11/11/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Puddles Pity Party @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The sad clown with the golden voice returns to Greater Nippertown… 8pm. $37.50, $47.50 & $107.50.

MUSIC: Bobby Long @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The British singer-songwriter (now based in New York) is back at the Caffe, and he’ll be taking reauests. Hopefully he’ll also offer a sneak preview of his upcoming new album, which he describes as “a lot more psychedelic than my previous records and influenced by the Beach Boys, The Beatles and ELO.” 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Robinson’s band continues the exploration of psychedelic rock that he began with the Black Crowes. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Troy Chromatics Concerts presents the acclaimed choir and orchestra conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste playing the music of Bach and Arvo Part. 3pm. $45 & $55.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Maria Zemantauski @ Spencertown Academy, Spencertown. “¡La Guitarra Fiesta! Kids Need Music Benefit Concert” features Greater Nippertown’s acclaimed flamenco and classical guitarist, full of passion, fire and grace. Proceeds will be used to purchase musical instruments for the Hudson City School District Music Department. 1pm. $25.

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. 3pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, November 18.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte’s Double Trio @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The award-winning composer-drummer-bandleader’s new band features Michael Kammers on Hammond organ and tenor saxophone and Keith Pray on Hammond organ and tenor saxophone. Got it? 8pm. $15.

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… 2pm. Through Sunday, November 18.

MUSIC: Lords of 52nd Street @ Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center, Schenectady. Former members of Billy Joel’s band return to the casino to pay tribute to the music of their ex boss. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Weeks @ Colony, Woodstock. Rowdy, raucous, longhaired Mississippi glam-rockers. With the Lonely Biscuits. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: Million Dollar Quartet @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $27; students $17.

MUSIC: Pete Levin & Co. @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The versatile, veteran organist is joined by Rob Paparozzi, John Tropea and Lee Finkelstein for soulful, jazzy brunch session. 11am. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Roland Vazquez Nonet @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A collaboration of composer-drummer’s Afro-Latin chamber music, with the diverse range of artistic experiences, mastered vocabularies and the personalities of highly acclaimed players. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Front Country @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The San Francisco-based band serves up progressive roots-pop. With The Sea, The Sea. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Slothrust @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Boston-based alt-rockers. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: A Little Sunday Music @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The annual winter concert series kicks off with “Over There: Songs of World War I” featuring Linda Russell and her trio performing the marching tunes, humorous ditties, love songs and wistful laments that were popular when the Great War raged in Europe a century ago. 2pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Concerts in the Village @ Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook. Conductor David Smith and the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra are joined by guest soloists in performances of Mozart’s brilliant Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola and the immortal Requiem. 3pm. $20.

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