9/28/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

September 28th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Boogie for Bob” @ The Linda, Albany. A benefit concert celebration for drummer-writer Bob Girouard and the Michael J. Fox Foundation featuring Hair of the Dog, Aged in the Hills, the Ernie Williams Tribute Band, Bluz House Rockers, Diva & the Dirty Boys, Urban Gumbo and Forest with a sneak preview of the upcoming documentary film “About a Band.” 3pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Vintage Trouble @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The electrifying live wire rock ‘n’ soul band makes their Nippertown debut in support of their new EP, The Swing House Acoustic Sessions. With the Soul Selector Tom “Papa” Ray. 8pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Ariana Gillis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The return of the Canadian singer-songwriter who wowed crowds last New Year’s Eve. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Outta Sites @ the Ale House, Troy. California combo with that classic ’60s Beat Sound. 8pm.

MUSIC: Garrick Ohlsson @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Troy Chromatic Concerts presents the dazzling classical pianist with a program of music by Beethoven, Chopin and Scriabin to kick off their 2014-2015 concert season. 3pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC: The Jim Sande Ensemble @ the Perfect Blend, Delmar. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Mattson 2 @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Twin brothers Mattson 2 occupy a space between surf rock and jazz on their new album Agar. With Regular Music featuring guitarist Alexander Turnquist and drummer Otto Hauser. 8pm.

MUSIC: Eliza Gilkyson @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. The veteran singer-songwriter celebrates the release of her new album, The Nocturne Diaries on Red House Records. With Jim Henry. 7pm. $25.

THEATER: “A Couple of Blaguards” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. An Irish comedy, Frank and Malachy McCourt’s two-character play is a boisterous barroom autobiography full of humor, poignancy and insight. “Sanford and Son” regular Howard Platt directs and stars, while Jarlath Conroy also stars. 2:30pm. $20, $30 & $45.

THEATER: “Character Man” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu stars in a salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway, filled with hilarious backstage stories and touching personal recollections about Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Charles Nelson Riley, Jackie Gleason and more. With music by Meredith Willson, Kander & Ebb, Stephen Sondheim. and others. 3pm.

MUSIC: Emerson String Quartet @ South Mountain Concerts, Pittsfield. The veteran fab foursome has amassed a mantle full of trophies, including nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” honors and collaborations with many of the greatest classical artists of our time. 3pm. $40.

FILM/TALK: “Film as Film: Three Films by Gregory J. Markopoulos” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. A screening of “Ming Green,” “Twice a Man” and “Through a Lens Brightly: Mark Turbyfill,” three mid-’60s films by seminal avant-garde filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos. With a discussion with filmmaker Robert Beavers and film curator Mark Webber. 8pm. $5-$10.

MUSIC: Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra @ Glens Falls High School, Glens Falls. Featuring works by Dvorak, Haydn and Brahms. 4pm. $25, $28 & $30; $10 students.

FILM: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Screened in conjunction with downtown’s Food Fight: The MeatBall Edition. 11am. FREE.

FILM: “Meatballs” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The classic Bill Murray comedy is being screened in conjunction with downtown’s Food Fight: The MeatBall Edition. 4pm. $5.