3/20/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Peggy Seeger @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The legendary folksinger, songwriter, activist, multi-instrumentalist, sister of American music icon Pete Seeger and herself a seminal figure on the British folk scene returns to Schenectady, performing in concert with her grandson Alex MacColl. 7pm. $28; $50 Gold Circle (includes reception).
MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Americana music scion – the son of Steve Earle, who sold out his recent show at Club Helsinki – is an accomplished tunesmith in his own right, having earned the Song of the Year award at the 2011 Americana Music Awards. With Natalia Zukerman opening the show. 8pm. $25 & $35.
MUSIC: Pat Metheny Unity Group @ Proctors, Schenectady. The jazz guitar master brings his new band – featuring woodwind master Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi — to town for their Nippertown debut. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $70.
MUSIC: Keb Mo @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The three-time Grammy Award-winning bluesman returns to The Egg for a solo performance with his spirited mix of good-time country blues, soul, pop and a preview of his upcoming album, BLUESAmericana, due for release next month. 7:30pm. $34.50 & $44.50.
THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13.
MUSIC: I Made Lasmawan @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. A concert featuring the music of the Indonesian Islands of Bali and Java. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.
MUSIC: Mike Tamburo & John Lindaman @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Pittsburgh musician Mike Tamburo – who plays hammered dulcimer, shahi baaja, gong, guitar, autoharp, swarmandal and a slew of effects – is inspired by American folk and minimalist music traditions as well as Indian classical music. With guitarist Alexander Turnquist. 8pm. $7.
ARTIST TALK: “Art Education and the Education of the Artist” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A talk by art therapist, teacher and artist Ilene Spiewak on topics related to formal art education and the self-trained artist, in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art.” 5pm.
FILM: “God Loves Uganda” @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. A documentary exploring the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. 7pm.