12/9/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday


FILM: “Ironweed” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. A hometown screening in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hector Babenco’s film based on William Kennedy’s classic novel. With commentary and Q&A with Kennedy and post screening reception. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Wilson Cables Coleman @ Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. Saxophonist Steve Wilson, pianist George Cables and bassist Ira Coleman team up an evening of elegant chamber jazz. With the Art D’Echo Trio. 7:30pm. $20; $10 students.

MUSIC: Jack DeJohnette Trio @ The Egg, Albany. The Jazz Hall of Fame drummer is joined by Ravi Coltrane (nominated for a Grammy earlier this week for Best Improvised Jazz Solo on the title track of the trio’s latest album, In Movement) and bassist Matthew Garrison. With the Indo-Pak Coalition led by saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. 7:30pm. $36.

MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries @ the Low Beat, Albany. Ryder Cooley and her mascot spirit animal, Hazel the taxidermy sheep, leads her ethereal gothic-folk chamber band through the hypnotic selections of their self-titled debut album, released earlier this year. With Luis Mojica. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge’s Holiday Trio @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. One of rock’s great female singers, she’s got an Oscar as well as her Grammys. 8pm. $70, $100, $115 & $145.

THEATER: “Ipsa Dixit” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. It’s an evening-length work of theatrical chamber music by American composer Kate Soper. Exploring the intersection of music, language and meaning, the piece blends elements of monodrama, Greek theater and screwball comedy to skewer the treachery of language. 8pm. $18; $13 seniors & students.

MUSIC: Joe Lovano’s Birthday Bash @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The powerhouse jazz saxman celebrates his 64th birthday with Marilyn Crispell (piano), Dan Silverman (trombone), Ed Schuller (bass), George Schuller (drums), Judi Silvano (vocals), Peter Silverman (didgeridoo) and surprise guests… 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Joan Osborne @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. From “(What If God Was) One of Us” to “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” and beyond, the multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee brings the soul fire. 8pm.

MUSIC: Gin Wigmore @ the Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Albany. The Kiwi artist and musician rolls into town on her Let It Ride Tour in support of her new single “Dirty Mercy.” 9pm. $17.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard @ Caffe Lena at Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The six-piece pop/folk/jazz band features Mallory Donnelly and Jeanne O’Connor, vocals; Bob Warren, guitar & vocals; Sam Zucchini, drums & vocals; Scott Bassinson, keyboards; and Tony Markellis, bass. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: “Holiday Memories” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Opening night! Truman Capote’s “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and “A Christmas Memory” adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke and directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $10 age 21 & under. Through December 18.

MUSIC: Eleanor Friedberger @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The distaff half of the Fiery Furnaces plays in support of her album, New View, released earlier this year. With Darien Rectangle and Louis Munroe (of Nature Films). 8pm. $10.

THEATER: Sundance Theatre Lab @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Written by Saori Tsukada and Nikki Appino, Club Diamond paints the story of a young woman traveling alone from Tokyo to New York City in search of fame. 8pm. $15 & $21; $8 students. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Doornails @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 6pm.

MUSIC: Rydvall/Mjelva @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Virtuosic Scandinavian folk duo playing hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa. 7:30pm. $23.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Traditional New Orleans jazz. 10pm. Also at 9:30pm on Saturday.

THEATER: “The Turn of the Scrooge” @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. The Pantaloons present their annual British Panto. 8pm. $20; $10 students. Through Sunday, December 11. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot. For happily ever aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 8pm. $25-$65. Through December 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Bobaflex @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Dead Superstar and Red Shift. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Skeeter Creek @ Rascals, Guilderland. With Adam Wakefield. With 50% proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital District. 7pm. $40-$60.

MUSIC: Eric Johnson Trio @ Twisted Vine Wine & Tap, Delmar.

THEATER: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Homemade Theater’s production based on the classic television special. 7:30pm. $18; $12 children age 12 & under. Through December 18.

MUSIC: Williams College Wind Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Directed by Brian Messier, the ensemble presents “Angels in the Architecture” featuring soprano Mary Hubbell and baritone Nathan Leach. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “‘Twas the Land of the Night Before” @ Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery, Schenectady. A holiday musical. 7:30pm. $20; $18 seniors & kids age 12 & under.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ Parish Public House, Albany. 10pm. $10.

THEATER: “The Santaland Diaries” @ The Linda, Albany. Confetti Stage’s production of humorist David Sedaris’ dark comedy is directed by Nate Beynon. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm.

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  1. Margo says

    SUB SLAB is playing great rock n roll originals and covers at the Chatham Brewery tonight from 8-10 pm!

  2. Steve Nover says

    Blue Machine at the Hangar…..doors 8….show 9pm

  3. Frank says

    Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers at The Black Cat Ale House Cohoes 10 PM

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