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What's cookin' this weekend
August 4, 2011 - Bill Ackerbauer
It looks as if we have another jam-packed weekend of great arts-and-entertainment events ahead of us. I have taken the liberty of cherry-picking some of my “best-bets” from the What’s to Do section published in today’s paper. (The full WTD section is published only in the print edition, available now at a news stand near you!)
I am particularly excited about the “Jamboree” lineup planned Saturday at RiverLink Park in Amsterdam. Scroll down a bit for a video featuring Bill Dillof and Paula Bradley of the old-timey duo Moonshine Holler. (What can I say? I must be partial to old-timey duos, I guess.) Bill and Paula, who hail from Lee, Mass., also play in a trio with Vermont fiddler Jim Burns under the name Run Mountain. I had the pleasure of hearing the trio at a house concert earlier this year in Albany, and I can attest that these will be some of the best roots musicians we’ve had in the Fulton-Montgomery area since Bruce Molsky graced us with his banjo and fiddle skills a few years back. What the heck — I’ll post some video from the Molsky show, too. Just scroll down. But first, here’s what’s cookin’:
- Opening reception for exhibit of work by Kathryn “Ziggy” Zajicek: Caroga Historical Museum, London Bridge Road, Caroga Lake. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Exhibit will be on display throughout August.
- Pig roast with the Tequila Mockingbirds and Saving Atlantis: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville. 7 p.m. Cover charge after 10 p.m.
- RiverLink Jamboree, with MC Peggy Pearl, Moonshine Holler, The Nellies and Three Day Threshold: Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 3-9 p.m. Free.
- Gary Van Slyke: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, Gloversville. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
- Acoustic Coffeehouse open mic: United Methodist Church, Montgomery Street, Fultonville. 6:30-10 p.m. Free. For more information, call 853-4964.
- SVAN Song Sunday concert with Stone Soup: Waterfront Park, Northville. 5-7 p.m. Free admission (donations accepted).
This weekend and next:
- “Hairspray,” the musical based on the John Waters film, at Colonial Little Theatre in Johnstown. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $15.
Here’s Run Mountain, shown playing at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn. Paula (on the left) and Bill (on the right) will be in Amsterdam on Saturday, playing as “Moonshine Holler.”
And here’s Bruce Molsky playing in Amsterdam a few summers ago.
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