2/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Fleshtones @ the River Street Pub, Troy. Garage-rock gods. With the Lawn Sausages and the Mysteios. 3pm. $12. UPDATE: Due to the impending snow storm, this show has been postponed to 3pm on Sunday, March 8.
MUSIC: Periphery @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The neo-prog-rockers blast their way into town in support of their new album, Juggernaut. With Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. 6:30pm. $20.
MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The singer-trombonist brings his horn-laced, New Orleans funk and soul band back to town for an afternoon jazz brunch, featuring a 100% Southern Grandma-inspired all-you-can-eat buffet featuring low country, Appalachian, Creole and Delta cuisine. 12noon-4pm. $25 includes all-you-can-eat brunch. UPDATE: The Holmes Brothers, who were originally booked to play this show, will not be performing.
MUSIC: You Can Say That Again! @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Pianist Bob Gluck teams up with noted computer musician Neil Rolnick and bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan to perform works by Rolnick as well as Gluck’s interpretations of traditional Jewish melodies. The music crosses stylistic boundaries melding jazz, electronic, classical and everything in between. Prior to the concert, the musicians will offer a free workshop in music improvisation and electronic performance from 3-4pm. 5pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.
FUNDRAISER: Not Your Average Dog Show @ Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield. The 14th annual Not Your Average Dog Show is a family-oriented event for both human and canine spectators. Donations are encouraged and will benefit students through the college’s annual fund. 11:30am-3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The jazz singer is joined by Tony Markellis, Mallory Donnelly, Peg Delaney, Bob Warren and Sam Zucchini for re-interpretations of classic tunes from the ’60s and ’70s – from Buffalo Springfield to Joni Mitchell – as well as Warren’s originals. 3pm.
THEATER: “How Water Behaves” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of Sherry Kramer’s zany comedy about the tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 2pm. $20-$60.
TALK: “Baseball: America’s Game” @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. In a run through the game’s history, John Thorne – the official baseball historian for Major League Baseball – will discuss how baseball has mirrored our society, sometimes propelling it with models for democracy, community, commerce and common humanity, sometimes lagging behind with equally instructive models of futility and resistance to change. 2pm. $10.
THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “The Vagina Monologues” @ Cafe 217, Albany. Eve Ensler’s classic string of monologues are performed as a benefit for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. 6:30pm. $35, includes a three-course dinner. Through Tuesday.
THEATER: “Spot Goes to the Farm” @ The Egg, Albany. Theatre Terra of the Netherlands and the lovable pooch Spot take your family to the farm of his father Sam, where all the animals are lost. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need your to find all the animals and bring them back to the farm. 3pm. $15 children; adult free when accompanied by a child.
THEATER: “Tigers Be Still” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Carol Max directs the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock’s quirky, endearing dark comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, an unemployed, overwhelmed art therapist hiding out in her childhood bed. 3pm. $24.