3/24/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday


THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Dear Liar” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. In a benefit performance for the Caffe, WNYT NewsChannel 13 anchors Jim Kambrich and Benita Zahn co-star in Jerome Kilty’s play about the decades-long affair between playwright George Bernard Shaw and the actress Mrs. Patrick (Stella) Campbell. Directed by Bob Goepfert. 2pm. $20.

MUSIC: Kurt Elling @ The Egg, Albany. The Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and jazz poll-topper brings his rich baritone, technical mastery, phrasing, dynamics and emotional depth to both jazz standards as well as pop and rock classics as interpreted on his latest recording 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: C.J. Ramone @ Chameleons, Pittsfield. Performing some of the Ramones’ best-known songs as well as selections from his new album Reconquista. CJ’s band also features Steve Soto and Dan Root of the Adolescents. With Hijinx, the Damaged, Dead Aces and the Poncherellos. 6:30pm. $18.

MUSIC: Wayne “The Train” Hancock @ the Ale House, Troy. The king of juke joint swing serves up an evening of old school honky-tonkin’.

MUSIC: Larry, Julian & Murali Coryell @ Bearsville Theater. It’s guitars galore for this family affair. 8pm. $30. More info here…

CABARET: Donna McKechnie @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Helsinki On Broadway cabaret series welcomes the Tony Award-winner who created the role of Cassie in “A Chorus Line.” 7pm. $30 & $50.

MUSIC: Pierce the Veil @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Memphis May Fire, Letlive and Issues. 7pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Long Time Courting @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based all-female Celtic roots quartet features Sarah Blair on fiddle/vocals, Liz Simmons on guitar/vocals, Shannon Heaton on flute/accordion/vocals and Valerie Thompson on cello/vocals. 7pm. $17.

MUSIC: Orion Weiss & Anna Polonsky @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. Performing Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and works of Schubert and Fauré. 3pm. $25; students $10. NOTE: Stefan Jackiw was forced to cancel his performance due to injury.

OPERA ON FILM: “Francesca da Rimini” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Metropolitan Opera’s production of Zandonai’s opera inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.” Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts. 12noon. $25; students $15.

MUSIC/DANCE: Slask @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Polish music and dance ensemble celebrates its 60th anniversary with a certified extravaganza featuring more than 80 singers, dancers and musicians on stage. 4pm. $20, $35, $40, $45 & $50.

FILM: “Lore” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 14-year-old German girl (striking new­comer Saskia Rosendahl), must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country and soon finds her world shattered as she must put her trust in the very person she was always taught to hate in order to survive. 6pm. $7; students $5.

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