8/31/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Carolyn Wonderland @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Austin’s Blues Queen. With the thoroughly unique Baby Gramps. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A dozen members strong, the little big band swings into the legendary Spa City music mecca in support of their brand new album, North Greenbush Blues. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: The Keith Pray Trio @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The saxman and friends blow into Galway to kick off your holiday weekend. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Kevin McKrell Trio @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Blue Hand Luke @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Funky Dawgz Brass Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s the kick-off of the American Independence Music Festival weekend. With Capital Zen. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Wurliday @ Franklin Alley, Troy. The Franklin Alley Social Club throws an outdoor patio party in the alley with food, adult beverages and live music, including a Michael Jackson tribute. 5pm; music starts at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers perform “Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond”- melding their individual styles into a whirlwind of traditional and contemporary music along with their band. 7:30pm. $36.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art, music, shopping, people watching and more with a back-to-school theme. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Low Cut Connie @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. With Yard Sale. 8pm. $25 & $40.

MUSIC: Gay Tastee @ the Low Beat, Albany. Happy hour. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Absentees @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Kimono Dragons. 8pm.

OPERA: Rigoletto @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Berkshire Opera Festival presents Verdi’s classic tale of love, betrayal and vengeance. 7:30pm. $20, $39, $64 & $99. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Bella’s Bartok @ Colony, Woodstock. With Patrick Collins. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Sophistafunk @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. The American Independence Music Festival pre-party. With Half Step. 9:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. It’s the End of Summer Jam with food, music and, of course, fireworks. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: David Kraai @ the New York Restaurant, Catskill. The Americana singer-songwriter is joined by Josh Roy Brown on lap steel. 8pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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