3/14/14: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Separated at Birth @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by veteran Tony Perrino and youngster Jared Alpern, Separated at Birth is joined by an array of special guests to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album. 8pm.
MUSIC: Andrew Tyson @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Pianist Andrew Tyson – First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions – is emerging as a distinctive and intriguing musical voice. 7:30pm. $20; $5 students.
THEATER: “The Book of Mormon” @ Proctors, Schenectady. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of “South Park”), it’s the irreverent winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The New York Times called it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly called it “the funniest musical of all time.” What else do you need to know? 8pm. UPDATE: All performances are officially sold out, but a limited number of tickets may be available by lottery for each show. GO HERE for details…
MUSIC: Acoustic Doorway Concert Series @ the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Selkirk. Tonight’s concert features percussion master Brian Melick with vibraphonist Michael Benedict, pianist Scott Bassinson and bassist Mike Lawrence. 7:30pm.
MUSIC: The Beatles ’64 USA Arrival Anniversary Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The Local 518 all-star combo – featuring Johnny Rabb, Graham Tichy, Steven Clyde, Dave Maswick and Pete Vumbaco – churn out a Fab Four evening of tunes. 8:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Berkshire Symphony @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Featuring works by Keith Fitch, Bernard Rands and Ludwig van Beethoven. 8pm concert. FREE. Also a free pre-concert talk with conductor Michael Adelson at Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at 7:15pm.
THEATER: Finnegan’s Farewell @ Proctors, Schenectady. For this slice of interactive musical dinner theater, audience members mourn at the wake for dearly-departed Paddy Finnegan, while dining, drinking and dancing. Hear the eulogies, sing along and help find the missing corpse. Funny and entertaining… with a twist. 7:30pm. $65-$75.