3/26/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
TALK/MUSIC: “Reviving, Restoring, and Re-imaging the Music Archive” @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. Archivist, musician and producer Jocelyn Arem and her Grammy Award-winning Magic Shop Studio colleagues will showcase the process of reviving, restoring and re-imagining the music in an artist’s archive with a multimedia presentation featuring music from Saratoga’s historic Caffè Lena. With live performances by Raymond Giguere, Dave Scheffel, Phoebe Radcliffe, Elisa Smith, Alisha Stommel, Jack Mullin, Noah Prebish and Fenimore Blues. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
FILM: “Marwencol” @ Sage College’s Opalka Gallery, Albany. Director Jeff Malmberg’s absolutely fascinating, award-winning 2010 documentary profiles Mark Hogencamp, an ordinary man whose recovery after a vicious beating involved building and photographing a fictional 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. 6:30pm. $5.
MUSIC: Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. An acoustic blend of country music and bluegrass in support of their latest album, Everything I Wanted Love to Be. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Chris Corsano/Bill Nace/Steve Baczkowski @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. An evening of improvised, experimental jams brought to you by the Albany Sonic Arts Collective. With Parashi and Fossils from the Sun. 8:30pm.
MUSIC: Newsboys @ Palace Theatre, Albany. After three decades, six gold albums, 8 million records sold, 33 No. 1 singles and multiple Grammy Awards, the Australian Contemporary Christian rockers bring their “We Believe… God’s Not Dead” Tour to downtown Albany. With Audio Adrenaline, Finding Favour and John Tibbs. 8pm. $23, $28 & $43.
THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Brandon Jones directs the jukebox musical chockfull of classic rock & roll and R&B songs from the pens of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. 8pm. $22 & $28. Through March 29.
MUSIC: Donna Lewis @ the Falcon, Marlboro. You remember her 1996 pop hit, “I Love You Always Forever,” right? Well, now she’s celebrating the release of her new album, Brand New Day, recorded with the Bad Plus and producer David Torn. 7pm. Donation encouraged.
FILM/FUNDRAISER: Youth FX 2015 @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. An evening of world premiere films from Grand Street Community Arts’ award-winning youth film program, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. 100% of the proceeds will go to the program. 6:30pm. $11; $7 students.
THEATER: “Peter Pan” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players serve up the classic battle between Peter Pan (Nessa Corcoran) and Captain Hook (Mark Wilson), directed by Jan Nielsen. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, March 29.
READING: Elisa Albert and Yelena Akhtiorskaya @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375, Albany. Elisa Albert is the award-winning author of the new novel “After Birth,” a piercingly candid and outrageously funny story of motherhood. Yelena Akhtiorskaya is the author of a brilliant debut novel, “Panic in a Suitcase,” the story of two decades in the life of a Ukrainian immigrant family in Brighton Beach. 8pm. FREE. Also, a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany at 4:15pm.