3/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: David Lindley and Chris Smither @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Well known for his guitar work with Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Singer-songwriter-guitarist Chris Smither – who wrote the blues standard “Love Me Like A Man” and many others – fuses his traditional blues-based finger-style picking with themes often employed by modern poets and humanist philosophers. 7:30pm. $29.50.
MUSIC: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. It’s an all-day, all-night celebration with live Irish music with Kevin McKrell (11:30am), Irish Stepdancers (3:30pm), Forthlin Road (4:30pm) and The Ruffians (9:30pm). FREE.
MUSIC: The Whippersnappers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The trio of Greater Nippertown folk faves and multi-instrumentalists features multi-instrumentalists Peter Davis, George Wilson and Frank Orsini. 8pm. $20.
COMEDY: Brian Regan @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The stand-up comedian made history on September 26, 2015 with the critically-acclaimed live broadcast of “Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall,” the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. And on May 8, 2015, Brian made his 28th and final stand-up performance on “Late Show With David Letterman,” the most of any comic since the show moved to CBS in 1993. 8pm. $35.75, $39.75 & $49.75.
MUSIC: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Five Massachusetts singer-songwriters – Greg Smith, David Tanklefsky, Billy Keane, Chris Merenda and Tory Hanna – ring in St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a celebration of brotherhood, spirits and foot-stomping folk-rock. With Ransom Pier, Sara Lee Guthrie & special guests. 8pm. $22 & $28; $10 students.
THEATER: “An Iliad” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s great epic tale fuses words and music in a spare, modern production starring David Barlow. 8pm. Through Sunday, April 2.
THEATER: “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The true story of one of the worst opera “singers” of all time. Directed by Flo Hayle and starring Alison Davy. 7:30pm. $22 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 students. Through Sunday, March 26. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “The Women” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble presents Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, directed by Suzanna Bornn. 8pm. $20; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday, April 2.
THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Director Brian Sheldon helms the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical that explores wishes, family, and the choices we make as told through familiar fairy tale characters by the Brothers Grimm. 8pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, March 19.
THEATER: “The Book Club Play” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The award winning playwright Karen Zacarias’ comedy focuses on the fun, frivolity and deeply serious politics found in our beloved book clubs. 7:30pm. $25; $10 students ages 22 & under. Through Sunday, March 19. GO HERE for review…
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: “Friday Night Live!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Berkshire Waldorf High School students and stand-up comedian Alison Larkin present original teen comedy. To benefit the school’s participation in Shakespeare & Company Fall Festival. 5pm & 7:30pm. $15; $10 students.