3/12/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

March 12th, 2017, 8:00 am by Greg

It might be later than you think. Did you turn your clocks ahead last night?

MUSIC: The Parting Glass Anniversary Celebration @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Saratoga’s award-winning Irish pub first opened its doors on this date in 1981. Today they celebrate with Irish stepdancers (1pm) and Forthlin Road (2pm), as well as a special exhibition of the art of Kevin McKrell. FREE.

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MUSIC: Songwriters Showcase @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A pair of critically acclaimed songwriters – Buffalo’s Davey O and Canada’s Linda McRae. 7pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Garth Brooks @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year wraps up his whopping three-night stand. With his wife, Trisha Yearwood. 7pm. $70.98. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC:/FUNDRAISER: Foodstock @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Co-hosts Bob Gamache and Rudd Young present music by Soul Sky, River Junction, the Greasy Fingers Band, the Va Va Voodoos, the TyEs, the Alan Keys Band, the Bear Bones Project, Tapestry, Larry Quinn, Two Guys and special guests Luke McNamee and Leslie Barkman in a benefit for the Food Pantries of the Capital District. 2pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Louis the Child @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Chicago-based electronic duo. With DJ Kip Chapman. Doors open at 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: OZ Experience @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring Omar Hakim, Rachel Z and Jonathan Toscano. 7pm. Donations encouraged. 7pm. Donations encouraged. UPDATE: This show has been postponed. New date TBA…

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

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Upper Room, Albany. It’s the monthly Blues & Roots Brunch. 11am. FREE.

WORKSHOP: Jason Bittner @ Rocky’s Music Studio, North Greenbush. The master drummer with Flotsam & Jetsam presents an exciting, informative and entertaining drum clinic. 3pm. $25.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The music of Jerry Garcia… 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Director Brian Sheldon helms the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical that explores wishes, family, and the choices we make as told through familiar fairy tale characters by the Brothers Grimm. 2pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, March 19.

CIRCUS/CABARET: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Hudson-based company of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers wraps up their annual winter performance series with a family-friendly matinee. 3pm.

THEATER: “Godspell” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Last chance!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.

MUSIC: Mark Tommasone @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The Beat the Snow concert series coontinues… 2:30pm. FREE.

​MUSIC: Kitchen Jazz @ Pruyn House, Latham. 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Book Club Play” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The award winning playwright Karen Zacarias’ comedy focuses on the fun, frivolity and deeply serious politics found in our beloved book clubs. 2pm. $25; $10 students ages 22 & under. Through Sunday, March 19. GO HERE for review…

MUSIC: Takács Quartet @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The foursome serves up Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, No. 6, String Quartet in F Major, op. 135 and more. 8pm. FREE.