2/17/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Revelers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s the official Flurry Decompression Concert featuring one of the headliners of the Dance Flurry Festival in a concert situation – a bona fide Louisiana super group featuring members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys. 7pm. $20; $16 with a Flurry wristband.
MUSIC: The Tichy Boys @ the Ale House, Troy. Special guest rockabilly torchbearer Johnny Rabb joins the father and son team for “The Day the Music Died,” celebrating the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Official Blues Brothers Revue @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty take on the roles of Jake and Elwood with the high-energy, eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band. 7:30pm. $25 &$40.
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. 2pm. $40; students $30. Through February 17.
FILM: “Chasing Ice” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeff Orlowski and acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog explore the Earth’s evolving climate change at the Arctic. 2pm. $7; students $5.
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. 6pm. $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. 4pm. $7; students $5.
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. 2pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70.
TALK: S. Hollis Clayson @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The curator of the “Electric Paris” exhibition offers the lecture “Art in the City of Light(s),” examining how Paris came to be defined not just by the beautiful daytime sky and star-filled night, but by the artificial light that preoccupied many French and American artists of the Impressionist era and beyond. 3pm. FREE.