Weekend events: A cappella show, stand-up comedy
Whether you prefer your concerts with instruments or without, or just need a laugh, here are our quick picks for shows this weekend.
Friday: The Phantoms’ A Cappella Extravaganza at the Bearsville Theater
If you’re looking for a concert that doesn’t involve a single musical instrument — unless you count the human voice — the Phantoms a cappella group will take the stage of the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. In more than 20 years of performing, the group has collaborated with music and comedy stars including Eddie Money, Hot Tuna, Soupy Sales and Don Novello (a.k.a. Father Guido Sarducci from “Saturday Night Live”).
When: 9 p.m., Friday, June 1
Info: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; 845-679-4406; www.bearsvilletheater.com; $15
Thursday-Sunday: Jake Johannsen at Levity Live
Thirty-year stand-up veteran Jake Johannsen came up through the ranks of the San Francisco comedy-club scene with the likes of Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Carvey. With multiple TV comedy specials and movie appearances to his credit, he’s a staple of the late-night TV show circuit, logging about three dozen appearances on David Letterman’s stages alone. His Levity Live performances are open to adults 18 and older.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Friday, June 1; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2; 7 p.m., Sunday, June 3
Info: Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack; 845-353-5400; www.levitylive.com; $17-$20, plus two-item minimum per person
Sunday: Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts at Tarrytown Music Hall
Breaking big in the United States with his distinctive bass vocals on Crash Test Dummies’ “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,” Grammy nominee Brad Roberts will take the Tarrytown Music Hall stage with composer Rob Morsberger. The performance will serve as a benefit for Morsberger, who is trying to offset medical payments after doctors discovered a tumor on his brain last fall. Tribes Hill will open the show.