2/11/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

February 11th, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Soul Brass Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Drummer-vocalist Derrick Freeman leads the all-star Big Easy musicians with a jazzy, horn-laced fusion of New Orleans funk, soul and hip-hop as Mardi Gras season nears its peak. With Paul Rivers-Bailey & The Forefathers. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Manhattan Saxophone Quartet @ Union College Taylor Music Center’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. Exploring the jazz-influenced side of the saxophone quartet repertoire with works by Paquito D’Rivera, Astor Piazzolla and Jennifer Higdon, in addition to joining forces with the Union College Jazz Ensemble for music by Don Menza and Thad Jones, as well as Jimmy Giuffre’s classic “Four Brothers”. 3pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Griffin House @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With his latest album, So On and So Forth, the Nashville singer-songwriter with a Midwestern upbringing reveals himself as a young family man and artist who is choosing sobriety and celebrating his path to success. 7pm. $27.

MUSIC: Three Dog Night @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. In the years 1969-1974, no other group achieved more Top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets, although Danny Hutton is now the only remaining original singer. 8pm. $49.75, $59.75 & $79.75. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Hudson Falcons @ the Low Beat, Albany. The original line-up celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary. With The Jagaloons and Slik Nik & the Tex’s Playboys. 7:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Trumpeter Craig Morris joins David Alan Miller and the orchestra for a program that features Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet, Rouse’s Heimdall’s Trumpet and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7. 3pm.

MUSIC: The Werks @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “Hedda Gabler” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Juliet King directs Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama with Joanna Palladino (of Off the Record) in the title role. 3pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, February 18.

MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra Piano Battle @ Proctors, Schenectady. Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis in a keyboard competition featuring works by Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Wagner, Williams and more. 3pm. $20-$45.

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 2pm. Through Sunday, February 18. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Ferriday @ Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. With the Zan Strumfeld Band and The Magdalens. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Kru Coffee, Saratoga Springs. 10am.

MUSIC: The Mendelssohn Club @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. 2pm. FREE.

STORYTELLING: Word Play @ Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. Today’s theme is “revelation.” 2pm.

READING: Carol Durant @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 11am.

THEATER: “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Based on the historical events of the Little Rock Nine, this insightful and exciting musical helps children understand the history of racial diversity in America from a creative and unique perspective. 2pm. $20; kids 12 & under FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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