4/30/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

April 30th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

THEATER/MUSIC: Shen Yun @ Proctors, Schenectady. Can you say “extravaganza”? 2pm. $74-$124.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 24-Hour Drone @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Sonic explorers Roddy Bottum (of Faith No More), JR & MS, Brian Dewan, Jesus Cactus, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Choir and Shilpa Ray more sonic explorers keep the marathon drone humming along. It started on Saturday and goes continuously til 12noon today. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

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MUSIC: Jazz Appreciation Month Concert @ Colonie Elks Lodge, Latham. The Albany Musicians Association, Local 14 AFM wraps up Jazz Appreciation Month with its annual concert. Featuring the Brian Axford Duo (2pm); the Joe Finn Quartet (2:55pm); the Steve Lambert Quartet (3:50pm) and the Nat Phipps Quintet (4:45pm). FREE.

MUSIC: Kosha Dillz @ the Low Beat, Albany. Talk about a ringing endorsement… Wu Tang Clan’s RZA calls Kosha “one of the rawest Jewish kids I know, proving again that hip-hop comes in all shapes, sizes, forms and races.” With AMJ, Mike Arson and Osymandias. 7pm. $10.

FILM: People’s Pixel Project @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The Lake George Arts Project’s eighth annual festival of locally-produced short films and videos. 2pm. $10.

MUSIC: Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The Commander is back in the saddle behind the boogie woogie keys. With his old pal John Tichy and the Lustre Kings. 6pm. $25.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: Backdoor Boys @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Craig Cunningham and Kevin Weldon bring their satirical revue, “Bring on the Men!” as they sing and joke their way through contemporary life, looking at the world through lavender-colored glasses. A benefit for Hudson Pride Foundation. 7pm.

RECORD SHOW: WGXC Record & Media Fair @ Basilica Hudson’s Back Gallery, Hudson. More than 20 vendors and 30 tables full of eclectic vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical instruments and radio-related ephemera. 11am-5pm. $3; $15 for early-bird admission at 10am.

MUSIC: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ Chatham Brewing Co., Chatham. The Reverberators frontman plays a solo gig. 3pm.

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

CABARET: Shanara Gabrielle @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. In a variety of songs, the DC-based actress reflects on her frustrations and triumphs as a performer, a partner and a parent in “Tilting at Windmills.” 2pm. $20.

COMEDY: Drew Lynch @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7pm. $12.

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

MUSIC: Williams College Chamber Choir @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Brad Wells, the choir performs works by Bach and Heinrich Schütz. 4pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. Last chance! 3pm. $24.

ART ON SCREEN: “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism” @ the Clark Art Insitute, Williamstown. The new film is based on the popular exhibition “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement” at the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely regarded as the home of American Impressionism. 3pm. $12.

THEATER: “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 1pm. $21, $28, $38 & $68.

THEATER: “Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love” @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Mallery Avidon’s touching, funny and heartbreaking look at modern life. 2pm. $15; $10 students. Through Sunday, May 7.

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…