11/22/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Klezmatics @ The Egg, Albany. For the past 25 years, the band has been the leading exponent of the contemporary klezmer revival. A benefit for Congregation Ohav Shalom. 2pm. $40; $18 for college students and children age 12 & under.
MUSIC: “Come Fly With Me: A Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Tribute Concert” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Gregory Caputo Big Band featuring Rob Zappulla celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra, spanning the five decades of classic Sinatra, from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to the Las Vegas showrooms. 2pm. $25 & $40.
FILM/MUSIC: Silenced Sounds: Music and Censorship in Iran @ Proctors, Schenectady. Festival Cinema Invisible presents a live musical performance by Local 518 global fusion band KoriSoron, a rare screening of two short documentaries (“Back Vocal” and “Off Beat”) that share common themes of music and censorship in Iran and a panel discussion with Farzad Golpayegani (one of the subjects of the film) a Skype call with Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (the director of both films) and Mark Levine (the author of “Heavy Metal Islam”). 4pm. $10 admission includes Persian style tea and sweets.
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Onesquethaw Reformed Church, Feura Bush. Presenting “The Gospel Train: Historic American Spiritual & Religious Music” and featuring songs from their new studio album Hard Trials. 1pm. Donation encouraged for the Camp Fowler Scholarship Fund.
MUSIC: The Yardbirds @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Founding Yardbirds member and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jim McCarty has recruited bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Brian Setzer, Mick Taylor), Myke Scavone (Ram Jam & Doughboys) on blues harp, vocals and percussion, and guitarist/singer John Idan. With Colorway. 7pm. $40.
THEATER: “Motown the Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last Chance! Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the musical tells the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” the musical tells the story behind the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. 2pm. $20-$80.
MASTERCLASS: Rich Redmond @ Woodland Hill Montessori School, Rensselaer. Rocky’s Music Studio presents a two-hour masterclass with the world-class author~educator and longtime drummer with Jason Aldean. He’s played on 20 No. 1 hits. 3pm. $100.
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.
MUSIC: Thanksgiving Vespers Festival @ First Reformed Church of Schenectady, Schenectady. Jazz featuring Nat Phipps, Keith Pray, Pete Toigo, Tim Coakley, Tom D’Andrea, Colleen Pratt, Jim Corigliano, Bill Delaney and Peg Delaney. 4pm. $10; $5 students.
MUSIC: Etude Club of Schenectady @ the Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The group of local singers – Barbara Brothers, Cathie-Jo Brun, Elizabeth O’Neil, Carolyn Bouchard, Paula Shaw and Jody Shayne – perform the music of Brahms, Franck, Haydn, Faure and Sting. 2pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Macbeth” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. The Shakespeare classic directed by Holly L. Derr. 2pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through Sunday, December 6.