10/18/13: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Over the Rhine @ The Egg, Albany. The folk-pop duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler lead their new band into town as they seamlessly interweave the disparate idiosyncratic strains that form the many-colored crazy quilt of American music as heard on their new double-album, Meet Me at the Edge of the World. Opening the show, Tift Merritt injects a healthy dose of sweet southern soul into her original songs. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC: Sarah McQuaid @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Something like Christine McVie channeling Sandy Denny. The Penzance-based singer-songwriter-guitarist brings her U.S. tour to the Caffe in support of her new album, The Plum Tree and the Rose. Her sublime voice has been compared to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine – something like Christine McVie channeling Sandy Denny. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side All-Stars @ First Unitarian Society’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The jazz trombonist leads saxophonist-flutist Craig Handy, trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, pianist Bill O’Connell, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, drummer Robby Ameen and percussionist Little Johnny Rivero. 7:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jez Lowe & James Keelaghan @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Two fab singer-songwriters – Lowe from England and Keelaghan from Canada – team up for marvelous Atlantic-spanning evening of song. 8pm. $25; $5 children age 12 & under.
DANCE: “Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With a distinctive theatrical vision, Bourne has won Tony Awards as both choreographer and director, and he puts both skill sets to good use with a transformative production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. The haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that features ravishing stage sets, enthralling puppetry and, yes, vampires, too. 8pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 8pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Ensemble ACJW @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Hall, Saratoga Springs. Performing works by Monteverdi, Dvorak and the world premiere of Andy Akiho’s Speaking Tree. Pre-concert talk with Akiho at 7pm; concert at 8pm. $8; $5 seniors.
READING: Luis Gutierrez @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. The U.S. Congressman (and former UAlbany student) reads from his new autobiography, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill.” 7pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Irish Nudes Live in the Cafe: An Evening of One-Act Plays” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A collection of short plays by Adam O’Connor, Eric Washburn, Val Kavanaugh, Sue Frost, Deborah Dorman, Joe Starzyk and Sandra Hutchnson. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18. Through October 20.
MOVIES/MUSIC: The Andrew Alden Ensemble @ North Adams Movieplex 8, North Adams. The musical group performs their original musical score live to accompany the cult film classics “Lost World” (at 7:30pm) and “Night of the Living Dead” (at 9pm). $10 for one film; $15 for both.
THEATER: “Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Celebrate Berkshire women writers with an evening of stories old and new. Mary Mott will share stories of her life (“From Where I Sit”) and Kate Maguire and Kim Taylor will perform a stage adaptation of “Roman Fever,” a short
story by one of the Berkshires’ most well known authors, Edith Wharton. 7pm. $30. Through October 20.
MUSIC: The Hawbuckies @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Hap-hap-hap-happy hour… 6pm.
FILM: “Trashed: No Place for Waste” @ Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe, Glens Falls. Starring Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, the documentary examines the risks to the food chain and our environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. 7pm. FREE.