2/15/19: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Joey Alexander @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The brilliant 15-year-old Bali-born jazz pianist is talented well beyond his years. He’s already recorded five albums and racked up three Grammy nominations. 7:30pm. $34.50, $39.50 & $44.50.
MUSIC: Banda Magda @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The Passport Series: Music Haven at Proctors continues with Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou and her multi-culti band, which includes three members of Snarky Puppy. 7:30pm. $25.
MUSIC: Elvis Birthday Bash @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings return to Hudson for their annual Elvis Birthday Bash marking what would have been the King’s 84th birthday. This show was postponed from last month due to a snowstorm. 9pm. $25.
MUSIC: Car Seat Headrest @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Born from indie pop and outsider origins, Car Seat Headrest has evolved from the homespun solo-project of Will Toledo to a four-piece outfit that generates intricate masterworks of pop music and draws comparisons to everyone from the Beach Boys to Pavement. With Naked Giants. 8pm. $35 & $50.
MUSIC: Lorrie Morgan @ Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center, Schenectady. The first woman in country music to begin her career with three consecutive platinum albums will showcase a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor. With Mark Wills. 8pm. $35-$65.
MUSIC: Ensemble Connect @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. A great program featuring Pauline Oliveros’ “The Witness,” Steve Reich’s “Quartet” and Terry Riley’s “In C.” 7pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE.
MUSIC: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. NYC hot jazz, blues and western swing. 12noon. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DANCE: The Flurry @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Strap on your dancin’ shoes for Day One of the three-day fest, and enjoy the sounds of Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Martha Griffin, Spare Parts, Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, Big Fez & The Surfmatics, Veena & Devesh Chandra, Quickstep, the Vanaver Caravan, The Resonators and lots more… 7pm. $34.
MUSIC: J Mascis @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. Best known as the front man of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, producer and film composer. With Mark Mulcahy. 8pm. $25-$35.
MUSIC: The New Motif @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In support of their debut album The Reciprocal Boogie, recorded at Iron Wax Studios with producer and Soulive drummer Alan Evans. With Glass Pony. 8pm.
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. 8pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…
COMEDY: The Deplorables Tour @ The Egg, Albany. A comedy show for conservative thinkers, Donald Trump supporters and good ol’ Deplorables featuring Terrence Williams, Michael Loftus, Steve McGrew, the Deplorable Choir and Brian Haner. 7:30pm. $59.25 & $129.25.
THEATER: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure @ Proctors, Schenectady. An immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago. The family entertainment uses actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an experience that connects young audiences to the science of paleontology. 7pm. $20-$75.
TALK/PERFORMANCE: An EMPAC Salon @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Johannes Goebel presents some of his work from the time before he came to RPI to become EMPAC’s founding director. The perspectives and positions shining through his personal music, texts, projects and thoughts may shed some light on foundational aspects of EMPAC’s building and program. 7:30pm. FREE.
DANCE: Kathy Westwater’s “Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part” @ Lumberyard, Catskill. The choreographer extends her exploration, which began over 20 years ago, of pain and the body, including the pain of others. 7:30pm. Also at 7:30pm Saturday.
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.
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.
FILM: “The Golden Dream” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. In Diego Quemada-Díez’s 2013 film, three teenagers attempt to escape poverty in Guatemala by embarking on a perilous journey to the United States. 7:30pm. FREE.
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