3/29/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

March 29th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

CIRCUS: Les Doigts de la Main @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal-based circus ensemble performs “Cuisines and Confessions,” more than just cookin’ and cartwheels. 7:30pm. $20-$50.

THEATER: “REBEL/Sister” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. It’s the world premiere of the new rock musical by Chad Larabee, Jonathan Michael Weber and Anna Ebbesen. Inspired by Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the musical follows two sisters as they find the courage to face a powerful opponent during a post-apocalyptic civil war. 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, April 5.

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MUSIC: August Is Ours @ Parish Public House, Albany. Indie folkster outta Greenville, North Carolina. With Evergreen and Tyler Samuels. 8pm.

FASHION/FUNDRAISER: Struttin’ With the Stars, Act II: Fashion Show @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A benefit for Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation hosted by Trixie Starr. 7:30pm. $25 & 440.

COMEDY: Plastic Cup Boyz @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: SCCC Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combos @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “An Iliad” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s great epic tale fuses words and music in a spare, modern production starring David Barlow. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, April 2.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

TALK: When Performance and Philosophy Become Design Materials: Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Can we re-enact the experiences and histories of others? This and other questions are starting points for this talk about body-based approaches to design and HCI by phenomenology and digital media scholar Susan Kozel. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Saint Joan” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Gemma Arterton stars in the National Theater’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic drama. 2:30 & 6:30pm. $15.