4/1/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Tift Merritt @ The Linda, Albany. The acclaimed country-soul singer-songwriter returns in support of her new album, Stitch of the World on Yep Roc Records. With Alexandra Sauser-Monning. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: 518 SongFest 2017 @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. An all-star line-up of Greater Nippertown musical talent – Sawyer Fredericks, Girl Blue, The Sea The Sea, Sandy McKnight, John Davidson – makes for a fine evening of songs and the stories behind them. 7pm. $35.
MUSIC/MORE: Reverbicon: Rock & Metal Expo @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Shop for memorabilia, vinyl, CDs, DVDs, comics, toys and more, as well as live performances by The Power, Frozen Sun, MÖRDWÖLF, Strike Against All, Let Go Daylight, The Broken, Smith Sonic Sacrifice and Virtue Falls. 3-10pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…
EVENT: The Albany Record Riot @ Ramada Plaza Hotel, Albany. More than 50 tables of merchandise, ranging from $100 collectible records to the wonderful dollar bins (who know what you’ll find?). Also CDs, DVDs, memorabilia and more. 10am-5pm. $3.
FESTIVAL/COMEDY: High Mud Comedy Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Day Two of the fest features headliner Phoebe Robinson with Jordan Carlos, Dave Hill, Jenny Rubin, Dylan Carlino, Julie Kottakis, Ian Fidance and Thomas Attila Lewis. 7pm. $32; $24 student; $60 preferred. Workshops, tour and more start at 3pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…
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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, April 2.
CIRCUS/THEATER: The Golden Dragon Acrobats @ The Egg, Albany. Carrying on the time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. 7:30pm. $20; $18 children.
THEATER: “REBEL/Sister” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. It’s the world premiere of the new rock musical by Chad Larabee, Jonathan Michael Weber and Anna Ebbesen. Inspired by Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the musical follows two sisters as they find the courage to face a powerful opponent during a post-apocalyptic civil war. 2 & 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, April 5.
MUSIC: Hollis Brown @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Songwriters Mike Montali (vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (guitar) lead the band in support of their latest vinyl EP, Cluster of Pearls. 8pm. $25.
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.
MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Immaculate Conception Church
The program features works by Antonin Dvořák, including the “In Nature” song cycle, the rarely performed “Mass in D” with organ accompaniment by David Enlow and a lovely setting of “Ave Maria.” 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.
THEATER: “Graeme of Thrones” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, it’s an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is “Game of Thrones.” See it before the inevitable lawsuit. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $35. Through Sunday.
THEATER: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Gaslight Theater Company’s production of the popular comedy, which uses just three actors and some clever parody to tell the Bard’s tales. 2pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents a production of Stephen Sondheim musical with a cast of 15 Park Playhouse II students ranging in age from 13-18 years old. 2 & 8pm. $25; $15 age 18 & under. Through Sunday, April 9.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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