9/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
TALK: Joyce Carol Oates @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. She’s written more that 160 books, and now the award-winning novelist, essayist, poet, playwright engages in a conversation with WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue about “The Creative Life.” 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Bombadils @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and prairie-girl Sarah Frank (fiddle, vocals) share their love of folk songs, fiddle tunes and the stories behind the music. Performing tonight as a trio with cello vixen Kaitlyn Raitz. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER: “The Tavern” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson directs George M. Cohan’s vintage melodrama as the first production on the Bridge Street Theatre’s new Mainstage. 7:30pm. Pay-what-you-will. Through Sunday, September 25.
THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive, award-winning drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Directed by Julianne Boyd, it had its world premiere at Barrington Stage earlier this summer, and now it’s back for an encore run. 7pm. $49. Through Sunday, September 25. GO HERE to read review…
FILM: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, the Touring Years” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Ron Howard’s new Fab Four documentary on the big screen. 5 & 7:30pm. $5. Through Tuesday, September 20.
POETRY OPEN MIC/READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly open mic for poets. Tonight’s featured reader is Daniel B. Summerhill. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.
FILM: “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. 6:30pm. $5.