11/9/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

November 9th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

READING: William Gibson @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The visionary author of speculative fiction explores the future implications of contemporary human technologies. His 1984 novel, Neuromancer, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards, he introduced the term “cyberspace” and has helped to define the popular culture of the Computer Age. Gibson’s latest novel is “The Peripheral” (2014), about drones, drugs, outsourcing, telepresence, trailer parks, kleptocracy and 3D fabbing. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ray LaMontagne @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It all started with “Trouble,” but now LaMontagne and his super band returns in support of their fifth album, Supernova. With the Belle Brigade. 7:30pm. $35, $49.50 & $59.50.

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MUSIC: The Battlefield Band @ the Eighth Step at Proctors. The award-winning traditional music ensemble carries Scottish music into the future. 7pm. $30 & $40.

MUSIC: Tessa Lark @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Accompanied by pianist Ellen Hwangbo, the award-winning violinist performs Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, Grieg’s Sonato No. 3 in C Minor, traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes and more. 3pm. $25 & $35.

THEATER: “In Darfur” @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Winter Miller’s provocative play follows three lives that intersect in the most challenging of circumstances: a camp for internally displaced persons. The story follows an aid worker’s mission to protect lives, a Darfuri woman’s quest for safety and a journalist’s pursuit to deliver a front page story to call world attention to a humanitarian crisis. The WAM Theatre production is directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. 2:30pm. $15-$40. NOTE: This performance is sold out.

THEATER: “The Rape of Lucrece” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. It’s the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s production of the Shakespeare play starring Dan Hodge in a gender-bending, tour de force solo performance. 3pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Ladies of the Valley” @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Kate Pierson, Simi Stone, Amy Helm, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sarah Fimm, Lindsey Webster, Donna Lewis, Lisa Green and more team up for an intimate evening with some of the Hudson Valley’s best women singers and songwriters. A benefit for Family of Woodstock’s Crisis Hotline and Walk-In Center. 7pm.

MUSIC: Ben Sollee @ the Falcon, Marlboro. His thrilling cello playing incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B on his new album Half-Made Man. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Harvest Moon Harmonies @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring folk stalwarts Jane Rothfield and Alan Carr, and the duo Magpie. Bring along non-perishables for the Franklin Community Center’s Food Pantry, and you’ll get a bottomless cup of coffee or tea on the house. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: George Winston @ The Egg, Albany. The platinum selling piano man performs his “Winter Show,” which features melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces and pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, as well as songs from his upcoming album, Spring Carousel: A Cancer Research Benefit, scheduled for release in 2015. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: The Majestic as F**k Tour @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Kill the Noise, Botnek, Two Fresh and Alex English. 8pm. $25.

CABARET: Brent Barrett @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Helsinki on Broadway series brings back the Broadway star, following his sold-out show two years ago. He’ll be singing the songs from the iconic songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. 7pm. $40.

THEATER: “Evil Dead: The Musical” @ Uncle Sam Atrium, Troy. Last chance! Singing zombies. Dancing dead. Splattering blood. Director Erin Giacomino helms the Troy Civic Theatre’s production of the camp/horror musical based on Sam Rami’s 1983 film. 2pm. $15; $13 students & seniors.

MUSIC: The Eagles Band @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The annual free concert by the Eagles Band Wind Symphony is pleased to celebrate 78 years of performance in Berkshire County. The Eagles performing units will include the 50-piece Wind Symphony and 16-piece Eagles Big Band. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Sunday Funday Reading Series @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Daniel Nester, Sarah Sherman, Juliet Barney, Jacqueline Kirkpatrick, Joshua Sheridan, Jennifer Austin, Samson Dikeman, Kim Daigle, Carol Jewell and more. 3pm.

MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. “Music from Vienna” with special guest pianist Ryan Reilly. 3pm. $12 & $20; FREE for ages 17 & under.

MUSIC: “Seasons of Love: A Choral Collage” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Performing will be the University Chamber Singers and University-Community Chorale. 4pm. $6; $3 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs. 3pm.