1/22/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Birds of Chicago @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Following captivating shows at The Egg, the Empire State Plaza and FreshGrass, the husband-and-wife duo of JT Nero and Allison Russell showcase the country-soul sounds of their upcoming Joe Henry-produced album, Real Midnight. 8pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Mike Stern @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The jazz fusion guitar great whose resume includes stints with everyone from Miles Davis to Blood Sweat & Tears to the Yellowjackets in addition to his stellar work as a bandleader. 7 & 9pm. $29.
MUSIC: The Dogs of Desire @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. A rollicking evening of imaginative music by David Mallamud – from the Parisian “Follies Bergere” to the glam-rock opera “Lizardman,” from ludicrous Victorian parlor songs to a hot Latin daytime soap opera. Featuring such vocalists as the Tony-nominated Christiane Noll and Broadway’s Brian Charles Rooney. 8pm. $25.
DANCE: Ronald K. Brown & Evidence Dance Company @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. The program will include “The Subtle One,” Brown’s extraordinary new collaboration with the renowned jazz pianist Jason Moran. “The Subtle One” dances through the mystic and inspirational relationship between spiritual beings and the society they inhabit. 8pm. $10; $3 students.
THEATER: “Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music” will delight audiences with its contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. 8pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sarah Kilborne’s Lavender Blues @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A showcase of Queer music before World War II. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hudson Pride Foundation Scholarship Fund. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC/ART: Between Two Worlds @ 74 Philip Street, Albany. With sounds from Bye, Jouska, Whiner, PineSheets, Bare Mattress and Erik Savage with visual art from Brooks Ginnan, Debra Kowalski and S.M. Smith. 7pm.
THEATER: Original One Act Play Festival @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present an evening of eight short plays by eight playwrights, directed by eight directors. Comedies, dramas, mysteries… It’s all a surprise. 7:30pm. $12; $8 under age 18. Through Sunday.