7/21/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Kansas @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany. It’s classic prog-rock night for this week’s installment of Alive at Five. “Carry on, my wayward son…” With Spaceland. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Keith Pray Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues with the saxman and his band. 12noon. FREE.

ART RECEPTION: The Mohawk Hudson Regional @ the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. The big annual regional opened back on July 9, but tonight is the reception (5:30-8:30pm) and the awards ceremony (6:30pm). FREE.

OPERA: “A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck” and “Later the Same Evening” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. It’s opening night for a double bill of two new operas. The world-premiere of “Blizzard” by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; and the professional premiere of “Later,” a one-act opera by Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer John Musto and award-winning librettist Mark Campbell. 7:30pm. $46, $66, $86, $106.

KARAOKE: Miss Angie’s Baseball Karaoke @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Three-peat World Champion relief pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers joins in the festivities. It all begins with a Wii Home Run Derby at 6:30pm with prizes includes Yankees tix and a trophy signed by Fingers. The singing starts at 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Corrosion of Conformity @ Bogie’s, Albany. You think it’s hot outside? Just imagine how high the therometer will be poppin’ in the middle of the mosh pit? With Dangerfield, Sofakings, Planet Eater, Purifier, To Hell and Back and Cletus. 6pm. $20.

THEATER: “A Doll’s House” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. It’s opening night for Ibsen’s classic drama, directed by Sam Gold and starring Lili Rabe in the role of Nora. 7:30pm. $33.

MUSIC: Mountain Heart @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The award-winning six-piece bluegrass band is on the road in supoport of their recently released seventh album, “That Just Happened.” 8pm. $20.

Sonny & Perley @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE
Rock Hounds @ Noel Field, North Adams. 6pm. FREE.
Rockin’ Rick & the Preachers @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. Rockin’ blues band. 7pm. FREE.
The Tommy Verrigni Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.
The Nancy Walker Trio @ the Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE.
Running the River @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.
Sugar Proof @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

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