5/6/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Sunday


MUSIC: Brandi Carlile @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The acclaimed singer-songwriter and her band – led by the twin brothers Tim & Phil Hanseroth – roll into town in support of their new album, By The Way, I Forgive You. With the Secret Sisters. 8pm. $35.50, $40.50, $50.50, $60.50 & $70.50.

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. The four-member band – drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price and guitarist/trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson – celebrate the release of their brand new album, Free Yourself Up. With Mikaela Davis. 7pm. $39 & $49.

MUSIC: The Joey Alexander Trio @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Born in Bali in 2003, pianist Alexander taught himself Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” at the age of six. Since then, this wunderkind has delighted audiences across the globe with his concerts and recordings, including his new album, Eclipse. 7pm. $29, $49 & $84.

THEATER: “My Unspeakable Confessions: Gala Dali Declines to Explain Herself” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Heather L. Jones’ play is an autobiographical account of the life of Gala Dali told with some reluctance and use of the Tarot. Featuring Roxanne Fay as Gala Dali, the wife and muse of the great surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. 2pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: CMS: The Directors @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The ensemble from the Creative Music Studio features Steven Bernstein, Billy Martin, Peter Apfelbaum, Ken Filiano, Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: “Lux Aeterna” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra closes its 37th season with two major works of symphonic choral literature. These two compositions, Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and Michael Haydn’s “Requiem,” capture the human spirit in profound and beautiful, albeit, very different, ways. 3pm. $35 & $45; students $15. GO HERE for more info…

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. 2pm. $15; students $10. Through Sunday, May 13. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and drummer Tomas Fujiwara incorporate all manner of inspiration into their purely musical dialogues to celebrate the roots and branches of jazz. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: NRBQ @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Madcap keyboardist Terry Adams and his merry band of musicians serve up their anything-goes brand of omni-pop. 8pm. $30 & $35.

MUSIC: The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The multi-talented members of the classic bluegrass quintet combine soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies. The group has a growing repertoire of original songs and compositions that showcase not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music. 7pm. $26.

THEATER: “The King and I” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! 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). 2pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Paul McMahon @ Colony, Woodstock. The eclectic, veteran singer-songwriter-and-more celebrates the 12-inch vinyl release of Hymn to Her, a collection of love songs to the Goddess. Paul’s brand of metaphorical/metaphysical acoustic songwriting is nothing if not original. 9:30pm. $5.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: Varla Jean Merman @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The drag character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson brings her new cabaret show, “Wonder Merman,” to town. Merman’s fictitious pedigree boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father, and Ethel Merman is her mother. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the OutHudson Pride parade. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Teresa Broadwell Sextet @ Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. The jazz vocalist-violinist and her band present an afternoon of music by Nat King Cole. 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 2pm. GO HERE to read a review…

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