7/14/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Lorraine Klaasen & African Connexion @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady. Daughter of Tandie Klaasen — the Ella Fitzgerald of South Africa — this Soweto-bred singer is on a life-long mission to bring the joyous, infectious beat of township music to the world with her latest album, A Tribute to Miriam Makeba. With the Umoja African Dance ensemble. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Play a Song for Me: Bob Dylan’s Legacy” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A tribute concert to Bob Dylan, who has had the most enduring impact of any musician who has ever played on the Caffe Lena stage, the benefit concert for the Caffe spotlights his influence on today’s independent music-makers as six artists – Danny Whitecotton, M.R. Poulopoulos, Joel Brown, Zan Strumfeld, BearGrass and Ben Himmelfarb – each showcase a Dylan song that has particular personal meaning, as well as a couple of their original songs inspired by his style. 7pm. $17.
MUSIC: Julianna Barwick @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Previewing her upcoming album Nepenthe – recorded in Iceland with Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers and slated for an August 20 realease on the Dead Oceans label – Barwick makes a stop in Kingston for an evening of sonic wonderment and radiance. With Brian Dewan and Shana Falana. 8pm. $8.
FESTIVAL/FOOD/MUSIC: Troy Pig Out & BaconFest NY @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Lots of pork-centric food to eat and music by the Hill Hollow Band, the Graham Tichy Band and Hair of the Dog. 11am-4pm. FREE. More info and complete music schedule here…
OPEN HOUSE/MUSIC: 33rd Annual Open House @ Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs. The track celebrates its 150th anniversary this summer, so stop by and get an early peek. Plus a 3pm concert by Zendaya, star of the Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” and runner-up on the latest “Dancing With the Stars.” 11am-4pm. FREE.
ART ON FILM: “Munch 150” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. It’s the 150th anniversary of the birth of artist Edvard Munch, one of the towering figures of modern art. “Munch 150,” co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo, Norway), is already being hailed a “once-in-a-lifetime show.” 12noon. $15; children 12 and under $12. Also at 7pm on Monday.
THEATER: “Anything Goes” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theater masterpiece. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and starring Rachel York as Reno Sweeney. 2pm. $20-$70.
CABARET: “Sibling Revelry” @ Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield. Sisters and Tony-nominated Broadway divas Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway the revelry into rivalry with this award-winning show of great songs and witty banter. 8pm. $45. Also 8pm on Monday.
THEATER: “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actor’s Guild presents the musical based on the true story of the legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch. $20. 2pm.
MUSIC: “White Nights” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Two charismatic musicians – pianist Vassily Primakov and cellist Yehuda Hanani – join forces for a program of Russian masters Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. 3pm. $40.