4/14/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

April 14th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg
Davell Crawford

Davell Crawford @ the Cock ‘n Bull, 1/20/16

Photograph by Michael Hochanadel

MUSIC: Davell Crawford @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. The New Orleans piano man has the musical history of the Crescent City in his fingertips. Just check out our review of his January tour stop thereā€¦ 8pm. $60 with New Orleans-themed dinner; $15 for standing room.

MUSIC: Ozere @ the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Taking equal inspiration from chamber groups and folk bands, the Canadian ensemble features Jessica Deutsch (violin/vocals), Adrian Gross (mandolin/guitar), Lydia Munchinsky (cello), Bret Higgins (bass) and Emily Rockarts (vocals). 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: “The Music of Salvatore Sciarriano” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Existing at the edge of what can be heard, the music of Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino is identified by whispers of sound that punctuate a canvas of silence. This performance is conducted by Rensselaer Arts Department faculty Nicholas DeMaison and features vocalist Amanda DeBoer Bartlett. 7:30pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

THEATER: “A Day in a Life: Lucky Lindy” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Dick D. Zigun’s sideshow romp through the life of Charles A. Lindbergh, Molly Parker Myers and Steven Patterson play over 100 roles in this wacky (and ultimately moving) examination of the pleasures and pitfalls of celebrity. Directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. Pay-What-You-Can preview.

MUSIC: Project/Object @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Frank Zappa tribute band is joined by two illustrious ex-Mothers – Ike Willis and Don Preston. 9pm. $15. UPDATE: This show has officially been cancelled…

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 & 8pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

MUSIC: The Bill Charlap Trio @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Pianist Charlap’s latest project, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, is a collaboration with Tony Bennett that just won a Grammy Award as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Hellasexuals @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Girth Control, the Savage Randys and On the Cinder. 8pm. $5.

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. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through Sunday, April 17.

MUSIC: Bobbie Van Detta & the Split @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Mirror, Mirror” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Set in a private high school in North Carolina, Sarah Treem’s play is a blend of magical imagery, fairy-tale allusions, contemporary dramatic dialogue and philosophical monologues, as this student production deals with issues of body image, sexual orientation, racism and the struggle of the high school experience. 7pm. $10. Also at 7pm on Friday.

ARTIST TALK: Nikki A. Greene @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. “Concerning the Spiritual in Art: The Substance of Abstraction” – art historian Nikki A. Greene presents a talk exploring the relationship between abstraction, music and painting in the work of African American artists Moe Brooker (b.1940), Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) and Alma Thomas (1891-1978). 7:30pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $3.