7/14/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Shemekia Copeland @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. After postponing twice, the reigning queen of the blues shakes things up in Hudson, previewing her upcoming Will Kimbrough-produced album, America’s Child. 9pm. $25 & $30.

MUSIC: Old Crow Medicine Show @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. With Pap n’ Po featuring JP and Pappy Biondo of Cabinet. 7pm.

MUSIC: 10,000 Maniacs @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 2018 marks three significant anniversaries for the band. 25 years ago Mary Ramsey began her tenure as lead singer for the band. The same year 10,000 Maniacs made their iconic performance on MTV’s “Unplugged.” And 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of their first full-length album, Secrets of the I Ching. The band still features Mary Ramsey (lead vocals,viola), Steven Gustafson (bass), Dennis Drew (keyboards), Jeff Erickson and John Lombardo (guitars) and Jerome Augustyniak (drums). 8pm. $35-$55.

MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. He’s back… 8pm. $45-$115.

MUSIC: Martin Sexton @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter and Syracuse native returns to the Caffe for a pair of shows. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $62. UPDATE: The 6:30pm show is now officially sold out…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dr. Dog, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Deer Tick, Lucy Dacus, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Marco Benevento, Magna Carda, The Mammals, Yes Darling, Birds of Chicago, Bella’s Bartok, Jack Broadbent, Big Mean Sound Machine, The Revelers, Old Flame. UPDATE: This fest is now officially sold out for today… Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/THEATER/FILM/MORE: Sankofa: The Legacy @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring Super Jermaine, Taina Asili y Banda Rebelde, Hannibal Lokumbe, Lady Moon & The Eclipse, Young Paris, more. 11am. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Super 400 @ the Ale House, Troy. Troy’s favorite power trio goes unplugged for an acoustic evening. 8pm. $10.

DANCE: Bridgman|Packer Dance @ Lumberyard, Catskill. Performing Truck inside a 17-foot U-Haul truck. 8pm. $55.

MUSIC: Richard Thompson & Patty Griffin @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. An intimate acoustic evening. Wow! 8pm. $75 & $125. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

OPERA: Rocking Horse Winner/Vinkensport @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! 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.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Troy Pig Out @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Featuring Tom McWatters, Victory Soul Orchestra, Patrick Sharrow, Vinny Michaels, Jeremy James & The Villaineers, Sly Fox & The Hustler. 10am. FREE.

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

MUSIC: M. Ward @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock.The acclaimed singer-songwriter returns in support of his recently released album, More Rain. With Nellie McKay. 8:30pm. $30 & $40.

ART/MORE: Frances Day @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, more. 2pm.

FESTIVAL: CanalFest @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: The Closet @ Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown. Last chance! 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. 3:30 & 8pm. Through Saturday, July 14.

FESTIVAL: Taste of SAW @ Salem Art Works, Salem. 4pm.

FESTIVAL: Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. 12noon. FREE.

FESTIVAL/THEATER: West Fulton Puppet Festival @ Fulton Historical Society, West Fulton. 10am. FREE.

READING: Poets in the Park @ the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany. Featuring poets from “Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Laroo/Byrd 4tet @ American Legion Hall, Pittsfield. The internationally renowned ensemble is making their Berkshires debut. 7:30pm. $30.

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…

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood, Albany. Roxxi Tart and her troupe will perform fun-filled, bathtub-gin-infused hi-jinx from the golden age of jazz. 8pm. $20.

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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  1. Margo Singer says

    The Capital Region Blues Network is hosting the annual International Blues Challenge with three area bands competing for a chance to compete in Memphis in January. Tickets are available at the door, showtime is 8 pm

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