6/30/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Thompson Square @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany. The Alive at Five concert series checks in with its first non-oldies show of the summer – the hit-making country duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. (Read our review of their Proctors concert, 3/11). With the Hillbilly Horns. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: James Taylor & Guests @ Tanglewood, Lenox. 8pm. $20-$99. Through Monday.

THEATER: “Three Hotels” @ the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. It’s opening night for Jon Robin Baitz’s play; directed by Robert Falls; starring Maura Tierney and Steven Weber. 8pm. Through Sunday, July 24.

MUSIC: The Terry Gordon Quintet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz On Jay lunchtime concert series continues with the trumpeter and his band. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Skidmore Jazz Faculty @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. An all-star jazz combo. 8pm. FREE.

OPERA: “Cosi Fan Tutti” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. The first performance of Opera Saratoga’s second offering of the season. Directed by David Lefkowich and conducted by Albany Symphony’s David Alan Miller. 7:30pm. $55-$80. Through Saturday, July 9.

MUSIC: J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Scruffy, old-school honky-tonkers from Vermont. With Liv Carrow. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Kenny Loggins @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. Get footloose with the Grammy winning singer-songwriter at a benefit concert for Catskill Area Hospice. With Blue Sky Riders. Plus hors d’oeuvres, light and one-hour open bar. 6pm. $125.

MUSIC: Sensemaya @ Taste, Albany. Percolating jazz with a Latin spice. 7pm. $5.

CABARET: “Ludwig Live!” @ Seven Hills Inn Cabaret, Lenox. A new irreverent, song-filled cabaret created by Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Nancy Holson; starring Charles Lindberg as Ludwig von Beethoven. 8:30pm. $40. Through August 30.

MUSIC: Abdulaziz Issa @ the Empire State College Troy Unit at the Rice Building, Troy. The Lebanese oud player (and Empire State College alum) performs a free concert. 6pm. FREE.

One Response to “6/30/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday”

  1. Andy M. says:

    Rudeke acoustic sets @ Savannah’s tonight as well. Nice prelude to Superball 9.

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