3/4/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Riverfront Center, Amsterdam. Yes, Mardi Gras has already come and gone, but we’ll make an exception for the son of zydeco godfather Clifton Chenier. The Mardi Gras Dance Party benefits the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation, and also features a Cajun buffet dinner, masks and, of course, beads. Dooras at 5:30pm; 7pm dinner; 8pm music & dancing. $70 includes dinner.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Fourth Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert @ Brown’s Revolution Hall, Troy. Featuring Emerald City; the Ernie Williams Tribute Band with Jeremy Walz; Scotty Mac & Bill Harrison with Luke McNamee; Tony Perrino’s Killer B with Pete Sweeney, Lucas Ruedy, Matt Hatfield, Tom Murphy, Trish Anderson, Dave Max, Chris Busone, Todd Hanhurst, Kenny Hohman & Lori Friday; Kyle Bourgault Band; and Matt Mirable Band with Frank Daley. Proceeds benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club and Companion Animal Placement Program. 6pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Rain on a Conga Drum: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. As performed by The Sea The Sea, Cloud Lifter, John & Orion Kribs, John Kruth and host Michael Eck. 8pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: C.K. Flach @ the Parish Public House, Albany. It’s the album release party for the singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist’s Empty Mansions, one of the most impressive Greater Nippertown efforts of the year. With Michaela Lane and Stephen Stewart. 8pm.
MUSIC: Lee Reh @ The Linda, Albany. The R&B/pop singer of the award-winning Young Noble Gentlemen celebrates the release of his solo debut with “black tie event, catered dinner, live band, DJ, guest performances and much more…” 6pm. $49.95; $29.99 students.
THEATER: “Resilience” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Tania Asili’s multimedia production featuring the reclamation, resistance and resilience stories of five women of color from our community through original music, drawings, videography and projection. 7:30pm. $10.
DANCE: Bill T. Jones @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Performing in Nick Cave’s expansive installation “Until,” the iconic choreographer-dancer will present a new solo work, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: A Call and Response.” 8pm. $75; $45 students.
MUSIC: The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet @ Bethesda Episcopal Church, Saratoga Springs. One of the northeast’s premier classical guitar ensembles features Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen and Paul Quigley. 2pm. $10; children under age 16 free.
MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The jazz singer is accompanied by Bob Warren, Sam Zucchini, Mallory Donnelly, Tony Markellis and Scott Bassinson. 9pm.
THEATER: “Godspell” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse kicks off its year round residency with a production of Stephen Schwartz’s classic musical as presented by Greater Nippertown teens. 2pm. $25; $15 students age 18 & under. Through Sunday, March 12.
OPERA: “The Bremen Town Musicians” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Opera Saratoga performs John Davies’ children’s opera based on the Brothers Grimm folk tale, featuring the music of Offenbach, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi. 2:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Berkshire Symphony @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. A family concert with conductor Ronald Feldman, who leads the orchestra through excerpts from Holst’s “The Planets” and more. 2pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Fragments” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Shea Leavis directs the play by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through March 8.
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