3/30/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday
MUSIC: Parker Millsap @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The 21-year-old Oklahoma native is making big waves on the Americana scene with his captivating live performances, soulful sound and character-driven narratives. Since the release of his self-titled debut album last year, he has garnered a nomination for the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year and has received praise from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, American Songwriter, The Boston Globe and NPR, to name a few. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Steel Wheels @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound, generating a truly magnetic revival. 7pm. $28. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
COMEDY: Eugene Mirman @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. He voices Gene on FOX-TV’s animated series “Bob’s Burgers.” He’s a regular on “Flight of the Conchords” and Adult Swim’s “Delocated.” He has two Comedy Central specials. He’s signed to the Sub Pop record label. And Esquire called him “equal parts Andy Kaufman and Andy Warhol.” With Derrick Brown. 7pm. $17.50.
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. 7pm. $15; $12 children under age 12.
FILM: “The Bridge on the River Kwai” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Rediscover the epic struggles of British POWs fighting for survival in the treacherous Burmese jungle. Given the option of building a railway bridge over the River Kwai or death, Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) and his team of battered men choose survival, thus putting themselves in a harrowing race against time. OK, now let’s all whistle along… 3:30 & 7pm. $5.