2/14/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday (Valentine’s Day)

TALK: Laurie Anderson @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. EMPAC’s artist in residence discusses “Designing and Customizing Instruments for Performance and Recording.” 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: All of the seats for the talk are spoken for, but the talk will also be streamed live into EMPAC’s Concert Hall. Free admission. No reservations required.

MUSIC: Rushad Eggleston @ the Ale House, Troy. Solo cello wizardry as heard in such bands as Crooked Still and Tornado Rider. With Caroline MotherJudge. 8pm.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ the Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 6pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Jill Hughes @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The super jazz-soul-blues singer returns for an evening of romantic tunes. 7pm. $20 per couple (includes two glasses of champagne).

MUSIC: The Albert Lee Band @ The Egg, Albany. One of the most unique and busiest electric guitarists of the past 40 years is well known for his work with Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Rosanne Cash and many others, as well as for leading his own roots-rock bands. Singer-songwriter Kate Taylor – yes, the sister of James & Livingston – opens the show. 7:30pm. $24.

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OPERA: “La Traviata” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With a 22-piece orchestra, it’s Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre’s production of the Verdi classic directed by Heidi Lauren Duke. 7:30pm. $40; students $30. Through February 17.

FILM: “Long Distance Revolutionary” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke, and inspire. 5:45pm. $7; students $5.

FILM: “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Werner Herzog presents this visually stunĀ­ning documentary about indigenous people living deep in the heart of the Siberian wilderness. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Blood & Glass @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. From Montreal, Blood and Glass is the work of Lisa Iwanycki, who recorded an EP at Hudson’s Dioramaland studios. 8pm. $5

MUSIC: The Henningsens @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Up-and-coming country band. With Skeeter Creek. 8pm. $10. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Harold Ford & the Cash Band @ Michael’s Banquet House, Cohoes. Johnny Cash tribute band. 6pm dinner & show $45; 8pm show only $25.

THEATER: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night of the Broadway musical that tells the story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. With a batch of fun-filled disco hits. 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Erik Lawrence Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former Levon Helm Band saxman leads a hot group featuring keyboardist Pete Levin, bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff Siegel. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sweetback Sisters @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. Honky tonkin’… 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Al Haugen @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz accordion. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney @ Maestro’s at the Rip Van Dam Hotel, Saratoga Springs. Solo piano. 7pm.

FILM: “An Affair to Remember” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The classic 1957 romance film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Directed by Leo McCarey. 6pm. $7.

FILM: “Sleepless in Seattle” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Director Nora Ephron’s 1993 homage to “An Affair to Remember,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. 9pm. $7.

One Response to “2/14/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday (Valentine’s Day)”

  1. Caroline MotherJudge says:

    Thanks for supporting live music, Nippertown! Rushad Eggleston is a one of a kind, fun, inspiring and brilliant performer. Hope to see all you music lovers at the Ale House for Valentine’s Day 2013!

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