4/11/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Anais Mitchell @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fab singer-songwriter goes traditional, teaming up with Jefferson Hamer for an evening of Child Ballads. With Eamon O’Leary. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: The Farm @ Proctors, Schenectady. The country music trio of Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie ambles into the spotlight in support of their debut album, The Farm, Inc. 7:30pm. $17.50.

COMEDY: David Sedaris @ The Egg, Albany. The NPR humorist and bestselling author slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, demonstrating that he is a master of satire. 8pm. $38.50 & $48.50. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Mirk @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. The Mirksters go acoustic… 8pm.

MUSIC: The Mavericks @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Raul Malo and his band are reunited! With Seth Walker. 8pm. $29.50 & $39.50.

THEATER: “Peter Pan” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Even at the age of 60, former gymnast Cathy Rigby has still gotta crow… 2 & 7:30pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday.

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MUSIC: Michael Nesmith @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. There’s so much more to his musical talent than just the Monkees’ repertoire… 7pm. $55.

FILM: “Sound City” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. Directed by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, it’s a love letter to the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio. 7:30pm. $7; students $5. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Pola Baytelman @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed pianist performs two sonatas by Scarlatti and Mozart’s Sonata K. 533/494 in F major on the college’s Anton Walter fortepiano, along with Schubert’s Three Moments Musicaux, Crumb’s Little Suite for Christmas, and Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op. 54. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lazy River Groove @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

READING: Meg Kearney @ College of Saint Rose’s Standish Conference Rooms, Albany. Kearney will read from her recent, award-winning collection of poems “Home by Now.” With M. Bartley Seigel. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mayfly @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne lead the Vermont-based old-timey and Appalachian music band. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Paper Castles @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Liv Carrow. 8pm.

MUSIC: Midnight Society @ Red Square, Albany. With Motorhome and Rockstar Evening. 9pm. $6.

MUSIC: One Entertainment Care Project @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Wiiliam Washington the Poet, Alfy Burns, David Pickering, Remedy Mone’t, Rock Star Riz, Kidd Dynamite, Arysenal, Akieme Keele and others play a comedy and poetry benefit for the Backpack & School Supplies Drive. 7pm. $10.

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

MUSIC: Teri Roiger & John Menegon @ the Skytop Steakhouse, Kingston. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeffrey Folmer @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

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