4/4/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. “Dead Man Rises” and other short shows, including “A Man Says Goodbye,” “President & Chair” and “History of Humanity.” 8pm. $12.50; students & children $5. More info here…

MUSIC: Johnny Mathis @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. “A Certain Smile.” “Chance Are.” “Misty.” “Twelfth of Never.” Simply one of the greatest romantic singers of all time. 8pm. $36-$126. More info here…

MUSIC: Bell Biv DeVoe @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. With DVDJ Dread. 9pm. $25.

READING: James Salter @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375, Albany. The 85-year-old award-winning fiction writer and former New York State Author (1998-2000), has been called “one of the best writers in this country” (Bloomsbury Review). Tonight he reads from his new novel All That Is. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ the College of St. Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. Just back from their recent tour of Egypt, AS4 plays their homecoming show at Jack’s. 7:30pm. $5. More info here…

RECEPTION: Knickerbocker Film Festival Awards @ Elda’s On Lark, Albany. A reception and party honoring all the filmmakers involved with the film festival, an awards show presentation and the honoring of the 2013 “30 Under 30,” in conjunction with the Knickerbocker Ledger. 7pm. $30.

COMEDY: Ron White @ Proctors, Schenectady. The blue-collar comic brings his “A Little Unprofessional” Tour to town. 8pm. $48.75; VIP $177.75.

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FILM: “15 Minutes Max: The Saint Rose Video Festival” @ College of Saint Rose’s Touhey Forum, Albany. The second annual short video festival. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Twiddle @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Through Seasons. 9pm. $12.

TALK: “Johannes Goebel: About Differences: Art, Science, Engineering” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. This lecture does not go along with putting art, science, and technology into one bag and shaking it before deep-frying the mixture. A perspective on the differences in motivations and goals may open up a respectful view of the other fields and potential collaborations. 6pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Charmed & Dangerous @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With the Scott Stockman Band. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Resonators Duo @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. It’s the blues… 7:30pm.

FILM: “Tattoo Nation” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only. 7pm. $9.25; senior $7.50.

MUSIC: David Grover @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm.

FILM: “Buzkashi!” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Najeeb Mirza’s 2012 film explores the game – a wild and violent polo-like sport of Tajikistan – and the intriguing character of three of its top players. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.

MUSIC: Al Haugen @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz accordion. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Gals Who Play Jazz @ Stoney’s Irish Grill, Schenectady. 6pm.

FILM: “Lore” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Cate Shortland. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

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