11/9/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: Brett Dennen @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Good vibes! The acoustic singer-songwriter drops by the Collar City in support of his two-part EP, Here’s Lookin’ at You Kid. With Erin Rae. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: The Ghost of Paul Revere @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Portland, Maine-based Americana trio in support of their latest album, Monarch. With Charlie Parr, who is worth the price of admission alone. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Roy Hurd @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Maybe you know him batter as Poncho, the name that he performed under for years. Well, it’s the same great Adirondack Americana music. Accompanied by Tom Hartnett on bass, Skip Smithson on mandolin and Frank Orsini on fiddle. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: Studebaker John & The Hawks @ The Linda, Albany. More serious blues on The Linda stage… Studebaker John Grimaldi started playing harmonica in Chicago at age 7. He began performing as Studebaker John & The Hawks in the ‘70s. As a songwriter and musician, he has emerged and endured as a major creative force in the world of the blues today. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Everlast @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. His latest (and seventh studio) album, Whitey Ford’s House of Pain, is a 12-track collection that offers an eclectic stylistic sampling from throughout Everlast’s nearly-three-decade-long musical journey. 8pm. $25.
THEATER: Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker) @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The world premiere of Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Whistler’s brilliant, funny and touching play is described by its author as “the story of a very quiet man and some very loud music,” masterfully interweaving the life of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with that of a deeply-closeted modern-day American high school teacher obsessed with Tchaikovsky’s music. Sugar plum fairies and phone sex workers collide… 7:30pm. Through Sunday, November 18.
THEATER: Gloria @ Albany Civic Theatre, Albany. Patrick White directs the Greater Nippertown premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ funny, trenchant and powerful new play that follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, November 18.
MUSIC: Terry Reid & the Derelicts @ Colony, Woodstock. He turned down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple. Aretha Franklin’s stated that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best bands England had to offer in 1968. He did two world tours with the Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, he Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, played at Mick Jagger’s wedding, before soured record deals resulted in Terry leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. And that’s just the tip of his career… 8pm. $25.
THEATER: Million Dollar Quartet @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash comes to life in this incredible true story of one night when these four icons came together to play at Sun Records. The Playhouse Stage Company musical is directed by Owen Smith. 8pm. $27; students $17. Through Sunday, November 11.
THEATER: Grease @ Schenectady Light Opera, Schenectady. Join the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies at Rydell High as they navigate friendships, romances and the peer pressures of 1950’s youth. 8pm. $18, $22, $24 & $28. Through Sunday, November 18.
COMEDY: Kevin Farley @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. After studying with the famous Second City in Chicago, he appeared in such films as “Black Sheep” (with his brother Chris Farley) and “The Waterboy” with Adam Sandler and a starring role as Doug Linus on MTV’s sitcom “2gether.” 7:30 & 9:30pm. $30. Through Saturday.
FILM: “Cries & Whispers” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, Ingmar Bergman’s 1972 gem explores the relationships among three sisters while one of them lies dying of cancer. 7:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “Face of Winter” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 69th installment of filmmaker Warren Miller’s annual homage to skiing journeys around the world from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. 7:30pm. $24. Also at 7:30pm on Saturday.
FILM: “The Great Buster” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. A tribute to celluloid pioneer and comic mastermind Buster Keaton, this contemporary documentary was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and stars Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, who examine Keaton’s innovations and unique style. 3, 5:15 & 7:30pm. $6–$9.
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