3/20/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

March 20th, 2016, 7:33 am by Greg

COMEDY: David Cross @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. After a five-year hiatus from touring, the award-winning comedian is back on the road with his “Making America Great Again!” stand-up comedy tour, and he’s slated to make a stop at the Collar City’s historic venue. He’s the star of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret,” as well as one of the stars of the Emmy-winning comedy series, “Arrested Development,” and one-half of the creative duo (along with Bob Odenkirk) behind three-time Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series, “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” There’s more, too, but really, just go… 8pm. $34 & $44. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Clearwater Tribute to the Memory of Pete Seeger @ The Linda, Albany. The Sloop Clearwater needs your help, and what better way to help keep the Hudson River clean than to enjoy an afternoon of great music from the likes of the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band, Marc Black, Elizabeth Straton, Lecco Morris & Jeff Nania, Folding Sky, Big Creek, Bare Bones Project, the Bounce-back Reggae Band and more. 2pm. $35, $50 & $100. GO HERE for more info…

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bands ‘N Beans @ Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George. The benefit for the Lake George Arts Project, the north country’s most valuable arts organization features a chili tasting competition, as well as live music by George Fletcher’s Foldin’ Money, the Stony Creek Band, Rich Ortiz, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey and lots more. 2pm. $20. Go HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Vance Gilbert @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Ekachai Jearakul @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. In 2014, he became the first Asian guitarist to win the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.

THEATER: “The Blue Sky Boys” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Deborah Brevoort’s play is an exhilarating romp through the creative minds of the maverick engineers who stopped at nothing to get a man to the moon and back. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 2pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Help the world’s greatest musical superhero, “SuperOrchestraMan,” rescue two out-of-work superheroes, “Brunnhilde” and “Kastchei the Immortal.” 3pm.

CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Family Matinee @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. After a string of adult-oriented performances, the Hudson circus collective wrpas up their winter residency with an all-ages family-friendly performance. 3pm.

THEATER: “Hair” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Last chance! “Let the sun shine in…” 2pm. $22, $24 & $28.

MUSIC: “From Be Bop to Free Bop” @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Jazz vocal vets Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton are accompanied by bassist Cameron Brown and guitarist Jay Azzolina on a musical adventure of scat, ballad, sung poetry, improvised lyrics and more. 7pm. Donations emcouraged.

THEATER: “The Shape of Things” @ the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. The Town Players of Pittsfield’s production of Neil LaBute’s play about love and art. 2pm. $15; $12 students & seniors.

THEATER: “Miracle on South Division Street” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! The Circle Theatre Players present the heartwarming comedy by Tom Dudzick and directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo: Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. 2:30pm. $18; $10 under age 18; $2 discount with a canned good donation.

THEATER ON FILM: “As You Like It” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatre, Albany. The National Theatre of London’s production of the classic Shakespeare comedy. 11am.