10/28/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Metropolitan Opera Brass Ensemble @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Straight outta America’s finest opera house, the horns blow sweet and glorious (and unamplified!) through the acoustical wonder that is the Music Hall. 3pm. $25, $28, $38 & $48.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Bound for Glory: 100 Years of Woody Guthrie” @ the Beacon Institute Gallery, Beacon. Singer-songsmith-roots music scholar-multi instrumentalist Michael Eck presents his one-man celebration of Woody Guthrie in celebration of the centennial of his birth. A fundraiser for the Beacon Sloop Club and the Sloop Woody Guthrie restoration. 4pm. $15 available here.
MUSIC: Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet @ the College of Saint Rose Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Featuring guitarists Sten Isachsen, Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby and Paul Quigley. 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sons of the Never Wrong @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Chicago folk trio celebrates their 20th anniversary. Founding member (current Saratoga songwriter) Nancy Walker opens the show as their special guest. 7pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
FILM: “The Sun” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Acclaimed Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov creates an incisive, eerie portrait of the enigmatic Japanese Emperor Hirohito during the twilight of World War II, as he faces surrender and renunciation of his divine status. 2pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: BelO @ MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world is a young, socially conscious singer-songwriter with a sophisticated sound. BelO and his band will serve up a high-energy mix of jazz, world-beat, rock, reggae and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythms. 7pm. $10. NOTE: This concert was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, but has been moved up due to the impending storm.
FILM: “Faust” @ Proctors, Schenectady. F.W. Murnau’s classic silent film with a live original soundtrack by Filmharmonia, featuring pipe organ, theremin and Buchla lightning wands. 3pm. $12; ages 17 & under $10.
FILM: “Radio Unnameable” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This documentary film by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson paints a fascinating portrait of influential WBAI-FM radio personality Bob Fass, who revolutionized the airwaves by developing a patchwork of music, politics, comedy and reports from the street, effectively creating free-form radio. 7pm. $7; students $5.
GUITARS: The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Guitars, guitars and more guitars. Stare at ’em. Hear ’em. Touch ’em. Play ’em. Join the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, at a gathering of handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world. 11am-6pm. $20.
FILM: “Stars in Shorts” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Seven short films (all from the last year and a half or so) featuring famous actors – Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Julia Stiles and Lily Tomlin. The films are a real mix – comedy, sci-fi, drama, even a musical – and they come together nicely as a well-rounded theatrical presentation. 4:30pm. $7; students $5.
THEATER ON FILM: “The Last of the Haussmans” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. The National Theatre of London’s production of Stephen Beresford’s funny and touching new play starring Julie Walters with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory, as a family that’s losing its grip. 12noon. $15; ages 12 and under $12. Also at 7pm on Monday.
MUSIC: Adrenalin Pumpkin @ Sunnyside Gardens, Saratoga Springs. John Kribs teams up with 1984 banjo champion Chris Leske and bassist-vocalist Arlin Greene. 12noon-4pm, unless the weather is nasty.