12/28/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday
DANCE/MUSIC: Savion Glover & Jack DeJohnette @ The Egg, Albany. The world’s most celebrated tap dancer Savion Glover joins forces with legendary jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette for a one of a kind performance of dance and music. Savion will be joined by fellow tap virtuoso Marshall Davis, while DeJohnette will perform with his quartet featuring Don Byron (clarinet & saxophone), George Colligan (piano) and Jerome Harris (bass). 8pm. $38. With a free pre-performance talk at 7:15pm.
MUSIC: Heather Maloney Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The talented singer-songwriter returns to Lena’s stage in support of her third album, simply titled Heather Maloney. Accompanied by bassist Ken Maiuri and drummer JJ O’Connell. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Broadway vocalist Jessica Molaskey joins jazz guitarist-singer (and her husband) John Pizzarelli in a special night of music. The pair is joined by very special guest, veteran jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. 8pm. $25, $60, $80 & $100.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Let’s Drum for Food @ Woodland Hill Montessori School, North Greenbush. Co-sponsored by Rocky’s Music Studio, the hour-long, hands-on program introduces kids to the wide range of percussion instruments – from the bass and snare drum to more exotic instruments. A benefit for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. 1pm. $5 (or the equivalent in non-perishable food items) for participants; FREE for spectators.
MUSIC: Ghosts of Hardcore Past @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Disenchanted, Girls of Porn, Bourbon Scum, Point Blank, Aggressive Response and others pay tribute to the Butthole Surfers, the Saints, the Beastie Boys, Joy Divison, Death and more. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Slide Brothers @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent embody the Sacred Steel tradition, joyously encompassing blues, rock and soul. With the Lost Leaders. 7pm.
MUSIC: David Grover & Grover’s Gang @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Arlo Guthrie’s former guitarist and bandleader and his band serve up a special sing-a-long holiday show with the BTGPLAYS! Children’s Chorus. 11am. $15; $10 children under 16.
MUSIC: In the Cut @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. DJs Effie & Marmar rotate nonstop vinyl – rare groove, funk, jazz, soul, reggae, Afro pop, Latin, international, breaks and other classic material, accompanied by handmade, found-footage 16 mm film by Ephraim Asili. Totally analog. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Steve Smith & the Bounce-Back Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop” @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The Berkshire Children’s Theater production features local performers ranging in age from 5-19, who perform under the direction of Kara Demler. 11am. $15; $8 child; FREE children 3 and under. Also at 11am Monday.
FILM: “I Am Divine” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary tells the story of John Waters’ film star. It’s about addiction. It’s about fame. It’s about the quest for the spotlight and artistic respect. Divine’s complete commitment to being and expressing himself perhaps did more to promote notions of freedom and acceptance than he knew. 6pm. $8; $6 student.
FILM: “The Last Picture Show” @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Spring Street Classic Series screens Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 coming of age masterwork of small town Texas life starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ben Johnson, Cybill Shepherd and Oscar winner Cloris Leachman. 7:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “The Woman with 5 Elephants” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Vadim Jendryko’s documentary unravels the mystery behind the life and work of the world’s greatest translator of Russian literature, Svetlana Geier. It is a poetic, precise and revelatory investigation into language, meaning and the tides of history. 1pm. $8; $6 students. Through January 4.
FILM: “Cousin Jules” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The lost masterwork of director Dominique Benichetti – made in 1973 but unreleased til now – details the daily lives of French farmer Jules and his wife living alone in the countryside. The result is a ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives. 7pm. $8; $6 students.