2/17/19: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan @ The Egg, Albany. Two of the day’s foremost bluegrass players – Noam Pikelny (of the Punch Brothers) on banjo and Stuart Duncan (Nashville Bluegrass Band, Lyle Lovett Band) on fiddle perform a concert of breakdowns, jigs, waltzes, original songs and more displaying the wide range of possibilities of these two folk instruments in the hands of two virtuosos. With the banjo-fiddle duo of Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton. 7pm. $34.
COMEDY: Steve Martin & Martin Short @ Proctors, Schenectady. In Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t, the two amigos serve up a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and, of course, their legendary lives in show business. Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers will join the duo on stage. The tour also features renowned keyboardist Paul Shaffer. 8pm. $75.50–$179.50,
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Jazz Festival @ Hudson Hall, Hudson. The three-day fest wraps up with a hands-on workshop at 11am (FREE) and a concert by Amir Elsaffar & the Two Rivers Quartet at 3pm ($25). GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DANCE: The Flurry @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Strap on your dancin’ shoes. The three-day fest wraps up with the sounds of Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Quickstep, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Reggie Harris, Brian Melick, George Wilson and lots more… 9am. $41. GO HERE for more info…
EVENT: Mutts Gone Nuts @ The Egg. Albany. From shelters to showbiz, canines and comedy collide as disorderly duo, Scott & Joan Houghton and their amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. 1pm. Children $20; adult admitted FREE when accompanied by a child.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Foodstock 5 @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Emceed by Johnny Goodman, the benefit for the Food Pantries of the Capital District features performances by Brian Kane, The Tyes, Bleak Little World, Mike McMann, Soul Sky, the Nite Train Band and Lou’s Blues. 2pm. $10.
EVENT: The Big Chill @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. A day of winter fun includes vintage ice harvesting, blacksmithing, woodworking, trail hiking, pickling, baking and butter making, maple tree tapping and a scavenger hunt. Enjoy sugar snow,food, beer, cider, bourbon and hot cocoa. Hear live music from Ramblin Jug Stompers. And more! 11am-5pm. $20; seniors $18; youths $8; children 12 & under FREE.
MUSIC: Michael Daves @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by The New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and others in addition to his solo performances. 7pm. $25; $15.
THEATER: Red Maple @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $22-$57. GO HERE for more info…
DANCE: Price Chopper Black History Step Show & HYP3st Dance Competition @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Featuring some of the best step teams from the Capital Region and beyond for an afternoon of high energy performances. 5pm. $25; students $20.
THEATER: Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight @ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Last chance! Confetti Stage performs Lauren Gunderson’s play as directed by Laura Darling. 2pm.
MUSIC: Auriel Camerata’s Jazz-Scape @ Church of Immaculate Conception Glenville, Glenville. An exciting program of jazz and jazz-inspired music ranging from the music of the 16th century, through music of The Beatles, Billy Joel and James Taylor. 3pm.
THEATER: Miracle on South Division Street @ the Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $22; students $10.
READING: Outliers Poetry Brunch @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Hosted by Carol Durant, the poetry brunch session features readings by Pete DeBeatham, James Duncan, Opal Ingram, Joe Krausman and Admon Faustin. 11am.
MUSIC/FILM: All About Elvis! @ Colony, Woodstock. The project created by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step fame includes a screening of Fowler’s 48-minute documentary film “200 Cadillacs” followed by a live concert featuring Rex & the Rockabilly Kings performing early Elvis classics. 8pm. $20.
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