8/1/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Original Wailers @ Jennings Landing, Albany. At this week’s Alive at Five concert, the legendary reggae band carries on the legacy of Bob Marley, led by guitarist Al Anderson. With Mirk. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: Due to impending weather conditions, tonight’s concert has been moved – not to the originally announced rain site of the Palace Theatre, but rather to the old rain site of the Corning Preserve Boat Launch at Colonie & Water Streets, under the I-787 overpass.

DANCE: Momix @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. The company will present its highly acclaimed production of “Botanica,” a visually spectacular performance that fuses elements of dance, theater and cinema to create spellbinding, larger-than-life images from the natural world. And prior to the performance SPAC will host an “Enchanted Family Night” pre-show from 6-8pm, free for all ticketholders. 8pm. $25 & $30; children & students $15.

FILM: “A Band Called Death” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only of Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino’s acclaimed documentary about the punk pioneering band Death. 7pm. $9.50; $7.75 seniors; $6.75 children.

MUSIC: New Kids On the Block @ the Times Union Center, Albany. They’re calling this in-the-round, boy-band flashback tour “The Package.” Get it? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more… With Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. 7:30pm. $20, $29.50, $52.50, $72.50 & $92.50.

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MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Schaghticoke Town Hall lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion @ Belleayre Music Festival’s Jazz Club, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. 8pm. $26.

MUSIC: The Latin Jazz Explosion @ Long Dock Park, Beacon. Led by former Eddie Palmieri bandmember Larry Moses on trumpet. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Simi Stone @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Woodstock-based singer-songwriter-violinist. With Ife & Danny. 8pm. $12.

THEATER: “Inflatable Frankenstein” @ the Daniel Arts, Great Barrington. Closing out the inaugural season of Mass Live Arts, a new experimental theater festival in the Berkshires, is one of New York’s most tenacious ensembles, Radiohole, with their critically acclaimed “Inflatable Frankenstein.” 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School @ Oakwood Community Center’s Lower Parlor, Troy. A mid-summer dance with a throwback vibe evening featuring a live band – featuring members of Babe City, Aficionado, Sgt. Dunbar, Sea of Trees and RESTYS, to name a few – paying tribute to the spirit and energy of ’50s & ’60s rock and roll. Lots of loud horns, surf guitars and singing along. Vintage-inspired semi-formal attire encouraged. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Shiri Zorn Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Flow Tribe @ Red Square, Albany. The New Orleans sextet brings their Crescent City funk to town in support of their new EP, Painkiller. 9pm.

MUSIC: Halfstep @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Jerry Garcia birthday tribute. 9pm. $3.

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

MUSIC: The Georgie Wonders Orchestra @ the Crossings, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Dusk Til Dawn @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Union Fire Company Band @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE.

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