1/19/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

January 19th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: “The Long Memory: An Evening of Stories & Songs” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. If the folk process is all about carrying traditions forward, this evening is a perfect example, as Duncan Phillips (the son of the late U. Utah Phillips) teams up with Walter Parks (the longtime lead guitarist with the late Richie Havens). 7pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

MUSIC: Swear and Shake @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Brooklyn-based neo-folk outfit brings their hard-charging indie-folk sound to town, led by Kari Spieler (vocals, lyrics, guitar) and Adam McHeffey (vocals, lyrics, guitar, banjo, piano). With Anthony Da Costa. 8pm. $12.

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THEATER: “War Horse” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The five-time Tony Award-winning drama about a young boy and his horse in World War I. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company that bring to life the breathing, galloping, charging horses. 1 & 6:30pm. $20, $45, $60, $80 & $95. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Sam Moss @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The Brattleboro-based composer and string player teams up with Evan Levine for a howling hootenanny. 7pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: The Joe Carozza Trio @ the Falcon, Marlboro. A jazz brunch session with pianist Peter Tomlinson, bassist Jim Curtan and drummer-bandleader Joe Carozza. 10am. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Good People” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. David Lindsay-Abaire’s play examines the dangerous consequences of holding onto the past… or leaving it behind. Regional premiere directed by Chris Foster. 3pm.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” @ the Albany Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Paul Rudnick’s comedic and heartwarming re-imagining of the Bible from the perspective of Adam and Steve, the world’s first couple. 2pm. $15.

MUSIC: No Tomorrow @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Point Blank, Chloroform Party and Neutron Rats. 7pm.

THEATER: “Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show” @ Hubbard Hall Freight Depot Theater, Cambridge. Directed by Brenny Rabine, this play by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney takes a decidedly wicked and hilarious look at men, women and modern America. A co-production with Pauline Productions. 2pm. $25; $15 students.

FILM: “The Beaches Of Agnes (Les plages d’Agnès)” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Acclaimed French filmmaker Agnès Varda serves up a summation of her extensive career – not so much a documentary, as a free-floating essay. Curated by Skidmore professor Martha Wiseman. 7:30pm.

FILM: “The Court Jester” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The 1955 gem starring Danny Kaye and Angela Lansbury. 4pm. $7.

FILM: “In a World…” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. In a world where movie trailer voiceover artists can publish their autobiographies and receive lifetime achievement awards, writer-director-actress Lake Bell offers this hilarious romantic comedy. 3pm. $7; $5 students.