4/2/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

April 2nd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Salif Keita @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Kicking off the spring season, it’s a true giant of the world music scene. Known as the “Golden Voice of Africa,” he is undoubtedly one of the most influential and important artists in African music. 7pm. $40.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: Joseph Keckler @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Alt-cabaret vocalist and performance artist – whom The New York Times called “an operatic singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing” – performs a concert to benefit Animalkind, the Hudson cat rescue and adoption center. 7pm. $25 & $60.

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MUSIC: Way Down Wanderers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The award-winning Chicago Americana band offers soaring bluegrassy instrumentals, foot-stomping sing-alongs, rich vocal harmonies and an earnest desire to give something beautiful to their listeners. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Thibaut Garcia @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The award-winning French classical guitarist serves up a sparkling solo recital. 3pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Hero Dishonest @ the Low Beat, Albany. Hardcore punk from Helsinki, Finland. With Gun Candy and Male Patterns. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Gary Lucas @ Quinn’s, Beacon. Having played with everyone from Captain Beefheart to Jeff Buckley, Leonard Bernstein to Lou Reed, John Cale to Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg to Nick Cave, among countless others, there’s never been a guitarist like him. Tonight he’ll play two solo sets — one acoustic, one electric. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “An Iliad” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! 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. 2pm.

MUSIC: Garfield Moore @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Accompanied by pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa, the cellist performs works by Joseph Louis Caix d’Hervelois, Franz Joseph Haydn, Gaspar Cassado, Ludwig von Beethoven and Samuel Barber. 2pm. $15; $10 students.

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. 2pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, April 5.

BUBBLES: Gazillion Bubble Show @ Proctors, Schenectady. Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. 3pm. $20-$45. UPDATE: This show has been postponed to 3pm on Sunday, November 19…

THEATER: “Graeme of Thrones” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, it’s an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is “Game of Thrones.” See it before the inevitable lawsuit. 1:30 & 6:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Upswing Duo @ the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville. Brunch concert of standards from the Great American Songbook. 11am-1pm. $25; $15 kids under age 10.

THEATER: “Wait Until Dark” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! A Circle Theatre Players’ production directed by Val Gray. 2:30pm. $18; $10 under age 18.

THEATER: “The Women” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Last chance! The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, directed by Suzanna Bornn. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Concerts in the Village @ the Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook. “Haydn and Cherubini: 18th c. Elegance meets 19th c. Drama” features the Broad Street Chorale, Broad Street Orchestra and and soloists. 3pm. $20.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents a production of Stephen Sondheim musical with a cast of 15 Park Playhouse II students ranging in age from 13-18 years old. 2pm. $25; $15 age 18 & under. Through Sunday, April 9.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Amadeus” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, recorded live earlier this year by the National Theatre. 11am. $15.

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