Nippertown's Picks This Week
Monday, March 10, 2014
MUSIC: Festival of Contemporary Music @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center's Main Theater, Albany. Bang a gong! Performances by the University Percussion Ensemble, the Empire State Youth Percussion Ensemble and the Empire State Repertory Percussion Ensemble. 7pm. $6; $3 students & seniors.
TALK: Christopher Durang @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center's Recital Hall, Albany. The 18th annual Burian Lecture is delivered by the playwright and author of the Broadway hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," winner of the 2013 Tony Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at the Recital Hall at 4:15pm.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
MUSIC: The Steel Wheels @ Caffe Lena, Sartaoga Springs. Clustered around a single microphone, the Americana roots band previews their upcoming single, "We've Got a Fire," as they serve up keening, four-part harmony featuring Trent Wagler's unmistakable tenor buttressed by fiddler Eric Brubaker, bassist Brian Dickel and mandolinist-guitarist Jay Lapp. 7pm.
THEATER: "The Book of Mormon" @ Proctors, Schenectady. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of "South Park"), it’s the irreverent winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The New York Times called it "the best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly called it “the funniest musical of all time.” What else do you need to know? 7:30pm.
MUSIC: The Terry Gordon/Roger Noyes Duo @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Music@Noon concert series welcomes the trumpet-and-guitar half of the Arch Stanton Quartet. The twosome will perform original tunes as well as standards from Rodgers and Hart, Thelonious Monk, Stanley Turrentine and others. 12noon. FREE.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
THEATER: "The Book of Mormon" @ Proctors, Schenectady. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of "South Park"), it’s the irreverent winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The New York Times called it "the best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly called it “the funniest musical of all time.” What else do you need to know? 7:30pm. UPDATE: All performances are officially sold out, but a limited number of tickets may be available by lottery for each show. GO HERE for details...
Other Nippertown Arts & Entertainment Calendars:
The Free George: The Online Magazine of the Lake George Region, Saratoga and the Adirondacks
Hudson Sounds: Classical Music in New York's Capital Region
Capital District Fun: Things To Do for Kids and Families in Schenectady, Albany and Troy
Albany Poets: Poetry and spoken word in upstate New York
Albany Jazz: Selected Jazz listings from all corners of Nippertown.
A Place for Jazz: a comprensive calendar for all things Jazz.
Dance Flurry: Participatory dance throughout Nippertown.
Folk Times: folk, acoustic, bluegrass, country, old-timey, swing, blues, jazz, Cajun/zydeco, new-age, classical, baroque, Renaissance and Irish music in Eastern New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts.