2/12/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, old-timey folksters Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck perform “Lincoln and Liberty: Songs from the Time of Honest Abe.” 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Anat Cohen Quartet @ The Egg, Albany. The acclaimed Israeli-born tenor saxophonist and clarinetist leads her jazz quartet, which also features pianist Jason Lindner, bassist Omer Avital and drummer Daniel Freedman. 7:30pm. $24. Also a free behind-the-scenes Q&A session with Cohen at 4:30pm.
FILM: Oscar Shorts: Live Action @ Time and Space, Hudson. The five finalists for this year’s Academy Award in the category of live action short feature: “Pentecost,” “Raju,” “The Shore,” “Time Freak” and “Tuba Atlantic.” 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: Oscar Shorts: Animation @ Time and Space, Hudson. The five finalists for this year’s Academy Award in the category of animation short feature: “Dimanche/Sunday,” “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore,” “La Luna,” A Morning Stroll” and “Wild Life.” 7:30pm. $7; students $5.
THEATER ON FILM: “Travelling Light” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The National Theatre of London presents Nicholas Wright’s new play, a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. 2pm. $22; children under 12 $15.
FILM: “Brunswick” @ Russell Sage Laboratory 3303 at RPI, Troy. Nate Simms’ documentary about landscape change, told through the personal story of a farmer’s lifelong connection to his now-threatened land. Soundtrack by Matthew Carefully. 4pm. FREE.
MUSIC: “The Day the Music Died” Winter Dance Party @ the Ale House, Troy. The Tichy Boys and Johnny Rabb offer up a tribute concert to the music and memory of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, who died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. Despite the title of the show, it’s just a coincidence that the show is on the same night as the Grammy Awards. Really… 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: “The Inner World of Feeling: Organ and Vocal Music of J.S. Bach” @ St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Pittsfield. Featuring organist Christa Rakich and soprano Miranda Bergmeier performing Bach’s chorales and settings of the Passiontide and Easter sections of his Little Organ Book. 4pm. $25.