11/4/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Eighth Step’s 50th Anniversary Concert @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Holly Near, Brother Sun and Annie & the Hedonists raise their voices to help the Step celebrate its golden anniversary. 7pm. $35 & $75.
MUSIC: Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. A digital download of the new album Gathering is included with each ticket purchased. With Good Old War. 8pm. $29.50 & $39.50.
MUSIC: Everyone Orchestra @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs.
Featuring members of more. (Al Schnier, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin), Matt Butler, Ryan Montbleau, Hayley Jane, Eric Gould and Maz Mahar. With Yes Darling (Ryan Montbleau & Hayley Jane duo). 9pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Weepies @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The husband-wife duo emerged from the Boston folk scene in the early 2000’s and has since built a deep catalogue of hook-laden, irresistible folk-pop. With Benjamin Jaffe of HoneyHoney. 8pm. $34; students $20.
THEATER: “Redwood Curtain” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Lanford Wilson’s drama, a 17-year-old Vietnamese-American piano prodigy, adopted in infancy by a wealthy California family, is obsessed with discovering the identity of her biological father, an American GI who abandoned her and her birth mother in Saigon. 7:30pm. $25; students age 21 & under $10. Through Sunday, November 12.
MUSIC: The Empire State Youth Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring the New York State premiere of PDQ Bach’s “Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra” with guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Fun Home” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards – including Best Musical – is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, introducing audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. 2 & 8pm. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “The Last Wife” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. The Northeast regional premiere of Kate Hennig’s modern take on Katherine Parr’s marriage to Henry VIII. WAM Theatre’s production is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics and women’s rights. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$40. Through Sunday, November 5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Kickin’ It for the Kids: A Benefit for St. Catherine’s Center for Children @ Parish Public House, Albany. 7pm. $5.
THEATER: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia @ The Egg, Albany. The company combines puppetry, black light effects and music to adapt illustrator Anita Jeram’s “Guess How Much I Love You” and “I Love My Little Storybook.” 11am. FREE when accompanied by a child; children $15.
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