4/8/18: Today’s Top 10 Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Joan Shelley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Louisville singer-songwriter has a sound that mixes the feel of down-to-earth Appalachian mountain music with sparkling, crystal-clear vocals and personal, heartfelt songwriting. Her songs are simple and express complex emotions about life, love, lust and existence itself. She has been compared to the likes of English folk legends Sandy Denny and Vashti Bunyan, but she has created a sound that is entirely her own. 7pm. $24.
MUSIC: Cowboy Junkies @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The marvelous Margo Timmins leads the Canadian alt-country/blues/folk-rock band who, for more than 30 years, have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature. $35 & $45.
MUSIC: Merlin & Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. An innovative blend of world music, jazz, classical, Islamic, Russian, Yiddish and klezmer by the clarinetist and the pianist-vocalist. Together, the Shepherds combine their individual styles to blend traditional and newly composed Yiddish and Russian songs with klezmer. Part of the Rogovoy Salon series. 7pm. $20.
THEATER: “Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, Terrence McNally’s intimate play examines the tug of war between a short-order cook who sees a lifetime of love and adventure ahead and a waitress who’s been burned too many times in the past and is terrified of being hurt again. Starring Rita Rehn and Steven Patterson. 2pm. $22; students $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Minus Zero Festival @ Mount Snow Resort, West Dover. The fourth annual fest moves to a new location for three days of skiing, snowboarding and music on four stages. Today’s line-up features Rezz, Liquid Stranger, GG Magree and Yookie. 12noonpm. $75.
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Dirck Toll @ MopCo Theater, Schenectady. The humorist single-handedly acts out a series of hilariously twisted stories about a deviously inept songwriting scam, an aggressive passer-by, a sarcastic piece of office furniture and more. A benefit performance for Girl Rising. 7pm. $10; kids, students & seniors $7.
FILM: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” @ The Linda, Albany. The Coen Brothers 2000 masterwork transports Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” to rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. 2, 4:30 & 7pm. $8
MUSIC: Concerts in the Village @ Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook. The Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra and soloists will perform important works of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. 3pm. $20; students FREE.
WORKSHOP: Playwriting Workshop @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The first in a series of workshops open to anyone interested in playwriting. 12noon-2pm.
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