4/26/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

April 26th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Apocalyptica @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Finnish cello-based prog-minded heavy-metalheads invade Clifton Park in support of their new album Shadowmaker. What’s not to like? With special guests Within the Fire and Into Shadow. 8pm. $23.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The African Children’s Choir @ Seventh Day Baptist Church, Berlin. Heart-melting smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances to benefit African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs for the children of Africa. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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MUSIC: 24-Hour Drone @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. A marathon event in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western, instrumental and experimental drone music for a full 24 hours of low-frequency fun, set in-the-round in Basilica’s Main Hall. Featuring Greg Fox, SUUNS, Pruient, Bobby Previte, Patrick Higgins, Brian Dewan, Slow Collins and many other musicians, as well as films. Ongoing til 3pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Eliza Gilkyson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The twice Grammy-nominated Texas singer-songwriter-activist returns to Nippertown in support of her latest album, The Nocturne Diaries. 7pm. $24.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. It’s the third and final day of the 2015 fest, featuring the Big Takeover, Jimkata, Steve Candlen, Erin Harkes and the Sea the Sea, as well as the inaugural MOVE Music Video Awards. GO HERE for a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Mozart Orchestra of New York @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The newly formed, 45-piece touring orchestra is comprised of some of New York City’s leading musicians. Founder Gerard Scharz conducts the all-Mozart program. 3pm. $40 & $50.

WORKSHOP: “Surviving as a Musician in the 21st Century” @ Rocky’s Music Studio, North Greenbush. Shawn Pelton – drummer for the “Saturday Night Live” Band – offers an in-store drum clinic, as he discusses and demonstrates what it takes to stay at the top of his field as one of the busiest session musicians working in the highly competitive world of today’s rapidly changing music industry. 3pm. $25.

FILM/TALK: “A League of Their Own” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. The hit 1992 movie starring Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna, Geena Davis and Tom Hanks will be followed at 2pm by a talk by Sue Macy, author of “A Whole New Ballgame: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.” 12noon. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Upstate @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Rebecca Martin, Guillermo Klein and Larry Grenadier jazz up Kingston. With the Becca Stevens Band. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: C-R’s Farewell Concert @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. After a dozen years of musical theater at the Music Hall, C-R Productions is moving on. All proceeds benefit C-R Kids Arts Programming. 3pm. $25, $30 & $40. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ Sage College’s Meader Little Theater, Troy. Last chance! Leigh Strimbeck directs the 2006 Tony Award-winning rock musical featuring music by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. 2pm. $15; $12 students & seniors. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “Hamlet” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Kevin McGuire. “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals — and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” 2pm. $20-$60. Through Sunday, May 10.

MUSIC/MORE: Bear Grass @ the Diver Library, Schaghticoke. Potluck dinner and concert. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Maestro Charles Schneider conducts the orchestra in a program of Grieg and Beethoven with guest soloist Christopher Reynolds. 3pm. $12 & $20; FREE ages 17 & under.

THEATER: “America’s Got Downton” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Actor, impressionist and YouTube sensation Luke Kempner creates more than 30 characters in this tour-de-force one-man parody that blends celebrity visitors with well-known characters from the hit PBS-TV series “Downton Abbey.” 1:30pm. $20, $40 & $50.

MUSIC: “Three Faces of Romanticism” @ the Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents an artistic exploration of Romanticism, from Beethoven to Reinecke to Rachmaninoff. Flutist Linda Chesis leads the ensemble which also features cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist Roman Rabinovich. 4pm. $25; $15 students.

TALK: Belinda Rathbone @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The author discusses her book, “The Boston Raphael: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter’s Search for the Truth.” 3pm. FREE.