10/25/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Brubeck Brothers Quartet @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone and Daniel Brubeck on drums – two sons of jazz great Dave Brubeck – leading the way, their music is heavily influenced by the style of their late father, but also integrates influences of funk, blues and world music. 8pm. $30.
TALK: Women in Game Design @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. How do women in game design envision the future of gaming? This panel of women from across the gaming industry, from art and design to engineering, will discuss their careers and the issues facing women in gaming. Co-moderated by Opalka Director Elizabeth Greenberg and Jennifer J. Goodall, Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Women in Technology Program at UAlbany. Panelists include Arzu Fallahi (Concept Artist at Vicarious Visions), Danielle Godbout (User Interface Artist at Vicarious Visions), Kathleen Ruiz (Associate Professor of Integrated Arts, RPI) and Tobi Saulnier (Founder and CEO of 1st Playable Productions). 3pm.
MUSIC: Orrin Evans @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Two-time Grammy nominee has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive jazz pianists of his generation. His latest album, It Was Beauty, marks his 20th recording as a leader. 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Bump @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Local 518 all-star trio – guitarist-singer Todd Pasternack (Ominous Seapods, Marlow), bassist-singer Angela Ford (Marlow, Lo Faber Band) and drummer-singer Gregory Nash (Ten Year Vamp, Sirsy) – celebrates the release of their debit album, Broken Fix. All ages. 3pm. Pay what you wish.
THEATER: “Book of Mormon” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book of Mormon” is the blockbuster Broadway smash from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Bobby Lopez, the Oscar-winning composer of “Avenue Q” and Disney’s “Frozen.” 2pm. $30-$130.
MUSIC: Steve Gunn @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The Brooklyn guitarist-singer-songwriter carries on the tradition of John Fahey and Michael Chapman. With James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg. 8:30pm. $14.
ARTIST TALK: Eric Egas @ the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. The Artist discusses his work and process in conjunction with the exhibit “Seeing Double: The Anaglyphs of Eric Egas.” 2pm. FREE with museum admission. GO HERE for a review of the exhibit…
CABARET/FUNDRAISER: “I Feel Some Songs Comin’ On” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Singer Florence Hayle is joined by pianist Jay Kerr in a benefit concert for the theater. 2pm. $15; $10 seniors & students.
THEATER: “The Homecoming” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Last chance! Written by Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter, it’s a knotty, classic piece of theater, directed by Eric Hill. 2pm.
MUSIC: Tisziji Munoz Quartet @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Led by guitar master Tisziji Munoz, the deeply spiritual jazz trio with joined by special guest keyboardist John Medeski. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
STORYTELLING: Word Plays @ Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. Stories told by Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Eileen Egan Mack, Mary Murphy, Claire Nolan and Nancy Marie Payne based on the theme of “Coming Home.” 2pm. $12.