5/3/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Don & Victoria Armstrong @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A homecoming concert by the former Saratoga husband-and-wife duo with bassist Tony Markellis and fiddler Ed Lowman joining in. In support of their new CD, “Telling the Tale.” 7pm. $17.

MUSIC: Frankie Rose @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The acclaimed vet of such neo-garage-rockin’ combos as Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls roars back into town in support of her new solo album, “Interstellar.” With the newly re-named DIIV, formerly Dive. 9pm. $10.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: The Mental Health Association’s Spring Reception & Silent Auction @ the State Room, Albany. Featuring three-time Grammy Award-winner Tom Chapin in concert. 6pm. $50; seniors $40.

MUSIC: Pierced Arrows @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Don’t, Banzai Washout and Chloroform Party. 8pm.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Apple Pushers” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Mary Mazzio’s new documentary – narrated by Edward Norton – tells the inspiring stories of immigrant street cart vendors who sell fruits and vegetables in the “food deserts” of New York City. With a post-screening discussion featuring Eric Kranz, Pastor Willie Bacote and Michael Seserman. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: The Trailer Park Boys @ The Egg, Albany. 8pm. $32.50 & $37.50. UPDATE: This show is sold out.

FILM: “Before Sunrise” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Richard Linklater’s film tracks a conversation between two people (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) through the streets of Vienna as they reflect on topics such as time and eternity. 7:30pm. $6.

MUSIC: Slim Charles @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Neo-prog rockers. With Hannibal Montana and Mugsy Boges. 9pm. $5.

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