2/2/14: Today’s Tips: Puppy Bowl Sunday

ART/MUSIC: “Deep Quiet: An Art Exhibit to Celebrate Winter” @ Grand Street Community Arts, Albany. A group arts exhibit featuring the work of Timothy Reidy, Sara Pruiksma, Melissa Marcue, Nola Muscatello, Sandy Pratt, Sophia Passero, Allison Ferraro and Kurtis Miller. With music by Deb Cavanaugh (1:30pm) and Sean Desiree (3pm). 1-5pm.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. Warmin’ up the crowd with some live pre-game music… 3pm.

MUSIC: Acoustic Basement Tour 2014 @ Jack’s Place at the College of Saint Rose, Albany. Featuring Transit with Hit the Lights, Front Porch Step, Brian Marquis and Bring Home Ohio. 2pm. $12.

THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 2pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Big Joe Fitz & the Lo-Fis @ the Falcon, Marlboro. A Sunday brunch session with the blues singer and his band featuring guitarist Mark Dziuba, bassist Robert Bard and drummer Chris Bowman. 10am. Donations encouraged.

OPERA: “Carmen” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre performs a fully costumed and staged condensed-piano production featuring mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell and pianist Michael Clement. 3pm. $10; $5 students & seniors. GO HERE for more info…

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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.

THEATER: “Steel Magnolias” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Robert Harling’s tender yet funny play about Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. Starring Lindsay Rae D’Ottavio, Jennifer Van Iderstyne, Cindy Fowler Boyka, Sheila O’Shea, Melinda Richner and Mary Darcy. 7pm. $15.

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.

THEATER: “Almost, Maine” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Directed by Cheryl Charbonneau, the Circle Theatre Platers present the funny, feel good production. 2pm. $16; $10 students under 18.

THEATER: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Sherlock Holmes (Tom Templeton) and Dr. Watson (Ian LaChance) battle Professor Moriarty (Isaac Newberry) in an adventure full of intrigue, danger, wit, humor and surprise. 2:30pm.

THEATER: “My Cousin Rachel” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. An English Lord is dead. Is his widow grieving his demise or the fact she is not named in his will? Will his new heir become a new target and fall prey to her charms? The mystery unwinds with all the twists and turns, intrigue, suspense and romance of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel. 2pm. $18; $10 students.

THEATER: Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. 1 & 4:30pm.

FILM: “The Mountains Will Wait for You” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Fredrick T. Schwoebel wrote and directed this documentary about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman to climb all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks. Narrated by Johnny Cash. Followed by a talk by mountaineer Doug Arnold. 3pm.

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