4/24/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Feelies @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. After a 17-year break, the Feelies roared back onto the music scene in 2011 with Here Before, an album of all new original material on Bar/None Records. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC: The April Verch Band @ The Linda, Albany. The Canadian fiddler-singer-songwriter is joined by Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. Together, these three passionate musicians celebrate the release of Verch’s 10th album, The Newpart. With a reunion of Palatypus opening the evening’s festivities. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Steve Katz: Stories & Songs From a Life In Music @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Katz is a founding member of the Even Dozen Jug Band, the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears. He produced albums for Lou Reed, became Vice President of Mercury Records, and directed Green Linnet Records, the foremost label for traditional Irish music in America. Now here the stories behind his storied (and eclectic) musical career. 8pm. $22.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. It’s Day One of the mega three-day fest featuring more than 100 bands. $15 for tonight only; $25 for three-day, all-fest ticket. GO HERE for a complete schedule…
MUSIC: The Anna Egge Acoustic Trio @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The Saskatchewan-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter joins David Moss (cello, harmony) and Alex Hargreaves (fiddle, harmony) for a concert in support of her brand new album, Bright Shadow. 8pm.
READING: TC Boyle @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. New York Times best-selling author reads from his recent novel, “The Harder They Come,” an exploration of the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism in America. 11am. FREE.
TALK: “Hollywood Costume” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Join Academy Award winning costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis for a behind-the-scenes look into costume as character and the magical relationship between costume designers and filmmakers. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: Glass Hammer @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Tennessee-based prog-rock veterans land in Woodstock in support of the release of their 17th album, The Breaking of the World. With Circuline. 8pm. $27.
THEATER: “Hamlet” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Kevin McGuire. “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals — and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” 8pm. $20-$60. Through Sunday, May 10.
THEATER: “America’s Got Downton” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Actor, impressionist and YouTube sensation Luke Kempner creates more than 30 characters in this tour-de-force one-man parody that blends celebrity visitors with well-known characters from the hit PBS-TV series “Downton Abbey.” 7:30pm. $20, $40 & $50.
COMEDY: Local Comedy Night @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Hosted by David Louis. Featuring Michael McLaughlin with headliner Rich Williams, as seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “The Howard Stern Show” and E!’s “Chelsea Lately.” 8pm. $12.
MUSIC: Men at Words @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Together in concert for a once-in-a-lifetime concert, three of the world’s finest singer-songwriters – Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe and James Keelaghan – perform contemporary and traditional songs of historical significance. 8pm. $25; $5 age 12 & under.
THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ Sage College’s Meader Little Theater, Troy. Leigh Strimbeck directs the 2006 Tony Award-winning rock musical featuring music by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. 8pm. $15; $12 students & seniors. Through Sunday.
FILM: “Wings” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The William A. Wellman Film Festival continues with the silent film classic which was awarded the first ever Academy Award for Best Picture. The screening will feature live musical accompaniment by Mike Schiffer. 7:30pm. FREE.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “To Breathe as One” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world. More than a music festival, it’s a miracle that at least twice in history gave freedom to that country. The documentary explores the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes of the young members of the California-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Jim and Maureen Tusty. 7pm. $10: $8 under age 18.