10/16/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday

October 16th, 2011, 9:00 am by Greg

FILM/DISCUSSION: “An Encounter with Simone Weil” @ the Sage College of Albany’s Opalka Gallery, Albany. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Arts at the Sage Colleges, Julia Haslett’s biographical documentary will be screened, followed by a discussion with the director. 4pm. $5.

DANCE/MUSIC: “Symphony for the Dance Floor” @ The Egg, Albany. Direct from a three-day run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2011 Next Wave Festival, this exciting fusion of movement, music and visual art features composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), urban choreographer Millicent Johnnie and hip-hop photographer Jonathan Mannion. 7pm. $24.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Fall Farm Festival @ John Gill’s Farm, Hurley. A free concert by the Levon Helm Band just outside of Woodstock? Whoa! The Spirit Family Reunion kicks off the music at 2:45pm; Helm at 3:45pm. Plus lots of family fun, Food, children’s activities and the Pumpkin Cannon. 2pm. FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: Alesana @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. It’s the Rock Yourself to Sleep tour. With Sky Lit Drive, Sleeping with Sirens, Atilla, Memphis May Fire and Serianna. 6pm. $15.

COMEDY: Chris Tucker @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Re-scheduled after a last-minute postponed of his show originally slated for September 3. Let’s see if he makes it this time… 8pm. $49.50, $59.50. Nope, he didn’t make it. This show has been cancelled.

FESTIVAL: The Upper Madison Street Fair @ Madison Ave, Albany. Vintage car show, bike rodeo, family fun and music by Annie & the Hedonists, the Landfill Mountain Boys and the Golden Notes. 1-4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jack Williams @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Veteran South Carolina songsmith. With Eric-Scott Guthrie. 7pm. $20.

BURLESQUE: K-Oktoberfest: All Male Boylesk Revue @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. This ain’t no Chippendales show. The Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque offers a special mid-month show featuring emcee Guy Smiley with Jonny Porkpie, Maschine Dazzle, Cory Harder, Matt Kelly, Lord Morningwood, Alfred Omnipotent and Erick James. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Irene Failenbogen @ Congregation Gates of Heaven, Schenectady. The Argentine-born singer-songwriter offers a global blend of Jewish music. With classical guitarist Liam Murphy. 3pm. FREE; non-perishable food donations accepted for the Regional Food Bank.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ the Irish Mist, Troy. 5pm.

MUSIC: The Philibusters @ Red Square, Albany. With 21 Celsius, Incolor, Jessica Jenks, Wishful Endeavor. 7:30pm. $12.