5/11/15: Today’s Tips: Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day…

FESTIVAL: The Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. It’s the 66th annual Tulip Fest, the harbinger of the outdoor music season featuring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Caroline Glaser, Graham Tichy, Emerson Hart, the Kimono Dragons, the Chronicles, the North and South Dakotas and the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. Music starts at 12:45pm. FREE. GO HERE for complete schedule of bands and more info…

MUSIC: Jay Farrar @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The pioneering alt-country singer-songwriter who founded Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt steps into the spotlight at Club Helsinki as a duo with Gary Hunt. 8pm. With British singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Christine Lavin @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fab, funny former Caffe Lena waitress returns for a Mother’s Day matinee. With Sean Altman. 2pm. $24.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bogies Repair Fest @ Bogies, Albany. It’s Day One of the three-day headbangin’ benefit bash. Today’s line-up features Panzram, Hunter Gatherer, At Arms, Before I Had Wings, Life Sentence and Full Blown Chaos. 6:30pm. Pay what you will. GO HERE for showtimes & complete schedule of performances…

THEATER: “Flashdance: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance!It’s the 30th anniversary of the film, and now it’s live on stage – the tale of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day making it big. 2pm. $20, $40, $55, $65 & $75.

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MUSIC: Garciaphone @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Direct from France. 8:30pm.

THEATER: “Psycho Beach Party” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Local Actors Guild presents a theatrical high-camp mash-up of Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers. 2pm. $15.

FILM: “Finding Vivian Maier” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An intriguing documentary about the discovery of the work of an unknown street photographer who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later. 3:15pm.

MUSIC: Super Soul Fest Mother’s Day R&B Celebration @ The Egg, Albany. featuring the Grammy-Award winning hits of Christopher Williams (“Promises, Promises,” “I’m Dreaming,” “Every Little Thing U Do”), the chart topping hits of Meli’sa Morgan (“Fool’s Paradise,” “Do You Still Love Me”) and the soulful Lillo Thomas (“I’m in Love,” “Sexy Girl,” “You’re a Good Girl”). 7pm. $50, $60 & $70.

MUSIC: Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers @ Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock. Be part of the band’s live record taping. 7pm. $25.

THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 2pm. $20, $50 & $60. Through May 25.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 3pm. UPDATE: This performance has cancelled due to illness.

THEATER: “Young Frankenstein” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Directed by Michael Gatzendorfer. “He was my… BOYFRIEND!” 2pm. Through May 18.

THEATER: “All My Sons” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. It’s Miller time! Arthur Miller, that is, as ACT presents “All My Sons” directed by Aaron Holbritter. 3pm. $15; $10 students. Through May 18.

THEATER: “Room Service” @ Schenectady Civic Playhouse, Schenectady. Zany comedy directed by Chris Foster. 2:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Psycho Beach Party” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Local Actors Guild presents a theatrical high-camp mash-up of Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers. 2pm. $15.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Cella Bistro, Schenectady. Jazz brunch. The jazz singer with Peg & Bill Delaney. 11am-2pm.

THEATER: “50 Shades: The Musical!” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 3pm. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled.

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