8/16/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Cello great Yo-Yo Ma joins the orchestra and conductor David Robertson for Saints-Saens’ Cello Concerto and other works. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day One of the four-day music fest. Today’s bands include Jimkata, Zach Deputy, Dirty Paris, Malik B. & Mr. Green, Mentally Ill, Turtle Soup and lots more. Music officially starts at 2:30pm. More info here…

FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges as they attempt to construct the biggest house in America in the wake of the economic crisis. 8pm. $7; students $5.

ARTS WALK: Third Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Town Hall Gazebo, Schaghticoke. 6:30pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: The Stone Revival Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. FREE.

FILM: “Meet the Fokkens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas’ documentary about Louise and Martine Fokkens, identical twin sisters, who have worked for 50 years in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. 6pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Druthers Brew Pub, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. One of the all-time classic big bands. 7:30pm. $49.50.

ARTS WALK: Downtown Celebration @ various locations, North Adams. Music, dance, art exhibits, gymnastics exhibition, and more… 5:30-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rick Bolton & Matt McCabe @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Another blast of Jazz On Jay. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. Yup, it’s a double-header of free concerts for the saxman and his band. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: PitchBlak Brass Band @ Red Square, Albany. A 10-piece brass collective. With the Fresh Kicks and Way Down. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Joe’s Boys @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The Gals Who Play Jazz @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Long Island poet George Wallace is the featured reader. Hosted by Dan Wilcox, the evening includes an open mic for poets. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Gordon St @ Fuller Roadhouse Grille, Albany. With the Gypsy Scholars. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stardust @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vivid @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

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