10/17/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Mary Lambert @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. OK, you know her from the transcendent chorus to Macklemore & Ryan’s double-platinum gay rights hit “Same Love,” which earned her a Grammy nomination. But Lambert’s brand new debut album, Heart On My Sleeve, is chockful of confessional-pop gems about love and empowerment. With Howie Day. 7:30pm. $30; $15 students.
MUSIC: Habana Sax @ The Egg, Albany. Featuring four saxophones and a percussionist, Habana Sax synthesizes Afro-Cuban, salsa, Latin and American jazz, venturing from mystical chant to rhythmic dance music to improvisational jazz. 7:30pm. $24.
FUNDRAISER: Fusion @ The Barn, Albany. It’s the third annual evening of urban art, architecture and fashion, but the first actually held at The Barn. Featuring creative cocktails and cuisine by Albany’s own “Chopped” champion, Chef Ric Orlando; custom couture, performances & installations by regional artists; live jazz and DJs. 6pm.
MUSIC: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The husband-and-wife duo has Americana music flowing their veins. While best known for his work with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Campbell has been a stalwart on the roots-rock scene since the ’70s, having produced, toured or recorded with everyone from Paul Simon to B.B. King, from Judy Collins to k.d. lang, from Willie Nelson to Hot Tuna. Teresa Williams has most notably created and toured the role of Sara Carter in “Keep on the Sunny Side.” They’ll be joined by bassist Byron Isaacs and drummer Justin Guip. 9pm. $25.
THEATER: “Newsies” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! 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. 8pm. $20-$100. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: North Sea Gas @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of Scotland’s most enduringly popular folk bands, boasting high spirits, manly three-part harmonies, and a repertoire of traditional & contemporary songs from beautiful ballads to pub-style foot-stompers. 8pm. $20.
COMEDY: Joy Behar @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. With more than 30 years on stage and screen, Behar’s one-woman show takes us on a journey from her rollicking childhood in Brooklyn to center stage as one of America’s most notable talk show hosts and comedians. 9pm. $35, $50 & $65.
THEATER: “An Enemy of the People” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Arthur Miller’s powerful 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. 8pm. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “Poe” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs and David Adkins stars in the world premiere of a new play that explores Edgar Allan Poe’s final days. 7pm. $35. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Jill Burton & Jane Scarpantoni @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Veteran vocalist-performance artist Jill Burton teams up with cellist Jane Scarpantoni for an evening of anything-goes improvisation. With the improv duo of Dave Grollman & Ryan Krause. 8pm. $5.
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. 8pm. Through Sunday, October 19. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Ensemble ACJW @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Fellows of The Academy – a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free students & children. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Black Violin @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. This classically trained duo – Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester on violin and Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste on viola – offers a ground-breaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. 7pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s their “Set the Controls” show, where the audience selects the songs for them to play… 8pm. $25, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $69.50.
MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ NaNola, Malta. 9pm.
THEATER: “The Mousetrap” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, directed by Paul Trela. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
MUSIC: Margaret Chalker @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. As part of the Bel Canto concert series, the veteran soprano performs works by Brahms, Strauss, Wagner, Puccini and Mozart as well as Gian Carlo Menotti, Charles Gounod, Hugo Wolf, Clara & Robert Schumann and Leonard Bernstein. 7:30pm. $10; $5 students & seniors.
MUSIC: The Berkshire Symphony @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Maestro Ronald Feldman welcomes renowned cellist Tavi Ungerleider to the stage for a performance of the Cello Concerto in D Minor by Lalo. 8pm. FREE.
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. 8pm.
FILM: “Devdas” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 Bollywood musical extravaganza about three star-crossed lovers was named the best film of world cinema in 2002 by Richard Corliss of Time, and ranked eighth in that magazine’s top ten films of the new millennium in May of 2012. 7pm. FREE.