9/9/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

MUSIC: David Byrne @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The former Talking Heads bandleader brings his innovative concert tour – featuring a 12-piece mobile band – to town in support of his album, American Utopia. With Tune-Yards. 7:30pm. $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $79.50, $89.50, $125 & $150. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: International Blues Challenge: Solo Capital Region Competition @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The finals of the Capital Region Blues Network’s annual contest finds Alana Wyld, Elly Wininger, Peter Pashoukos and Chest’r Campbell battling it out for the honor of representing Greater Nippertown in Memphis in January. The winner will be chosen by combining the judges’ scores with the audience votes. 12noon. $12.

MUSIC: Duke Robillard Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jazz, blues, swing and more. The guitarslinger has played with everyone from Roomful of Blues to Bob Dylan during his 50+ years of performing. 7pm. $32.

THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A crumbling Liberal Arts College in rural New England is the setting for Mickle Maher’s play, an unexpectedly raucous and joyously word-drunk celebration of art, ardor, academia inspired by the poetry of William Blake and directed by John Sowle. 2pm. $22. Through Sunday, September 16.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. The fest wraps up with Bear Minimum, Nadine Landry, Five Mile Mountain Road, the Feinberg Brothers, Pete’s Posse, Slinky Armadillo, the Russet Trio Contra, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, more. Music starts at 10am. $25.

FESTIVAL: Gathering of the Tribes Native American Festival @ Brown’s Farm, East Greenbush. 10am. $5; kids age 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Sheila Jordan @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The veteran jazz vocal legend is joined by pianist Alan Broadbent and bassist Harvie S. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: The Gingerbread Lady @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Gary Hoffmann directs the late Neil Simon’s play, which creates a tragically sympathetic portrait of a talented woman undone by her own fears and excesses. 3pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, September 23.

FESTIVAL: Waterford Tugboat Round-Up @ Waterford Harbor, Waterford. Featuring musical performances by the Boys of Wexford. 9am. FREE.

MUSIC: Home Seeker @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Fine Grain and NPK. 8pm. $7.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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