3/11/11: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ Red Square, Albany. A storyteller. A pitbull. A one-man punk band. Hamell’s all of that and more. Much more… With the Heddy Brothers and Loon Suit. 9pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
MUSIC: David Pack @ Wolf’s 1-11, Albany. A benefit for the Fred Baye Fire Relief Fund features David Pack, the former lead vocalist with the ’70s progressive-pop hitmakers Ambrosia. With the Schmooze and Calico Hotrod. 5pm. $15; two for $20; children under 12 FREE.
THEATER: “Our Town” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play and love, life and death in Grover’s Corners. Directed by Randolyn Zinn and Allen McCullough. 8pm. $25; students and children $15.
MUSIC: Williams Jazz Ensemble @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Under the direction of Andy Jaffe, the ensemble performs the world premiere of Rob Pasternak’s Cinematic Suite in addition to works by Douglas Boyce, Burt Bacharach and Kneebody. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Mike Doughty @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. From his days with Soul Coughing to his solo work, singer-songwriter Doughty has always walked the tightrope between the surreal and the sublime. 9pm. $25.
FILM: “The Clay Bird” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The New York State Writers Institute screens Tareque Masud’s 2002 film set in East Pakistan in the ’60s during the turbulent years that preceded the Bangladeshi war of liberation. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Lorenza Ponce @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Rock-Americana vocalist-violinist Ponce showcases selection from her latest album, “Soul Shifter.” With the brother-sister duo She & the Sun. 9pm. $10.