9/15/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Four Tet and Jon Hopkins @ EMPAC’s Studio I at RPI, Troy. A stellar double bill featuring two of Britain’s hottest musicians, producers and composers of electronic music performing their trademark energetic, knob-twisting beats intertwined with live video and a unique instrumental piano set. 8pm. $18. UPDATE: Sold out.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Benefit for Schoharie Hurricane Victims @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Olivia Quillio, Ben KN, Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Wild Adriatic, Pony in the Pancake and Mr. Owl perform to benefit the Schoharie County Community Action Program. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Dry River Caravan @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Eclectic world-music folk party from Canada. With Bella’s Bartok. 8pm.

MUSIC: MK3 @ Red Square, Albany. Brooklyn based bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Kammers brings the trio version (MK3) of his large ensemble (the MK Groove Orchestra) to town in support of “The Claustrophobic Noise EP.” With Oobleck and Formula 5. Related story.

THEATER: “Moving Vehicles” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A new one-man show written and performed by Paul Ricciardi. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tom McWatters @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany.With or without the Philo Beddoe Band behind him, McWatters knows how to make his songs fly. 7:30pm. FREE.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ Social Justice Center, Albany. Connecticut poet Elizabeth Thomas is the featured reader; also an open mic for audience members to read, hosted by Dan Wilcox. Sign-up at 7; reading at 7:30pm. $3.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Piano jazz. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “One Man, Two Guvnors” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The National Theatre of London’s presents Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, brimming over with sex, food and money. 7pm. $22; children under 12 $15. Also Sunday at 2pm.

FILM: “If a Tree Falls” @ The Linda, Albany. A stunning documentary that chronicles the controversial activities of the Earth Liberation Front from 1995-2001. 7pm. $6.

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