5/10/13: Today’s Tips: Friday
DANCE: “It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Belgian dancer-choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez transforms a recorded speech by ultra-conservative American televangelist Jimmy Swaggart into a disturbing gesture and dance form. 8pm. $18. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE tickets…
MUSIC: Peter Case @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The veteran Buffalo-born singer-songwriter goes solo with a set of folk ‘n’ blues ‘n’ more. With the College Farm. 9pm. $10. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE tickets…
MUSIC: Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. From Parliament/Funkadelic to the Talking Heads, keyboard kingpin Worrell has been consistently pushing to funk envelope into the future. With the Chronicles. $15.
MUSIC: Shannon McNally @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Soulful roots singer McNally and her band Smoke Signals – featuring guitarist Will Sexton, bassist Jake Fussell, keyboardist-hornman Matt Hubbar and drummer Wallace Lester – land in town in support of their fine new album, Small Town Talk, a tribute to the music of Louisiana soulman Bobby Charles produced by Dr. John. 9pm. $18.
MUSIC: Joan Rivers @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Can we talk? With Brad Zimmerman. 8pm. $50, $75, $100 & $125. Ticket also includes admission to the after-show concert by Tom Judson at the Garage and one cocktail or soft drink.
RADIO: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ WMHT (89.1 & 88.7FM). Broadcast of ASO’s Tuesday night performance at the legendary Carnegie Hall featuring pianist Kevin Cole and conductor David Alan Miller performing Morton Gould’s Symphony No. 3, John Harbison’s Suite from The Great Gatsby and George Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody. 8pm.
THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night for the Circle Theatre Players production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Barbara Leavell Smith. 8pm. $16; ages under 18 $10. Through Sunday, May 19.