5/15/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Rob Jonas Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter Jonas and his band – guitarist JV Abbey, bassist Mike Guzzo and drummer Mark Adamo – celebrate the release of their new album, “Another Lonely Road.” 7pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
MUSIC: Tisziji Munoz Quartet @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Guitar innovator Munoz always pushes the musical envelope, and he’s got a band that can match him move for outside move: keyboardist John Medeski (of MM&W, of course), drummer Bob Ra-Kalam Moses and bassist Don Pate. With the Kalmia String Quartet opening the show. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Shalva Chemo @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock. One of the finest traditional vocal groups from the Caucasus Republic of Georgia, the trio – featuring Tristan Sikharulidze, Guri Sikharulidze and Merab Kalandadze – performs a concert of complex, polyphonic vocal music. 7pm. $15.
THEATER: The O Solo Mama Mia Festival @ Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield. Robin Gelfenbien’s “My Salvation has a First Name: A Wienermobile Journey” and “Performing Therapy” performed by Camilla Schade. 2pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: Danzig @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Glenn Danzig and his boys rumble into Clifton Park in support of their latest album, “Deth Red Sabaoth.” With Devil Driver and 2 Cents. 8pm. $25 in advance; $27 at the door.
THEATER: “White Plains Road” @ The Linda, Albany. A multi-media theater piece by Donna Brent about a young Jewish girl growing up in the Bronx in the ’50s. Featuring actress Rebecca Landman directed by Barbara Gulan. With a jazz score composed and performed by saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz and photography by Steven Schwartz. 3pm. $12.
MUSIC: “Messiah” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. All three parts of Handel’s most famous oratorio will be performed by the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, using baroque-style orchestra and interpretation. 3pm.
STREET FEST: Spring Festival on Grand Street @ Grand Street Community Arts, Albany. Outdoor block party with arts & crafts, break dancing, face painting, relay races, family activities, music, food, 1-5pm. FREE.
ARTS EXHIBIT: “Other’s Concept” @ RPI’s West Hall, Troy. Rensselaer Electronic Arts Graduate Studio Show features work by Alejandro Borsani, Sena Clara Creston, Ellie Markovitch, Boryana Rossa, Soyo Lee and others in such fields as Food Art, Video Experimentations, Installations, Living Environment, Found Objects and Social Media. 5-8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Dawn Upshaw @ Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-On-Hudson. Soprano Upshaw performs classical and folk music with pianist Kayo Iwama, singers from the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the Collaborative Piano Fellows. A benefit for the Scholarship Fund of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. 3pm. $15, $25, $50 and $75.