9/23/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

Willie Nelson (photo by Donna Fitzgerald)
Willie Nelson returns to SPAC.

Photograph by Donna Fitzgerald

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Outlaw Music Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real, Sturgill Simpson, Particle Kid. 2:30pm. $45-$299.50.

MUSIC: The Smokey Greene Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Octogenarian and North Country musical legend Smokey Greene keeps the country in country music, touching people from all walks of life with his poignant, amusing and just plain pretty songs. He’ll be performing tonight with his ace quintet. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Blockhouses @ the Low Beat, Albany. Guy Lyons (formerly of The Figgs) leads the NYC-based power pop-meets-punk trio. With Nine Votes Short and Arch Fiends. 7pm. $7.

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. 2pm. $18; seniors $15; students $10. Through September 30.

EVENT: The Albany Book & Paper Fair @ Polish Community Center, Albany. Antiquarian & out-of-print books, manuscripts, autographs, postcards, maps, posters, photographs and ephemera for sale and on exhibit. 10am-4pm. $6.

MUSIC: Natalie Merchant @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. The former 10,000 Maniacs lead singer wraps up a two-night stand. 9:30pm. $60-$200. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Escape the Fate @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Slaves, Famous Last Words, Picturesque and Set to Stun. $6:30pm. $20.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Donna Hébert’s 70th Birthday Celebration & Old Songs Fundraiser @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Featuring Lyn Hardy & The Cupcakes, Gretchen Koehler & Max Cohen, Chanterelle, Rare Spirits, author Jane Yolen & 3 Ravens, Mist Covered Mountains and Fennig’s All-Stars with Paul Rosenberg. 2pm.

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. 2pm. $22-$28. Through September 30.

MUSIC: Banjo Bob & the Crabgrass Boys @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The latest installment of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series. 7pm. $5.

COMEDY: Lewis Black @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Known as the King of the Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin on his new Joke’s on US Tour. 7pm. GO HERE for more info…

FILM/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Psycho” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. James Bagwell conducts the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra as they perform Bernard Herrmann’s bone-chilling score live to accompany a screening of Alfred Hitchcock classic horror film. 2pm. $25-$75 with proceeds benefiting the Bard College Conservatory of Music scholarship fund.

THEATER: HIR @ Shakespeare & Co., Lenox. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy is directed by Alice Reagan. 3pm. Through Sunday, October 7.

MUSIC: Celtic Thunder @ Palace Theatre, Albany. The multi-platinum Irish group celebrates their tenth anniversary and the release of the 2CD Celtic Thunder X set. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $69.50.

FAIR: Upper Madison Street Fair @ Madison Avenue, Albany. 12noon-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Super Whatevr @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Beach Goons and Dube. 7pm. $10.

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. 3pm. Through Saturday, October 13.

MUSIC: “Letters from Home” @ The Egg, Albany. Featuring America’s Bombshell Duo (Courtney Groves & Erinn Diaz) in a show completely in the spirit and style of the ’40s. Their vocal harmonies, charming personalities and energized tap dancing are sure to revive your patriotic passion. 3pm. $27; VIP $50. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

THEATER: The Gingerbread Lady @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Last chance! 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. 3pm. $18; students $10.

MUSIC: Concerts in the Village @ The School│Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook. Kicking off the 2018-2019 season, the Broad Street Orchestra and guest soprano Andrea Bargabos perform “Glorious Strings: Light and Darkness in the 19th and 20th Centuries.” 3pm. $20.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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