3/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by artist-vocalist-multi-instrumentalist Ryder Cooley, the gothic-folk quartet – also featuring Karen Cole, Jen DuBois and JoAnn Stevelos – celebrates the release of their self-titled debut album brimming over with a dozen strikingly original songs. Tonight’s special guests include Melora Creager (of Rasputina), Luis Mojica and bassist Pete Toigo. Wally Hughes opens the show. 8pm. $10. Wally Hughes opens.
MUSIC: Marc Ribot @ Quinn’s, Beacon. There are guitarists. And then there are guitarists like Ribot. Well, no, that’s not true. There are no guitarists like Ribot. And he’s playing solo… With an opening set by solo percussionist Mark Pride. 8pm. $15.
EXHIBIT/MUSIC: Folk Legacy Exhibit @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The opening reception for an exhibit of photographs by George Pickow, instruments and other memorabilia donated by the estate of folk music legend Jean Ritchie. Followed by a concert featuring guitarist Peter Pickow (son of Jean Ritchie and George Pickow) and mountain dulcimer players David Massengill and Susan Trump. 3pm. FREE.
TALK: “Old Albany Through the Eyes of William Kennedy’s Fictional Characters” @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy, who uses his hometown of Albany, as the inspiration for his work, will present a slide show of historic Albany scenes that are featured prominently in the novels. He will discuss the ways in which his characters inhabit Albany’s buildings and streets. 2pm. Free with museum admission.
MUSIC: Luther Dickinson & the Cooperators @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. As a member of the North Mississippi Allstars, South Memphis String Band and The Word, Luther has made himself widely known as both a talented musician and as a producer with four Grammy nominations to prove it – three in the contemporary blues category and one in traditional folk. 7pm. $30 & $45.
MUSIC: The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Hailing from the home of “The Hobbit” movies and sharing DNA with Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand entertainment powerhouse the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are in hot demand worldwide for their winning combination of charming humor, disarmingly small ukuleles and sublime musicality. 3pm. $17.50, $27.50 & $37.50; $15 children & students.
MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Performing an all-Mozart program featuring Symphony No. 35; Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Michael Emery; and A Musical Joke. 3pm. $15.
MUSIC: University Symphony Orchestra @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Under the direction of Christopher Neubert, the program will feature Morton Gould’s American Salute and Symphony No. 2 ‘Romantic’ by Howard Hanson. 3pm. $6; $3 students & seniors.
MUSIC: A Little Sunday Music @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The free concert series concludes with a flower-themed recital by soprano Bien Baez and pianist Michael Clement performing a selection of art songs, arias and popular music with a floral theme. 2pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Agnes of God” @ Masonic Hall, Albany. Confetti Stage presents John Pielmeir’s Tony Award-winning drama about the collision between science and faith. Nate Beynon directs. 2pm. $15; $10 students.