3/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Fleshtones @ the River Street Pub, Troy. The return of the Garage Rock Gods. With the Lawn Sausages and the Mysteios. 3pm. $12.
MUSIC: Charlie Parr @ The Linda, Albany. Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity: They are authentic. With J.D. Wilkes (of the Legendary Shack Shakers) and Lost Radio Rounders. 8pm. $17.
MUSIC: Asleep at the Wheel @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Led by long tall Texas Ray Benson, the nine-time Grammy award-winners bring their western swing sound back to The Egg in support of their brand new album, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. With the fiddling Quebe Sisters. 7pm. $34.
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Spacedance @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. ASO conductor Space Captain Dave and the orchestra serve up an outer space dance party featuring music by Strauss, Bach, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. 3pm. $20; FREE for child with adult.
DANCE: “Available Light” @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Lucinda Childs, one of the most celebrated choreographers of the modern era, revives her seminal 1983 collaboration with composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry. During an extended artistic residency, Childs has remounted “Available Light,” which features an updated version of Gehry’s striking set. Q&A with presenters to follow each performance. 3pm. $24 & $30; $18 students.
THEATER: “Souvenir” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the comedy with heart is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who rose to fame for her annual, sold-out, opera recitals at the Ritz Carlton. Crowds went wild when she tackled the most difficult arias. The only trouble was that she could not sing. Not a note. 2pm. $20-$60. Through March 22.
THEATER: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia combines puppetry, black light, music and storytelling to bring three beloved Eric Carle classics to the stage. 3pm. $18; FREE adult when accompanied by a child.
MUSIC: The University-Community Symphony Orchestra @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Under the direction of Christopher Neubert, the program features Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture. 3pm. $6; $3 students & seniors.
DANCE: Nacre Dance @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Featuring modern dance classics Isadora Duncan’s 1910 “Bacchanal,” Doris Humphrey’s 1928 “Air for the GString,” excerpts from Jose Limon’s “Choreographic Offerings,” “Rooms Etude” based on the work of Anna Sokolow and the premiere of works by Diane Lachtrupp and Jessie Sector. 2:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.
ART ON FILM: “Matisse” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. View the fabulous Matisse exhibition via footage from the Tate Modern in London and NYC’s MOMA. 12noon. $15; $12 ages 12 & under. Also at 7pm on Monday.