10/2/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
THEATER/CIRCUS: “Dralion” @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Cirque du Soleil returns… 7:30pm. $38, $53, $73, $93 & $123; $31, $43, $59, $75 & $105 children; $34.50, $48, $66 & $84 seniors. Through Sunday.
TALK: Jamaica Kincaid @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs.. The acclaimed author will present “The Writer in Her World,” the annual Frances Steloff Lecture/Reading, followed by a Q&A session. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy/drama about prodigal daughter Brooke Wyeth, who returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays after six years away and announces plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Directed by Michael Bush. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 19.
MUSIC: Duo Marchand @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. Soprano and harpist Marcia Young and lutenist Andy Rutherford play music and songs from the Renaissance and the plays of Shakespeare. 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: Helen Sung @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The jazz pianist serves up a solo piano concert featuring standard works from the jazz canon, as well as her own compositions. 8pm. FREE.