11/1/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


You did remember to turn your clocks back an hour, didn’t you?

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Berkshire County Uke Fest @ Waubeeka Country Club, Williamstown. The headliner for the fifth annual uke-apalooza bash is the fabulously fleet-fingered Stu Fuchs from New Hampshire. Also performing are Michael Eck (Albany), the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra (Williamstown), Badeleine Madeleine (New Paltz) and Mariah Colorado (Williamstown). 3pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Possessed by Paul James @ the Low Beat, Albany. Konrad Wert, aka Possessed by Paul James, is a multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter who blends folk, blues and punk. His album Feed the Family was named Alt-Country Album of the Year at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. With Henry’s Rifle. 7pm. $7.

TALK/READING: “Your Band Sucks” @ the Third Floor Gallery, Hudson. Author/musician Jon Fine – former guitarist for the ’90s band Bitch Magnet – in conversation with poet/music journalist Karen Schoemer in support of his newly published memoir, “Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear).” 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mystic Universe: A Musical Journey @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Performed by the Empire State Youth Orchestra and the Empire State Repertory Orchestra. 3pm. $20.

THEATER: “Holy Laughter” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. WAM Theatre’s production of Catherine Trieschmann’s play follows an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary. 2pm. $40. Through Sunday, November 22.

THEATER: Next Act! New Play Summit 4 @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. “New Voices” at 2pm, and “Far From the Trees” at 5pm. $10 & $11 all-day pass; $5 & $9 students.

MUSIC: The Parker Quartet @ Emma Willard School, Troy. 3pm. $25; $15 students.

MUSIC: Matthew M. Marsit @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Brahms’ Late Chamber Music for Clarinet along with cellist Emily Taubl and pianist Sally Pinkas; Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, op. 120 (1894); Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 2 in Eb Major, op. 120 (1894); and the Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 114 (1891).

MUSIC: Cindy Cashdollar @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $27. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $5.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Hamlet” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by London’s National Theatre. 12noon. UPDATE: This screening is now officially sold out. Also Mondays, November 2 & 9 at 7pm; Sunday, November 8 at 12noon.

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