11/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The New Deal @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Toronto-based live electronic trio announces first major US tour in years is back, and the Spa City has ’em for one night only. With Lord Electro. 9pm. $25.
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford. Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay celebrate Veterans Day with their concert “Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers and Sailors,” featuring patriotic songs from the Revolutionary War to WWII, honoring our nation’s defenders. 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Charlie Parr @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The Duluth-based roots-folk singer-songwriter brings his incredible fingerpicking, vocals and foot-stompin’ to Hudson in support of his latest album, Stumpjumper. With Lorkin O’Reilly. 8pm.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Badge @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The Local 518 country-rock band called it quits in 1984, but they’re back together again for a day with their third annual reunion show. CDs and t-shirts will be for sale with all proceeds going to the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund. 1pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Bumper Jacksons @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hailing from DC, this 6-piece band is hot, sweet and singing, painting America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers, boldly and elegantly balancing homage to traditions with their own unique, DIY style. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Glens Falls Symphony @ Glens Falls High School, Glens Falls. A special tribute to our nation’s veterans, featuring the northeastern U.S. premiere of Chris Brubeck & Guillaume Saint James’ “Brothers in Arts” and a memorable selection of Big Band Favorites. 4pm.
THEATER: “BOND: The story of a soldier and his dog” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. East coast premiere. The one-man/one-dog show show written and performed by Logan Black tells the story of his experiences as a Specialized Search Dog Handler, training and later working alongside his bomb-sniffing K-9 partner Diego in Iraq. 2pm. $15; $10 for students, seniors & veterans. Through November 15.
MUSIC: Chaka Khan @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. Let’s get funky! The super soul singer has racked up 10 Grammy Awards and 10 No. 1 Billboard hits throughout her four-decade musical career, beginning with “Tell Me Something Good.” 7pm. $65, $80 & $110.
THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The two-time Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed book lands in the Electric City for a short, two-day run. 2pm. $20-$55.
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. $35. Through Sunday, November 22.
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 old out. Also Monday at 7pm.