9/14/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
MUSIC: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Ringo steps into the spotlight with a little help from his friends – guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), keyboardist Gregg Rollie (Santana, Journey), guitarist Colin Hay (Men at Work), bassist Graham Gouldman (10cc), Gregg Bissonette (drums) and Warren Ham (sax, flute, percussion). 8pm. $45-$125.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Day One of the threee-day fest features Rhiannon Giddens, the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, the Lonesome Days, Della Mae, Trampled by Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band. 5pm. $49.
MUSIC: The Dead Boys @ the Low Beat, Albany. With founding members Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz still in the fold, the first-wave punks are still bashin’ it out. And, yes, they’re still “young, loud and snotty.” Well, two outta three ain’t bad… With Mystery Girl and Mike Trash. 8pm. $15.
THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A crumbling Liberal Arts College in rural New England is the setting for Mickle Maher’s play, an unexpectedly raucous and joyously word-drunk celebration of art, ardor, academia inspired by the poetry of William Blake and directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $22. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Harpeth Rising @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed chamber-folk trio of violin, cello and banjo continues journey through original music as they promote their most recent album, Against All Tides. With David Huckfelt, formerly of The Pines, in support of his debut solo album, Stranger Angels. 8pm. $24.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Basilica SoundScape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Day One of the three-day fest features Miho Hatori, USNEA, Spellling, Efrim Manuel Menuck, Hanif Abdurraqib, the Orchestra Now, Boy Harsher, Grouper. 6:45pm. $40; students & seniors $35. GO HERE for more info and a complete performance schedule…
MUSIC: John Pizzarelli Trio featuring Catherine Russell @ The Egg, Albany. The world-class jazz guitarist and singer of standards John Pizzarelli joins forces with jazz vocalist Catherine Russell in Billie and Blue Eyes – a tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. 8pm. $39.50.
DANCE: Mary Armentrout Dance Theater @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. “Listening Creates an Opening” focuses on how various types of technology impact our physical experience of moving through the world. By inviting the audience to move with the performers through a variety of environments, the performance explores what types of histories and contexts reveal themselves from a consciously embodied perspective. Local artist Jack Magai serves as the guide, leading the audience from a small living room in the turn-of-the-century Off Campus Commons building at Rensselaer, to the highly technical theatrical setting at EMPAC, and down into urban sites in Troy, ranging from a parking lot to a hair salon, to experience the hills at sunset and the Hudson River at dusk. 5:30pm. $18; student & senior $13. Through Saturday.
EVENT: 4192: An Evening with Pete Rose Live! @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Baseball great (and bad boy) shares stories of his past in baseball in this Broadway style theatrical event that captures the golden years of America’s pastime. 8pm. $25, $30, $40, & $50; VIP $103.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Wormtown Music Festival @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield. Day One of the three-day fest features Leftover Salmon, Turkuaz, Zach D & the Yankees, Pink Talking Fish, Peter Prince & Moonboot Lover, The Jauntee, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Leon Trout, Secret Sage, Kung Fu, Strange Machines, more. 11am. $90.
MUSIC: The Skatalites @ The Linda, Albany. Jamaica’s premier ska band since 1964 backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. And they’re still at it. With Taj Weekes & Adowa. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: Darlingside @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Bassist Dave Senft, guitarist/banjoist Don Mitchell, violinist/mandolinist Auyon Mukharji and cellist/guitarist Harris Paseltiner hit the Woodstock spotlight in support of Extralife. With Twisted Pine. 8pm. $30 & $50.
THEATER: Biloxi Blues @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dan Ventresca directs the second in Neil Simon’s coming-of-age trilogy. This play follows the adventures of Eugene Jerome when he joins the Army near the end of WWII and learns about life and love. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, October 13.
THEATER: The Gingerbread Lady @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Gary Hoffmann directs the late Neil Simon’s play, which creates a tragically sympathetic portrait of a talented woman undone by her own fears and excesses. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, September 23.
FILM: “In the Last Days of the City” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Set in Cairo before and after the Arab Spring, this acclaimed film follows a fictional director making a movie about the city he loves and hates. As he struggles with the creative process, he talks with Arab friends from Baghdad, Beirut and Berlin about how their home cities nourish and frustrate them. Followed by a Q&A with director Tamer El Said. 7pm. FREE.
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