6/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Riverfront Park, Troy. The American Music Festival concludes with “The River Sings,” featuring three world premieres with special guests the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Schenectady County Community College Chorus, the College of St. Rose Chamber Singers, 100 young voices from the Troy Public Schools and as many guitarists as some up. Bring your guitar and join in… 7:30pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Lake George Elvis Festival @ Lake George Forum, Lake George. It’s the final round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. 1:30pm. GO HERE for the complete festival schedule of events…
MUSIC: The Suitcase Junket @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs Matt Lorenz – artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one man band – raises his weather-worn voice over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, veering unexpectedly into crescendos of wild overtone and throat singing. 7pm. $24.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Festival of Young Artists @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A celebration of the collaborative creativity of more than 400 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets and visual artists. 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A tribute to saxman-composer Ed Xiques, who played with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band, Herb Pomeroy and Maria Schneider Big Bands, and with Jim McNeely Tentet and the Vanguard Orchestra. He’s played in bands backing Sammy Davis Jr., the Jackson 5, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Lou Rawls and Gladys Knight. 8pm. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: On Your Feet! @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The musical true-life tale of Emilio & Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, who broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. 2pm.
FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ various locations, Great Barrington and Pittsfield.
THEATER: Typhoid Mary @ Barrington Stage Company’ St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Matthew Penn directs Mark St. Germain’s searing drama about Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) and the controversy surrounding her steadfast conviction in her beliefs. The play not only examines the woman behind the myths, but also explores the battle between science and religion. 3pm. Through Saturday, June 16.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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