7/7/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: WEXT-FM Fourth Birthday Party @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Nippertown’s finest public rock radio station celebrates its fourth anniversary with an all-star Local 518 line-up featuring Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Scientific Maps, Olivia Quillio and the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 8pm. $7.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville. Day One of the Disco Biscuits’ tenth annual three-day festival. More details here. Parking lot opens at 8am; music starts at 2:15pm. Three-day tix are $160 in advance; $180 at the gate. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Burton Cummings @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany. For this week’s installment of Alive at Five, the lead singer-keyboardist Canadian hitmakers the Guess Who churns out such vintage hits as “American Woman,” “These Eyes” and “No Time,” as well as selections from his latest solo album, “Above the Ground.” With Sly Fox & the Hustlers. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Super 400 @ McGeary’s, Albany. The Alive at Five after-party outdoors under the big tent. With the Charlie Watts Riots. 7:30pm. $5.

DANCE: The New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. There are two performances today. At 2pm, it’s “Square Dance” (Corelli & Vivaldi/Balanchine), “The Magic Flute” (Drigo/Martins) and “Stars and Stripes” (Sousa & Kay/Balanchine). $27.50; seniors, children, students $23.50; lawn $10; Kids 12 and under free on the lawn. Then at 8pm, it’s “Fearful Symmetries” (Adams/Martins), “Polyphonia” (Ligeti/Wheeldon) and “I’m Old Fashioned” (Gould & Kern/Robbins). The evening performance, dubbed “Glee Night,” will kick off at 7pm with a performance by a cappella singers the Princeton Tigertones. $26, $47, $54.50, $64.50, $72.50; lawn $20; kids 12 and under free on the lawn.

MUSIC: Ten27 @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues with this unique trio. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Zaika Island Bar & Grill, Clifton Park. Whoa! Chandler’s gang and Indian food? This one’s definitely gonna get wiggy, y’all. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. An all-star line-up of top-notch jazz players, who just happen to be teaching at the Skidmore Jazz Institute this summer. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “One Slight Hitch” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. It’s opening night of a zany farce by rant ‘n’ rage comedian Lewis Black; directed by Joe Grifasi. 7:30pm. $33. Through Sunday, July 17.

MUSIC: New York City Ballet Musicians & Friends @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Violinist Luellen Abdoo leads the first of this summer’s Thursdays at Noon chamber music concerts, featuring musicians with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and friends. 12noon. $5.

MUSIC: Chris Neumann & Simple Machines @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson Valley country-folk quartet. With the Marty Jimmons Band. 8pm.

FILM: “!Women Art Revolution” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An entertaining and revelatory secret history of feminist art by filmmaker and artist Lynn Hershman Leeson. The 2010 documentary features Miranda July, the Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Carolee Schneemann and others. 5:30pm. $7; students $5. Through Saturday, July 16.

2 Responses to “7/7/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday”

  1. Rich says:

    Alive @ 5
    Barrel Saloon tonight

  2. Bobby B says:

    Howdy, Sarge! Curious what your take on the Cummings show was. I’d offer a review, but I’m a hardcore Guess Who fan…

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