appears to be cirque season of late—this week brings another
Canadian spectacle to our doorstep. For more than 10 years,
Cirque Sublime have wowed international audiences. In their
latest show, Pendulum: It’s About Time, the troupe
weave acrobatics, aerial acts, contortion, dance, music
and whimsical storytelling into a single tick-tocking adventure.
Their show includes stunts we’ve never even heard of (like
the huge, human-propelling Russian swing), and some better-known
wonders (like trapeze and silk acrobatics). No lions, tigers
or dancing bears, but the whole family can marvel at the
Cirque Sublime will swing into the Glens Falls Civic Center
(1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls) tomorrow (Friday, Feb.
8) at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $29 to $49.50. For more information,
or to make reservations, call 798-0202.
may already have heard—you might have even attended a previous
screening—but there’s a newish cinema society in Troy. The
Troy Cinema and Visual Arts Group, a nonprofit organization,
is dedicated to “promoting an art house movie experience
in downtown Troy and encouraging new filmmakers.”
Tonight, they’ll be showing Racing Daylight at the
Arts Center of the Capital Region, and hosting the film’s
director (Nicole Quinn) and producer (Sophia Raab) for a
Q&A. Racing Daylight is the drama of a woman
(Melissa Leo) taking care of her grandmother (Leclanch Durand),
and the handyman (David Strathairn) she falls for.
Daylight will be screened tonight (Thursday, Feb. 7)
at 7 PM at the Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River
St., Troy). Admission is $10. For more info, call 459-6854
or visit www.troycinema.org.
frontman of the idiosyncratic alternative band Soul Coughing,
Mike Doughty has forged himself an impressive solo career.
Doughty drove the entire 9,000 miles of his first solo tour
alone in a rental car, playing acoustic shows and selling
CDs from the edge of the stage.
has since released five albums, including such tunes as
“I Hear the Bells” and “Looking at the World From the Bottom
of a Well,” which deservedly insinuated itself just about
everywhere. Doughty is currently circling the country again
in preparation for the Feb. 19 release of his sixth solo
record, Golden Delicious.
His new album and current tour were born from what Doughty
calls the “Dude Theory.” He wanted to make “a relaxed record
that sounds like a bunch of dudes playing music for the
pure joy of playing.” Doughty has dubbed this the Question
Jar Tour, and will answer any question fans place in a jar—nothing’s
You can drop Doughty a question, and hear him play (joined
by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Livingston), at 9 PM tomorrow
(Friday, Feb. 8) at Club Helsinki (284 Main St., Great Barrington,
Mass.). Tickets are $20, and can be purchased by calling