2/18/11: Today’s Tips: Friday
PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: Dance Flurry Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. A lot of folks miss out on one of the best fests around because they think it’s all about dance. Au contraire. There’s more music here – really good music – than you can possibly soak up, and you don’t have to kick up your heels to hear it. Of course, right about now, we use use a bit of exercise, too, and dancing is one of the most fun ways to shake off the winter doldrums. 7pm. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Roomful of Teeth @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. A deliciously non-traditional vocal group that employs a wide variety of techniques – from yodeling to Tuvan throat singing – from around the globe. Adventurous, fearless, naked voices. 8pm. FREE.
ARTS WALK: Art Night Schenectady @ various locations, Schenectady. Art, music, fun… and it’s all free! 5-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ Carmen’s Cafe, 198 First St., Troy. Sparkling jazz-meets-classical-meets world music provided by Heard. And a mouth-watering dinner provided by Thunder Mountain Curry. Seatings at 6 & 8pm. $35.
THEATER: Verdensteatret’s “And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The cutting-edge Norwegian troupe presents a hybrid performance of moving image, animation, sound and kinetic sculpture, creating an ever-changing composition driven by an abiding sense of wonder. 8pm. $15; students and seniors $10.
MUSIC: St. Rose Camerata @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. In a program titled “Strings with Winds and Voice,” mezzo soprano Lucille Beer is the voice, as the Camerata performs the music of Respighi, Piazzolla, Britten, Roussel and Kechley. 7:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “The City and the Dogs (La Ciudad y los Perros)” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The 1985 award-winning film was directed by Francisco J. Lombardi and stars Pablo Serra, Gustavo Bueno and Luis Álvarez. Based on the first novel by Mario Vargas Llosa (winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature), the film follows four young cadets as they attempt to survive in a brutal Peruvian military academy. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Slavic Soul Party @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. After being rained out in Schenectady’s Central Park last summer, the dance-oriented Balkan brass, hyperactive horn-fueled groovemeisters hit Hudson hard. 9pm. $15. (Also at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday)
MUSIC: Buckcherry and Hellyeah @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Yes, the Jagermeister Music Tour is rolling through Nippertown. Drink up! With support acts All That Remains and the Damned Things. 6:30pm. $38. <strong>UPDATE: This show is SOLD OUT.
MUSIC: The Pink Floyd Experience @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Playing “Animals” in its entirity, as well as plenty of other hits with 200,000 watts of lights, quadrophonic sound and more. OK, cue the flying pigs… 7:30pm. $27, $32.