4/10/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

April 10th, 2016, 7:17 am by Greg

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Down Every Road: Songs of Merle Haggard” @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Organized a month ago as a living tribute to one of the all-time great American songwriters, it turned into a memorial concert when Haggard died of Wednesday – his 79th birthday. It’s a benefit for SongwritingWith:Soldiers featuring Hag classics as performed by an all-star line-up of Greater Nippertown Americana faves including Michael Eck, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Lonesome Val, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Caroline MotherJudge, the Lazy Suns, Red Haired Strangers and lots more. 6:30pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Schenectady-Amsterdam Musical Union’s Jazz Appreciation Concert @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, Schenectady. Featuring the Dylan Canterbury Quintet and Colleen Pratt & Friends. The Jazz Journalists Association will also present its 2016 Jazz Hero award to Leslie Hyland, a longtime member of the board of directors of A Place for Jazz. 4-7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: The Sam Bush Band @ The Egg, Albany. The Grammy award-winning mandolin virtuoso and the Godfather of Newgrass plays with his band – Todd Parks on bass, Scott Vestal on banjo, Stephen Mougin on guitar and Chris Brown on drums. 7:30pm. $38.50.

MUSIC: Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Little Feat guitar tandem play acoustic. With the New Orleans Suspects. 8pm. $35; $60 VIP.

MUSIC: Dan Navarro @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With John Craigie. 7pm. $22.

COMEDY: David Sedaris @ the Mahaiwe Center for the Performing Arts, Great Barrington. 7pm. $53 & $68.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Minus Zero Festival @ Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vermont. It’s Day Two of the two-day winter sports and electronic music festival, featuring tunes from headliner Kaskade along with Jauz, Thomas Jack, Tony Arzadon, Anamoly, Bamboora, Casey Kiss, Fiction of Red, more. 12noon. $85. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 1 & 6:30pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. Bands from the College of Saint Rose perform, including Nick Novelli & Huis Band, Standby, Alenni, Ha! and Bad Mothers. 5:30pm.

JAM SESSION: The Capital Region Blues Network Blues Jam @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Featuring the King Kan Band. 7:30pm.

READING/TALK: Meet Our Local Authors @ the Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Headlined by New York Times bestselling novelist Lisa Lutz, who will discuss her latest book, “The Passenger.” With two dozen local authors, including Elizabeth Brundage and Bethlehem Town Historian Susan Leath. With a talk by Hollis Palmer titled “Getting Your Book Published.” 1-4pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Hecuba” @ Skidmore College’s Bernhard Theatre, Saratoga Springs. It’s the American premiere of Marina Carr’s reimagining of the legend of Hecuba and the fall of Troy. Directed by guest artist Ian Belton. 2pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through Sunday, April 17.

DANCE: New York Theatre Ballet @ The Egg, Albany. The story of “Cinderella” is elaborately told through dance with colorful costumes reminiscent of the most spectacular book illustrations. 3pm. $18; adult in free when accompanied by a child.

DANCE: ZviDance @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Part of the In the Raw series. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…

STORYTELLING: Word Plays @ Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. Today’s theme – Luck Strikes. With stories told by Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Claire Nolan, Sandy Schuman. 2pm. $12.

THEATER: “The Realish Housewives of Clifton Park” @ Proctors GE Theatre, Schenectady. 1:30 & 5pm. $35.

One thought on “4/10/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday”

  1. Sue H. says:

    Wish I could go to this tribute event, but I did go to see Merle Haggard in the mid 80’s at the Hunter Mt. Country Music Fest…totally awesome! The Classic Country Musicians are the best! R.I.P.!

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