2/24/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Shelby Lynne @ The Egg, Albany. Not only a sublime singer-songwriter, but also a magnificent song interpreter, whether she’s dipping into the songbags of Dusty Springfield, Merle Haggard or Nirvana. With Teddy Thompson. 8pm. $34.50.
MUSIC: Ric the Chef & Associates @ the Low Beat, Albany. Yes, not only does New World Bistro Bar chef Ric Orlando do some mean cookin’ in the kitchen, but he also rocks out in the spotlight with his band featuring guitarist Spike Priggen (of Dumptruck), bassist Andy Shernoff (Dictators) and drummer Doug Wygal (Individuals). Expect everything from Johnny Thunders to Johnny Cash. With Hot Cousin. 8pm.
MUSIC: moe. @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Celebrating the news of a cancer-free diagnosis by bassist Rob Derhak, moe. plays the second show of their two-night stand at the Palace. With Aqueous. 8pm. $40.
MUSIC: “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The evening combines the 17-piece Gershwin Big Band, vocalist Michael Andrew plus an additional vocalist and much more to perform “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards. 7:30pm. $25, $35 & $40.
CABARET/FUNDRAISER: “My Kinda ’60s” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Award-winning cabaret artist Charles Busch performs his unique, hilarious and poignant evening of music and storytelling with his long-time musical director-arranger Tom Judson in a benefit for the theater. 4pm. $60, includes a 3:30pm “High Tea” in the theater’s Speakeasy and a post-show champagne reception with the artists.
MUSIC: Sinkane @ MASS MoCA’Club B10, North Adams. Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his six-piece project, horns blazing. With Andy Wrba. 8pm. $20 & $26; students $10.
MUSIC: Joseph Keckler @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Alt-cabaret vocalist whom The New York Times calls “an operatic singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing,” brings his rich, versatile three-plus octave voice and his sharp wit back to town. With Dane Terry and Carol Lipnik. 9pm. $25.
THEATER: “Les Miserables” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Marc Delgado & Wounded Knee @ Red Shed Brewery, Cooperstown. The alt-rock/Americana band features Delgado (vocals & guitar), Al Kash (drums), Todd Nelson (guitar) and Jeff Sohn (bass & vocals) playing selections from their last album, High in a Neon Dive, and new songs from the upcoming Wildwood Road. 7pm.
MUSIC: The Thruway Sing-Off @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The seventh annual battle of the collegiate a cappella groups features Union College ensembles The Eliphalets, Dutch Pipers, Garnet Minstrelles and three guest groups, benefiting the Community Land Trust of Schenectady. 7:30pm. $15.
THEATER/FUNDRAISER: WGXC 90.7-FM’s Seventh Anniversary Party @ HiLo, Catskill. Featuring a live radio theater performance of Hans Flesch’s “Magic on the Radio: An Experimental Airwaves Fantasy” featuring a cast of WGXC programmers and friends. Also performances by WGXC’s Diamond Street Radio Players and 31 Down, a special appearance by Gregory Whitehead and DJ Magic Stranger. FREE.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. “The Out-of-Towners” features Harley Foxx, Scooter Pie, Pearl Buttons and Elsa Riot, as well as the Albany debut of comedian Nikki 2 Holes. 8pm. $20.
FILM/MUSIC: “The Global Impact of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony” @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. The afternoon features a screening of the documentary film, “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony,” a Q&A with co-producer Greg Mitchell and a Beethoven sonata performed in concert by pianist Lincoln Mayorga. 4pm. $20; students $10.
MUSIC: The Chamber Orchestra of Williams @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. This concert features music by Ades: “Three Studies from Couperin”; Zachary Wadsworth: “Eclipse”: Samuel Barber: “Adagio for Strings”; and Richard Wagner: “Siegfried Idyll”. The concert is conducted by Leonard Bopp and Abigail Soloway. 8pm.
THEATER: “The Velocity of Autumn” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Christine Decker and Oliver Wadsworth star in David Snider’s comedy about what happens when life becomes too hard to handle. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 11. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenville. The all-a cappella program “The Glory of the Renaissance: Sacred Polyphony and Madrigals” ranges from the delicate sounds of Robert Parsons’ “Ave Maria” to Passereau’s rambunctious “Il est bel et bon” to Monteverdi’s stunning “Litany on the Blessed Virgin Mary.” 7:30pm. $25; students $15.
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