12/16/10: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa @ The Egg, Albany. In celebration of Frank’s 70th birthday, his son and all-star band plays “Apostrophe” in its entirety, as well as other Zappa favorites. 8pm. $32.50, $44.50, $69.50.

MUSIC: Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Party @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Girl Howdy. 7pm. $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

FILM: “The Philosopher Kings” @ The Linda, Albany. In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, this documentary takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. Reception at 6pm; screening at 7pm. $6.

MUSIC: Patti Melita & Nat Phipps @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz and more jazz. 7pm. FREE.

HOLIDAY EVENT: Main Street Winter Mixer @ various locations, Amsterdam. Santa, cookies, cider, caroling, storytelling, and lots of music by such folks as Holly & Evan, more. 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Melodies of Christmas” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the 31st anniversary of the annual holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra, Youth Choral, the Northeast Ballet, the Orlando School of Dance, Arthur DeLuke and the roots-rockin’ Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. Proceeds benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. 7pm. $25. (Through Sunday)

One Response to “12/16/10: Today’s Tips: Thursday”

  1. Andy M. says:

    If you like Frank Zappa’s music Dweezil’s band is highly recommended. I’ve seen them at least half a dozen times between here and NYC and they always leave a true Zappa fan (such as myself) thoroughly satisfied. All of the players in Zappa Plays Zappa are highly talented pros and a delight to experience. For heaven’s sake, they can play “G Spot Tornado” LIVE, a piece never meant to be performed by anything other than a Synclavier. One of my personal highlights was getting to see the full “Billy The Mountain” performed in NYC Halloween 2008. Zappa music makes me smile.

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