1/27/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: Anna Lee @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. The 17-year-old virtuoso violin phenom will be accompanied by pianist Robert Koenig. 3pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rick Rourke @ The Egg, Albany. Singer, songwriter and triple-threat instrumentalist Rick Rourke celebrates the release of his new solo album The 3 Sides to Every Story by bringing together three of his bands – Lost Wages, the Bluz House Rockers and a reunion of the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band. Proceeds to benefit the Regional Food Bank. 2pm. $20; VIP $35.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Home Bass” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Three internationally acclaimed bassists and a cellist team up for an all-star benefit for Habitat for Humanity. Bassists Tommy Stinson, Melissa Auf Der Maur and Meshell Ndegeocello and their friends will be joined by Rasputina cellist Melora Creager. 7pm. $20, $30 & $50.

MUSIC: Magpie @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran folk duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino celebrate their 40th anniversary together. 7pm. $17.

SHOPPING: Music Lust 2013 @ the Ramada Inn, Albany. Tables full of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, videos, books, posters and other music-oriented collectibles for sale, trade, etc. 10am-5pm. $3.

OPERA ON FILM: “Maria Stuarda” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, in this Metropolitan Opera premiere production. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.

THEATER: “The Belle of Amherst” @ the East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Sara Melita portrays the poet Emily Dickinson in the one-woman play. Directed by Richard Harte. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Alfie Boe @ The Egg, Albany. One of the U.K.’s most technically gifted classical crossover talents, the tenor won a Tony Award for his role in “La Boheme” and has since performed in “Kismet” and “La Traviata.” 3pm. $34.

THEATER: “One Man Star Wars Trilogy” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Three classic sci-fi films condensed into one hour on the stage by one actor – Charlie Ross. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $25.

FILM: “Celeste” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 1981 film written and directed by Percy Adlon that depicts the creative process of Marcel Proust and his relationship with his young French housekeeper, Celeste Albaret. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s a double-barrelled release party for a pair of vinyl seven-inchers. One is a Slaughterhouse Chorus/Bridge Under Fire split single; the other is Bad Friends’ slab o’ vinyl featuring 10 songs in as many minutes. In addition to the three above-mentioned bands, the evening’s festivities will also include Henry’s Rifle and Maggot Brain. 7pm. $5.

COMEDY: Jeff Dunham @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The comic/ventriloquist has been hailed as “America’s favorite comedian” by Slate.com, and according to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he is the top-grossing stand-up comic in North America. 3pm. $47.50.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hard Soul @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. Proceeds from the show will benefit three Local 518 Olympic Judo hopefuls – Nick Kossor, Brice Rudat and Cammi Kaichi – who are training for the 2016 games taking place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. 2pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jeremy Denk @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. The pianist performs Liszt, Brahms. 3pm. $25.

DANCE ON FILM: “Don Quixote” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Created by leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky exclusively for the Dutch National Ballet. 1pm. $15; students $13.

FILM: “Starlet” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director/co-writer Sean Baker’s film explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and the elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson). 3pm. $7; students $5.

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