8/23/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
PERFORMANCE: “Rockin’ the Shtetl” @ a CR10 Arts, Linlithgo. A multimedia presentation by Seth Rogovoy
TALK: An Evening with Kenny Aronoff @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Berkshire native rock star drummer Kenny Aronoff will talk about his strategies for a successful life and career, and share insights from his performances with the biggest musicians, for four presidents, at the Kennedy Center Honors and in the biggest stadiums around the world. He first saw “A Hard Day’s Night” at the Mahaiwe in 1964, and 50 years later performed with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on “The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.” 7pm. $25 & $40.
WORKSHOP: Kenny Aronoff’s Master Class @ the Mahaiwe, Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. An intimate hour-long masterclass with the master drummer, who will demonstrate and work one-on-one with any student that has questions about playing the drums or anything related to the music business today. Players of all skill levels are welcome. 4pm. $50.
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. 2pm. $15: $10 students & seniors.
MUSIC: Alex Smith @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Adirondack folksinger has caught the attention of young listeners from his own generation, as well as the region’s established musicians, with his trad-sounding folk songs that chronicle today’s way of life the North Country. His rich voice has often been compared to that of Canadian folksinger Garnet Rogers. 7pm. $18.
MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. “Bridging Centuries” with Wu Han (piano), Paul Huang (violin), Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Matthew Lipman (viola), David Finckel (cello), Paul Watkins (cello). 3pm.
CABARET: Randy Graff @ Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. The Tony Award-winner’s new show, “Made In Brooklyn…Bound For Broadway,” will pull at your heartstrings in a musical celebration of the songwriters and artists who hail from her hometown of Brooklyn. 8pm. $45. Also at 8pm on Monday.
THEATER ON SCREEN: Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Taymor’s much heralded and sold-out production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was filmed at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Of all Shakespeare’s plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers, and Taymor turns out a production that’s visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. 3pm. $12.50; $7 students.