11/18/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

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MUSIC: “Troika” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. An intriguing triple-bill of Hudson Valley composers and their ensembles. Avant-folk group Dust Bowl Faeries, led by Club Helsinki open-mic co-host Ryder Cooley, headlines the evening. With avant-folk singer-songwriters Luis Mojica and Fredo Viola. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Travelin’ McCourys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work, a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into peoples lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. 3 & 7pm. $47.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Food Pantry Fundraiser @ the Strand Theater, Hudson Falls. Gospel, blues and more from the Heavenly Echoes, JV & the Cutters and Sam Reed. Proceeds will benefit Doreen’s Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, the Open Door Mission and the Fort Edward Food Pantry. 3pm. $10 suggested donation.

THEATER: Gloria @ Albany Civic Theatre, Albany. Last chance! 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. 3pm. $18; students $10.

MUSIC: Puddles Pity Party @ Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. If you missed him at The Egg last weekend, the sad clown with the golden voice is back in Greater Nippertown tonight. 7pm. $36, $46 & $56.

MUSIC: Bop Island Big Band @ Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. The 16-piece, world-class band celebrates the music of Slide Hampton, whose distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. 4pm. $48 & $55.

EVENT: Chili, Chowder & Soup Fest @ Washington Park, Albany. Preview the Holiday Lights in the Park with music by The Reverberators. 4pm. $12; children 10 & under $5.

THEATER: Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! 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… 2pm.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland. 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: “4 by Ives” @ Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. Performing Arts of Woodstock presents a quartet of one-act comedies penned by David Ives and directed by Lora Lee Ecobelli. 1:30pm. $23; students/seniors $20. Through Sunday, December 2.

MUSIC: Auriel Camerata @ Cathedral of All Saints, Albany. The 16-voice a cappella choir presents Frank Martin’s “Mass for Double Choir” and Francis Poulenc’s “Penitential Motets,” as well as works by Benjamin Britten and John Taverner. 3pm. $25; students $15.

TALK: Thomas Krens @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum presents the lecture “Bilbao,” focusing on the importance of art and architecture of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: Curious George and the Golden Meatball @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents a musical for the entire family. 2pm. $15.

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