4/9/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 25 of Spain’s best guitarists converge on the acoustically perfect Music Hall under the direction of Sergi Vincente. Oh, this is gonna be good… 8pm. $29, $36, $42; students $15.
MUSIC: Patricia Brady-Danzig @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The classical soprano tackles everything from Vivaldi to Broadway in a special concert with the Three Young Tenors and Martin Hennessy. 7:30pm. $20.
THEATER: “Chautauqua” @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. 8pm. The National Theater of the United States of America offers its whirlwind, mind-expanding production which examines the role of “entertainer” as well as “artist” and questions whether or not the convergence of art and commerce is possible. $18; students $10.
MUSIC: C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils @ the Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Americana-bluegrass singer-songwriter Smith and his band celebrate the release of their fine album, “Flesh & Bone.” With Lost Radio Rounders, celebrating the release of their new live album, “The Sunny Side,” a collection of Carter Family songs. 7:30pm. $5.
COMEDY: David Sedaris @ Proctors, Schenectady. He’s a multi-talented humorist – NPR darling, best-selling author, essayist, stand-up comic and more. Chances are you’ll get a bit of everything as he invades the Electric City. 8pm. $20, $40.
MUSIC: Club d’Elf @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Led by bassist-composer Mike Rivard, the band celebrates the release of its brand new double-album, “Electric Moroccoland/So Below,” with the help of special guest keyboardist John Medeski. 9pm. $18.
THEATER: “An Evening with Groucho” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A one-man, two-act comedy with actor-director-playwright Frank Ferrante conjuring up the witty one-liners, anecdotes and songs of one of the great comic geniuses of all-time. Accompanied by onstage pianist Jim Furmston. 4pm. $25, $35.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Frank Jaklitsch @ Savannah’s, Albany. A benefit for the Sons and Daughters of Erin Pipe Band to help them raise funds for travel to Ireland. With Sandy Schorr. 3pm. $20 (includes two drinks and light food).
WORKSHOP: “The Business of Art: Illustrating and Publishing Children’s Books” @ the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Award-winning illustrator Mary Jane Begin leads an in-depth, practical focus on the world of the picturebook – from creating imagery for publication to establishing a portfolio and submitting your art for consideration in today’s marketplace. 1-4pm. $15.
DANCE: The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Offering “From the mind, of a single long vine, one hundred opening lives,” inspired by the African-influenced wooden sculptures by craftsman Jim Lewis. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Matt & Shannon Heaton @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. More delightful Celtic folk music from the Boston-based husband and wife duo. With Hannah Sanders & Liz Simmons. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
OPERA ON FILM: “Le Comte Ory” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The new Metropolitan Opera production of Rossini’s comedy starring bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez in the title role. 1pm. $25; children under 12 $15. UPDATE: SOLD OUT. Also at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington ($25; seniors $23; students under 13 $18); and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown ($25; students $18).
WORKSHOP: Getting Your Poems Published @ Albertus Hall’s Room 202 at the College of Saint Rose, Albany. Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, Daniel Nester offers tips on navigating the tricky world poetry publication during this two and half hour workshop. 10am. FREE.