4/29/18: Today’s Top 12 Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: John Gorka @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The sublime singer-songwriter returns to the Electric City in support of his new studio album, True in Time. With Amilia K. Spicer. 7:30pm. $28; $50 Gold Circle.

MUSIC: Albany Musicians’ Union’s Jazz Appreciation Month Concert @ Colonie Elks Lodge, Latham. The 18th annual celebration featuring Mo Rancourt Quartet (Mo Rancourt-cornet, Ernie Belanger-tuba, Lew Petteys-clarinet, Ron Bill-banjo); the Art D’echo Trio (David Gleason-piano, Mike Lawrence-bass, Pete Sweeney-drums), Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes (Michael Benedict-vibes, Wayne Hawkins-piano, Brad Monkell-bass, Mark Foster-drums) and Scott Bassinson Quintet (Scott Bassinson-piano, Dylan Canterbury-trumpet, Brian Patneaude-tenor sax, Ed Tourge-bass, Bob Halek–drums). 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Leo Kottke @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Leo Kottke’s astounding virtuosity on six- and 12-string guitars is never less than awe inspiring and his unique musical vision has placed him among the foremost acoustic guitar stylists of our era. 7:30pm. $38.50.

MUSIC: David Davis & the Warrior River Boys @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Previewing selections from their upcoming Rounder Records album, Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole. With The Hayrollers. $15.

MUSIC: Company of Thieves @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Acoustic show. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Saratoga Originals @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The second in a series showcasing hometown talent features jazz singer Ria Curley, blues guitarist Mark Emanatian and acoustic rocker Jeff Brisbin, who will each play a short set solo, and then all three will join together on stage. 7pm. $20.

THEATER: “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life onstage. An especially poignant performance in light of this week’s death of the composer, Bob Dorough. 2pm. $20; kids 12 & under free.

MUSIC: A Joyful Noise! Gospel Brunch @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring music by Garland Nelson, Lena’s Inspirational Voices Gospel Choir and Jayda Chance with food from Hattie’s. 1pm. $40; children $10.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 2pm. Through Sunday, May 6. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. A tribute to two of America’s greatest composers, Samuel Adler and Leonard Bernstein, as Adler’s 90th year of birth and Bernstein’s 100th are celebrated. 3pm. $20; students & seniors $10.

MUSIC: Dyer Switch @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The latest installment of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series. 7pm. $5.

THEATER: “Love in Firenze” @ The Addy at Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The Greater Nippertown songwriting team of Herb Weisburgh of Albany and Ed Munger of Schenectady presents the world premiere of the first stage musical. Directed by Steve Suriano. 2pm. $22.50. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

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