9/21/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Warren Wolf Quartet @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A Place for Jazz continues with the acclaimed vibraphonist, who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2001. As a sideman, he has performed and/or recorded with such luminaries as Bobby Watson, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Scott, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding and others. He is also a long-term member of the renowned San Francisco Jazz Collective. 7:30pm. $20; students $10; children under 12 FREE.
TALK: Sean Penn @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The actor-director-activist adds author to his growing hyphenate as he reads from and discusses his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” the tale of an “odd job man” who kills off the weak and the sick as part of a secret contract with the U. S. government. 7:30pm. FREE.
EVENT/ART/FUNDRAISER: Downtown Is Pawsome Auction @ the Olde English Pub, Albany. Seven of the three-foot Nipper sculptures that adorned the streets of Albany for the past year will be auctioned off live. And more will be auctioned online. 7pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Dave Gunning @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The award-winning, lifelong resident of rural Nova Scotia brings his songs and stories of courageous activism, practical jokes, riotous tales of family life and determined hope for a better future. 8pm. $20.
THEATER: “Catastrophe Carnivale: An Evening of Beckett Shorts” @ the Gasholder Building, Troy. The envelope-pushing Troy Foundry Theatre kicks off its sophomore season with Krapp’s Last Tape and a handful of others short plays – Act Without Words I & II, Catastrophe, Come and Go and Play – from the pen of Samuel Beckett. 8pm. $18; seniors $15; students $10. Through September 30.
MUSIC: The Nell & Jim Band @ The Linda, Albany. Fresh from FreshGrass, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally bring their all-star Americana-folk-bluegrass band to Albany. 8pm. $20. UPDATE: This show has been postponed. New date TBA..
MUSIC: The Hudson Dusters @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The roots music duo released their debut album, Dare to Dream, in the spring, weaving a rich tapestry of sound over the solid foundation of Jon B. Woodin’s acoustic guitar and Foggy Otis’ ukulele. Catskill-based Americana singer-songwriter James Hearne will warm up the crowd. 9pm.
THEATER: In the Heights @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Set to the Latin rhythms and hip-hop lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton), the musical was the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. Peter Caracappa directs the SLOC production. 8pm. $22-$28. Through September 30.
MUSIC: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The conductor-less orchestra is joined by pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to kick off Troy Chromatics Concerts’ fall season with works by Arvo Part, Chopin and Tchaikovsky. 7:30pm. $45 & $55.
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. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 13.
MUSIC: Ronald Feldman @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The cellist is joined by pianist Doris Stevenson and others for a program that includes works by Leon Boellmann, Manuel De Falla, Shostakovich and Schumann. 8pm. FREE.
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.
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