3/19/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Terri Lyne Carrington’s Money Jungle Quartet @ the Woodstock Community Center, Woodstock. The drummer-bandleader and her band – pianist Aaron Parks, saxophonist Mark Shim and bassist Zach Brown – revisit the classic 1963 album Money Jungle by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. And the opening act? Jack DeJohnette in a solo piano performance. Presented by Jazzstock. 7:30pm. $35 & $45.
MUSIC/FILM: Mikal Jorgensen’s Trimbin Band @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco teams up with art historian and curator James Merle Thomas; performer and composer Nick Hallett; and guitarist William Tyler for a new project that blends intergalactic sonic waves with folk fingerpicking and the lost films of the late Fred Engelberg. 8pm. $18 & $22; $8 students
MUSIC: Yellow Montego @ the Low Beat, Albany. The debut of a new band of familiar faces – guitarist Sergio Sericolo, bassist David Rinaldi (both formerly of the ’80s vintage Even the Odd) and drummer David Singer (music writer at The Daily Gazette). With Soon and Che Guevara T Shirt. 9pm.
MUSIC: Huxtable, Christensen & Hood @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Teresina Huxtable, Carol Christensen and Liz Hood celebrate the release of Under the Weather, their first album in 30 years. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: Capital Trash Invasion @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Rockabilly, surf and garage rock featuring Bloodshot Bill, the Othermen, Tex Railer’s Doomtown, the Televisionaries, the Temptators, Lone Ranger and the Jagaloons. Doors at 7pm. $10.
THEATER: “Spoon River Anthology” @ Siena College’s Theater Studio 107, Loudonville. Last chance! A staged reading of Edgar Lee Masters’ poetic masterwork adapted and directed by Eileen Schuyler. 8pm. FREE.
COMEDY: Mad Laughs @ the Madison Theater, Albany. Host Rosario Scanio welcomes you for an evening of homegrown comedy featuring the improv comedy troupe Sorry Not Sorry ,stand-ups Lauren Turczak, Kat Broadus, Jon Tenace and headliner Bryan Burgess. 8pm. $12.
CIRCUS/CABARET: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson’s own monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. 9pm. $30; $20 if wearing clown make-up.
THEATER: “The Blue Sky Boys” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Deborah Brevoort’s play is an exhilarating romp through the creative minds of the maverick engineers who stopped at nothing to get a man to the moon and back. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 3 & 8pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in C featuring Jill Levy, three movements of Mozart’s Piano Concertos newly re-imagined by Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone and Jacob Cooper and more. 7:30pm.
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors’ Education Center, Schenectady. Comedy fans will recognize headliner Adrienne Iapalucci from her performances as a semifinalist on season seven of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” as well as her appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” 8pm.
ART: LOOK! National Youth Art Month Event @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The theme is “20/20,” and young art students will create 20″ x 20″ works with a focus on how they wish to see the future. Using mixed media, our inspired young artists will create, design and imagine a futuristic world. 12noon-4pm.
THEATER: “The Velocity of Autumn” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The Rhinebeck Readers Theatre presents a staged reading of Eric Coble’s recent Broadway hit. Marlene Golia and Thomas Day star in this dark comedy about Alexandra, an elderly artist who is resisting her children’s attempts to move her out of her home. 7:30pm. $10.
MUSIC: “Improv Cubed: From Bach to the Great American Songbook” @ Bard College’ Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-On-Hudson. Classical pianist Tanya Gabrielian and jazz pianist Chris Pattishall join virtuoso André Mehmari on double piano in a musical journey spanning 300 years and layered with masterful improvisations. 8pm. $30.
THEATER: “The Shape of Things” @ the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. The Town Players of Pittsfield’s production of Neil LaBute’s play about love and art. 8pm. $15; $12 students & seniors. Through March 20.
THEATER: “Miracle on South Division Street” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the heartwarming comedy by Tom Dudzick and directed by Val Kavanaugh and Sue Frost. Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo: Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18; $2 discount with a canned good donation. Through March 20.