9/29/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Angel Olsen @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. From the low-fi, sparse melancholic folk of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock ‘n’ roll bursting from 2016’s beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Angel Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation or vision. With Julianna Barwick. 8pm. $40 & $50.
FESTIVAL/READING: Albany Book Festival @ UAlbany Campus Center, Albany. Featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin (“Team of Rivals”), New York State Author Colson Whitehead (“The Underground Railroad”), New York State Poet Alicia Ostriker, Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Annette Gordon-Reed (“The Heminges of Monticello”), Mark Kurlansky (“Milk”), Jonathan Santlofer (“The Widower’s Notebook”) and many more. 10am-4pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Weepies @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The folk-pop duo of singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen bring their Completely Acoustic and Alone Tour to town, focusing on the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies. 8pm. $29.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Summit @ The Queensbury, Glens Falls. It’s Day Two of Wild Adriatic’s fest for fans and friends, featuring Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips, Captain Pigg, Hasty Page, Sophistafunk, Consider the Source, Magic Beans, Rooted Philosophy, William Hale and, of course, Wild Adriatic. 6pm. $20. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…
MUSIC: Time for Three @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The category-shattering trio transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, Gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members Nicolas Kendall, violin; Charles Yang, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, bass carry a passion for improvisation, composition and arrangements. 8pm. $37. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: “From Bach to Rock and Back” @ Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson. Featuring veteran bassist Malcolm Cecil and cellist Garfield Moore, this concert will include the works of J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5 and many more. 8pm. $15; students & seniors $10.
THEATER/FILM/TALK: Kaneza Schaal @ Lumberyard, Catskill. Jack & (excerpts) is a comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls, directed by Kaneza Schaal and starring Cornell Alston. Followed by a film screening of HBO Vice’s “Raised in the System” and a panel discussion featuring Dominic Dupont, Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Kaneza Schaal and others. 5pm.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. The show’s 14 year anniversary show features the finest Greater Nippertown burlesque performers, as well as special guests Carmie Hope, Scooter Pie and Pearl Buttons. 8pm. $20.
THEATER: The Royale @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson, the drama bristles with the thrilling rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic punctuation of playwright Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Orange Is the New Black”). This powerhouse play brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a man’s place in history. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, October 14.
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 Sunday.
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 Sunday.
MUSIC: Leland Sundries @ Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston. Uncut praised the rockin’ Brooklyn-based Americana band with “heaps of wit and melody… beautiful rambling storytelling that flirts with pop and sounds a little like Silver Jews.” Previewing their upcoming singles “If You’re Gonna Drive, I’m Gonna Drink” and “Lone Prairie.” With Alex P. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER: Naked @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s opening night! Eric Hill directs Nicholas Wright’s new version of Luigi Pirandello’s play which follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world. 2 & 7pm. $52. Through Sunday, October 28.
EVENT: Music Inn Reunion Celebration @ Race Brook Lodge, Sheffield. An afternoon story-telling gathering in the Barnspace at Race Brook Lodge followed by a concert and celebration with live music by Sarah Lee Guthrie and friends. The evening will also feature clips from the Music Inn Documentary Film and footage from previous reunion gatherings. 3pm storytelling session; 6pm dinner at the Stagecoach Tavern; 8pm live music & celebration. $20.
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.
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