6/27/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Riverfront Park, Albany. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic revolutionized funk music while racking up three platinum albums and more than 40 R&B hit singles, including such number one hits as “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove” and “Aqua Boogie.” Can Clinton out-funk Bootsy Collins’ killer show of last summer? We’re betting that he can… With Funk Evolution. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: Tonight’s concert will be held OUTDOORS at Riverfront Park.

MUSIC: Young Paris @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson’s multi-talented musician/artist celebrates the release of his new album, Rap/Electronic. With JayFourWorld, DJ T-Bone and Storyboard P. 8:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Faculty @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. They’re not just the faculty members of Skidmore’s Summer Jazz Institute. They’re also first rate jazz musicians in an all-star line-up featuring Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman, Dennis Mackrel, Pat LaBarbera, Bobby Shew, Mike Rodriguez, Jim Pugh and Curtis Fuller. 8pm. $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children.

MUSIC: Psychobilly @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm.

OPERA: “Lucia Di Lammermoor” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. The second offering of Opera Saratoga’s summer season debuts tonight. 7:30pm. Through July 7.

MUSIC: Toubab Krewe @ Red Square, Albany. Bringing together traditional African instruments and with diverse rock, jazz, jam and Appalachian sensibilities. With Local 518 funkateers Oobleck. 9:30pm. $15.

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MUSIC: The Giroux Brothers @ Jay Street, Schenectady. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: “Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The world premiere of the new musical by John Meyer kicks off the 19th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Starring Tony nominee Christine Andreas as Judy Garland. 7:30pm. Through July 6.  

READING/FUNDRAISER: Nikki Giovanni @ Spice Dragon, Pittsfield. The acclaimed poet reads, with all proceeds to benefit the programs of Lift Ev’ry Voice. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac & the Rockin Bonnevilles @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Heavy Pets @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Formula 5. 9:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Avedis @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany.

MUSIC: The Gabe Butterfield Band @ the Bearsville, Theater, Woodstock. Carrying on the blues tradition of his father, the late great Paul Butterfield. With special guest guitarist Kal David. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Mike & Ruthy @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Paleface and Paul McMahon. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: The Guilderland Town Band @ the Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. Conducted by Kathleen Ehlinger. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: David Grover @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Berkshires’ favorite troubadour. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bentwood Rockers @ Stephentown Memorial Library, Stephentown. The acoustic duo specializes in old-time country, hokum, Piedmont blues and traditional folk: music from the early days of the recording industry. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mirk @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Street Lights at Midnight @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany.

MUSIC: John Esposito & Friends @ the Stockade Tavern, Kingston. Selections from the Great American Songbook as well as jazz standards and a few popular surprises. 7:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Dave Render @ the Celtic Knot, East Greenbush. 4pm.

MUSIC: Innocent @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE.

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