10/11/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

October 11th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

FEST/MUSIC: Dick-a-Thon @ the Ale House, Troy. It’s an all-day party for local music uber-fan Dick Quinn featuring the Lustre Kings, Johnny Rabb, Tommy Love, the Chandler Travis Three-O, Slick Fitty, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Ritz Carlton, Caroline MotherJudge and lots more. 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Mark Knopfler @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. One of the most distinctive guitarists around from Dire Straits to his own solo work. 8pm. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out.

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FESTIVAL: Troy ChowderFest @ various Locations, Troy. Chow down on some chowder and catch a bunch of fine homegrown music, including Rich Ortiz, Kimono Dragons, Gang of Thieves, Rebel Darling, Pony in the Pancake, more. 12noon-4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Audra McDonald @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. In the wake of her star in “Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, the six-time Tony Award-winner and two-time Grammy Award-winner steps into the spotlight for a concert for the Mahaiwe’s 10th Anniversary Gala. 8pm. $80 & $150.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. The third and final day of the fest features music from the Parlor, C.P. Stelling, MamaLama, Lindsey Webster, Stranger at Home, the Loom, Scruffy Pearls and more… 10am. Pay-what-you-can.

THEATER: “Grinder’s Stand” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts offers Oakley Hall III’s play about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Meriwether Lewis (of the Lewis & Clark expedition). Directed by John Sowle. 2pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through October 18.

MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie: The Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. His career exploded in 1967 with the release of the album, Alice’s Restaurant, whose eighteen-minutes title song helped foster a new commitment to social awareness and activism – as well as a feature movie starring Arlo himself. Now he’s reviving the classic musical tale with a full band and a multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. 7pm. $40, $60 & $75. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

VARIETY: Carol Bradshaw’s Production of Brevities: A Matinee of Vaudeville Vignettes @ Proctors, Schenectady. A true vaudevillian variety show features Tony Award winner Paul Kreppel, Carol Woods, George Marcy, Sarah Rice, Michael Townsend Wright, Dana Lorge, Warren Schein, Jay Johnson and Mark York. 3pm. Free; donations accepted to benefit Proctors History Committee.

MUSIC: Lucinda Williams @ the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. The three-time Grammy Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter makes her Mahaiwe debut in support of one of her strongest albums yet, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. 7pm. $54 & $69.

MUSIC: The Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band @ the Lark Tavern, Albany. 12-piece big band. 7pm.

THEATER: “4000 Miles” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning odd couple dramatic comedy kicks off the 2015-16 season at Cap Rep. He’s a millennial, 21, a ball of energy and contradictions still taking shape with every word he utters. She’s his grandmother, a Greenwich Village lefty, 70 years his senior, and cut from even older cloth, wise enough to know when to hold her tongue. Directed by Stephen Nachamie. 2pm. $20-$50.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ Chicken Run, Windham. 6pm.

THEATER: “The Homecoming” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Written by Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter, it’s a knotty, classic piece of theater, directed by Eric Hill. 2 & 7pm. Through Sunday, October 25.

MUSIC: Lil Durk @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Names of streets run across the face of the drill rapper on the deluxe edition cover of his debut album, Remember My Name. Those streets — South Normal Boulevard and West 75th Street and King Drive and more — are located in Englewood, the Chicago neighborhood about 10 miles south of downtown where the 22-year-old artist born Durk D. Banks grew up. With G Herbo, Hypno Carlito (OTF), DEV, King Flee and Jedi Ry. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Orchestra Now @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. James Bagwell conducts a program of Rossini, Ives and Beethoven’s 8th. 3pm. $25.

MUSIC: Brooks Strause @ the Low Beat, Albany. Brooks Strause releases his latest full-length, The Chymical Wedding of Brooks Strause. With Extravision, Sikur, Inch and Research. 6pm.

FESTIVAL: Apple Festival & Craft Show @ Goold Orchards, Castleton. With music by Hair of the Dog and the Reverberators. 9am-5pm.

CABARET: Heather MacRae @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Broadway veteran and star of the original company of “Hair,” “Falsettos,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and “A Catered Affair” will be accompanied by pianist Marc Nadler in her award-winning tribute to her iconic film star father, Gordon MacRae, in “Songs for My Father.” 6pm. $50.

THEATER: “Proof” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! The Circle Theatre Players present the award-winning drama by David Auburn, directed by Sky Vogel, and produced by Joan Fuess. The play centers around the daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased), who tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. 2:30pm. $18; $10 if under age 18.

MUSIC: Mac DeMarco @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. In support of his latest album, Another One. With Alex Calder. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: Confetti Fest 11 @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Last chance! Confetti Stage presents plays – “Nailing It” by Mark Dalton; “The Seven Deadlies” by Amy Sarah LaMena; “String Game” by Katherine Ambrosio; “Goodnight Lizzie” by Celina Pulenskey; “Stars” by Lydia Nightingale; and “The Play About Your Shoulder” by Alex Hovet. 2pm. $15; $10 students. Through October 11.

FILM: The 6th Occasional Spotty Dog Film Festival @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Short films and videos by local filmmakers. 7pm. FREE.