10/19/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: Janis Ian @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. She’s won two Grammy Awards – the first in 1975 for her song “At Seventeen” and the second in 2013 for Best Spoken Word Album, for her autobiography, “Society’s Child,” nearly 40 years later. The always outspoken and entertaining singer-songwriter steps into the spotlight at the Eighth Step in support of her latest album, Strictly Solo. 7:30pm. $30 & $50.

MUSIC: The Drive-By Truckers @ The Egg, Albany. Boasting a mix of Southern pride, history, folklore, politics and character studies into their songs, one of today’s foremost alt country-rock bands make their debut at The Egg in support of their new, critically acclaimed album English Oceans. 7:30pm. $29.50.

EVENT: Felix Iavarone’s Rock n Roll Expo @ the Albany Marriott, Colonie. Dealers from throughout the northeast offer a wide array of records, CDs, comics, DVDs, video games and other pop culture collectibles. Local authors John Gabriel and Don Rittner will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their books. And in addition, Tom Raider of Hey Jude…The Tribute will serve as the emcee, hosting live rockin’ performances by the Last Conspirators and Kyle Ripp Rock. 10am-5pm. $5.

DANCE: Abraham.In.Motion @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Choreographer and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Kyle Abraham and his ensemble of phenomenal dancers perform his newest work, “The Watershed,” which commemorates 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and 20 years since the abolition of apartheid in South Africa. 3pm. $26, $32 & $38; $18 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Dianne Reeves @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist is accompanied by a crack band featuring Gerald Clayton, Romero Lubambo, James Genus and Terreon Gully. 7pm. $32, $52 & $82.

FILM/MUSIC: “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. The Silent Film Spectacular is not just on Wednesdays anymore. With live, original music by Time Travel Book Club (Ryan Stewart, Andrew Siskind and guests) performs their new original score to accompany the screening of the the 1916 interpretation of Jules Verne’s sci-fi classic. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin McKeown @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. She’s a great guitarist, gifted songwriter and dynamic performer with an emphatically activist streak. Her music is clever, catchy, substantial and subversive. And her performances are big fun. With Saratoga’s own sublime singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan. 7pm. $20.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! 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. 2pm. Through Sunday, October 19. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Mayday Parade @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In support of their latest album, Monsters in the Closet, the Florida rockers bring their Honeymoon Tour to town. With Tonight Alive, Major League and PVRIS. 6:30pm. $22.

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. 3pm.

EVENT: Albany Antiquarian Book & Epemera Fair @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. More than 30 dealers from the northeast and Canada offer for sale an enormous selection of rare books, maps, photographs, postcards, autographs, prints and ephemera. 10am-4pm. $6.

MUSIC: Kalin & Myles @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Kalin White and Myles Parrish bring their R&B/pop/hip-hop sound to town. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ Proctors’ Key Hall, Schenectady. The choral group kicks off its fall season with an a cappella concert titled “Hope, Faith, Life, Love” in the directorial debut of José Daniel Flores-Caraballo. 3pm. $25 & $35; $10 students.

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. 2pm. $35.

MUSIC: The University-Community Symphony Orchestra @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Under the direction of Christopher David Neubert, the Symphony Orchestra performs John Barnes Chance’s “Elegy” and George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” With the University-Community Symphonic Band. 3pm. $6; $3 students & seniors.

THEATER: “Company” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents the Stephen Sondheim musical about five married couples and their single friend Robert, who seems to have it all. 2pm. $20.

MUSIC: James Mee @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

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. 2:30pm. $16; $10 under age 18.

FILM: “The Girls in the Band” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Wrapping up the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is a screening of the 2011 documentary film that chronicles the difficulties that women musicians have faced before being welcome into the jazz field. 2pm. $10.

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. 12:30pm.

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