10/15/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The stunning jazz violinist and her crack band explore southern musical roots that stretch from the blues (“See See Rider”) to country (Hank Williams, Gram Parsons). 7:30pm. $29; $15 student.
MUSIC: Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. If all you know about Maria Muldaur is her big hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” explore her rich musical resume with “Way Past Midnight,” a career retrospective concert that ranges from jug band music to blues to gospel and beyond. 7pm. $27.
MUSIC: Kat Edmonson @ The Egg, Albany. The sublime vocalist is a rising star on the contemporary music scene, mixing jazz standards with original songs to create smart, stylish pop music with a distinctive, vintage feel as heard on her acclaimed recordings, including her recent No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, The Big Picture. With singer-songwriter Milton. 7:30pm. $28.
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. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Rasputina @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Singer-songwriter-cellist Melora Creager and her band explore the affinities among modern rock, cello and Victorian folk – part freak-folk, part steampunk – on their brand new album, Unknown. 8pm.
FILM/MUSIC: “The Passion of Joan of Arc” @ Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. The Union College Concert Series kicks off its 2015-16 season with a special multimedia event with renowned British vocal group the Orlando Consort providing a live soundtrack of 15th Century music to accompany a screening of Carl Dreyer’s classic 1928 silent film. 7:30pm. $25; $10 students.
MUSIC: Twangtown Paramours @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Live! Folklife concert series continues with the Nashville-based acoustic duo of MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis playing their own unique brand of “sophisticated Americana. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
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. 7:30pm. $20-$50.
FILM: “Olmo & The Seagull” @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. It’s the launch of the new Wind-Up Fest with a documentary film that’s a journey through the labyrinth of a woman’s mind. It’s the story of Olivia, a free-spirited stage actress preparing for a starring role in a theatrical production of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” 7pm. $15; FREE students.
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.