5/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

May 21st, 2017, 6:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Girl Blue @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Albany singer-songwriter Arielle O’Keefe performs in support of her EP I Am Not a Star. 7pm. $18.

CABARET: “Rhyme on My Hands: A Tribute to the Comic Song” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Humorist Byron Nilsson’s intimate one-man program of funny and forgotten songs from Flanders & Swann, Noel Coward, Tom Lehrer and beyond. 2pm. $20 (includes coffee). GO HERE for more info…

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THEATER: “Coney Island” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A concert reading of a new musical by Catskill’s Frank Cuthbert. Directed by John Sowle. 2pm. $15; $10 students. GO HERE for more info…

EVENT: SPAC Rock & Run @ Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs. A fundraising road race – a half-marathon, 5K and 10K – with live music performed along the route by Greater Nippertown musicians, including Cosby Gibson, Diz, Immune Friction, Keller & Cannon, Legendary Losers, Missing Link, Pony in the Pancake, reaLation, the Long Bow Trio, Paradox Saints, Owls in Orbit, Crush. First race at 7:40am.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 3pm. Through Saturday, June 10.

CABARET: “Bent: A Gender Bent Musical Cabaret” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A cabaret by Hudson’s Upstage Productions featuring a dozen-and-a-half performers. Directed by Adam Harrison; musical direction by Andrew Stein; choreography by Tanya Phelps. 7pm. $25. Also at 7pm on Monday.

MUSIC: Kevin Maul & Peter Bearup’s Americana @ the Ale House, Troy. 6pm.

THEATER: “Some People Hear Thunder” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of a new musical love story by Gerson Smoger and Jeffrey Sorkin. Directed by and starring Kevin McGuire. 2pm. Through Sunday, May 28. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Iron Chic @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With After the Fall, Mikey Erg, Neutral Territory. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “True West” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Sam Shepard’s play examines the tension between two estranged brothers – Hollywood screenwriter Austin and drifter/thief Lee. Drifted by Patrick White. 8pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: The Adirondack Baroque Consort @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Early music performed on the same instruments it was originally composed for, including recorders, rauschpfeife, crumhorns, hurdy-gurdy, pig-snout and bowed psalteries, harpsichord and viol, among others. The concert, “Five Composers of the Hudson Valley,” includes works by Kubik, Cowell, Raksin and Mageau. 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The beloved children’s book has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon, delighting readers around the world. Now, everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero has been given new life in the musical stage presentation that follows Stanley Lipscomb on a fantastic trip around the globe. 2pm. $20; Free for kids ages 12 & under.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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