10/23/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday

October 23rd, 2011, 9:00 am by Greg

FILM: “How to Draw a Bunny” @ Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. A marvelous documentary exploring the mysterious life (and death) of artist Ray Johnson, founder of the New York Correspondence School. Immediately following the screening, local artist Willie Marlowe will speak about the International Mail Art movement. Highly recommended. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The dapper Mr. LaFarge and his band whip up an intoxicating blend of early jazz, string ragtime, jug band music, country blues and western swing. 7pm. $17.

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OPERA ON FILM: “Carmen in 3D” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Yup, 3D opera… 12noon. $15; children $12.

MUSIC: The Indigo Girls @ the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Emily Saliers and Amy Ray roll into Woodstock in support of their new album, “Beauty Queen Sister.” With Common Ritual. 8pm. $50, $75, $99. UPDATE: The $50 and $75 tix are now sold out.

MUSIC: Pieta Brown @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Yes, she’s the daughter of folk icon Greg Brown, but she’s established herself as quite an impressive musical talent in her own right with her latest albums, “One and All” and the brand new “Mercury.” The last time she was in town, she was opening for Mark Knopfler at his sold-out show at the Palace Theatre. 8pm. $22.

THEATER/COMEDY: Dirck Toll’s “Over Head” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 2pm. $12.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Historic American folk music from the duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Pre-performance talk at 2pm; concert at 3pm. $19, $15 Students.

READING: Emily Fox Gordon @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Windows on the Past writers series continues Gordon reading from and discussing her memoir about growing up in Williamstown in the ’50s, “Are You Happy?: A Childhood Remembered.” 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Reason to Rebel @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With the Blisterz, Robot Monster and Playing With Sound. 8pm.

MUSIC: “Amor Con Fortuna” @ the Spectrum Playhouse, Lee. Love songs of Spain and Italy, performed by Long & Away, a consort of viols. 3pm. Suggested donation $15