10/9/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
THEATER: “Grinder’s Stand” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Kaliyuga Arts offers Oakley Hall III’s play about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Meriwether Lewis (of the Lewis & Clark expedition). Directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through October 18.
MUSIC: David Francey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The three-time Juno Award-winning carpenter-turned-songwriter lands in the Spa City in support of his recent album, So Say We All. Sing Out calls him simply “Canada’s best contemporary songwriter.” With Scott Cook. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Amy Rigby @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. No, she’s not tending bar or slinging books – which she does semi-regularly as her day job. This is the always-charming singer-songwriter’s first local solo show since moving to town in 2011. 8:30pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston. It’s Day One of the three-day fest featuring the Hungry March Band, Brittany Haas, Wild Bill Drucker, Stellar Young, Nathan Kalish & the Lastcallers, Great Smokey, Sean Crimmins, Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, the Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo, Screaming Females, the Grape & the Grain, Kyle & the Pity Party, Sun Parade and lots more. 6pm. Pay-what-you-can.
MUSIC: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. Kicking off the fall season for A Place for Folk. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.
MUSIC: Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The hot-wired J. Geils Band vocalist kicks off his fall tour. 9pm. $25, $45 & $55. Also at The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Patrick Ball @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. One of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist with nine instrumental and three spoken word award-winning albums to his credit. 8pm. $20; $5 children age 12 and under.
THEATER: “4000 Miles” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning odd couple dramatic comedy kicks off the 2015-16 season at Cap Rep. He’s a millennial, 21, a ball of energy and contradictions still taking shape with every word he utters. She’s his grandmother, a Greenwich Village lefty, 70 years his senior, and cut from even older cloth, wise enough to know when to hold her tongue. Directed by Stephen Nachamie. 8pm. $20-$50.
THEATER: “The Homecoming” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Written by Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter, it’s a knotty, classic piece of theater, directed by Eric Hill. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 25.
DANCE: “Recursive Frame Analysis” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. British artist Mark Fell is best known as an electronic music composer and innovator, but with the premiere of his new work he adds human movement to the mix for his official debut as a choreographer. 8pm.
MUSIC: Sharel Cassity Quartet @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The jazz saxophonist-composer will be joined by Michael Benedict on drums, Larry Ham on piano and Mike Lawrence on bass. $15. UPDATE: This show has been postponed to 8pm on Saturday, October 17.
MUSIC: Maria Muldaur @ Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock. From the Jim Kweskin Jug Band to “Midnight at the Oasis” to the blues and back, Maris Muldaur celebrates the 40th anniversary of her biggest hit with a multi-media career retrospective concert. With Dorraine Scofield & Friends. 8pm. $45 & $65.
THEATER: “Proof” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the award-winning drama by David Auburn, directed by Sky Vogel, and produced by Joan Fuess. The play centers around the daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased), who tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. 8pm. $18; $10 if under age 18. Through October 11.
MUSIC: Shakespeare in the Alley @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Dennis D’Asaro leads the band through Irish, Beatles, rockabilly, folk-rock, Dixieland, country, Hendrix, standards and original music. With Geri DeSeve accompanied by Steven Keller. 7:30pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
THEATER: Confetti Fest 11 @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage presents plays – “Nailing It” by Mark Dalton; “The Seven Deadlies” by Amy Sarah LaMena; “String Game” by Katherine Ambrosio; “Goodnight Lizzie” by Celina Pulenskey; “Stars” by Lydia Nightingale; and “The Play About Your Shoulder” by Alex Hovet. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through October 11.
MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Athos, Guilderland. The saxman is joined by pianist Rob Lindquist. 7pm.