2/27/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Bridge Jazz Festival @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. It’s Night Two of the second annual mid-winter jazz fest with tonight’s concert featuring New Orleans father-and-son combo of Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis, the 11-piece No BS! Brass Band and Local 518 faves the Arch Stanton Quartet. 7pm. $40; $30 students.
ART/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Upstate Artists Guild’s Black & White Gala @ Overit, Albany. The fifth annual fundraiser for Lark Street’s Little Gallery That Could features art works for sale and auction, a fashion show, music by the Dust Bowl Faeries, Off the Record and St. Thomas & the Self-Proclaimed Visionaries, poetry by Dan Wilcox and much more. 5pm Champagne Preview; 6pm official start. $50. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: 518 Songfest @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Panel discussions with hit songwriters and music industry pros, and performances by four of the Local 518’s foremost acoustic singer-songwriters: Bryan Thomas, Ashley Sofia, Benjamin John and Rhiannon’s Lark. With Tim Moore and Sandy McKnight. Meet and greet during intermission and after the show. The show is a fundraiser for WEXT-FM, The Egg and Columbia Arts Team. 7pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Lucky Jukebox Brigade @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Deanna DeLuke leads the band in their CD release party for their new five-song EP Savage Fantastic. With Candy Ambulance. 9pm. $5 (includes a copy of the new CD). GO HERE for more info and EP stream…
TALK: “Collecting: An Afternoon with Jon Landau” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Yes, he’s managed Bruce Springsteen since 1977 and was a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone in the ’60s and ’70s, but Jon Landau is also a noted collector of Renaissance and nineteenth-century painting and sculpture, which he’ll discuss with art dealer Andrew Butterfield and former Clark Senior Curator Richard Rand. 3pm.
MUSIC: Duos 2+2 @ Woodstock Community Center, Woodstock. A pair of Voice-and-bass duos: Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown with Teri Roiger & John Menegon. And then the four of ’em will get together, too. 7:30pm. $30 & $40.
FUNDRAISER: “Party of the Century: A Black & Gold Masked Ball” @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. It’s the Winter Ball Fundraiser to benefit SPAC’s golden anniversary with elegant ’60s décor, a red-carpet entrance, food, drinks, raffle, live music by Funk Evolution and much more. 7pm. $110. UPDATE: This event is now officially sold out.
MUSIC: An Evening with Del & Dawg: Del McCoury and David Grisman @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. They’re celebrating their 50-year bluegrass friendship! Del McCoury met David Grisman at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together – at RPI in Troy. 8pm. $34, $54 & $79. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.
MUSIC: Dar Williams @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The singer-songwriter connects with her fans via intimately observed songs on such albums as The Honesty Room, Mortal City and End of the Summer. Last year, Williams released her ninth studio record, Emerald, featuring a typical mix of upbeat folk-pop songs, personal ballads and references to broader contemporary culture. 9pm.
MUSIC: The Lone Bellow @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life’s great struggles and joys on their latest album, Then Came the Morning. With Escondido. 8pm. $30 & $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
TALK: “A Trip Through Strawberry Fields” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Using rare audio and video clips, composer-producer Scott Freiman leads Beatles fans through a 90-minute multimedia presentation, transporting them into the Abbey Road studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” 7:30pm. $35; $10 students.
TALK: “Say The Word: Deconstructing Rubber Soul“ @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul with rare audio and video from the studio and the stage. 1:30pm. $35.
COMEDY: The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase @ Martel’s Grill at The Town of Colonie Golf Course, Colonie. Host Greg Aidala welcomes featured comedians Keith Alberstadt and Harrison Greenbaum with Jake LaMarca. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $13.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Duff & Cover” @ the Fuze Box, Albany. A memorial concert for Patrick Duff featuring Say Goodnight, Snapmare, Hands Up! and Before I Had Wings. A benefit for the Schenectady Inner City Mission. 7:30pm. $5 minimum donation.
THEATER: “Agnes of God” @ Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents John Pielmeir’s Tony Award-winning drama about the collision between science and faith. Nate Beynon directs. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students. Through March 6.