11/1/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Troy. The historic Americana duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck perform “Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag.” 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: Dr. John @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Nite Tripper and his four-piece band teams up with the five-time Grammy Award-winners the Blind Boys of Alabama for “Spirituals to Funk.” 8pm. $37.50 & $47.50. MORE: Read interviews with Dr. John and the Blind Boys’ Jimmy Carter here…
DANCE/ART/MUSIC: LeWitticisms @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Williams College’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CoDa) presents an evening of dance and music inspired by Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings on display.
In addition to performances of original choreography by faculty and students, the evening features new work by composer and artist Tristan Perich. UPDATE: Due to complications from Hurricane Sandy, Tristan Perich will be unable to attend the performance. 6:30 & 8pm. $8; students $5.
THEATER ON FILM: “Timon of Athens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The National Theatre of London’s production, starring Simon Russell Beale as a wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts and ostentatious host, who is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. 8pm. $22; students $15. Also at 2pm at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown ($18; students $15).
FILM: “Photographic Memory” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. 6pm. $7; students $5.
READING: Joy Harjo @ UAlbany Campus Center Room 375, Albany. The award-winning Native American poet and musician reads from her new memoir, “Crazy Brave,” about her journey from a troubled childhood and teenage motherhood to her accomplishments in the arts. 8pm. FREE. Also a seminar at the same venue at 4:15pm. FREE.
FILM: “Edvard Munch” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Peter Watkins’ brilliant 1974 docudrama follows the early life and career of the grim Norwegian painter, showing what led to “The Scream.” 7pm. FREE.