7/5/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Fishbone @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Vocalist Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibes” Moore and bassist John Norwood Fisher are still at the helm of the pioneering ska-punk-funk-hard rock-soul band that was way ahead of their time back in their ’80s heyday. With the Paranoid Social Club. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: “Blues Night” @ Riverfront Park, Albany. It’s an all-local Alive at Five featuring the George Boone Blues Band, Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band and Blackboard Blues. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty Sextet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman, Dennis Mackrel, Pat LaBarbera, Bobby Shew and Curtis Fuller. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sunny Side of the Street Band @ Jay Street, Schenectady. 12noon. FREE.

FILM: “Elles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Malgoska Szumowska’s provocative exploration of female sexuality, starring the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes (Joanna Kulig and Anaïs Demoustier) for a magazine article. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Imagining Lennon and McCartney @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. Tribute to the Fab Four and their solo music, as well. 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

FILM: “5 Broken Cameras” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism. A deeply personal, firsthand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Paying homage to the music of his father, Frank Zappa, Dweezil leads the band featuring saxophonist-keyboardist Scheila Gonzalez, bassist Kurt Morgan, marimba player Billy Hulting, guitarist Jamie Kime, drummer Joe Travers, vocalist Ben Thomas and keyboardist Chris Norton. 8pm. $40.

READING: Paul Auster @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. It’s a NYS Summer Writers Institute fiction reading. With Siri Hustvedt. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tommy Verrigni @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ballston Spa Community Band @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE.

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