10/18/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


FASHION/FUNDRAISER: Haute Cature 2015 @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A fashion show and auction to benefit Hudson’s cat rescue shelter, Animalkind, featuring mistress of ceremonies Musty Chiffon and a fabulous line-up of artists and designers including Electric City Coture, Kasuri, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Face Stockholm and more. 6pm. $30 & $60.

MUSIC: Tony Bennett @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 89-year-old jazz and pop vocalist still sings and swings. With his daughter Antonia Bennett. 7pm. $60.50-$128.

THEATER: “Grinder’s Stand” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. GO HERE to read review…

DISCUSSION: “About Creativity” @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. In conjunction with the Institute’s “The Capital Region in 50 Objects” exhibition Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy chats with artist Michael Oatman. 2pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Gathering Time @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Harmony-laden folk-rock trio. With the Boxcar Lilies. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Capital Region Blues Network’s Blues Showdown @ the Albany Railyard, Albany. Andrew Wheeler and Sly Fox face off to see who represents CRBN in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Competition in Memphis. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Motionless in White @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s headbangin’ time. With co-headliners the Devil Wears Prada and Upon a Burning Body, the Color Morale and Artisan. 6:30pm. $23.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Wrapping up their two-night stand. With Crazy Swedes. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 8pm. $45.

MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Arc Iris. 7pm. $18.

THEATER: “4000 Miles” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $20-$50.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Fall Foliage Festival. 12noon.

MUSIC: Brandon Schmitt @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Ben Trickey and Nature Films. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Colonie Town Library, Loudonville. Performing “The Great American Songbook and International Cabaret.” 2pm. FREE.

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. 2pm. Through Sunday, October 25.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Hamlet” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. London’s National Theatre production of the Shakespeare classic stars Benedict Cumberbatch. 3pm. $17.

FILM: “Blue Sunshine” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Hippies turned into homicidal maniacs after taking Blue Sunshine LSD in this 1978 cult classic. It a double-feature with “Satan’s Little Helper”, followed by a live Q&A with director Jeff Lieberman. 2pm. $9; $6 students.

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