1/24/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

THEATER: “Speed Curses” @ Collar Works, Troy. Writer-director Josh Chambers fuzes together theater and baseball in a multimedia neo-operatic performance event that utilizes music, collage, writing and film. 8pm. $15. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Daniel Bachman @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Acoustic guitar phenom in the mode of Leo Kottke, John Fahey and Jack Rose. With Ian McComb. 8pm. $5. More info here…

MUSIC: Gin Blossoms @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. One of the great pop bands of the ’90s. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: John Brown’s Body @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Reggae. With Barika. 9pm. $15.

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TALK/READING: Linda Mussmann @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The artist discusses the Civil War and her exhibition “Antietam,” which is currently on view in the gallery. Also a reading of Mussmann’s play, “Cross Way Cross,” by Claudia Bruce, Gerald von Stoddard and Bryce Courbois. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Citizen Cope @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. 8pm. $26.

FILM: “The Other Dream Team” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and a victory over the USA) at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Lithuanian basketball stars Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor’s sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism and willing the newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.

MUSIC: Spiritual Rez @ Red Square, Albany. With Capital Zen. 9pm.

MUSIC: New Red Scare @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Meg Hutchinson @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Jenna Lindbo. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC ON FILM: “Peter Gabriel: New Blood Live in London” @ Proctors, Schenectady. 7:30pm. $10; students $8.

MUSIC: The Gals Who Play Jazz @ Stoney’s Irish Grill, Schenectady. Trio featuring pianist Peg Delaney, bassist Linda Brown and vocalist Patti Melita. 7pm.

MUSIC: Cliff Brucker & Michael Lamkin @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Starlet” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Director/co-writer Sean Baker’s film explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and the elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson). 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

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