2/9/19: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rock ‘N Rescue @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Hosted by meteorologist Tim Drawbridge with music by Rod Choppy Reaction (1pm); Chris Busone (1:45pm); SRO Band (2:15pm); Whitewater Duo (3pm); The BrokenHearted (3:30pm); and the Chris Busone Band with Tommy Love and Joe Mele. Proceeds benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. $10.
MUSIC: Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With two Grammy nominations for his recordings of traditional mountain music, Molsky is widely regarded as one of the greatest old-time fiddlers ever. Without any fuss or fanfare, he brings out the true, beautiful heart of every piece he plays, leaving the audience breathless and often wiping away a tear. Trischka is a ground-breaking banjoist who was one of the first to apply the instrument to rock and jazz, thereby blazing the path followed by Bela Fleck and the newgrass movement. Can’t wait to hear what these two indisputable masters of their craft cook up together. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: Brian Charette Trio @ Quinn’s, Beacon. The organ/piano heavyweight Brian Charette (Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, among many others) leads a trio featuring Jay Azzolina on guitar and Jordan Young on drums. 9pm. A donation of $10 toward the musicians is requested.
MUSIC: Kavita Shah @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. The stunning vocalist-composer works elements of Brazilian, West African and Indian musical traditions into her smoldering jazz. She’ll be joined by her band – Chico Pinheiro on guitar, Julian Shore on piano, Sam Minaie on bass and Clarence Penn on drums. 8pm. $26 & $40; students $15.
DANCE: Pilobolus @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The adventurous, innovation dance-theater company invites you to “Come to Your Senses.” Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by utilizing the senses in a refreshing immersion in the biosphere. 3pm. $40, $55 & $80. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: Albany Symphony @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Joined by guest pianist Orion Weiss, David Alan Miller and the orchestra present “Romantic Chopin” featuring Annika Socolofsky’s world premiere; Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2; and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Julia Gottlieb & the Hudson Standards @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Berkshires-based jazz singer’s repertoire ranges from Chet Baker to Leonard Cohen. With Miss Maybell & the Jazz Age Artistes. 8pm. $18.
THEATER: Red Maple @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. A dinner party. Two couples. Old friends all. What could go wrong? Greater Nippertown playwright David Bunce’s comedy is a love story for empty nesters, directed by Margaret E. Hall. This is its world premiere. 3 & 8pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: School of Rock: The Musical @ Proctors, Schenectady. Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway hit based on the 2003 Richard Linklater film. 2 & 8pm. $25-$100. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: “An Evening of Jazz Classics” @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Rob Fisch (trumpet) play favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and more. 7:30pm. $20; students $10.
COMEDY: Poly-Theist @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. Comedian Brett Johnson’s new one-man show about change, God, non-monogamy – and combination KFC/Taco Bells. 8 & 10pm. $8. UPDATE: The 8pm show is now officially sold out…
MUSIC: Pete’s Posse @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The crowd-pleasing string band is led by legendary Vermont fiddler Pete Sutherland accompanied by two of his ace students, Tristan Henderson and Oliver Scanlon. They please the littlest and the biggest folkies with their ultra-dynamic sets of new and traditional folk music played on a multitude of instruments. 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ The Fountain, Albany. Early style New Orleans and Chicago jazz featuring Tim Coakley, drums; Crick Diefendorf, banjo and vocals; Pete Toigo, bass; Richard Downs, cornet & vocals; Ken Olsen, trombone; Wayne Hawkins, piano; and, of course, Skip on clarinet. 9pm.
THEATER: Mrs. Krishnan’s Party @ GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady. The Indian Ink Theatre Company bridges cultures and expands boundaries with this utterly disarming comedy that seats the audience around the dining table and at the kitchen bench in the back room of an Indian run convenience store. Now that her son is grown up Mrs. Krishnan is thinking of selling the shop. It’s Onam, a time to celebrate life, death and rebirth, and Mrs. Krishnan has to throw the party of her life. Over one joyous evening, Mrs. Krishnan’s Party magically transforms strangers into friends through laughter, tears, good music and great food. 7:30pm. $40, $45 & $60. GO HERE to read more…
MUSIC: Lez Zeppelin @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Founded in 2004, the band has gained critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around, becoming the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin. 9pm. $25. With pre-show entertainment by Jack Waldheim at 6:30pm.
THEATER: Miracle on South Division Street @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Tom Dudzick’s kitchen-sink family dramedy was inspired by a real Buffalo, NY barber who claimed the Virgin Mary appeared to him and led him to erect a 20-foot-tall statue in the neighborhood. Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. 8pm. $22; students $10. Through February 17.
THEATER: Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Confetti Stage performs Lauren Gunderson’s play as directed by Laura Darling. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 17.
ART ON SCREEN: “Young Picasso” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamistown. Three cities play a key role in the development of Pablo Picasso’s art: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. “Young Picasso” visits each, working closely with all three Picasso Museums, to explore each city’s influence on the artist. Looking carefully at his so-called Blue Period and Rose Period, the film takes us all the way back to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. 3pm. $12.50.
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