11/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
THEATER: Nervous/System @ Lumberyard, Catskill. Theater/performance artist Andrew Schneider completes the trilogy of YOUARENWHERE and After (both of which were presented at EMPAC) with the work-in-progress performance of another mind-boggling work. 7pm. $45. Also at 2pm Sunday.
MUSIC: The Bob Warren Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Greenwich singer-songwriter is joined by his brother Don Warren on guitar; Tony Markellis on bass; Danny Whelchel on drums; Matt Donnelly on keyboards; and Joy MacKenzie on vocals. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Los Victones @ Conkling Hall, Rensselaerville. The premier blues band from Vieques will be joined by very special guest vocalist Tracy Nelson. Local food trucks and NYS beer and wine will be for sale. 6pm. Donations encouraged to aid in the construction of an emergency solar power and potable water resiliency station on Vieques and the Conkling Hall Music Fund.
MUSIC: Paul Collins Beat @ Colony, Woodstock. The bandleader of the ’80s vintage American power-popsters The Beat (as well as a member of The Nerves and The Plimsouls) carries on the legacy with his brand new album Out of My Head. With Pajamazon. 8pm. $12.
CIRCUS/THEATER: Cirque Eloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. “Hotel” is the story of a place and its transient travelers. A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged… Let acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music guide you through this intimate refuge, styled with an avant-garde scenography inspired by the elegance of only the greatest hotels. 2pm.
COMEDY: The Make Comedy Great Again Tour @ The Egg, Albany. Jeff Allen, Ross Bennett, Brad Upton, Earl David Reed and Tina Giorgi bring their unique perspectives on the America they grew up in and the one they live in today, in this one big night of “tell it like it is” comedy.
THEATER: Night of the Living Dead – Live @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! iTheatre Saratoga/CPI’s zombie-filled production of features live drama fused with multi-media production. 8:30pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: Shadows & Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Scott Petito leads an all-star Hudson Valley band through the marvels of Joni Mitchell’s songbook. 8pm. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: Uncommon Women and Others @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Karen Christina Jones directs the Callaloo Theater production of Wendy Wasserstein’s breakthrough play exploring the lives of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. 8pm. $20. Through Sunday, November 4.
THEATER: Million Dollar Quartet @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash comes to life in this incredible true story of one night when these four icons came together to play at Sun Records. The Playhouse Stage Company musical is directed by Owen Smith. 2 & 8pm. $27; students $17. Through Sunday, November 11.
TALK: Chris Hedges @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author speaks about his new book, “America: The Farewell Tour,” examining an America of rampant and deadly drug addiction, of escape into gambling, sadism and pornography, of xenophobic scapegoating and of plundering by the rich and powerful. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. New Music Director and conductor Carlos Ágreda leads the orchestra through Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol,” Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” Silvestre Revueltas’ “Sensemayá” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” 7:30pm. $20.
THEATER: Beau Jest @ Congregation Beth Israel, Schenectady. Classic Theater Guild presents James Sherman’s comedy, directed by John Birchler. 7:30pm. $20; students/seniors/vets $18. Through Sunday, November 4.