5/8/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

May 8th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

Happy Mother’s Day!

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. Day Two of Greater Nippertown’s annual launch of the outdoor music season. Lots of craft vendors, food trucks, people watching and, of course, bright, colorful tulips. With music by Jonathan Edwards, McKinley James, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, the Last Conspirators, Red Haired Strangers, Near Grass, Of the Atlas, Ruth Pelham, the Zucchini Brothers, more. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete music schedule…

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MUSIC: “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” @ Immaculate Conception Parish, Hoosick Falls. That’s right, it’s a bluegrass mass written by Carol Barnett and Marisha Chamberlain and performed by Minnesota-based bluegrass band Monroe Crossing with the Battenkill Chorale. 4pm. $15.

MUSIC: Triskele @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A Celtic-flavored Mother’s Day concert performed by… mothers. 3pm. $18.

MUSIC: Fruit Bats @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led By frontman Eric D. Johnson, the Sub Pop recording artists sound has been described as “rustic pop” and “bootgazer.” And it’s a double-bill with Portland, Oregon Americana band Horse Feathers. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Roy Eaton @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The acclaimed classical pianist performs “I Remember Mama,” special program featuring selections from Bach, Mozart and Chopin, in addition to some jazzier sounds from the pens of Bill Evans and Scott Joplin. Oh, and did we mention that he also wrote that classic Beefaroni TV commercial jingle? 3pm. $15; $10 age 21 and under. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 2pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

MUSIC: The Waifs @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Did you miss ’em at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall last night? With Ruby Boots. 7pm. $35.

COMEDY: Experimental Comedy @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Featuring Allison Brainard, Annie Bielski, Becca Kauffman, Alex Schmidt, Lily Marotta and Sam Regal. With DJ Shanny. 8pm doors. $5.

COMEDY/MUSIC: “Moms Rock” @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Moxie Bangs hosts an evening of comedy and music featuring Meg Mahoney, Kat Broadus, Doreen Watson, Jaye McBride, Eryca Nolan, Andy McDermott and Jasmine Shea. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Brooks Strause @ the Low Beat, Albany. Iowa singer-songwriter. With Extravision, Inch and Erik Savage. 7pm.

READING: Michael Ives @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. With Ashley Mayne. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. The piano-and-vocal duo is joined by bassist Otto Gardner for their program, “Sinatra and the Great American Songbook.” 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Matt Dalton @ Twisted Vine Wine & Tap, Delmar. Mother’s Day brunch session. With Cobblestone. 11am.