11/8/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

November 8th, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC/ART: Terry Adkins & His Lone Wolf Recital Corps’s “Facet” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with Adkins’ exhibition “Recital” at the campus’ Tang Museum, a group of artist-musicians “activate” Adkins’ 18-foot-long horn sculptures in a performance that combines sound, video, light, costume and spoken word. 7pm. FREE. Followed by student performances at the Tang inspired by Adkins’ work, 9-11 p.m. “Recital” is on view at the Tang through December 20.

FILM: “The Fall” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Set it a 1915 Los Angeles hospital, Tarsem Singh’s film is a visually stunning fantasy film about a bedridden stunt man who entertains a curious little girl by telling her a fantastical story of exotic heroes and far-off places that reflect his psyche. The reality of the hospital and the imaginary epic narrative become increasingly interdependent as the film progresses, until the demarcations of reality and fiction can no longer be discerned. 7:30pm. $6.

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DISCUSSION: “The ‘War on Drugs’ and Its Impact on Our Community and Across the USA” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Featuring Alice Green (executive director of Albany’s Center for Law and Justice) and Derek Anderson and Cedrick Fulton, who have spent 30 years and 17 years, respectively, in prison for drug related crimes. Moderated by Linda Mussmann. 6:30pm. FREE; donations appreciated.

FILM: “The House I Live In” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki, this film captures heart-wrenching stories from America’s War on Drugs – from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. From the wilds of Saranac Lake, comes BOB, who describe themselves as “a four-piece original rowdy string band, that at first looks like a bluegrass band but is really something very different and very unique. Park of the Folklife Concert Series. 7pm. FREE. More info here…

ARTIST TALK: Sean Riley @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. In conjunction with his Main Gallery exhibition “Everyday Will Be Sunday,” artist Sean Riley will discuss his process, artistic career and current series during this talk moderated by artist Michael Oatman. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Railbird @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Sarah Pedinotti and her band preview selections from their upcoming EP Lucky as well as old faves. With Cuddle Magic, the Daredevil Christopher Wright and Margaret Glaspy. 8pm. $8. More info here…

THEATER ON FILM: “Dr. Faustus” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Christopher Marlowe’s classic tragedy as performed at London’s Globe Theatre. 7pm. $12.50.

MUSIC: Dillon Francis @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Wet & Reckless Tour – also featuring Clockwork, Baauer, Alex English, rekLES, Kloud 9 and Trevmunz – has been re-located to Clifton Park. UPDATE: This show was originally scheduled for the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.

MUSIC: Al Haugen @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Accordion jazz. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Belcea Quartet @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. An all-Beethoven program. 8pm. $25.