelle Shocked. 12noon. Donations encouraged.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bob Dylan Tribute Weekend @ Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick. Celebrating Dylan’s 77th birthday, today’s line-up for the three-day feat features Dead on the Tracks, Uncle Shoehorn, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix and the Scott Sharrard Band. 12noon. $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: “Stars of Tomorrow” @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. The fourth annual concert features 24 singers from around the country who have been selected from almost 1,000 applicants to be members of Opera Saratoga’s prestigious Young Artist Program. 7:30pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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