11/2/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Ian Anderson @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The veteran rock flautist-guitarist-singer-songwriter performs the best of Jethro Tull, as well as his new album Homo Erraticus with his band – guitarist Florian Opahle, bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, drummer Scott Hammond and vocalist Ryan O’Donnell. 7:30pm. $48, $58, $68 and $103.
MUSIC: Pierce Pettis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the most insightful songwriters on today’s contemporary folk circuit continues to build his craft with each passing year. He seamlessly weaves the personal, political, and spiritual elements of life in songs that range from delicate folk to hard-driving blues. With Americana fave Billy Eli. 7pm. $20.
CONFERENCE: The Hudson Valley Writers Guild Writers’ Conference @ the East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. A panel will address the topic on “Getting Started: The Path to Publishing,” featuring area writers Susanne Alleyn (author of works on the French Revolution), Julie LoMoe (author of psychological suspense novels), M.E. Kemp (author of historical mysteries set in Colonial Boston) and Jessika Hazelton (of the Troy Bookmakers). The main speaker for the event is writer-teacher-activist Robyn Ringler, who will speak on “The Desire to Publish: How You Can Make Things Happen.” 2-4pm. FREE.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Dan Zanes @ The Egg, Albany. The Grammy Award-winning kids’ music singer-songwriter kicks off the “Family Wonders” performance series with a “Song Gusto Hour,” offering a chance for families to gather and sing along. The atmosphere is loose, communal, and festive. Songbooks will be provided, and audience members are invited to bring their instruments. 3pm. $18 for kids; free for adults accompanied by a child.
MUSIC: The Jack Grace Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. A consummate live performer, lyricist, singer and guitarist, Jack is at
the helm of a powerhouse band that plays kick the can with any musical genre that it stumbles across. 10am. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Maria Muldaur @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The bluesiana/jugband singer and Americana diva celebrates the 40th anniversary of her biggest hit, “Midnight at the Oasis,” with a new show, “Way Past Midnight: A Multi-Media Retrospective.” Featuring Craig Caffall (guitar, mandolin), Chris Burns (keyboards, bass) and Adam Goodhue (drums). 7pm. Donations encouraged.
FILM/MUSIC: “The Golem” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The Hebrew legend comes to life in Paul Wegener’s 1920 classic silent horror film with live, original music composed and performed by Local 518 electronic duo Clank. 2pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Evil Dead: The Musical” @ Uncle Sam Atrium, Troy. Singing zombies. Dancing dead. Splattering blood. Director Erin Giacomino helms the Troy Civic Theatre’s production of the camp/horror musical based on Sam Rami’s 1983 film. 2pm. $15; $13 students & seniors. Through November 9.
DANCE: Brian Brooks Moving Company @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Kicking off the In the Raw series, which features acclaimed dance companies in studio performances of their work, stripping down the production values so that the essence of the dance is brought to the forefront. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students,