5/5/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Saturday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Safe At Home: A Benefit for Hudson Little League @ Hudson Brewing Company, Hudson. Tommy Stinson, best known for his work with The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses and Bash & Pop, has organized the fundraiser featuring Cowboys in the Campfire (Stinson & Chip Roberts), Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, Chops & Sauerkraut, Magic Stones, Rebecca Borrer and special guests. 12noon. $15 minimum donation.
TALK/THEATER: Suzanne Bocanegra’s “My Life as an Artist” Lecture @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. When MoMA asked the artist Suzanne Bocanegra to give a talk about her work, she created a lecture-performance that was part artist talk, part memoir, part gleefully rambling cultural essay. After that she made two more, presenting them at such venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. All three are now performed together for the first time, with Anne Gridley, Lili Taylor and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. Through text, video, music and costume they tour Bocanegra’s Texas upbringing and life as an artist in stories that span scandal between a priest and a witch, teenage years spent in a plaster body cast, and her grandparents’ farm across from the “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” 7pm. $25-$65.
MUSIC: David Olney @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The master craftsman, acclaimed singer-songwriter and globe-trotting performer has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings. His music has been prominently featured in ABC-TV’s “Nashville” and his stellar songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien and many others. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10.
THEATER: “The Head & The Load” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. William Kentridge — a remarkably versatile artist whose evocative vision combines the political with the poetic, while combining elements of visual and performative arts — brings a troupe of more than 50 performers for a two-week residency culminating in two work-in-progress performances of his new work, which deals with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism and totalitarianism. 8pm. $25 & $35. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Unicorn Rodeo Roundup @ Stony Creek Ranch Resort, The second annual roundup is a musical benefit for the S.A.M. Fund, which helps Southern Adirondack area musicians and their families that fall on hard times. Tonight’s performance features Hooligan, Jocamo and the Cannonball Orchestra, followed by a multimedia light show. 6:30pm.
THEATER: “Last Train to Nibroc” @ the Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. Lora Lee Ecobelli directs the Kaaterskill Actors Theater’s production of Arlene Hutton’s intimate and touching play about a headstrong young couple in rural Kentucky in the days just prior to WWII. Starring Ida Joy and Logan Rando with music by Ramblin Jug Stompers. 7pm. $15; students $10. Through Sunday, May 13. GO HERE for more info…
FILM/TALK/FUNDRAISER: “The Place Beyond the Pines” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Director Derek Cianfrance returns to Greater Nippertown to screen his 2012 film, starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, which was filmed largely in Schenectady. Following the screening, the Colorado-born director will speak about his experience filming in and around Schenectady. The event will include raffles to win autographed DVDs and movie posters to benefit the annual Northeast Filmmakers Lab. 3pm. $20. ALSO: A VIP mixer at 1:30pm. $75.
DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. In celebration of its 26th season as the resident dance company of The Egg, the dance troupe will perform a mix of audience favorites and new works, including two works with music by Leonard Bernstein in celebration of the centennial of his birth. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC: Yarn @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Led by Schenectady native Blake Christiana, the Brooklyn-based Americana band has received a Grammy nomination, garnered nods from the Americana Music Association, placed in the top five on both Radio and Records and the AMA album charts, garnered airplay on Sirius FM, I Tunes, Pandora, CNN, CMT and Roughstock.com, and also accorded the “Download of the Day” from Rolling Stone. With Straight Up. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Yes, today we celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. But we’re also raising a glass to Greater Nippertown power trio Wild Adriatic, who is playing their 1,000th show tonight. A very special show it’s going to be… With After Funk. 9pm. $15.
EVENT: Albany Record Riot @ the Ramada Plaza, Albany. Buy. Sell. Trade. Don’t miss the crazy vinyl action! Over 55 tables of LPs, CDs, DVDs, 45s, memorabilia and who knows what else. Dealers from all over the East Coast and Canada. 10am-5pm. $3. Early bird admission at 8am is $10.
MUSIC: Zemog El Gallo Bueno @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Abraham Gomez-Delgado leads the group of 11 New York City musicians and friends as they venture through 1930s Puerto Rican street cries and laments, fumes of ’60s free jazz and ’70s New York City Latin music in an unstoppable post-Salsa dance party. 8pm. $20 & $26; students $10.
MUSIC: Shadows and Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Curated by bassist-bandleader Scott Petito, the all-star outfit of instrumental and vocal talent from the Hudson Valley and NYC – including jazz vocalist Veronica Nunn, singer-songwriter Leslie Ritter (of Amy & Leslie fame), singer-songwriter Adrien Reju, reedman Jay Collins, multi-instrumentalist Danny Blume, Cuban percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, jazz pianist Travis Shook and famed jazz keyboardist Rachel Z – will pay tribute to the iconic singer-songwriter. 9pm. $25 & $30.
THEATER: “The King and I” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical lands in Schenectady, starring Elena Shaddow (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam). 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Jamcrackers @ the Eighth Step at Proctors Education Center, Schenectady. The trio of individual Adirondack folksingers Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan on vocals, guitar and virtuoso hammered dulcimer perform an evening of original and traditional songs and tunes. 7:30pm. $26 & $40.
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