4/24/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. LW3 was one of the first shows I ever saw at the Caffe in the early ’70s, and he was something of a regular there before moving on to larger venues. Now he’s coming back for a rare and intimate coffeehouse concert. 7pm. $57.
MUSIC: Jazz Appreciation Month Concert @ Colonie Elks Club, Latham. Sponsored by the Albany Musicians Association, the concert features the Gals Who Play Jazz (1pm), the Scott Bassinson Quartet (2pm), the Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band (3pm) and the Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet (4pm). FREE.
MUSIC: The Dueling Brothers: Who Is the King of Instruments? @ Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany. Jose Daniel, Albany Pro Musica’s Artistic Director, will play the organ and his brother, Marcos Daniel, will play piano as they amuse the audience with a celebration of the long-standing rivalry between instrument aficionados and siblings. With Albany Pro Musica. 3pm. $35.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound & Music @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Looking for something truly adventurous? How about a non-stop marathon 24-hour immersive concert featuring Tyler Wood, Nathan McLaughlin, OMium, Cosmic Planetary Gong Panacea, Daniel Lauter, Lavender Suarez, Megafortress, Brain Decay, Noveller, Bobby Previte and a whole lot more. Through 3pm. $24. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
THEATER: “A Day in a Life: Lucky Lindy” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Last chance! In Dick D. Zigun’s sideshow romp through the life of Charles A. Lindbergh, Molly Parker Myers and Steven Patterson play over 100 roles in this wacky (and ultimately moving) examination of the pleasures and pitfalls of celebrity. Directed by John Sowle. 2pm. $20; $10 under age 21.
MUSIC/FILM: MOVE Music Festival Video Awards @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The second annual video awards show followed by live performances by Darling Valley, Shane Guerrette and the School of Rock House Band. 6pm.
MUSIC: “Bright Mohawk Valley: A Concert of Irish Roots Music” @ the Century Club, Amsterdam. Amsterdam Montgomery County Historical Society presents a concert of historic Celtic tunes and ballads by regional period music ensemble Liaisons Plaisantes. 3pm. $10.
MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. With guest percussionist featured in Emmanuel Sojourne’s Concerto for Vibraphone and Darius Milhaud’s Concerto for Percussion. 3pm. $12 & $20.
THEATER: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites” @ The Egg, Albany. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia combines puppetry, black light, original music and captivating storytelling to bring three beloved Eric Carle classics to the stage: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Little Cloud” and “The Mixed-up Chameleon.” 1pm. $18 children; adults free when accompanied by a child.
MUSIC: American String Quartet @ the Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom, Cooperstown. Kicking off the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s 18th season, it’s a program of Beethoven, Ravel and Roussel. 4pm. $25; $15 students.