8/18/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Khalif Neville @ the Low Beat, Albany. The keyboardist, composer and son of New Orleans saxman Charles Neville brings his trio to the Low Beat for his Greater Nippertown debut in advance of his new album, Wishin’. With Victory Soul Orchestra. 8pm. $8.
MUSIC: The Erotics @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. It’s a double-header CD release party celebrating the release of the Erotics new album, United We Can’t Stand and Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band’s Bastard. With Frances Dean and Jason Irwin. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Stoker @ the Albany Public Library Main Branch Parking Lot, Albany. The Garage Bands in the Garage concert series continues… With Sun Natives. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…
OPERA: “Xerxes” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Last chance! Countertenor John Holiday returns in the title role of one of the most brilliant scores in the Baroque repertory. History’s fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate fraternal loyalty. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Screenplay by Stalin” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Williamstown Theatre Festival actors present a reading of Tom Fontana’s play featuring Lora Lee Gayer, Austin Pendelton and Dean Winters. 3pm. $5.
THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 8pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.
THEATER: “Hypnosia: The Wondershow of the Universe” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Part old-style magic show, part social commentary and part boundary-pushing live theater experience. 8pm. $25 & $35.
MUSIC: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “I’ve Got A Little Twist” mixes Gilbert & Sullivan with a twist of Broadway. It’s where “The Mikado” meets “The Music Man.” 8pm. $25, $35 & $45.
WORKSHOP: West African Dance & Drum Workshop Performance @ PS21, Chatham. A high energy display of West African dance with choreographer-dancer Jamal Jackson, drummer Frank Malloy IV and kids from the dance and drum workshop. 1pm. FREE.
FILM: “I Am the Blues” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Featuring interviews and performances with many of the genre’s luminaries including recent Grammy winner Bobby Rush. Raw and true to the bone, the film is at its best when profiling musicians who enjoyed only fleeting fame and success. 2, 4:30 & 7pm. $5.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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