4/11/15: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
THEATER: Out of This World @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents two visionary performance artists from opposite ends of the country in their signature pieces – Dan Carbone’s “Up From the Ground” (a Southern Gothic science fiction story) and Alexandra Tatarsky’s “Sign Felt!” (adapted from Goethe’s classic novel of adolescent angst and artistic striving, “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.”) 7:30pm. $15; $10 students.
MUSIC: 6-String Pioneers: Alice Stuart & Melissa Ferrick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A very special, one-time-only pairing of two generations of powerful female guitarists. Alice Stuart blazed the trail for women in rock and roll. She was an original member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, and she toured the U.S with Mississippi John Hurt and the UK with Van Morrison. Melissa Ferrick emerged in the ’90s with the new wave of alt-rockers who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. She has tackled both the intensely personal and political. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: Joe Lovano’s Trio Fascination @ the Falcon, Marlboro. As Ben Ratliff of The New York Times said, “It’s fair to say that Lovano’s one of the greatest musicians in jazz history.” The saxman will be joined by bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Carmen Castaldi. With Judi Silvano & Michael Abene celebrating the release of their new album My Dance. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Robby Krieger @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The original guitarist for The Doors performs the band’s greatest hits featuring guest vocalist Waylon Krieger. Come on, baby, light my fire… 8pm. $35.50, $47.50 & $59.50.
DANCE: Keigwin + Company @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Provocative, witty, and engaging, choreographer Larry Keigwin fuses high art and pure entertainment. Sleek, sexy, electrifying movement takes center stage in a refreshing mix of dances, with music ranging from Eartha Kitt to Leonard Bernstein. 8pm. $26, $32 & $38; $12 students. Also at 3pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Golden Oldies Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Lettermen are the headliners, but the real reason to check out the show is Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love. With the Duprees, Jay Siegel’s Tokens and the Marcels. 7pm. $39.75, $47.75 & $54.75. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Pianoply @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Four accomplished pianists, four acoustically distinct venues, five grand pianos. This evening of piano performances brings together some of the leading soloists working today in new music – Vicky Chow, Stephen Drury, Mabel Kwan and Marilyn Nonken – to explore their instrument’s full color spectrum in EMPAC’s complete range of acoustic environments. 7:30pm, $18, $13 students & seniors. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Nile Project @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Offers an evening of music rooted in the diverse cultures of the Nile River basin, musicians from 11 Nile countries showcase many of region’s diverse instruments, languages and traditions. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Taikoza @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Siek Campus Center, Troy. Japanese taiko drum and dance ensemble. 12noon. $10; FREE children under 12.
AUDITION: Sing at “The Joe” @ Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. OK, it’s not “the Voice” or “American Idol,” but enter the Tri-City ValleyCats fifth annual National Anthem Auditions and you might get the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a premium fireworks night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, in front of an average of 5,000+ fans. 9:30am registration; 10am-12:30pm auditions. FREE.
TALK: “Accidents in a Very Busy Place: Kurt Vonnegut in Schenectady” @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. As part of the “It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region” exhibit, award-winning author K.A. Laity discusses the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut, author of “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Breakfast of Champions,” “Cat’s Cradle” and more – and how it relates to his time spent in Schenectady as a PR man for GE and a volunteer fire fighter. 2pm. $5.
MUSIC: Peter Oundjian & Friends @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The 22-year-old Skidmore student found his love of music while in high school in Toronto. His sound often lends itself to his greatest musical inspirations – Nick Drake, Radiohead, the Beatles, System of a Down – but his music crosses all genres. 8pm.
MUSIC: Wild Ponies @ Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. The Nashville Americana trio rolls into Baseball City as part of the Cooperstown Concert Series. 7:30pm. $20; $15 seniors & college students; $8 students age 13-18; FREE children age 12 and under. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Fountain, Albany. It’s Jazz Appreciation Month, so come on down and soak up the traditional New Orleans jazz sounds of the clarinetist-bandleader with Tim Coakley, drums; Rich Skrika, piano; Crick Diefendorf, banjo, vocal; Bernie Mulleda, guitar; Richard Downs, cornet, vocals; Ken Olsen, trombone. 9:30pm.
THEATER: “Blood Wedding” @ Skidmore College’s the Janet Kinghorn Theatre, Saratoga Springs. Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond co-direct Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetic play about a family vendetta that erupts when a bride-to-be runs away with the son of the enemy. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through April 19.
FESTIVAL/FILM: “The Lost Paradise: Jazz Age Film Festival” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The Pine Hills Film Colony presents four movies: Rod La Roque in “Cruise of the Jasper B” (12noon), Clara Bow in “The Wild Party” (2pm), Nancy Carroll and Buddy Rodgers in “Follow Thru” (4:15pm) and Joan Crawford in “Our Dancing Daughters” (8pm). With Charley Chase comedy shorts and 10-minute film talks by Michael V. Butler. $5 each; $15 for all four features.
DANCE: “Sleeping Beauty” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Skidmore College Orchestra and Dance Department team up for their ambitious collaboration on the renowned Tchaikovsky work. 8pm. $10; $7 seniors; FREE students & children. Through Sunday.
DANCE: Northeast Ballet @ Proctors, Schenectady.” Before and Beyond” is an evening of contemporary dance created by guest choreographers Matt Pardo, Ruben Graciani and Alexandra Lindsay in addition to a new collaborative work co-created by NEB artistic director Darlene Myers and master of the short short story Richard Lovrich. 8pm. $30 performance only; $50 performance plus a wine & hors d’oeuvre reception prior to the performance, beginning at 6pm.
MUSIC: The Saint Rose Camerata @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. To close its 12th season, the Saint Rose Camerata collaborates with dancer-choreographer Claire Jacob-Zysman in a concert with music by Steve Reich, Joaquin Turina and Pierre-Octave Ferroud. 7:30pm. FREE.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer. 7pm. FREE.