8/31/12: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Led by Williams College’s Brad Wells, the adventurous vocal ensemble continues its tradition of bringing singing styles from around the world to North Adams. This concert highlights the group’s collaboration with Missy Mazzoli, called “one of the most sought after young composers in the country.” 8pm. $15; students $10.
MUSIC: Bryan Thomas @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Wrapping up the Upbeat On the Roof concert series, Thomas is simply one of Nippertown’s very finest singer-songwriters… 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor and the New Standard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jazz singer O’Connor tackles rock-era standards from Carole King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” to Joni Mitchell’s “Carey” to the Beatles’ “The Word” and beyond with an all-star band featuring Mallory Donnelly, Bob Warren, Sam Zucchini, Peg Delaney and Tony Markellis. 8pm. $18.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM: “Planet of Snail” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Seungjun Yi’s award-winning documentary about an accomplished young deaf and blind poet and his relationship with the world around him. 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: George Jones @ the Calvin Theater, Northampton. Recently, ol’ Possum has declared that he’ll be hanging up his touring shoes next year, so you know know, but this might be your last opportunity to catch this bonafide American music legend in concert. With the Salvation Alley String Band. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.
MUSIC: Y La Bamba @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Luzelena Mendoza and her Portland, Oregon bandmates are the perfect example of how to embrace tradition while still creating something new and exciting. 9pm. $15.
FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Avatar” (2009), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.
FILM: “Meet the Fokkens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas’ documentary about Louise and Martine Fokkens, identical twin sisters, who have worked for 50 years in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. 8pm. $7; students $5.
THEATER/MUSIC: “Blue Venice” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Heather Fisch and the Twilight-Grimm Opera Company present a wildly imaginative “high-flown lickspittle swindle opera” about a young man who is kidnapped and thrust into a delirious and shadowy world ruled by the tyrannical Rat King and the icy blue Snow Queen. 8pm. $19 & $29.
MUSIC: The Trevor Wilson Vocal Ensemble @ the Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. The Brooklyn-based composer works chiefly in vocal-centric song cycles. His most recent work, “Soft Wings,” employs densely layered vocal parts, paired with a mellow folk-style guitar picking. 8pm. $5.
CABARET: “Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should…” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Narrated by two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn, and directed by Shakina Nayfack. 8pm. $25 & $35. Also at 8pm Saturday.
MUSIC: Jason Lescalleet @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The analog tape manipulation master headlines this Albany Sonic Arts Collective concert in support of his new 2CD set, “Songs About Nothing.” With Jefferson Pitcher/Jonathan Chen/Doug Van Nort, presenting their first live collaboration for guitar, violin and electronics. Also with Cristyn Magnus. 8pm. $5.