12/1/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Stefon Harris & Blackout @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The musically diverse artist has performed at The Egg with the SFJazz Collective, an African ensemble and a chamber jazz group. Tonight the award-winning vibraphonist (and Albany native) returns with his contemporary jazz band Blackout in support of their new recording Sonic Creed. 8pm. $34.
MUSIC: The Wynotte Sisters @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Unwind, re-center and wax nostalgic. These three ridiculously talented women – Sara Milonovich, Daria Grace and Vibeke Saugestad – get the holiday season started with songs that range from Christmas Cowboy humdingers to 1950s novelty numbers, from re-worked holiday rockers to serene winter songs from Scandinavia. 8pm. $22.
MUSIC: David Crosby & Friends @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. An evening with David Crosby backed by his Lighthouse Band – Becca Stevens, Michael League of Snarky Puppy and Michelle Willis. 8pm. $49.75, $59.75 & $84.75.
MUSIC: PJ Duo @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. After being named the Best Live Local Band in The Post Star’s Best of the Region Poll, PJ Duo celebrate the release of their debut original album, Simply Strangers, with a plethora of guest musicians. 8pm. $5 (includes a copy of the new CD).
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Pop Fest 2018 @ The Linda, Albany. Featuring power pop band Blockhouses, country rock singer-songwriter Sydney Worthley, ’60s pop stylings of Sandy McKnight’s Pop-Clique, blues & jazz tunes by Sarah Kohrs & Coyote and Americana filtered through Daniel Conley. A benefit for the Columbia Arts Team. $15; students $10.
EVENT: Hudson Winter Walk @ various locations, Hudson. Stunning storefront displays, roaming carolers, Mr. Claus, street performers and a magical firework display over the Hudson River. In its 22nd year, the Winter Walk is the perfect way to celebrate the creative economy re-energizing Hudson. So layer up for a night of warm hearts and festive cheer. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Wayne Horvitz Trio @ Atlas Studios, Newburgh. The acclaimed pianist, composer and bandleader leads a trio featuring Geoff Harper on bass and Eric Eagle on drums, in advance of their new recording on Songlines Records, The Snowghost Sessions. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: David Bromberg @ Colony, Woodstock. The multi-talented folk fave was at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall with his Big Band just a couple of weeks ago, but tonight he’s offering up a solo concert. With Jordan Tice. 8pm. $45-$60.
THEATER: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill invites you to spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters, as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. 3 & 8pm. $22-$65. Through Sunday, December 23.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Dashin’ and Dancin’ 2 @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Rockin’ and funkin’ up Greater Nippertown for almost three decades, The Refrigerators are back for the second annual concert to benefit the Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center. 7pm. $25.
MUSIC: Jay Collins & the Northern Resistance @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Alumni of the Levon Helm and Gregg Allman bands whip up a funky stew accompanied by the Midnight Ramble Horns. 8pm. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s the world premiere of an all-female response play to Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night, written and directed by celebrated Brooklyn-based playwright and director, Julia May Jonas. 8pm. $12; students/seniors $8. Through December 2.
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. 8pm. $23; students/seniors $20. Through Sunday, December 2.
DANCE: Abby Z & the New Utility @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Combining elements of hip-hop, punk, West African and street dance, nine dancers rip through the space performing complex sequences of extreme physicality in “Abandoned Playground,” a hyper-kinetic contest of virtuosity and daring that challenges the performers own understanding of their capabilities and endurance. 7:30pm.
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