3/28/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Fab Faux @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The all-star Beatles tribute band – featuring Will Lee (of “Late Show with David Letterman”), Jimmy Vivino (bandleader of “Conan”), Rich Pagano, Jack Petruzzelli and Frank Agnello – teams up with the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings to perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety. 7:30pm. $38 & $48.
MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Arleigh Kincheloe’s soaring, soulful voice is matched by the fiery funk-rock rave-up of her band. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 9:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Last Conspirators @ the Low Beat, Albany. The hot-wired psych-punksters celebrate their eighth anniversary with the premier of some brand new songs; their 2010 EP When It All Comes Down played in its entirety; and a song from frontman Tim Livingston’s back catalog never played by the Cons before. With Skull Bandit and Blackcat Elliot. 8pm.
TALK/FILM: Ethan Russell’s Best Seat in the House @ Proctors, Schenectady. The famed rock photographer has taken photos for album covers by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and many more. See more than 300 photos and hear the stories behind them. 7:30pm. $30. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Two to Tango” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Pianists Christopher O’Riley and Pablo Ziegler team up for an adventurous new program. 8pm. $26 & $34. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled.
THEATER: “Jekyll & Hyde” @ Proctors, Schenectady. One performance only. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this new production of the Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse musical based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop-rock songs. 8pm. $20, $40, $45, $55 & $75.
MUSIC/MORE: Carl Hancock Rux’s “Winter Song” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. One of the most magnetic and engaging performers ever to grace a stage at MASS MoCA, Carl Hancock Rux returns for an intimate set of songs and poetry set to live piano music that ranges from the blues to German lieder to Lili Boulanger. 8pm. $18 & $25; $8 students.
MUSIC: In-Flight Safety @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Their melodic indie rock has made its way across North America and Europe, most recently with Conversationalist, featuring hit song “Animals.” With Party Boat. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.
FILM/TALK: Mariel Hemingway @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The cctress and mental health advocate discusses suicide, mental illness and the stigma attached to both in conjunction with a screening of the documentary film about the Hemingway family, “Running From Crazy.” 2pm. $15 & $25.
MUSIC: Jimmy Webb @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. One of America’s greatest songwriters – “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “MacArthur Park,” “Wichita Lineman” and more – sings his hits and tells the stories behind them. 7pm. $30.
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. Storyteller, writer, and actress Giulia Rozzi brings her award-winning stand-up comedy to Proctors’ Underground on Saturday, March 28th. Giulia’s blunt and animated humor has earned her the honor of being a Moth GrandSLAM champion and a Boston Comedy Festival finalist in addition to other awards. 8pm. $15.
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 Sunday.
MUSIC: Coffeehouse of the Absurd with Mike Agranoff & John Forster @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The long-time friends and comical collaborators are brainy, madcap songwriters. If you have Tom Lehrer tunes on your iPod, and dream of winning The New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest, this show is for you. 8pm. $17.
DANCE: The Stephen Petronio Company @ Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. The company performs its new, two-part work, “Locomotor/Non Locomotor,” one week prior to its official world premiere at New York City’s Joyce Theater. With an original score by electronic pioneer Clams Casino. 7:30pm. $30; $10 student rush and children.
CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. 9pm. $25; $15 for clowns in make-up or costume.
MUSIC: Small Potatoes @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. The Chicago-based duo of Jacquie Manning & Rich Prezioso headline the latest installment of A Place for Folk’s concert series. With Addie & Olin — Unleashed! 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.
COMEDY: Robert Kelly @ the Comedy Works, Albany. Robert Kelly’s unique, honest take on his own life and relationships makes his comedy clever, abrasive, funny but refreshingly vulnerable. His feature credits include “Ghost Town,” “What Doesn’t Kill You,” “Children of Invention,” “Bachelor No. 2” and “Good Luck Chuck.” He also just finished producing and starring in his first short film, “Cheat,” which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $25.
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.
FILM: Rosa Barba’s “The Color Out of Space” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The two-part EMPAC commission was produced in collaboration with Rensselaer’s Hirsch Observatory and will transform EMPAC’s 8th Street façade into an outdoor cinema using the solar system as source material for a speculative film; a site-specific artwork for the Hirsch Observatory will connect the two buildings across campus. 8pm. FREE.