6/8/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday
OPERA: “Roscoe” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Puliter Prize winning author William Kennedy’s novel has been transformed into an opera by Evan Mack. Opera Saratoga’s 80-minute workshop performance of Act One will provide a first look into this new work. 2pm. $25.
TALK: Patty Duke @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. “The Miracle Worker.” “My Sweet Charlie.” “The Valley of the Dolls.” And, of course, that classic twin-time TV, “The Patty Duke Show.” The award-winning actress offers an intimate first-person look at her life with a Q&A. Find out the true meaning of “a hot dog makes her lose control…” 3pm. $15. UPDATE: This event is sold out, but you can listen to it live on WGXC 90.7FM.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. The four-day, tenth annual Mountain Jam concludes today with performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Treetop Flyers, Local 518’s own Sean Rowe, the final area performance by the Allman Brothers Band and more. Music starts at 10am. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Richard Lanham @ Portofino’s Restaurant, Latham. The vocal duo brings plenty of swing and soul to the concert for the Swingtime Jazz Society. With pianist Peg Delaney, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Pete Sweeney. 4pm; followed by 6pm jam session. $15; $5 students.
THEATER: “The Phantom of the Opera” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Phantom is back! And this is your last chance! It’s Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical. 1pm. $25-$105.
MUSIC: Waxahatchee @ Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. Led by Brooklyn-based confessional singer-songwriter and alt-folk-rocker Katie Crutchfield. With Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic). 2pm. FREE with Storm King admission ($15; $12 seniors; $8 children ages 5-18; FREE children 4 and under). GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
MUSIC: “Benny Rides Again” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Clarinetist Paul Green and his band pay tribute to the swinging music of Benny Goodman. With vocalist Corrine Manning. 8pm. $35. Also 8pm Monday.
THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 3pm.
MUSIC: Rod MacDonald @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of the driving forces of the 1980s Greenwich Village folk scene, Rod has been entertaining audiences worldwide for four decades with timeless ballads, modern folk songs, and topical commentary. With Mark Dann on bass. 7pm. $17.
MUSIC: Music from Salem’s Cello Seminar Concert @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. led by Music from Salem consulting directors Rhonda Rider (cello) and Judith Gordon (piano), as well as guest cellists David Russell and Scott Kluksdahl, a dozen young cellists perform music ranging from Bach to contemporary. 2pm. Pay what you wish.
WORKSHOP: Hudson Valley Writers Guild Writers Conference @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. The guest speaker will be Frankie Y. Bailey, faculty member in the UAlbany School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany and an award-winning author of non-fiction books on crime as well as a series of mysteries featuring detective Lizzie Stuart. The conference will also include a panel, “Selling Your Words,” discussing marketing your work.he website hvwg.org.
THEATER: “Great Expections” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! The classic Charles Dickens tale adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Deborah Dorman for the Circle Theatre Players. 2:30pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 3pm. $23. Through June 22.
FILM: “Omar” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the gripping thriller follows Palestinian baker Omar (Adam Bakri), who risks life and limb at night to scale the Israeli-built wall that separates him from his true love Hadja (Leem Lubany). 7:30pm.