9/30/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. It’s the return of Chandler, this time with the full nine-piece, pajama-clad Philharmonic in celebration of their best album yet, Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2 & 1. 8pm. $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Summit @ Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls. Day Two of Wild Adriatic’s new two-fest features music from Chestnut Grove, Paradox Saints, Ramblers Home, Angels on the Fourth, Let’s Be Leonard, Last Daze and, of course, Wild Adriatic. 5pm. $15. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…
THEATER: “Antigone in Ferguson” @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Williamstown. Both compelling theater and searing social justice project, the play is a radical and unlikely staging of Sophocles’s classic tragedy, conceived in response to the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Directed by Bryan Doerries and performed by an all-star cast along with a gospel choir featuring police officers, educators and community members from Ferguson. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Sonic Spindle Experience @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. An extrasensory concert happening featuring that features three Greater Nippertown bands – Backward Dreams, Stone Revival Band and The Wheel – playing the music of 1967-1977. 7pm. $28.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Troy Irish Festival @ Sage Field, Troy. The inaugural fest features food, adult beverages, dancing, and, of course, Irish music by the Schenectady Pipe Band, Three Irish Voices, HellCat Maggie, the Glengarry Bhoys, the McKrells, the 317 and more. 11:30am-9pm. $20; children under 12 FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Tribute to Chris Cornell @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. A benefit for the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention features Matthew Pryce, Under the Den, Iudica and Revenge. 1-6pm. $20; children $5.
THEATER: “This Is Not a Test” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. With a mix of theater, French-style clowning and contemporary circus, Troy-based Aaron Marquise stars in an original apocalyptic one-man clown show. 2 & 8pm. $20; VIP $30; children under 12 $15. Through Sunday, October 8.
MUSIC: Sameer Gupta @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The percussionist rooted in the Indian classical tradition leads a band featuring Marc Cary (keyboards), Jay Gandhi (bansuri) and Rashaan Carter (bass), as they play selections from his new album, A Circle Has No Beginning. With Todd Reynolds. 8pm. $18 & $24; students $10.
THEATER: “Lost Lake” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 22.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. Joining prodigal emcee Guy Smiley for this fun-filled evening celebrating BBRB’s 13th anniversary will be Scooter Pie, Chevie Supernova, Cherish & the Shimmy Sisters, Black Orchyd, Pearl Buttons, Maxine de la Obscene, Lady Delish, Hot Toddy, Honey Cummings, Chardonnay la Teese, Roxxi Tart and musical selections by Jack Nemier.
MUSIC: Bobby Long @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The NYC-based British singer-songwriter makes his Caffe debut. He’s working on what will be his fourth album and has just published his second volume of poetry called “Losing My Misery.” With Brian Dunne. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band throws the album release party for The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren, featuring the music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren. 8pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Teddy Thompson @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. The second generation singer-songwriter (his parents are Richard & Linda Thompson) already has six albums of songs to draw from. With Leslie Mendelson. 8pm. $20.
DANCE/MUSIC: Tango Fire @ The Egg, Albany. Featuring 12 dancers and a quartet of musicians, this fiery ensemble from Buenos Aires combines rawness and sophistication with the seductive and sultry sides of tango, artfully tracing its origins from the streets of Argentina through its evolution into today’s ballroom styles. 8pm. $34.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Viewpoints @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With the Wild Card, Trick the Riddle, Almost Accounted For and the Blood in the Snow. All proceeds go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Conquering Childhood Cancer. 8:30pm. $20.
THEATER: “Sex With Strangers” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Stephen Nachamie directs Laura Eason’s smart, digital-age dramedy about a pair of writers snowbound in a bed & breakfast. Starring Jenny Strassburg and Ben Williamson. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 15. GO HERE to read a review…
THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. SLOC opens the fall season with the Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Peter Caracappa. 8pm. $22-$28. Through Sunday, October 1.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Thacher Park Fall Festival @ Thacher Park Visitor Center, Voorheesville. Hayrides, archery, arts & crafts, food, family fun and music by Nite Train, Oobleck and Knox Traditional Strings. 10am-4pm. $6 per carload.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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