4/17/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

April 17th, 2016, 8:07 am by Greg

MUSIC: Blues Brothers: Paul Asbell, Andy Cohen & Dakota Dave Hull @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Three fine acoustic bluesmen. 7pm. $27. GO HERE to read an interview with Paul Asbell…

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra with Evelyn Glennie @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The last time that David Alan Miller & the ASO teamed up with the powerhouse percussionist, the result was a Grammy Award. Can lightning strike twice with Michael Daugherty’s “Dreammachine”? 3pm. $19, $36, $48 & $60.

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FESTIVAL/READING: Word Fest Kickoff & Up The River Launch Party @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. It’s the publication celebration of the new edition of Up the River and the kick-off of the week-long Albany Word Fest. Featuring Wayne Murphy, Stephen Minchin, Gary Murrow, Sandra Rouse, Howard Kogan, Tess Lecuyer, Alyssa D’Amico and Gary Barkman. GO HERE for a more info and a complete schedule of events…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Concert to Commemorate James Connolly and the Easter Rebellion @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Featuring Rakish Paddy (3:125pm), Blue Wilder (4:10pm), Mike DeAngelis (4:45pm), Mikki Bakken (5:10pm), the Dolan Brothers featuring Mark Emanatian (5:50pm) and the Brothers Flynn (6:30pm). 3pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band Presents “Thunderballs” @ the Falcon, Marlboro. We’ve been expecting you, Mr. Palermo… More thrilling, madcap big band music with a rock-era repertoire focused on the music of the James Bond films. 8pm. Donations encouraged. GO HERE to read a concert review…

THEATER: “Hecuba” @ Skidmore College’s Bernhard Theatre, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! 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.

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. 2pm. $20; $10 under age 21. Through Sunday, April 24.

MUSIC: Boz Scaggs @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. Do the Lido Shuffle on down to UPAC tonight. 7pm. $39-$99. GO HERE to read a concert review…

READING: Through The Looking Glass: Musings from the Pens of Berkshire Women Writers @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.Selected readings from writers including Frances Anne Kemble, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Harriett Beecher Stowe and Edith Wharton will be performed by Amber Chand, Hilary Somers Deely, Kate Maguire, Corinna May, Mary Mott and Barbara Sims. 3pm. $20.

FASHION: Electric City Couture @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. A showcase/runway show of different signature collections by New York designers, including Vilma Mare’s Baltic Style (Copake), Toshiki and Maryszka (Lake Grove), Frittelli & Lockwood (Saratoga Springs), the Last Gentleman Co. (Schenectady), Marjolaine’s Touch (Chestertown) and Snider (New York). 3pm. $15.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. With special guest host Scooter Pie. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! 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. 1pm. $20-$170.

MUSIC: Greg Brown @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Did you miss him in concert at The Egg on Friday? Now you’ve got another chance… 7pm. $40.

MUSIC: “This Joyful Eastertide” @ the First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls. The combined choirs of Immaculate Conception and First Presbyterian Church present a program seasonal music including the Vivaldi Gloria with string quintet, oboe and trumpet and harpsichord. 4pm. $10 suggested donation.

THEATER: “Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Features some of NYC’s hottest names in burlesque, drag and circus performers perform a queer and campy whodunit written and produced by Chris Harder parodying the classic Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries. 7pm. GO HERE for more info…