5/3/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Pete Seeger Happy Birthday Sing-Along @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. Folksinger Jeffrey Hedquist will lead choirs and the audience in songs from the vast Pete Seeger catalog in celebration of his life and music. 10:30pm. FREE; donations encouraged for ECOS: the Environmental Clearinghouse for programs to promote and protect the Mohawk River.
MUSIC: Great Lake Swimmers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Canadian folk-rockers blend acoustic guitars, violin, banjo, stand-up bass and drums with leader Tony Dekker’s ethereal vocals. With Winterpills. 8pm. $20.
TALK: “Conversations With… Unsilent Composer Phil Kline” @ the Stables at The Mount, Lenox. The critically acclaimed new-music composer surveys the classical music scene from a composer’s viewpoint, looking at and listening to a wide variety of music written in the last few years. Kline is currently working with Jim Jarmusch on the opera, “Tesla in New York.” 2pm. $15.
MUSIC: Griffin House @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Nashville-based pop-rocker singer songwriter rolls into town in support of his latest release, Songs for a Prisoner: Griffin House LIVE from Prison, a five-song EP. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Derrick Horton & the Jay Street Band @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Performing Motown hits and original songs in a benefit concert to aid the victims of the recent Jay Street Fire. 7pm. $20 adults, $10 students.
MUSIC: Heart’s Content Ensemble @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Margo Byron, Jonathan Byron-Woodin, Lory Frankel, Gail LeSuer, Bill Skiff and David Woodin perform works by Telemann, Stravinsky, Riedel, Mozart, Barthe, Chaminade, Piazzolla, Debussy and Marcello. 2pm. $10.
MUSIC: Lyle Lovell & John Hiatt @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. Two of America’s finest singer-songwriters share the spotlight together for an entertaining evening backed by nothing but their superb voices, first-rate guitar playing and charming reminiscences. 7pm. $60 & $85.
MUSIC: The John Raymond Quartet @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Trumpeter John Raymond celebrates the release of his sophomore CD, Foreign Territory, with a band that features pianist Dan Tepfer, bassist Joe Martin and legendary drummer Billy Hart. 7pm. Donations encourage.
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?” 2pm. $20-$60. Through Sunday, May 10.
THEATER ON FILM: “The Hard Problem” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard’s new play deals with a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, who is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet: If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? 12noon. $15; $12 for ages 12 & under. Also at 7pm on Monday.
TALK: “Journeys on U.S. 20 : The Longest Road in America” @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford. Poet-oral historian Michael Czarnecki offers a talk about his travels on U.S. 20, featuring a slideshow along with some poetry inspired by his experiences. 2pm. FREE.