7/6/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Royal Jelly Jive @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde, the band plays a fusion of the jumpin’ jive of the 1940s, brass band music of the 1950s and ’60s, and today’s Gypsy punk as popularized by groups like Gogol Bordello and Golem. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Music of The Band : Music from Big Pink – and More with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix and special guest John Simon” @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Well, the title just about says it all, don’t it? It’s all about the music of The Band, played by and talked about by the producers who helped make it happen. A fundraiser for WEXT-FM. 7:30pm. $25. GO HERE to read our interview…

DANCE: STREB @ Lumberyard, Catskill. The gravity-defying extreme dance company presents an outdoor performance of “Singular Extreme Actions,” the first official public event at the not-quite-officially-open dance incubator. 8pm. $30. Through Sunday. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled due to the weather conditions…

THEATER: The Sound Inside @ Williamston Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in this world premiere drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, directed by David Cromer. 8pm. Through Sunday, July 8.

MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran New Hampshire singer-songwriter-storyteller returns to his Spa City home-away-from-home. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Twisted Pine @ PS21, Chatham. Expanding on their bluegrass origins, the four-piece Boston-based string band has developed an infectious style which brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic instrumental setting. 8pm. $25; students $10.

MUSIC: Athens Performing Arts Summer Concerts @ Athens Riverfront Park, Athens. Canadian Celtic rockers Enter the Haggis kick off the weekend fun in Athens. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: The Closet @ Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown. Tony Award winner and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Matthew Broderick stars in this world premiere comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Mark Brokaw. 8pm. Through Saturday, July 14.

MUSIC: Amy Helm @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. She’s at the helm of her acoustic trio featuring Zach Djanikian and Adam Minkoff. With Mike + Ruthy. 8pm. $45, $60 & $70.

OPERA: Rocking Horse Winner/Vinkensport @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga offers a doubleheader – the American premiere of Gareth Williams’ Rocking Horse Winner and the world premiere of David T. Little’s Vinkensport. 2pm.

ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. It’s the first Friday of the month event that highlights visual art, music, food & drink, shopping and people watching including the opening reception for the “Guitars Reinterpreted” exhibition at Capital Repertory Theatre. 5pm. FREE.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: Off Leash! Improv Ensemble Reunion and Benefit Performance @ Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, Ghent. Nancy Rothman, Melania Levitsky, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Paul Boothroyd and David Anderson create theater on the spot from audience suggestions. A benefit for Walking the Dog’s upcoming production of Richard II. 7:15pm.

MUSIC: Kittle & Co. @ Mettabee Farm, Hillsdale. Led by former Turtle Island String Quartet violinist Jeremy Kittle, the trio also features mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham and guitarist Quinn Bachand. 7:30pm. $20; kids $10.

THEATER: The Royal Family of Broadway @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The world premiere of a brilliant musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way set in the 1920s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymores. 2 & 8pm. Through Saturday, July 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Corey Glover @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Living Colour singer offers an evening of soul-rock.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Frozen Sun @ the Low Beat, Albany. A Rock Out for a Cure MS Benefit. With the Primrose Path Trio, Evan Crawley and Cuauhtemoc. 8pm.

MUSIC: Acoustic Trauma @ Dinosaur Bar Bar-B-Que, Troy. Power prog trio. With The Collectors. 9pm. FREE.

DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance Company @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Mahaiwe celebrates its 11th consecutive season with the seminal Paul Taylor company, including a New England premiere. 8pm. $10, $40, $65 & $95. Also at 2 & 7:30pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Institute Student Concert @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Paper Sun @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Traffic tribute band led by bassist Scott Petito. 9pm. $25.

THEATER: Morning After Grace @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. Regge Life directs the New England premiere of Carey Crim’s hilarious, heartwarming and unconventional new comedy that tackles love, loss and second chances. 3pm. Through Sunday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ The Elks Lodge, Albany. Featuring music by The Eldorados (8pm) and dance lessons by Jason Fenton (7pm). $15; students & seniors $10.

MUSIC: Fridays at the Lake Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring The Accents with The Switch. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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