2/15/13: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ McKownville United Methodist Church, Albany. “Farther Along: Gospel Music from the Folk Boom” is a benefit for the Gloversville family of Isabelle “Baby Izzy” Sherman as they continue to deal with the effects of their daughter’s devastating Mitochondrial Disease. With special guest fiddler Joe Gumpper and vocalist Amaal Yehia. 7pm. FREE; donations encouraged.
PERFORMANCE: Brian Rogers/The Chocolate Factory: “Hot Box” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. “Loud, dark, foggy, sweaty, messy, and very live.” 8pm. $18. Also at 8pm on Saturday. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE TICKETS…
MUSIC: Aimee Bobruk @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. The Austin-based songwriter heads to Cohoes in support of her brand new album /ba.’brook/, produced by Brian Beattie of Glass Eye. With Suzanna Choffel and Hilary York. 7pm. $5.
OPERA: “La Traviata” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With a 22-piece orchestra, it’s Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre’s production of the Verdi classic directed by Heidi Lauren Duke. 7:30pm. $40; students $30. Through February 17.
FILM: “Long Distance Revolutionary” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke, and inspire. 5:45pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Werner Herzog presents this visually stunning documentary about indigenous people living deep in the heart of the Siberian wilderness. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Ensemble ACJW @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. In addition to works by Francis Poulenc and Johannes Brahms, the program will feature the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s “Set That On Fire.” 8pm; pre-performance talk at 7pm. $8; seniors $5; students and children FREE.
MUSIC: Gospel Gala 2013 @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A celebration of Black History Month featuring a variety of performing groups including the Capital Region Church of GOD in Christ Mass Choir, Antioch Fellowship Christian Center Liturgical Dancers, Voices of Faith Women’s Community Choir, Liturgical Dance Ministry, Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir, First Israel AME Church Male Chorus, Community Voice Choir and more. Doors open at 6pm; even begins at 7pm. Seating is general admission. FREE.
THEATER: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night of the Broadway musical that tells the story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. With a batch of fun-filled disco hits. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.
FILM: “Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Director Roberta Grossman’s 2006 documentary follows the stories of Native American activists fighting to protect their lands against corporate exploitation and environmental destruction. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Generation Wild Tour @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie and Mikael Weermets. 8pm.