1/22/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

January 22nd, 2017, 7:52 am by Greg

MUSIC: Nellie McKay @ Club Helsinki, Hudson.
The quirky singer-songwriter is known for her uniquely eccentric blend of cabaret, pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop, and this time out, she’s featuring songs from her musical biography, “A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton,” a mid-20th century jazz musician and bandleader who lived his adult life as a man, although he was assigned female at birth. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Greater Nippertown’s premier jug band debuts their new train-themed show, “The Last Boxcar.” 7pm. $20.

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MUSIC: Kenny Werner Trio @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world-class pianist and composer was awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work, No Beginning No End – a musical journey exploring the path from one lifetime to the next. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The High School Choral Festival @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Albany Pro Musica presents its annual fest, featuring Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Harmonics, Hoosick Falls Treblemakers, Queensbury High School Madrigal Singers and Saratoga Springs High School Choraliers. 5pm. $15: $5 students.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Winter Carnival show is hosted by Evil Dan with Redd d’Noir as the featured performer. 8pm. $15.

WORKSHOP: Introduction to the World of Percussion & Rhythm @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. A family hands-on workshop with percussionist Brian Melick. 1pm. $5.

THEATER: “Urinetown” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Marc Christopher directs the 2001 Tony Award winning musical comedy. 2pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, January 29.

MUSIC: Band of Ghosts @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Last Daze Duo, Two Guys and Lucas Garrett. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninoff and John Rutter. 3pm.

MUSIC: Sonny and Perley @ the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library, Clifton Park. Presenting “The Great
American Songbook, Jazz, International Cabaret and Bossa Nova.” 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Southern Comforts” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Barry Streifert directs Circle Theatre Productions’ performance of Kathleen Clark’s romantic play about second chances at love late in life. 2:30pm. $18: $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, January 29.

MUSIC: Kitchen Jazz @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. 2:30pm.

FILM: “The Makioka Sisters” @ Clark Art Inbstitute, Williamstown. “Colors of Japan: Cinematic Impressions” film series continues with Kon Ichikawa’s lyrical 1983 adaptation of Junichiro Tanizaki’s novel, which follows four sisters through the cycle of seasons in the late 1930s. 1:30pm. FREE.

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