11/7/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Joshua Redman Quartet @ The Egg, Albany. The charismatic, soulful super-saxman returns with his band – pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson – to perform music from his latest album Walking Shadows, which ranges from jazz standards to Bach, the Beatles, John Mayer and originals. 8pm. $34.50.
MUSIC: Omaha Diner @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The repertoire of the jazz super-group – featuring guitarist Charlie Hunter, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Bobby Previte – consists solely of No. 1 pop hits, so you might hear their singular interpretations of chart-toppers by artists ranging from Beyoncé to Roy Orbison, from Three Dog Night to Lady Gaga, from the Dave Clark Five to Adele. 8pm. $20.
THEATER: “Hello, Dolly!” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The enduring Tony Award-winning Broadway classic live on stage for one night only starring two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sally Struthers as the strong-willed matchmaker. 8pm. $20-$75.
TALK: 2013 Empire State Archives and History Award Program @ The Egg, Albany. An engaging evening of conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. James McPherson and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they discuss Dr. McPherson career of distinction as one of this nation’s foremost chroniclers of the past. 7pm. $10.
THEATER: “Othello” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. The American Shakespeare Center serves up Shakespeare’s magnificently complex study of extremes, with his most loving and trusting leading man facing off against his most conniving and ruthless villain in a dangerous dance of deceit and revenge. With Fernando Lamberty as Othello and Rick Blunt as Iago. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.
READING: “The Literary Life Where You Find It: An Evening with William Kennedy & Elisa Albert” @ Stair Gallery, Hudson. The two writers will read from recently published fiction and essays on themes of Place and Displacement within the Literary Culture, and choosing where best to house one’s valuable creative time and energy. 6pm.
THEATER: “Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. It’s opening night of the Berkshire premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s play, which has been hailed as “fiercely inquisitive and joyfully sexy” (The San Francisco Chronicle) and “an evening of humor and heartbreak” (BroadwayWorld). 7:30pm. $10-$25. Through Sunday, November 24.
FILM: “Dipso” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. It’s the Berkshire premiere of Theodore Collatos’ award-winning film “Dipso,” shot by two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Thomas Lowe in the Berkshires. Named “Best Film” at the Athens Film & Video Festival, “Dipso” follows Tommy, recently released from prison, as he tries to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian while rebuilding his life and re-connecting with his ex-girlfriend and two brothers. 7pm. Through Monday.
MUSIC: GRiZ @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Detroit native pumps up his EDM with funky rhythms and jazzy melodic beats, and his own live saxophone in celebration of his new sophomore album, Rebel Era. With Marvel Years and the Floozies. 8:30pm. $20.