2/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Umphrey’s McGee @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee is still going strong as they bring the Couch Tour to town. With Tauk. 7:15pm. $30.
FILM/TALK: “Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s a screening of the classic coming-of-age dramady, “The Breakfast Club,” followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A with the actress Molly Ringwald herself. 7:30pm. $20-$150.
THEATER: “Facing Our Truth” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. A reading of six 10-minute plays – by Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Dominique Morrisseau, Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah, Dan O’Brien with Quetzal Flores and A. Rey Pamatmat – inspired by the Trayvon Martin and reflecting on race relations. 7:30pm. $15; $5 students. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC/ART/FUNDRAISER: “Darkness/Light” @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Nearly 100 artists – including painters, photographers, musicians, poets, dancers – explore the theme to raise funds and awareness for Code Blue Saratoga. 6-8pm. Pay what you can.
MUSIC: “Basically Beatles” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Addie & Olin-Unleashed!, Don Young’s Silver Beats and Maria Zemantauski with Brian Melick and Monica Roach play the music of the Fab Four. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.
MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Woodstock veterans rock the Falcon in celebration of the release of their new album, Music from Hurley Mountain. 8pm. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: “Naked Influence” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s a world premiere! Suzanna Bradbeer’s play delves into into the world of strip clubs for a spellbinding tale about a charismatic exotic dancer who finds herself engulfed in a doomed relationship with a congressman. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, February 14. GO HERE to read a review…
THEATER: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller directed by Rachael Sheffer. 8pm. $22, $24 & $28. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Lake George Music Festival Winter Concert @ Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Lake George. Featuring Barbora Kolarova (violin), Colin Brookes (viola), Richard Narroway (cello) and Ronaldo Rolim (piano). 7pm. Pay what you can. Also at 3pm on Sunday.