4/23/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

April 23rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The powerhouse singer-songwriter is back in Greater Nippertown for an intimate solo concert. 7:30pm. $59, $69 & $79.

MUSIC: Mother Goose Jazz Band @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park. A jazz-for-kids concert featuring saxman Josh Greenberg and the rest of the band, plus guest guitarist Chuck D’Aloia. 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. the dynamic duo showcases Bonfire to Ash, their first album of original co-writes. With Ryanhood. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Gabriel Tajeu @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The benefit for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society features the sweet soul-pop sounds of the Alabama-based singer-songwriter. 7pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Festival Cinema Invisible’s International Film Festival @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The sixth annual festival showcases films exclusively from and about the Middle East and Northern Africa. 10am-7pm. $25 for an all-day pass. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Home Free @ The Egg, Albany. Country music a cappella quintet. 7:30pm. $27.50, $40 & $130. UPDATE: The show is now officially sold out…

WORKSHOPS: Albany Improv Fest @ the Upper Room, Albany. 11:30am: “Improvising Memorable Characters” with Christopher J. Simpson; 2pm: “Musical Improv” with Mark S. Meritt. $25 each; $40 for both. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Scott Petito’s io @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A genre-bending jazz-rock mash-up of originals and reworked covers. Inventive, exploratory yet immensely accessible – featuring guitarist David Gilmore, saxman Erik Lawrence, keyboardist Rachel Z, drummer Ben Perowsky and bassist Scott Petito. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. 3pm. $24. Through Sunday, April 30.

MUSIC: Sabaton @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Swedish metal band. With the Last Stand. 7pm. $30.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s Evil Dan’s Disco Inferno featuring Cherish. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Foreigner” @ Home Made Theater, Saratoga Springs. Larry Shue’s comedy. 2pm. $24 & $27. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Mipso @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The indie Americana quartet rolls into town in support of their new album, Coming Down the Mountain. 9pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Glass Menagerie” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Tennessee Williams classic. 2pm. $25; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Ochestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Performing the works of Brahms, Saint-Saëns and Edward Green. 3pm.

CABARET: Shut the Brunch Up @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan and her musical director John McMahon celebrate the American Standard Songbook, as well as sensational songs of the ’60s and a mixed-bag of Broadway show tunes, pop, blues and jazz. 1:30pm. $39.95 for show and brunch.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Saint Joan” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Gemma Arterton stars in George Bernard Shaw’s classic 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…