2/18/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: Town Mountain @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Guitarist-vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt and bassist Zach Smith have been busy recording their sixth studio album with producer Caleb Klauder. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Down in Louisiana, Mardi Gras ended at 12midnight on Tuesday, but up north here it seems as though there are no rules, so “laissez les bons temps rouler!” 7pm. $27.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DANCE: The Flurry @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Taking place at a wide assortment of venues throughout downtown Saratoga Springs, Day Three of the three-day fest is a marathon of music and dancing – workshops, dance instruction, concerts, dance parties, storytelling, kids’ activities and lots, lots more. Today’s schedule features Bryan Brundige & the Piggly Wigglies, Rosie Newton & the Green Mountain Playboys, Quickstep, Vanaver Caravan, Annie & the Hedonists, Alta Havana, Garland Nelson & Soul Session and lots more. 8:45am.GO HERE for more info…

FESTIVAL/WORKSHOP: Hudson Jazz Festival @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Pianist Armen Donelian and his fellow Hudson Jazzworks founder Marc Mommaas offer a hands-on immersion in jazz improvisation and composition based on the curriculum and methods of the annual Hudson Jazz Workshop for intermediate-level middle-school age students or higher. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Jazz Festival @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. Led by multi-faceted guitarist, vocalist, composer, educator, musicologist and four-time NEA Jazz Performance Fellow Richard Boukas, Quarteto Moderno synergizes traditional Brazilian genres like samba and baião with a rich melodic and harmonic vocabulary drawn from contemporary jazz and chamber music. Formed in 2008, this innovative group – also featuring bassist Gustavo Amarente, woodwind player Lucas Pino and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli – offers fiery, spontaneous interactions driven by daring improvisations and perpetual rhythmic explorations. 3pm. $25. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “The Vagina Monologues” @ Cafe 217, Albany. Amanda Brinke directs Eve Ensler’s award-winning play as a benefit for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. 6:30pm. $35, includes three course dinner. Through Tuesday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Hasty Page @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Adventure Lost and Bad Mothers. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Academic @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Irish indie quartet. With Good Fiction. 9pm. $15.

EVENT: 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Presented by the Chinese Community Center. 1pm. $10.

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “U R Here” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Last chance! Written and directed by Toni Anderson-Sommo, it’s the world premiere of a new comedy about a cast of characters at Jitters’ Java cafe who believe they may find the answers to life’s dilemmas on a new social media site. Benita Zahn stars in the fundraiser for the theater. 2pm. $30.

THEATER: “Hedda Gabler” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Last chance! Juliet King directs Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama with Joanna Palladino (of Off the Record) in the title role. 7:30pm. $18; students $10.

COMEDY: The Funny Brunch @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Featuring Erin Harkes. 1:30pm. $7,

DANCE: Price Chopper Black History Step Show & HYP3st Dance Competition @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 5pm. $25; students $20.

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 2pm. GO HERE to read review…

TALK: “Under the Dress” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. An encore of curator Diane Shewchuk’s lecture about historic undergarments. 2pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Sezi Seskir & Lucy Russell @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. A concert by Sezi Seskir on pianoforte and Lucy Russell on violin. 3pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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  1. Fred says

    Isn’t Ritz Carlton doing a gig in Troy today?

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