11/10/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Puddles Pity Party @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The sad clown with the golden voice makes his Greater Nippertown debut. You won’t see another concert like this one this year… 8pm. $29.50 & $34.50.
MUSIC: Shawn Colvin @ The Egg, Albany. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter returns to The Egg with he band to celebrate the 20th anniversary of A Few Small Repairs. 7:30pm. $37.50, $43.50 & $52.50, ticket price includes a copy of her new album.
FILM/TALK: Nathan Lane @ Proctors, Schenectady. A screening of Mike Nichols’ 1996 comedy “The Birdcage” starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, followed by conversation and a Q&A session with two-time Tony Award-winning Lane. 7:30pm. $34-$85; VOP $150.
MUSIC: Joe K. Walsh & SweetLoam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the newgrass scene’s top mandolinists is joined by fiddler John Mailander, guitarist Avril Smith (of Della Mae) and bassist Brittany Karlson (of the Goodbye Girls) for a night of original bluegrass and string band music. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Mark Mulcahy @ The Linda, Albany. Back in the day, he was the frontman for the popular QE2 regulars Miracle Legion. Now he’s back in town in support of his solo album, The Possum in the Driveway. 8pm. $18. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Lost & Found, Albany. High-energy New Orleans trombonist (and Trombone Shorty’s cousin) brings the Big Easy sound to town for a two-night stand. 10pm. $20. Also at 10pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: Lydia Loveless @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The alt-country singer-songwriter brings her “hillbilly punk with a honky-tonk heart” to town in support of her latest album, Real. With Sarah Borges. 9pm.
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. GO HERE to read review…
TALK: Chris Hedges @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author will speak on fascism in the age of Trump. 7pm. 5pm gourmet vegan fundraising dinner to benefit WOOC 105.3 FM.
THEATER: “Row After Row” @ the Frear Building, Troy. The Creative License production of Jessica Dickey’s dark comedy is about choosing your cause and finding your courage. Directed by Ben Katagiri. 7:30pm. $15. Also at 7:30pm on Saturday.
DISCUSSION: The Accelerator Series @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Journalist/educator Farai Chideya, artist Michael Joo and new media artist Amir Baradaran explore technology, virtual realities and media as they relate to art, visual culture, and the politics of representation. 6:30pm.
FILM: “Piece of the Dream” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. A Greater Nippertown project that has spanned nearly two years, will unveil its new immersive website and premiere 10 new short documentary films. 7pm. FREE.
TALK: Lois Lowry @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. A leading voice of children’s literature, the Newbery Medal-winning author has penned more than 30 books, exploring such complex issues as racism, terminal illness, murder and the Holocaust. A part of the Creative Life: A Conversation Series, she’ll engage in conversation with WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue. 7pm. FREE.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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