4/25/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

April 25th, 2013, 8:12 am by Greg

MUSIC: UK @ The Egg, Albany. Violinist-keyboardist Eddie Jobson and bassist-vocalist John Wetton lead the reunited British prog-rockers. 8pm. $74.50.

MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ Lillian’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year showcase their new album They Called It Music in an intimate concert setting. With Gary Blodgett & Al Bain. Tickets available at Saratoga Guitar. 7:30pm. $25.

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MUSIC: Skidmore Guitar Ensemble @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Joel Brown. 8pm. FREE.

ART ON FILM: “Manet: Portraying Life” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A big screen journey through the recent exhibition of Manet’s work on view at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. 7pm. $15; ages 12 & under $12.

MUSIC: The Spurs USA @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. WAMC’s Dona Frank leads her band for a concert and dance party featuring an evening full of old-school country music. 7:30pm. FREE; donation accepted.

FILM: “Fast Life” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the premiere of director Prince Sprauve’s film about youths choosing the right path. 7pm. $5 & $25. With a VIP pre-party at 5pm. $50.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Woodstock veterans kick off the new Top Shelf Thursday performance series. 8pm. $10.

FILM: “The Human Tower” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The history and culture of one of the world’s most spectacularly unusual team endeavors – the building of multi-story human towers, which has parallel traditions in Catalonia and India – provides the framework for Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas’ exhilarating documentary about perseverance and triumph. A Q&A with Cano Rojas follows the screening. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.

MUSIC: Quickstep @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Saratoga-based old-timey band features John Kirk, Trish Miller, Ed Lowman, Sara Milonovich and Cedar Stanistreet. 7pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: Harry Orlyk @ the Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. In conjunction with his current exhibit “Plain Air,” The veteran Local 518 lanscape painter discusses the process by which he creates his richly textured landscapes and his overall theme of the inescapable relation between art and nature. 7pm.

FILM: “Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. 5:30pm potluck dinner and silent auction; 7pm screening; 8:30pm Skype interview with the filmmakers. $10 suggested donation; $5 low income.

MUSIC: Orchard Lounge @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Mentally Ill and Leila. 9:30pm.

READING: Chris Bohjalian @ UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom, Albany. The best-selling writer of 15 novels reads from his latest, “The Sandcastle Girls,” an epic tale of the Armenian Genocide that mines Bohjalian’s own Armenian heritage; his grandparents survived the tragedy. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: Cardboard @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Energetic, melodic garage-rock band based in Brooklyn. With Minions. 8pm $5.

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

DANCE: Nacre Dance Company @ the Russell Sage College’s Meader Little Theater, Troy. An evening of classic and contemporary dance. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15. Also at 7:30pm on Friday.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Marketplace Café, Pittsfield. American southern roots music duo. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lindsey Webster Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Stephentown Memorial Library, Stephentown. The jazz duo presents their “April in Paris” program featuring timeless standards of the Great American Songbook by Berlin, Gershwin and Porter. 7pm.

MUSIC: The John Menegon Trio @ Stockade Tavern, Kingston. The latest installment of the monthly Speakeasy Jazz Series features bassist John Menegon, trumpeter Chris Pasin and keyboardist Paul Duffy. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dr. John Angerosa @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.