10/5/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

October 5th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Local Harvest Festival @ Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. Lots of food vendors and music by Olivia Quillio, Careers, Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddlies, the Sabali Drummers. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Las Cafeteras @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and inspiring stories of a community seeking love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East LA. 7pm. $15.

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FLEA MARKET/FUNDRAISER: Music Gear Flea Market @ Saratoga Guitar & Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Guitars, amplifiers and host of other musical equipment and gear for sale with proceeds to benefit the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund. 12noon-4pm.

MUSIC: James Keelaghan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Canada’s very best! JUNO Award-winner Keelaghan is called the Poet Laureate of the folk world. A masterful storyteller, audiences enjoy his song intros as much as his lively, detailed lyrics. With Dave Gunning, who brings his bashful rural humor, stellar guitar playing and melodies that hint at the British Isles. 7pm. $22.

THEATER/CIRCUS: “Dralion” @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Cirque du Soleil returns… 1:30 & 5pm.

MUSIC: The Tisziji Munoz Quartet @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The veteran guitar explorer and his band (bassist Don Pate, drummer Tony Falco and percussionist Bob Moses) are joined by special guest keyboardist John Medeski. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “A Couple of Blaguards” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Last chance! 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.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Set Americain @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Steve & Betsy Fry lead the dance band, specializing in the traditional music of Quebec, New England, Ireland and Europe. Gail Griffith will teach fun, simple dances for beginners. 1:30pm. $8; $5 under age 18.

THEATER: “An Enemy of the People” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Arthur Miller’s poerful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play about one man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme social intolerance. Directed by Julianne Boyd. 3pm.

MUSIC: Wu Han & David Finckel @ South Mountain Concerts, Pittsfield. Chamber music by pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel with Benjamin Beilman, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Timothy Cobb, double-bass. 3pm. $40.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy/drama about prodigal daughter Brooke Wyeth, who returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays after six years away and announces plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Directed by Michael Bush. 2pm. Through Sunday, October 19.

COMEDY: Mop & Bucket Company @ the Low Beat, Albany. Improv sketch comedy toupe. 7pm.

THEATER: “Poe” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs and David Adkins stars in the world premiere of a new play that explores Edgar Allan Poe’s final days. 2pm. $35.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “American Muse” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. An original musical by Elaine Kuracina about the life of Audrey Munson, who posed for the “Spirit of Life,” the sculpture by Daniel Chester French placed in Saratoga’s Congess Park June 27, 1915. A benefit for the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. 2:30pm. $15; $10 seniors; $7 students.

THEATER ON FILM: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece from the London home of the National Theatre starring Gillian Anderson as Blanche, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. 12noon. $15; $12 ages 12 & under. Also at 7pm Monday.