8/21/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Diversao! A Brazilian and American Celebration of Timeless Music” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a Brazilian Bossa Nova Party starring global music singers Cornelius Bates and Vanessa Falabella. For the benefit of Animalkind, Hudson’s cat rescue and adoption center. 8pm. $20 & $50.
MUSIC: Ted Leo @ MASS MoCA’s Dré Pavilion, North Adams. From Ted Leo & the Pharmacists to his recent duo project with Aimee Mann called The Both, the eclectic indie icon is a cerebral punk with an ear for power pop. Tonight he goes it alone with a solo performance. 8pm.
MUSIC: Shadows Fall @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. After a hiatus, the band is back in the saddle with Nippertown monster drummer Jason Bittner powering the massive beat. With Brick by Brick, From Within, Djentleman & a Scholar and Hollow Is Thy Heart. 7pm. $18.
THEATER: “The Killing” and “The Love Death” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts presents two recently re-discovered short plays by William Inge. Directed and designed by John Sowle; starring Andrew Colford & Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. $15: $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Dearest Vendetta @ the Albany Public Library in the garage at the library parking lot, Albany. The August Garage Bands in the Garage concert. With Real Blue Sky and National Physical Fitness Award. 6pm. FREE.
DANCE: Keigwin + Company @ PS21, Chatham. Named the “Cool Kids of Modern Dance” by Dance Magazine, the company performs “Lovesongs” (a romantic and playful series of duets highlighting different aspects of love with music by Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison and Nina Simone) and “Female Portraits” (a triptych of solos set to songs by Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Nicks and Annie Lennox). 8pm. Also at 8pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: The Bruce Katz Band @ River Front Park, Athens. Jammin’ boogie and rockin’ blues from the keyboard kingpin of Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl and Gregg Allman bands. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete River Front Park concert schedule…
THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 8pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.