2/27/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday
THEATER ON FILM: “Waiting for Godot” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A film of director Chris McElreon’s audacious restaging of the Samuel Beckett masterpiece set in post-Katrina New Orleans. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion “Art as a Catalyst for Change,” featuring McElreon, “Waiting for Godot” actor J. Kyle Manzay and others. 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Happy Traum @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran Woodstock folkie (and head honcho at Homespun Tapes) steps into the spotlight at the hallowed folk venue. With Andy Friedman. 7pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
MUSIC: Marka Gustavsson and Frank Corliss @ the Bard Center’s Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson. The special faculty recital featuring Marka Gustavsson on viola and violin and Frank Corliss on piano features Bach’s Sonata in A Major for violin and keyboard, Stravinsky’s Duo concertante, George Enesco’s “Impressions d’enfance” and the world premiere of Kyle Gann’s “Scene from a Marriage.” 3pm. FREE.
SPORTS: The Harlem Globetrotters @ the Times Union Center, Albany. They’ve always got plenty of crowd-pleasing tricks up their collective sleeves, but they’ve got a new one this time around – the four-point shot. And, yes, the hapless Washington Generals – the lossingest team in basketball – will be there, too. 2pm. $20, $24, $31, $40, $59 and $124.
ART TALK: “Art Theft and the Tate’s Stolen Turners” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Sandy Nairne, director of London’s National Portrait Gallery, speaks about his involvement in the search and recovery of two Joseph Mallord William Turner oil paintings that were infamously stolen from the Tate Gallery’s collection in 1994. 3pm. FREE.
ART TALK: “Near Here” @ the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. Photographers Jamie Lyn Davis of Saugerties and Rachel Papo of Woodstock kick off the “Near Here” artist lecture series. 11am. FREE.