Thursday, December 8, 2022

October Events at The Egg – The Empire State Plaza’s Center for the Performing Arts

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Location :: Center for the Performing Arts / Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY

Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar

Sunday, October 2 • 7:30pm

Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar are making some rare duo appearances in 2022 and 2023. The Louisiana slide guitar wizard’s trademark bottle-neck chops and Cashdollar’s dobro and steel string talents culminate in world renowned showcases of guitar virtuosity.”

ŚLĄSK’ Song and Dance Ensemble – Around the World in 80 Minutes

Wednesday, October 5 • 7:30pm

“The quintessence of the Ensemble’s artistic activity is the gala concerts performed by the group which are characterised by the liveliness, expression and professionalism of the Ensemble’s artistic composition, featuring over 100 performers in the choir, ballet and orchestra.”

MOMIX

Thursday, October 6 • 7:30pm

“Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish. The company will celebrate perform their retrospective VIVAMOMIX show…experience the exceptional…expect the unexpected!”

Joe Pera

Friday, October 7 • 8:00pm

“Joe Pera is a standup comedian, writer, and filmmaker from Buffalo, NY now living in New York, NY. Joe is best known for his current Adult Swim series, ‘Joe Pera Talks With You’, which The LA Times refers to as ‘TV’s quietest, most artful comedy’. He has performed his subdued standup on Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Comedy Central. After his animated special ‘Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep’ (which many have found to work), he followed up with other projects for Adult Swim including ‘Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree’ and ‘Relaxing Old Footage with Joe Pera’. Through his production company, Chestnut Walnut, Joe has also directed a number of film and tv projects including Conner O’Malley’s ‘Truthhunters’ pilot for Comedy Central. Joe’s new book ‘A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping Or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape’ is out now from Macmillan publishing, and on the USA TODAY best seller list. Season 3 of ‘Joe Pera Talks With You’ is now available to stream on HBO Max, and Joe can also be seen appearing on season 5 of ‘Search Party’ which just premiered on the platform.”

The Man in Black

Friday, October 7 • 8:00pm

“Shawn Barker’s first Man In Black show was held in 2004 at a casino in Niagara Falls and has since performed over 1,000 shows in 12 countries, selling more than half a million tickets over the course of his career. Born and raised in a working-class suburb of St. Louis, Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career. The path to his current success wasn’t a straight line from gospel choir to Johnny Cash tribute act. After serving his country in the Army, Barker returned home to Missouri, took a job as a carpenter, and spent all of his free time learning how to play the guitar. He developed strength and versatility in his voice by modeling his crooning on a cast of legends – Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent. His performances quickly turned from hobby to profession, but oddly enough, Barker’s first touring gigs were portraying Elvis, not Johnny Cash. Everything changed, however, when Barker was asked to audition for the part of Cash in a Hollywood production, as it became evident to the director and Barker himself that Johnny Cash was his true calling. From that point there was no turning back.”

John Petrucci with Special Guests: Meanstreak

Saturday, October 8 • 8:00pm

“Best known as guitarist and co-founder of the GRAMMY Award winning progressive metal band, Dream Theater, John Petrucci is headlining his first tour as a solo artist and will share the stage with Mike Portnoy, marking the first time in 12 years that they will perform live together! A Guitar World Hall of Fame member and recipient of the SENA Performer’s European Guitar Award, John has been named multiple times as the #1 Guitarist, Guitarist of The Year and Best Metal Guitarist by Prog magazine, Total Guitar, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Music Radar and BURRN! Magazine. His first solo album, Suspended Animation, has long been the benchmark of instrumental guitar performance. The even-longer-anticipated 2020 sequel, Terminal Velocity, features former Dream Theater bandmate Mike Portnoy on drums, and the legendary Dave LaRue on bass.”

MasterChef Junior Live!

Wednesday, October 12 • 7:00pm

“This high-energy, interactive, stage production brings the culinary hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to fans and foodies alike… LIVE on stage!”

Colbie Caillat

Friday, October 14 • 8:00pm

“An evening with Colbie Caillat

The Uncle Louie Variety Show

Saturday, October 15 • 8:00pm 

“The Uncle Louie Variety Show is bringing their hilarious celebration of their Italian heritage to The Egg on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The show is composed of two dynamic comedians from New York, Lou Greco and Carlo Russo, who bring a palpable energy to the stage during a live performance. Once the show begins, audience members are guaranteed 2-hours of sketch comedy, stand-up by both Greco and Russo, improv and fantastic crowd work. The duo also performs original music featuring Greco’s impressive accordion skills and Russo’s energetic acoustic guitar. While the comedians draw inspiration from their experiences growing up Italian American, there is something to be found in their show for viewers of all cultural backgrounds.”

Daniel Howell – We’re All Doomed

Tuesday, October 18 • 7:30pm

“Daniel Howell is back, as stressed and depressingly dressed as ever, with his epic new solo comedy stage show “We’re All Doomed!”.

Limón Dance Company

Friday, October 21 • 8:00pm

“The Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception in 1946. Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement in both classic works and new commissions from contemporary choreographers, the Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision through the lens of Artistic Director Dante Puleio.”

Motown Memories

Saturday, October 22 • 7:30pm

“Do you love songs like Heat Wave, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, Baby Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, My Girl, and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough ? Do you love artists like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Four Tops? Then, you are going to love this group talented vocalists and musicians. That Motown Band has been entertaining Motown fans for years.”

Brian Regan

Saturday, October 22 • 8:00pm

“Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.”

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Monday, October 24 • 7:00pm

“The Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring worldwide ever since.”

Home Free

Tuesday, October 25 • 8:00pm

“All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 500+ MILLION views and over 1.3-MILLION Subscribers on YouTube; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country).”

Nurse Blake: The PTO Comedy Tour

Wednesday, October 26 • 7:00pm

“Nurse Blake is one of a kind entertainer who uses his experience as a nurse for a fun-filled comedy event that celebrates the hard work of healthcare providers. Blake tells candid and raw stories from his time in nursing school and from his shifts at the bedside. His upbeat attitude and hilarious spins on the obstacles nurses face day to day offer a fun and interactive experience for audience members. Blake’s comedy stands apart by using humor to advocate for nurses. By using masterful storytelling to captivate audiences, he provides an unforgettable night of laughs and inspiration. He is the ultimate solo performer using visuals, crowd participation, and live sketches that have audiences engaged and laughing from start to finish.”

Watkins Family Hour

Thursday, October 27 • 7:30pm

Watkins Family Hour is a collaborative musical project founded by musicians and siblings Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins and traditionally held at beloved Los Angeles club Largo. Since the first Watkins Family Hour show in 2002, the duo has released three studio albums, debuting with their self-titled album in 2015, following with Brother Sister in 2020 and, most recently, releasing Vol. II in August 2022. Sean and Sara recorded Vol. II at Los Angeles’s East West Studios in early 2022 alongside a stacked roster of longtime and new Family Hour collaborators, including Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Madison Cunningham, Lucius, Jon Brion and more. As with their debut, the band will tour in support of Vol. II, bringing the Watkins Family Hour experiences to stages far and wide.”

Leo Kottke

Friday, October 28 • 8:00pm

“Leo Kottke’s astounding virtuosity on six- and 12-string guitars is never less than awe inspiring and for more than four decades his unique musical vision has placed him among the foremost acoustic guitar stylists of our era. Combined with his one-of-a-kind song lyrics, off kilter stories and quick wit – an evening with Leo Kottke is one not to be missed.”

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