11/10/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
MUSIC: David Bromberg Big Band @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Americana godfather returns to Greater Nippertown for an evening of rollicking roots music. With Loudon Wainwright III. 8pm. $25.50, $35.50, $45.50 & $55.50
MUSIC: Everything Turned to Color @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. he Brooklyn-based jazz-infused indie-folk trio makes their Greater Nippertown debut in support of their debut album, Life Imagined. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Chris Pasin’s Ornettiquette @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The trumpet titan and his all-star band celebrate the release of their new Planet Arts album, Ornettiquette, a tribute to the music of Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Wurliday @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Guitarist Justin Henricks and vocalist Ilana Morris bring their brand of funk ‘n’ soul songcraft to the CD release party for their new EP, Bedtime Blazer, Vol. II. With Dark Honey. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Soulful lead vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe and the fiery brass- and gospel-infused R & B band celebrate the release of their new album, Gold. 8pm. $34.50.
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with 200-plus musicians including 100 voices from Albany Pro Musica, the Cathedral of All Saints Boychoir, tenor Tyler Nelson and baritone Hubert Zapiór, as well as Met Opera soprano and Capital Region native, Emalie Savoy. 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ Club Helsinki, Hudson.The California-based group began as rockabilly revivalists in the 1980’s, pulling together music from rock & roll, honky-tonk, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop. With 14 albums under their belt and a spot in the Rockabilly Hallof Fame, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have gained a devoted following and show no sign of slowing down. With Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles. 9pm.
THEATER: The Fall of the House of Usher @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. This spellbinding stage version of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece is written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and Jim Simpson, featuring a score by Philip Glass. The work-in-progress presentation is replete with puppets, musicians, actors and projections. 8pm. $20 & $30; students $16.
THEATER: Gloria @ Albany Civic Theatre, Albany. Patrick White directs the Greater Nippertown premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ funny, trenchant and powerful new play that follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, November 18.
MUSIC: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians @ the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Thirty years ago, the band exploded out of Dallas with their double-platinum debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, featuring the Top 10 hit, “What I Am.” Now, the group returns with Rocket, their first new music in a dozen years. 8pm. $22-$42.
THEATER: Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny and touching play is described by its author as “the story of a very quiet man and some very loud music,” masterfully interweaving the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeply-closeted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar plum fairies and phone sex workers collide… 7:30pm. Through Sunday, November 18.
MUSIC: San Jose Taiko @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, the ensemble expresses the beauty of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko, creating a vibrant, contemporary art form as they strive to connect people through cultural understanding, creative expression and rhythmic heartbeat. 7:30pm. $20; students/seniors $15.
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.
THEATER: Grease @ Schenectady Light Opera, Schenectady. Join the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies at Rydell High as they navigate friendships, romances and the peer pressures of 1950’s youth. 8pm. $18, $22, $24 & $28. Through Sunday, November 18.
THEATER: “Shorts & Sweets” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Matinee Theater Players bring you a program of one-act plays and monologues, such as “Plane Talk,” “Squeaky Door,” “Ride On,” “Storyville” and more all written by local playwrights. 8pm. $10. Also at 1pm on Tuesday.
FILM: “Face of Winter” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 69th installment of filmmaker Warren Miller’s annual homage to skiing journeys around the world from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. 7:30pm. $24.
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