6/24/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Benefit Concert for the Family of Jeff Ellis @ Danceland at Latham Circle Mall, Latham. A celebration of the life of Jeff Ellis, a life-long Nippertown resident who died in April from the effects of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In addition to his longtime job at Parkway Music, Jeff was a drummer who played in countless local bands over the years. Several of those bands – Tom Murphy & Co. (2pm), Trish & the Rockhounds (2:50pm), the Stockman Brothers (3:40pm), the Pipe Kings (4:30pm), Forthlin Road (5:20pm), Jonathan Newell (6:15pm) – are donating their time and talents to this benefit concert. All proceeds will go to the Ellis Family to defray high medical bills. Parkway Music has donated musical gear to be raffled off. 2pm. $10 donation requested.
THEATER: “Here Lies Love” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. It’s a work-in-progress stage presentation directed by Alex Timbers and based on the collaborative album of the same name helmed by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. A thoroughly intriguing performance. 3pm. UPDATE: All performances are SOLD OUT.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s the final day of the 32nd annual family-friendly folk fest, featuring a variety of afternoon workshops and a 3:30pm concert featuring the Andrew & Noah Band, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Magpie, Ken Whiteley and Kim & Reggie Harris. Music starts at 9am.
FILM: “Smiles of a Summer Night” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The classic 1955 prize-winning tragicomedy “Smiles of a Summer Night” at last ushered in an international audience for director Ingmar Bergman. Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life. 6pm. $7; students $5.
THEATER ON FILM: “One Man, Two Guvnors” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. An encore screening of the National Theatre of London’s acclaimed production of this classic farce. 12noon. $15; children 12 and under $12. Also 7pm on Monday.
MUSIC: Caravan of Thieves @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of “Stomp” and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired. 7pm. $18.
MUSIC: The Flatlanders @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, together again in celebration of their 40th anniversary. With Jason Eady opening. 7pm. $40.
MUSIC: Silk Road Ensemble @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads the world music ensemble in concert at Ozawa Hall. 8pm. $20-$99.
MUSIC: “We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Featuring vocalist Stephanie Blythe and pianist Craig Terry. 4pm. $35 & $60; VIP tix including post-show reception $100.