6/17/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: The DownTown Ensemble @ the Brick Elephant, Valley Falls. Bill Hellermann performs Alison Knowles’ acclaimed “North Water Song,” as well as sound/text pieces by Robert Ashley, Philip Corner, Daniel Goode, Tom Johnson and David Mahler with instrumental accompaniment by Alex Waterman and Daniel Goode, co-director of the DownTown Ensemble. 3pm. Donation.

MUSIC: Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros @ The Linda, Albany. A Lone Star troubadour straight outta Austin with his Shiner-soaked band. With Michael Eck. 8pm. $15. More info here…

TALK: “Conversations With… Sheldon Harnick” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s Main Stage, Pittsfield. Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist William Finn (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) interviews three-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Harnick on his life and career and his experience creating “Fiddler on the Roof” with composer Jerry Bock. 3pm. FREE; reservation strongly recommended.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. It’s Day Two of the fab folk fest featuring performances by Joseph FireCrow, Holly Near, Alejandro Escovedo, Deer Tick, Balkan Beat Box, Dave Wax Museum, Brave Combo, Loudon Wainwright III, Jill Sobule, Dawes, Martin Sexton, Ani DiFranco and lots more. Music starts at 11am. $85. More info here…

OPERA ON FILM: “Anna Bolena” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. In the Metropolitan Opera’s production of the Donizetti classic, Anna Netrebko portrays the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. 2pm. $12.50; students $7.50.

MUSIC: Bovine Social Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Funky, twangy, bluegrassy Americana band outta NYC celebrates the release of their brand new, self-titled debut CD. 7pm. $17.

FILM: “This Is Not a Film” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi (“Offside,” “The Circle”) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Margaret Bernstein @ The Egg, Albany. Homegrown singer-songwriter and her five-piece band celebrate the release of her new CD, “Distant Thunder.” With Heather Richards. 5pm. $22.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Albany Jewish Chorale Festival @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Sunday Night Baseball Punk” @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Featuring Isotopes, Plastic Jesus and Bonzai Washout. UPDATE: Bonzai Washout has wiped out with an injury and been placed on the disabled list. Replacing them in tonight’s line-up is Schenectady’s Point Blank. With free hot dogs, peanuts and Crackerjack. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Lyon’s Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

MUSIC: Port of Albany’s Father’s Day Concert @ Riverfront Park, Albany. The concert features a wide variety of music performed by four acclaimed military groups: The USO Liberty Bells, the Army Materiel Command Band’s Tennessee River Ramblers & Brass Machine Band and the 94th Army Pop-Rock Band. Followed by fireworks. 6:30pm. FREE.

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