11/20/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

November 20th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ted Leo @ the Low Beat, Albany. A solo performance by the leader of the Pharmacists and one-half of The Both. With Ian Sweet. 7pm. $13.

MUSIC: Hot Tuna @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Justin Guip make their annual tour-stop at The Egg – this time in their electric mode. 7pm. $39.50. GO HERE to read a new interview with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen…

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MEMORIAL/MUSIC: A Celebration of the Life of Rick Morse @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. A calling hour at 12noon with by a service at 1pm at the Tunison Funeral Home in Saratoga Springs. All are invited to attend a celebration of Rick’s life and music at the Parting Glass following the service at 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Fred Hersch Trio @ The Falcon, Marlboro. One of the most courageous, uncompromising jazz pianists on the planet. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Caravan of Thieves @ Caffe Lena at the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Gypsy swing band. 7:30pm. $24.

MUSIC: Big Head Blues Club @ the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Big Head Todd & the Monsters are joined by special guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Erica Brown for an evening of songs by the blues master Willie Dixon. 7pm. $39–$65. GO HERE to read concert review…

MUSIC: The Agave Flattops @ the Ale House, Troy. Americana and Southwest-flavored music by Peter Bearup, Charlie Morris and Gene Lemme. 6pm.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Performing Handel’s “Water Music” and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4.” 3pm.

MUSIC: Against the Current @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Cruisr and Beach Weather. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Roiger-Levin-Menegon Jazz Trio @ the New York Restaurant, Catskill. 1-4pm.

TALK: Robin Kelsey @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The dean of arts and humanities at Harvard University presents the lecture “Finding Remains: The Process of Discovery in Early Photography” in conjunction with the exhibition “Photography and Discovery,” on view through February 5. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ion Dissonance @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Fit for an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone, The Alaskan and Imperialist. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Old-timey Americana roots music duo. 8pm. Donations suggested.

MUSIC: Rebel @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The Baroque ensemble performs “Earth’s Delight, Heaven’s Glory” featuring the music of Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi, Blow and Bach. 3pm.

THEATER: “Water by the Spoonful” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning
play by Quiara Alegría Hudes has a six-performance run directed by Kim Stauffer. 2pm.

STORYTELLING: Tellabration @ Proctors, Schenectady. 2pm. $12; $6 students.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Hamlet” @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy in this National Theatre Live production directed by Lyndsey Turner. 11am. $15.

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