10/10/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday


MUSIC: Sona Jobarteh @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The first female kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family launches the second season of the Passport Series: Music Haven at Proctors, leading a six-piece band of luminaries that includes her son, Sidiki Jobarteh-Codjoe, on balafon. 7:30pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Darden Smith @ The Linda, Albany. After releasing 15 albums, the veteran singer-songwriter released his first book, “The Habit of Noticing: Using Creativity to Make a Life (and a Living)” last month. With a combination of songs, stories and images from the book, Smith will be performing a show that brings the tales to life. 8pm.$15.

FILM/MUSIC: Silent Film Spectacular @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Psychedelic Snakeskin plays a live, original soundtrack to the silent films “The Prolific Magic Egg” and “Sherlock Jr.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete series schedule…

MUSIC/FILM: “Karl Berger: Music Mind” @ the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. It’s the kick-off event of the 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival – the North American premiere of the documentary that offers an inside look into the creative process and unique approach toward music that makes Karl Berger one of the pioneers of improvisational jazz. Followed by a performance by the Karl Berger Band. 7pm. $30.

THEATER: The Glass Menagerie @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Julianne Boyd directs Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic American drama. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

THEATER: Anastasia @ Proctors, Schenectady. Travel from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. With a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens with direction by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Paul Green @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The clarinetist will be joined by pianist Doris Stevenson for Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Brahms’ Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano, op. 120, No.1 and more. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: “Muslim Women in 21st Century America” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The NYS Writers Institute and UAlbany Performing Arts Center present rapper/poet/activist Mona Haydar and Olympic fencer/memoirist Ibtihaj Muhammad as they share the stage and tell their stories. 7pm. FREE. ALSO a free craft talk at 4:15pm.

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. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 14. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Gabriel Severn @ Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. The annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival presents its Jazz Prodigy concert featuring the 13-year-old bass phenom and his band. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: Our Town @ Russell Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center Theatre, Troy. Eileen Schuyler directs Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. 10am. $15. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Erin Harkes hosts an evening of female stand-up comedians. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

THEATER: Always… Patsy Cline @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Playhouse Stage Company presents Benita Zahn, Molly Rose McGrath and a six-piece country music band for the jukebox musical based on the music and life of the great country singer. 8pm. $27. Through Sunday, October 14.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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