Odds & Ends

THRILL THE 518:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is doing its part to help set the world record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at 10pm on Saturday (October 29). Meanwhile, thousands of people in cities around the world will also be performing the “Thriller” dance at precisely the same time. Wanna join in the fun? Free classes will be offered to teach the dance at the Albany Public Library’s Main Branch from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday; the Senior Citizens Center in Saratoga Springs from 11am-1pm on Saturday; and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany from 7-8pm on Saturday.

THE EROTICS SAY HAPPY HALLOWEEN:
Mike Trash and the boys have unleashed their latest single “Your Bloody Frankenstein” just in time for the haunting season. The single – which will be also included on the Erotics’ upcoming EP “Boulevard Of Choking Screams,” due for release later this year – is currently available via several digital outlets, including iTunes and Amazon. And from now til Halloween, you can also download “Your Bloody Frankenstein” for only 69 cents at CD Baby.

WHY DO THESE THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN?
Two master bass players – Tony Levin and Stanley Clarke – are both headed into Nippertown. Unfortunately, they’re playing at different venues… on the same night, Friday, November 11. Levin will be playing with the California Guitar Trio at the Van Dyck in Schenectady at 7 & 9:30pm, while Clarke will be leading his own band in concert at The Egg in Albany at 8pm. Sounds like it’s coin-flip time…

“WICCA: WHAT’S THE REAL DEAL?”
Dayna Winters, Patricia Gardner and Angela Kaufman are witches and priestesses in the Dragon Warriors of Isis Coven of Upstate New York. They are also the co-authors of the new book, “Wicca: What’s the Real Deal? Breaking Through the Misconceptions.” The three writers will on hand for a book-signing at Good Buy Books in East Greenbush from 10am-4pm on Saturday, November 26.

BOPITUDE IS BACK
Jazz drummer Michael Benedict and his band Bopitude released their self-titled debut album back in June, but they’re already gearing up for their sophomore effort. The band will be heading into the recording studio in December, and they’ll be joined by special guest Gary Smulyan on baritone sax.

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