5/20/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

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Photograph of Geoff Muldaur by Andrzej Pilarczyk

MUSIC: Geoff Muldaur @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. From the Jim Kweskin Jug Band to Paul Butterfield’s Better Days to his albums with his then-wife Maria Muldaur to his eclectic solo albums, Geoff Muldaur has been a true blues master. As Richard Thompson once famously declared, “There are only three white blues singers, and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.” 7pm. $27.

ART/MUSIC/ETC.: Opening Reception for “Travelogue” @ The School, Kinderhook. A new art exhibit by Radcliffe Bailey, as well as solo exhibitions by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lynne Lapointe, Gordon Parks and Leslie Wayne. 2-6pm with music by Toshi Reagon and Swizz Beatz at 4pm.

THEATER: Leni @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. What happens to artists when they allow themselves – knowingly or unknowingly – to become cogs in a propaganda machine? This and other fascinating and complex moral and ethical issues are explored in Sarah Greenman’s play which uses the life of Hitler’s chosen filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl as a springboard. Directed by John Sowle; starring Roxanne Fay and Olivia Howell. 2pm. $22; students $10. Through Sunday, May 27.

MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ The Egg, Albany. The singer-songwriter reflects on his life in a raw, honest and personal way as he draws from his seven-album catalog, including his latest Kids on the Street. And making it a double-bill of second generation singer-songwriter, Lilly Hiatt opens the show. 7:30pm. $29.50.

THEATER: The Seagull @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. NorthEast Theatre mounts an intimate, site specific production of Chekov’s classic directed by Sandra Boynton. 2pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Through Sunday, May 27.

READING: Fence Launch Event @ The Shop, Troy. The launch party for the 34th issue of Fence features readings by contributors Amanda Auerbach, Anjuli Raza Kolb, Jon Ruseski and Adam Tedesco. 4pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Women Musicians Raise the Roof Extravaganza Fundraiser @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Mellow D. Moon, Nikichaos and Deb Cavanaugh. 6pm.

THEATER: “Appropriate” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Last chance! Patrick White directs Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the children’s reunion takes a for the explosive. 3pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Pete Levin & Co. @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Sunday jazz brunch session. 11am. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: A Life in the Theatre @ the Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. Last chance! Bob Goepfert directs Theater Voices’ staged reading of David Mamet’s play. 3pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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