2/14/19: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday (Valentine’s Day)
MUSIC: Railroad Earth @ The Egg, Albany. Fusing their bluegrass roots with their love of good-time rock ‘n roll and a penchant for improvisation, Railroad Earth has become one of the premiere Americana jam bands of today. Pianist Holly Bowling opens the show. 7pm. $29.50.
MUSIC: David Wax Museum @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Fronted by the charismatic David Wax singing tight harmony with Southern belle Suze Slezak rattling the jawbone of a donkey, David Wax Museum is known for their south-of-the-border folk melodies with rock and roll fervor. 7pm. $26.
BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Albany. Guest host Miss Carmie Hope emcees the special Valentine’s Day show featuring Evil Queen, Spooky Miss Mookie, Emerald Storm, Honey Cummings, the Greater Nippertown debut of Rosebud, the magic of Evil Dan and stage kitten Miss Lucy Powder. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC: Robert DeLong @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. In support of his latest EP, See You in the Future, he uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music to fuse electronic dance beats with rock ‘n’ roll melodies. 8pm. $25.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Salsa Dance Night @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. As a benefit for the Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.’s Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts. Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra bring the sizzling sounds. 6:30pm. $40.
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. 7:30pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…
READING: Christopher Castellani @ UAlbany Campus Center Room 475, Albany. New York State Writers Institute hosts the author, whose new novel, “Leading Men,” is a reflection on the nature of fame, private life and romantic entanglement set in the social world of gay 20th century icons Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote in the 1950s. With novelist Lauren Wilkinson. 7:30pm. FREE. Also a free craft talk on writing about love at 4:15pm at UAlbany Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition.
MUSIC: Williams Jazz Faculty Concert @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Around the theme “Hues of Blue,” Kris Allen and Michael Kolodny (saxophones), Avery Sharpe (bass), Conor Meehan (drums), John Wheeler (trombone), Samirah Evans (vocals) and a host of student guests perform together, featuring a program including original music and inspired new arrangements from the jazz repertoire. 8pm. FREE.
FILM: “L’Atalante” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Bring your main squeeze to Bridge Street for a screening of Jean Vigo’s 1934 romantic classic. The Village Voice declared that it “may be the greatest film ever made.” 7:30pm. FREE.
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