2/3/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Railroad Earth @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Led by Todd Sheaffer – formerly of From Good Homes – the roots-rocking combo rolls into town in support of their new self-titled album, “Railroad Earth.” 8pm. $18 in advance; $22 at the door.

ART RECEPTION: Blind Artist’s Society Exhibition @ the Chapel + Cultural Center, Troy. The organization’s third annual group exhibition. 6-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Crystal60 @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Funk-jazz art-rock trio. With Score. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sonny and Perley @ the Chapel + Cultural Center, Troy. The jazz duo of keyboardist Sonny Daye and vocalist Perley Rousseau. 8pm.

FILM: Youth FX Film screening @ Madison Theater, Albany. The third annual Youth FX Film screening features a batch of films created through Grand Street Community Arts’ Film FX program. 7pm. $7; children 12 and under $5.

FILM: “A Year With TAKE Dance” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Director Damien Eckstein’s documentary film examines the work of choreographer Takehiro “Take” Ueyama and his dance company. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tommy Verrigni Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazzin’ up the Electric City… 7pm. FREE.

CONVERSATION ON FILM: Michael Lewis in Conversation @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Ira Glass chats with the author of the best-selling book, “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” in the latest simulcast “Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y.” 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Mark Baptiste @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Delanson-based folk troubadour. 8pm. FREE.

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