10/1/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

October 1st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Wynonna & the Big Noise @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Rolling Stone has called her “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” 7pm. $46, $66 & $91.

MUSIC: Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Musica, Hudson. Musica celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party featuring the Chandler Travis Philharmonic – dancing, music, general revelry just this side of mayhem. 3pm.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Music Fest Fundraiser @ Lakeview Inn, Averill Park. Kevin McKrell & Brian Melick, Val Haynes, Camille West and Ramblin Jug Stompers play a fundraiser for Bridget Ball Shaw, who is running for Rensselaer County Legislator. 2-6pm. $40 includes light fare, beer, wine & soda.

MUSIC: The Appleseed Collective @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Riding the wave of the bluegrass revival beyond newgrass and into new genre-bending territory. On their latest five-song EP, The Tour Tapes, they swing from dim club storytelling swagger to rich vocal harmony, from hot club hot licks to spacey ambience, from old Irish reels to modern American indie. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Walrus @ Second Ward Foundation, Hudson. The Halifax-based band has been described as “a dreamy mix of the Vines and Jefferson Airplane, like Joy Division had sent back a decade earlier to reinvent the ’60s by masquerading as the Byrds.” With Carinae and Ethan E. 7pm.

MUSIC: Gustafer Yellowgold @ Colony, Woodstock. Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” Entertainment Weekly praised “… the most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain – both adult and kid… absurdly appealing.” An all-ages show. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: “Lost Lake” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn. 2pm. $50. Through Sunday, October 22.

MUSIC: Emerson String Quartet @ South Mountain Concert Hall, Pittsfield. Performing works by Haydn, Schumann and Beethoven. 3pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rootstock 2017 @ Long Dock Park, Beacon. A celebration of music and agriculture dedicated to helping farmers stay rooted. Featuring the Gibson Brothers, the Shockenaw Mountain Boys (featuring members of Railroad Earth), Sloan Wainwright and her band and Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter. 12noon-6pm. UPDATE: This event has been postponed til the spring…

THEATER: “This Is Not a Test” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. With a mix of theater, French-style clowning and contemporary circus, Troy-based Aaron Marquise stars in an original apocalyptic one-man clown show. 4pm. $20; VIP $30; children under 12 $15.

MUSIC: Jack & the Jukebox @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Bendt and Ignation. 7pm.

TALK: “Thomas Cole’s Transatlantic Career” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. This lecture by Elizabeth Kornhauser (the Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) will provide an inside look at The Met’s up-coming exhibition “Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings,” opening on January 30. 2pm. Talk is included with museum admission.

THEATER: “Sex With Strangers” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Stephen Nachamie directs Laura Eason’s smart, digital-age dramedy about a pair of writers snowbound in a bed & breakfast. Starring Jenny Strassburg and Ben Williamson. 2pm. Through Sunday, October 15. GO HERE to read a review…

READING: “God: 48 Famous and Fascinating Minds Talk About God” @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. A discussion with the book’s collaborators – Jennifer Berne, who compiled the quotes, and New Yorker cartoonist R.O. Blechman, who did the illustrations. 2pm.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Last chance! SLOC opens the fall season with the Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Peter Caracappa. 2pm. $22-$28.

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…