3/29/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: Susan Werner @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The folk/pop/rock singer-songwriter celebrates the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album The Last of the Good Straight Girls. The first half of the show will be dedicated to the album; in the second, she’ll perform a collection of other Werner favorites. 7pm. $28 & $35.

MUSIC: The David Mayfield Parade @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Charismatic showman David Mayfield was raised in a family bluegrass band where he learned to both pick and entertain. Since breaking out as a frontman in 2011, he has toured with Mumford & Sons, appeared on “Letterman,” headlined at Bonaroo and recorded with the Avett Brothers. 7pm. $26.

MUSIC: Shakey Graves @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Austin Americana fave rolls into town in support of his latest album, And the War Came. With Nikki Lane. 9pm. $15.

FESTIVAL/FILM: People’s Pixel Project @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Lake George Arts Project presents the sixth annual fest of short videos and films. Showcasing works by James Azzaretti, Christopher Brown, David Coveney, Dom Fretto, Alta Fox, Ben Gabelman, Owen Goldstoff, Kenneth A. Gruskin, Calvin O’Connor, Metin Ozisik, Mark Spitzer, Caitlin Stedman, Louise Wieck and Jacob Wick. A Q&A and awards ceremony will follow the screenings. 2:30pm.

CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Family Matinee @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus serves up a family-friendly matinee featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. 3pm. $15; FREE children under age five with paying adult.

MUSIC: Free Cake For Every Creature @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Trace Mountains. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Choral Fantasy @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring choruses from Tamarac Elementary School, Maple Avenue School, Farnsworth Middle School and the Capital District Youth Chorale. 3pm. $10; $5 students & seniors.

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. 2pm. $22 & $28.

MUSIC: Catch the Break @ Jack’s Place at the College of Saint Rose, Albany. New Jersey pop-punk. With Lila Ignite, the Potentials and Stay Foolish. 7pm. $5.

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

MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. “Mostly Baroque” featuring soloists Michael Emery, Noah Luft-Weissberg, Alyson Slack and Elizabeth Kilpatrick in a program featuring the works of Handel, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach. 3pm. $15; FREE for ages 17 & under.

THEATER ON FILM: “Beyond the Beautiful Forevers” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. India is surging with global ambition, but beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. 12noon. $15; $12 children under age 12. Also at 7pm Monday.

THEATER ON FILM: “A View from the Bridge” @ the Mahiawe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. London’s National Theatre production of the Arthur Miller drama features a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (“The Imitation Game;” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”). 3pm. $17.

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