10/16/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

October 16th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The O’Connor Band @ The Egg, Albany. The dazzling fiddler/multi-instrumentalist Mark O’Connor is joined by his wife Maggie (violin) and son Forrest (mandolin) along with Kate Lee (violin), Joe Smart (guitar) and Geoff Saunders (bass, banjo). With Red Dog Run, featuring clawhammer banjo phenom Richie Stearns of the Horseflies. 7pm. $34.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the CliftonPark/Halfmoon Library, Clifton Park. Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck sing vintage polictical campaign songs from their album, Politics & Patriots. 2pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Dock Street Station, Catskill. With guest vocalist Erin Harkes. 2pm.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. 8pm.

MUSIC: Blue October @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Danny Malone. 8pm. $28.

THEATER: “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson stars in a one-man performance directed by John Sowle. 2pm. $20; $10 is under age 21. Through Sunday, October 23.

MUSIC: Crystal Bowersox @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The folk-country singer-songwriter was the first “American Idol” finalist to sing an original song on the show. With Jono Manson. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Wolff & Clark Expedition @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Jazz group featuring bassist Mark Egan. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

FESTIVAL: Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. Live music by Anthony Fallarco and Red Haired Strangers, in addition to hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, dog-herding demonstrations, birds of prey, alpacas, nature hikes, pumpkin painting, craft fair, historic exhibitions, more. 11am-4pm. FREE.

THEATER: “An American in Paris” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The touring production of the four-time Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, launches with previews in Schenectady. 2pm. $25.75-$95.75. Through Friday, October 21.

DISCUSSION: “An Afternoon With Alan Cumming” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. The actor talks with WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue about his new collection of photographs accompanied by autobiographical essays, “You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures,” in which he shares wildly entertaining real-life stories. 3pm. $37, which includes a copy of the book.

THEATER: “The Bakelite Masterpiece” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The American premiere. It’s the end of World War II, and Holland is in chaos. The artist Van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer to the Nazi leader, Hermann Goering. 2pm. Through Sunday, October 23.

THEATER: “Outside Mullingar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! This charmer of a play by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland and the unlikely romance between two middle-aged neighbors. 2pm. $20-$55. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “Unnecessary Farce” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! The Circle Theatre Players present a funny, laugh-out-loud, zany comedy directed by Cheryl Charbonneau. 2:30pm. $18; $10 if under age 18.

THEATER: Confetti Fest 12 ­@ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Last chance! Five original short, one-act plays written by local playwrights – Kate Carter, Val Kavanaugh, Julie Demers, Amy Sarah Lamena and Steve Henel. 2pm. $15; $10​ students. Through Sunday, October 16.