1/2/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian Ben Kronberg’s unique style blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs performed on guitar, Casio keyboard and loop-pedals. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Audrey Flack & the History of Art Band @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. As part of the closing reception for the exhibit, “Audrey Flack: Heroines,” the artist and her Americana/bluegrass band will perform a concert of art history-infused original songs about artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Vincent Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Picasso, Camille Claudel and Rembrandt. 6pm. $15.
FILM: “Distiller” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the world premiere of the movie, filmed in Schenectady, Scotia, Rotterdam and Chatham. Directed by Andy Schroeder and starring Amy Ciupek, Danielle Sanzone and Ritch Harrigan, it’s a spooky ghost story. The stars, director and producers will be in attendance. 7pm. $11.
MUSIC: Tame Pacific @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Members of Wild Atlantic team up with special guests. 9:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Paul Green Rock Academy Presents “A Tribute to Elton John” @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. A benefit concert for the Woodstock Day School. 8pm. $30 & $65.
FILM: “Heart of a Dog” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Lolabelle was Laurie Anderson’s beloved rat terrier. “Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever,” is how she greets the puppy in the movie’s hilarious first scene in which she gives birth to her dog. Dreams, memories, and stories of childhood trauma and loss form a kind of emotional wallpaper against which Anderson foregrounds her story. The musician/composer/poet/philosopher creates a humorous, deeply moving meditation on the relationship of woman and dog, and in the process comments with wit and prescience on the changes in post-9/11 America. 3pm.
FILM: “The Silence” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s 1963 film offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void. 4:45pm.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Old Songs Community Dance @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares. With caller Gail Griffith and music by Fennig’s All-Stars. 7pm. $8; FREE children age 12 & under.
FILM: “Peggy Guggenheim, Art Addict” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A film by Lisa Immordina Vreeland. A legendary figure who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the twentieth century, she collected not only art, but a personal connection with artists—from Max Ernst to Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp and countless others. 5pm.