5/30/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Kendrik Lamar @ the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. The Compton hip-hopster churned up major waves in 2012 with his major-label breakthrough album Good kid, m.A.A.d. city. With label-mates Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. 8pm. $50; VIP $100; meet-and-greet $200.

MUSIC: The Great White Caps @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. They call it “beach rock,” a mash-up of traditional surf music and garage rock. With the Last Conspirators. 9pm. $12.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Opening night of the BIFF, featuring screenings of “Food for Thought” and “Twenty Feet from Stardom.” 6pm. $20.

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Tribute to Rock and Roll History @ Lake George Forum, Lake George. LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival concert features Dwight Icenhower’s tribute to Elton John, Jim Barone’s tribute to Elvis Presley, Irv Cass’ tribute to Tom Jones, Steve Bobbit’s tribute to Rod Stewart, Jesse Aron’s tribute to Roy Orbison and Tarie Aron’s tribute to Connie Francis. 7pm. $50. More info here…

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: Regis Brodie @ the Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. The artist gives a talk in conjunction with “Adventures in Space,” his current solo exhibition at the gallery. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: The Nina Sheldon Trio @ the Stockade Tavern, Kingston. The keyboardist-vocalist is joined by bassist Charlie Kniceley and drummer Peter O’Brien. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $7.

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