6/6/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: David Lindley @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The multi-instrumentalist and longtime champion of world music plays music that redefines the word “eclectic,” just as his fashion sense defines “eccentric.” He’s known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, as well as leading his own band El Rayo-X. Offering an electro-acoustic performance, he effortlessly combines American folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with influences from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy and Turkish musical sources. 7 & 9:30pm. $24.
MUSIC: Heather Maloney and Darlingside @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer-songwriter and the alt-popsters have teamed up for their first collaborative release, The Woodstock EP, featuring two new originals from Maloney, two new ones from Darlingside and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s classic “Woodstock.” 7pm. $20.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. The four-day, tenth annual Mountain Jam continues today with performances by Bob Weir & RatDog, Antibalas, the Avett Brothers, Beats Antique, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Trampled by Turtles and more. Music starts at 12noon. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
MUSIC: Roosevelt Dime @ the Garage, Pittsfield. Journey through American roots music with a blend of Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans Dixieland and the musical melting pot of Brooklyn which the band calls home. They call their sound “steamboat soul,” and it’s in full flower on their new album, Full Head of Steam. 8pm. $15.
THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 7:30pm.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ the Shaker Meeting House, Albany. It’s “Pop Goes the Chorus,” the chorus’ fifth annual pops cabaret concert, and they’ll be singing Broadway show tunes, folk music and even some rock-era anthems by the Beatles, Billy Joel and Simon & Garfunkel. 7:30pm. $20 & $35. Also 7:30pm on Saturday.
THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 8pm. $23. Through June 22.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: First Friday Swing Dance @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. 7:30pm swing dance lesson; 8:30pm dance to the music of Josh Fialkoff & the Philadelphia Stride. $15; $10 students & seniors.
THEATER: “Great Expections” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The classic Charles Dickens tale adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Deborah Dorman for the Circle Theatre Players. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
FILM: “Omar” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the gripping thriller follows Palestinian baker Omar (Adam Bakri), who risks life and limb at night to scale the Israeli-built wall that separates him from his true love Hadja (Leem Lubany). 7:30pm.