11/10/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Stony Creek Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Kings of North Country Rock – guitarists Hank Soto and John Strong, bassist Dave Maswick, mandolinist Fred Lantz and drummer Mike Lomaestro – serve up a dual mid-day celebration. It’s their milestone 40th anniversary concert, and it’s a CD release party for their new CD, Live! 3pm. $17.

MUSIC: John Fogerty @ the Times Union Center, Albany. “Travelin’ Band.” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.” “Up Around the Bend.” “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” “Run Through the Jungle.” “Long as I Can See the Light.” All of ‘em were Top 10 singles from Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic 1970 album, “Cosmo’s Factory,” which CCR mainman Fogerty will perform in its entirety. 7:30pm. $29.50, $52.50 & $68.

FASHION SHOW/FUNDRAISER: Haute Cature @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Musty Chiffon serves as mistress of ceremonies for the fashion show and auction of designer collections to benefit Animalkind, a Hudson feline rescue center. This year’s event features 17 local artists and designers who have assembled original collections of fun and fabulous fashions to appeal to every taste and inclination – all for the benefit of animals in need of food, shelter, medical attention and loving homes. Musty Chiffon will be joined on stage by Alana Hauptmann and Jenny Baldwin. 6pm. $25 & $50.

MUSIC: The Spampinato Brothers @ the Ale House, Troy. Joey and Johnny and the rest of the band return to the Collar City to celebrate the release of their new six-song CD, Smiles. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Wiyos @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Wiyos churn outeverything from riotous rural novelty songs to vaudeville, early swing, surf harmonies and just about any other vintage sound that catches their fancy. They’re theatrical, funny, and almost athletic in their approach. And their latest CD, Twist, is a concept album based on “The Wizard of Oz.” Michigan duo Red Tail Ring opens the show. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library, Clifton Park. In celebration of Veterans Day, the vintage Americana duo performs their new program, “The Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors.” 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: Bill Mahar @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Outspoken, pointedly political and most of all funny. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $69.50.

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MUSIC: “50 Years After the Fire” @ MCLA’s Church Street Center, North Adams. An inspirational evening of new work composed by acclaimed composer-trombonist Craig Harris. Performed by Harris and his band the Nation of Imagination with MCLA’s a cappella group the Allegrettos, the new works are based on the turbulent times of the 1960s and the social uprisings and movements of that era. 6pm. $15.

MUSIC: M.R. Poulopoulos @ American Glory BBQ, Hudson, 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “The Last Waltz Live” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Rev Tor Band & Friends return to the Mahaiwe for a live recreation of the Band’s classic 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz.” 7:30pm. $30 & $38.

MUSIC: Jane Herships (aka Spider) & Carrie Ashley Hill @ the Half Moon, Hudson. A pair of Brooklyn singer-songwriters supporting each other on a solo double-header tour. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. While she may be best known for her 15-year liaison with Voltaire, Emilie Du Chatelet (1706-1749) was also one of the leading interpreters of modern physics, as well as a master of mathematics and linguistics. In its regional premiere, WAM Theatre’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s play is directed by Kristen van Ginhoven and stars Kim Stauffer. 2pm. $25; $15 students. Through November 24.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Kwasi Leslie Benefit Concert @ Bearsville Theater. Featuring Alexis P. Suter & Friends with special guest Amy Helm; the Joey Eppard & Gartdrumm Duo; Ras T Asheber & FrenZ with special guest Robanic; and high ON 6th. 7:30pm. $20 suggested donation.

MUSIC: John Parsons @ the Hungry Fish Cafe, Troy. 11am. FREE.

THEATER: “‘night Mother” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Marsha Norman’s drama, directed by Nate Beynon. 3pm. $15; $10 students. Through November 24.

MUSIC: The Conservatory Orchestra @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. Conducted by Leon Botstein and performing Rossini’s Overture to William Tell; Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141. 3pm. Suggested donations are $20 (orchestra seating); $15 (parterre/first balcony).

ARTIST TALK: Jane Dickson @ the Visitors Center Gallery at Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. Discussing her current exhibit at Omi, “Out of Here: Paintings 1999-2013″ – five large-scale oil paintings on AstroTurf inspired by Dickson’s travels in the Hudson Valley. 2pm.

TALK: Dr. Sheldon Hurst @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Former Chair of the Humanities Department at SUNY Adirondack and former Director of Education at the Hyde Collection will a talk titled “Vita Brevis, Ars Longa: Spirituality in Art and the Hyde’s Collection,” connecting the thread of spirituality that ran through the lives of Charlotte and Louis Hyde and their art collection. 2pm. FREE.

FILM: “Dipso” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. It’s the Berkshire premiere of Theodore Collatos’ award-winning film “Dipso,” shot by two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Thomas Lowe in the Berkshires. Named “Best Film” at the Athens Film & Video Festival, “Dipso” follows Tommy, recently released from prison, as he tries to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian while rebuilding his life and re-connecting with his ex-girlfriend and two brothers. 7pm. Through Monday.

THEATER ON FILM: “The Habit of Art” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Alan Bennet’s highly acclaimed play, directed by Nicholas Hytner was the final play of the National Theatre of London’s 2009/2010 season, featuring the late Richard Griffiths as W.H. Auden. 1pm. $22; $15 children under 12.

FILM: “The Spectacular Now” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. James Ponsoldt’s disarmingly tender teenage romance. 3pm. $7; $5 students.

FILM: “Speak” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The 2011 documentary by Paul Galichia and Brian Weidling follows six contestants from widely disparate backgrounds who have overcome seemingly insurmountable personal and professional difficulties — and channeled those difficulties into a five-to-seven-minute speech. Followed by discussion with members of the Thorobred Toastmasters and Turf Talkers. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students.

FILM: “The Fighting 69th” @ the Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany. The classic 1940 film starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien. Prior to the screening Siena College Professor, Thomas O. Kelly II, will present a brief talk about the famed “Irish Brigade” leading up to World War I. A Q&A session will follow the film. 1:30pm.

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