10/11/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Richard Thompson @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The iconic British folk rock legend is not only one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters, but also an impossibly gifted guitarist. He returns for a solo show in support of his new album Acoustic Classics. The Mastersons open the concert. 8pm. $39.50.
THEATER: “Newsies” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Direct from Broadway comes “Newsies,” the 2012 Tony Award-winning musical from Disney about a band of newspaper boys who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. 2 & 8pm. $20-$100.
MUSIC: TriBeCaStan @ The Linda, Albany. Radically multi-cultural and poly-stylistic, the New York City band led by John Kruth is one of contemporary music’s most vibrantly eclectic ensembles, using diverse instruments from around the globe to create an exotic palette of sonic colors and melodies. With Michael Eck as host and opening act. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC/FILM: Gary Lucas @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The guitar explorer who has played with both Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley performs his live original score to Wu Yonggang’s 1934 film “The Goddess, which tells the tragic tale of a young single mother forced into prostitution in Shanghai in order to raise money for the education of her son. 8pm. $18 & $22; $10 students.
THEATER: “No Place to Go” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. With his edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative, singer-composer-playwright Ethan Lipton and his bandmates Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax) deliver a darkly hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed. 8pm. $35.
MUSIC: VoicePlay @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. They’re unlike any theatrical experience you’ve seen, recreating the sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. You may know them from NBC-TV’s “The Sing-Off.” With RPI student vocal groups Duly Noted, Partial Credit, Rensselyrics and Rusty Pipes. 8pm. $20; $15 students; $8 children under age 12.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rocktoberfest @ Charles Wood Park’s Festival Space, Lake George. The new Festival Space at Charles Wood Park hosts the Pittsburgh-based world-beatsters Rusted Root as headliners with Black Mountain Symphony, Wild Adriatic and AM Bodega. Gates open at 1pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Rompin’, stompin’ roots rock, sweet ballads and roadhouse blues from the NYS Blues Hall of Fame quintet that originally served as the studio backing band for recording projects by Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm and the Band. 8pm. $22.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest featuring performances by Kevin Devine, Monogold, Gustafer Yellowgold, Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers, Flaws, Cosmonaut, Mike + Ruthy, Shilpa Ray, Celestial Shore, Bear Grass, Battle Ave, Paul Green’s Rock Academy and more. 10am. $35 for all three days’ admission. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Anything Mose” by the Mose Allison Project @ the Falcon, Marlboro. An evening to celebrate the music of legendary pianist-singer-composer Mose Allison featuring Richard Julian (vocals/guitar) with the John Chin Quartet. With Nicol Concilio. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 19. GO HERE to read review…
FUNDRAISER: WGXC-FM Record & Media Fair @ the Second Ward Foundation, Hudson. More than 40 tables of dealers with vinyl, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, VHS and more. 10am-4pm. $3. Early bird admission $10 at 8am.
MUSIC: Ethan Bortnick @ The Egg, Albany. The 13-year-old pianist-composer-singer-humanitarian is dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. With Damian McGinty. 7pm. $29.50, $39.50 & $49.50.
MUSIC: Dead Winter Carpenters @ the Parish Public House, Albany. The California band blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward tell-it-like-it-is alt-country to bring hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. With Ragliacci. 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Damn Broads @ the Low Beat, Albany. The all-female three-piece punk band – influenced by punk, ska, oi and lots and lots of alcohol – celebrates the release of Guilty as Charged. With Lemon Law and Eye and I. 8pm.
FESTIVAL: Upper Union Street Harvest Fest & Art Show @ Upper Union Street, Schenectady. Doc Spring’s Rehabilitated Dixieland Band, the rock and roll band Gordon St, Greek dancers, a native drum pow wow, psychic readings, treats for pets, seasonal food, gourmet marketplace, charity flea market, the US Marines kicking off Toys for Tots campaign, tie-ins to benefit cancer research and rescue dog adoptions, pony rides and other children’s activities… 10am-3pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a schedule of performances…
MUSIC: Horszowski Trio @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills and the Horszowski Trio perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C; Joan Tower’s poignant For Daniel; and Robert Schumann’s No. 1 in D minor. 7pm. $20.
THEATER: “Mom Baby God” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. One night only. Madeline Burrows’ one-woman show based on her two years undercover at anti-choice conferences taps into the smoldering political conflict in the US surrounding reproductive rights and leaves audiences inspired and galvanized to action. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.
THEATER: “An Enemy of the People” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Arthur Miller’s poerful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play about one man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme social intolerance. Directed by Julianne Boyd. 3 & 8pm.
FILM: “Mood Indigo” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Inventive auteur Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this 2013 visionary and romantic film starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. 5:30pm.
FILM: “The Zero Theorem” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Terry Gilliam’s madcap science fiction epic stars two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. With Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, David Thewlis and Tilda Swinton. 7:20pm.