11/17/12: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: The Revivalists @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. Award-winning New Orleans soul-rockers. With Chicago-based Van Ghost featuring Jennifer Hartswick, longtime vocalist with the Trey Anastasio Band. 9:30pm. $12. Win FREE TICKETS here…
MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie @ The Egg, Albany. Arlo celebrates the Woody Guthrie Centennial with “Here Comes the Kid” – a special tribute to his legendary dad – an evening of music and stories confirming that the Woody’s folk tradition is alive and well. Of course, there will also be plenty of the classic songs and stories that have made Arlo one of America’s favorite folksingers. 7:30pm. $34.50 & $39.50.
MUSIC: Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble: Cage/Gould @ EMPAC @ RPI, Troy. A concert of classical and contemporary music directed by Michael Century with Holland Hopson, and featuring Rensselaer student and faculty performers. Featuring compositions from the career of John Cage and a partial re-enactment of Glenn Gould’s final piano recital in 1964, combined with a sound collage by Century and Hopson. Works by Cage include “Inlets/Improvisation 2,” “Litany for the Whale,” “Two(four) for cello and piano,” “Bacchanale for Prepared Piano.” At 5pm, Elie During will offer a talk on “Cage/Gould: Several Silences.” 8pm. FREE.
DANCE: “Four Walls” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Choreographer Ralph Lemon premieres a live multimedia dance installation that provides four points of view on one dance, giving a new shape to a “dance with no form.” 4pm. $18; students & seniors $13. More info here…
MUSIC: The Nields @ the Eighth Step @ Proctors, Schenectady. Sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields intertwine their voices in sibling harmony to celebrate the release of their new album, The Full Catastrophe. 7:30pm. $24.
OPERA ON FILM: “The Tempest” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his Shakespearean masterpiece in a production The New York Times says “should be the most significant artistic statement of the Met season.” 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: “Ham and Cheese: Gretzinger Sings the Eighties” @ the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, Salem. CBS6-TV news anchorman Jerry Gretzinger tackles the music of the most musically maligned decade – the ’80s. 8pm. $25 (includes $6 for coffee and dessert). More info here…
FILM: “The House I Live In” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki, this film captures heart-wrenching stories from America’s War on Drugs – from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. 4:15pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Joe Krown Trio @ Red Square, Albany. The all-star New Orleans threesome – Hammond B3 organist Joe Krown, drummer Russell Batiste and vocalist-guitarist Walter “Wolfman” Washington – roars back into Nippertown with their magnificent mix of blues, jazz and Crescent City strut. With the Sunny Side of the Street Band. 9pm. More info here…
FILM: “Closely Watched Trains” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Jiri Menzel’s 1966 Academy Award-winning Czech New Wave classic explores a young man’s journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery. 6:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Blues Project @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s a reunion of one of America’s pioneering underground bands of the ’60s – melding blues, rock, jazz, classical and psychedelia. OK, not a full reunion, but guitarists Danny Kalb and Steve Katz, as well as drummer Roy Blumenfeld get together to celebrate the release of Kalb’s new double CD set, Moving in Blue. 9pm $30.
FILM: “Wuthering Heights” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Andrea Arnold’s new film is a fresh and exciting take on the epic love story of Heathcliff and Cathy based on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. 8:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: John Cage: On & Off the Air! @ Bard College’s Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. Exploring Cage’s interest in radio as both a medium of transmission and a musical instrument in its own right, this performance offers a variety of his works wrapped around a newly–staged revival of Cage’s peripatetic “The City Wears a Slouch Hat,” based on a play by Kenneth Patchen, featuring a new film of light and shadows by Mikel Rouse and performed by the acclaimed percussion ensemble, NEXUS! 8pm. $15, $25, $35 & $45.
FESTIVAL/FILM: Zombie Feast Film Fest 5 @ Proctors, Schenectady. “Dead Alive.” “Juan of the Dead.” “Night of the Living Dead.” “Wild Zer0.” “Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal.” And lots more… A 13-hour zombie movie marathon, a Zombie Walk on Schenectady’s City Hall, a zombie carnival with games, surprises, special guests and more. 11am-12midnight. $15 & $25.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Beatlemore Skidmania @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Center, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s first recording – “Love Me Do” in October, 1962 – Skidmore students will again offer their interpretations of the Beatles music to benefit our communities through Skidmore Cares. 2 & 8pm. $8; seniors $5. UPDATE: The 2pm show is sold out.
MUSIC: The Wandering Rocks @ the Elks Lodge, North Adams. The Williamstown-based chamber folk-pop quintet celebrates the release of their debut album on Barn Tone Records. With special guest Dennis Crommett (guitarist of Winterpills). 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Concrete Rivals @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Led by guitarist and primary songwriter Jay Ekis, the instrumental band combines the vintage reverb-drenched sounds of the Ventures and Dick Dale with the straight-ahead rock and speed of the Who and early Metallica. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. The jazz pianist is joined by vocalist-drummer Earl Davis and bassist Bill Delaney. 7pm.