3/7/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola @ The Egg, Albany. A pair of jazz guitar greats. With guitarist Vinny Raniolo. 7:30pm. $24.

MUSIC: The Skidmore Horn Trio @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Faculty members Evan Mack, Patrice Malatestinic and Josh Rodriguez present the world premiere of Mack’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “King of Pastry” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Documentary filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker follow 16 French pastry chefs throughout a prestigious cooking competition. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.

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MUSIC: James Wesley @ Proctors, Schenectady. The WGNA Rising Star Country Series continues with the man behind such hits as “Real” and “Didn’t I,” as well as his new single “Thank a Farmer.” 7:30pm. $17.50.

MUSIC: Roy Hurd with Frank Orsini @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. One of the Adirondacks’ great singer-songwriters. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Auran Ortiz @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. The Cuban-American jazz pianist-composer will perform with the University-Community Symphony Orchestra in a conducted improvisation and also is a duet performance with keyboardist-composer Bob Gluck. 7pm. $8; students & seniors $4.

READING: Christa Parravani @ the NYS Museum Cultural Education Center, Albany. The photographer and memoirist who grew up in Schenectady, is the author of the new memoir, “Her,” about the life and early death of her identical twin, Cara, and her own struggle to carry on after the tragedy. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room in Albany at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: James McMurtry @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Ray Mason. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Merry Ploughboys @ Celtic Hall, Albany. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: NY Jaded @ Red Square, Albany. With Secret Release and Skull Bandit. 9pm. $5.

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

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