3/5/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

March 5th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Barefoot Movement @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Winners of the Momentum Award (for best and brightest newcomers) from the International Bluegrass Music Association, this exuberant quartet crowds around a single mic and lets it rip with traditional barn-burners, tender ballads, lush harmonies and classic rock-inspired originals. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Clearwater Benefit Concert @ The Linda, Albany. Hosted by Wanda Fischer and featuring Betty & the Baby Boomers, Nite Train, Bounce-back Reggae Band, The Duo, Elizabeth Straton and 3 Quarter North. 4pm. $35; $10 kids 12 & under. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Sanctuary Sessions @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Traditional Irish music session organized by Oona Grady and James Gascoyne as a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union. 12noon. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: After the Fall @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Posers, Prison and Ellen & the Degenerates. 8pm. $8

MUSIC: Ice Cream @ the Low Beat, Albany. The music of Ice Cream may not be as innocently sweet as the treat they’re named after, but they’ll certainly delight anyone with even a passing interest in garage rock. Their latest EP, We’re Set, is a melting pot of dirty, fuzzy and slightly stupid rock n’ roll. With the Rechorduroys. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ The Egg, Albany. The powerhouse rock & soul ensemble makes their Greater Nippertown debut in support of their sophomore release Sea Of Noise. With Aaron Lee Tasjan. 8pm. $35–$55. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…

MUSIC: Ethel @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The adventurous string quartet performs excerpts from “Circus: The Lives Behind the Big Top,” a family-friendly multi-media performance. 3pm. $10; students age 13 & under free.

MUSIC: Pierce the Veil @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The San Diego rockers bring their Rest in Space Tour to town in support of their album, Misadventures. With Falling in Reverse and Crown the Empire. 7pm. $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

THEATER: “Wicked” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The hit Broadway musical looks at what happened in the Land of Oz before Dorothy arrived. 1 & 6:30pm. $38-$153. Through Sunday, March 12.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. David Alan Miller conducts a program of Bach, Mozart and the world premiere of a new Michael Torke composition. 3pm.

THEATER: “Fragments” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Shea Leavis directs the play by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. 2pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through March 8.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. The dance company performs in collaboration with the artworks of Caroline Ramersdorfer. 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Godspell” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse kicks off its year round residency with a production of Stephen Schwartz’s classic musical as presented by Greater Nippertown teens. 2pm. $25; $15 students age 18 & under. Through Sunday, March 12.

MUSIC: Gamelan Banyu Wali Concert @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The student gamelan ensemble performs music and dance from Indonesia; reception to follow. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Playing Bach, Ibert, Holst and Respighi. 3pm.

MUSIC: Will Hayes @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. There’s always room for cello… 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Rat Pack & Friends @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Angelo Barbaro leads the Pack as Frank Sinatra… 1 & 6pm. $35.

THEATER: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” @ Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. Last chance! Celese Raspanti’s concentration camp drama is directed by Leigh Strimbeck. 2pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Colonie Village Singers @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The Beat the Snow concert series continues… 2:30pm. FREE.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “No Man’s Land” @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star in the Harold Pinter play. 11am. $15. Also at 7pm on Tuesday.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…