Nippertown's Picks This Week
Saturday, December 7, 2013
MUSIC: John Medeski @ the College of Saint Rose's Massry Center, Albany. Keyboardist for jam-band jazzbos Medeski Martin & Wood serves up a solo piano concert in support of his splendid OKeh Records release, the introspective, meditative A Different Time. 7:30pm. $25; $12.50 students.
MUSIC: Phantogram @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It's the big homecoming show for Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, and you're invited to get you electro-pop groove on with 'em. With Until the Ribbon Breaks and Weeknight. $20.
FUNDRAISER: Center Gallery Speakeasy Gala @ 90 State Events, Albany. Marking the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, Albany Center Gallery's annual fundraiser is a 1920s speakeasy-themed party with amazing food from Mazzone Hospitality, limited and specialized art from our regional artists, competitive auctions and raffles, buzz-worthy old-timey cocktails and live entertainment. 7-11pm. $125.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ Musica, Hudson. In conjunction with Hudson's annual holiday Winter Walk celebration. And maybe some bellydancers, too... 5-8pm.
MUSIC: The Temptations @ The Egg, Albany. Original member Otis Williams and his cohorts stir up those marvelous Motown memories with such hits as “My Girl,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more... 8pm. $34.50.
THEATER: Sundance Institute Theatre Lab @ MASS MoCA's Club B-10, North Adams. A staged reading of five-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa's work-in-progress musical, "First Daughter Suite," as he explores mother-daughter relationships. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. 8pm. $12 in advance; $16 at the door; $10 students.
DANCE: Northeast Ballet's Annual "Nutcracker" @ Proctors, Schenectady. Under the artistic direction of Darlene Myers, New York City Ballet dancers Lauren Lovette and Gonzalo Garcia star in the annual holiday ballet classic. 7pm. $20-$50. Also at 2pm on Sunday.
THEATER: "A Christmas Carol" @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Michael Bush directs Broadway and Cap Rep fave Kevin McGuire star in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, at once funny and poignant. 3 & 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through December 22.
THEATER: "White Christmas" @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Classic Theatre Guild's production directed by Ed Bablin and brimming over with Irving Berlin's classic songs. 2 & 7:30pm. $18.50; $15.50 seniors & students. Through Sunday, December 15.
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.