2/3/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Winter Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. Featuring gospel-folk stompers Spirit Family Reunion, Hoot hosts The Mammals, old-time song keepers Anna & Elizabeth, traditional Mexican ensemble Radio Jarocho, anthemic rocker-turned-country explorer Connor Kennedy, Megan Downes & Little Leatherwood, vintage folk-blues-swingers The Wiyos, kid-rocker Uncle Rock and Tracy Bonham & Friends. 11am. $50.
MUSIC: Golfstrum @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Focusing on their French repertoire are accordionist Sergei Nirenburg, Jonathan Greene on woodwinds, Bobby Kendall on bass, and Brian Melick on percussion. Joined by special guest vocalist Jeanine Ouderkirk Kopp. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Brantley Gilbert @ Times Union Center, Albany. With a pair of platinum albums and nine of his singles certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, his music strikes a chord with people. And that’s why he’s calling this year’s tour The Ones That Like Me 2018. With Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips. 7pm.$29.75, $34.75, $45 & $59.75.
THEATER: “Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis” @ Skidmore College’s JKB Theater, Saratoga Springs. Skidmore alum Sara Juli returns with her one-woman show, a comedic movement/theater piece about motherhood and bladder control. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors.
THEATER: “Hedda Gabler” @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Juliet King directs Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama with Joanna Palladino (of Off the Record) in the title role. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, February 18.
THEATER: “Aunt Leaf” @ Ancram Opera House, Ancram. A tale from the dark woods of the Hudson River Valley and the darker woods of the imagination. Directed by Jeffrey Mousseau and starring Indira Pensado. 4pm. $15; kids 18 & under FREE. Also at 4pm on Sunday. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, February 18.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Empire State Youth Orchestra Playathon @ Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Hundreds of student musicians in the various Empire State Youth Orchestra ensembles will share their love of music with the community during an all-day Playathon. 11am-6:30pm. FREE; donations encouraged.
THEATER: “The Bodyguard” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Grammy nominee and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron in the musical based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (“Birdman”). 2 & 8pm. $20–$85. Through Sunday.
ARTIST TALK: Stephen Shore @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A discussion with Terence Diggory, Skidmore College Professor Emeritus of English, and photographer Stephen Shore. Opening reception for “This Place” will follow the dialogue. 5pm. FREE.
TALK: “Drawing and Experimentation from Van Gogh to Pollock” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Clark, presents the opening lecture for the special exhibition “Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection.” 3pm. FREE.
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