8/8/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Jennings Landing, Albany. Wrapping up the 2013 Alive at Five season one last time, it’s a double-barrelled night of homegrown country music. With Whiskey City. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: Tonight’s Alive at Five finale has been moved to the Corning Preserve Boat Launch under the I-787 highway due to the threat of inclement weather.

MUSIC: Rally in the Alley @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. An outdoor rave-up rockabilly concert with vocalist Johnny Rabb, guitarslinger Eddie Angel, master bassman Steven “Cousin” Clyde and tub-thumpin’ drummer Pete Curry. All your fave hits from the Rockin’ Dakotas to the Neanderthals and beyond… 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. It’s the 150th Anniversary of the Race Course Concert with Keith Lockhart conducting an equine-themed repertoire, including Gould’s “Flourishes and Gallop” and “Saratoga Quickstep,” Suppe’s “Overture to Light Cavalry,” Danielpour’s “Serenade,” Rossini’s “Overture to William Tell” and more. 8pm.

FESTIVAL: The Big Up @ Hemlock Hollow Farm, Claverack. After a year-long hiatus, it’s Day One of the three-day fest at a new location. Music on three stages. Today’s featured performers include Dopapod, Kikus, Elephant Wrecking Ball, the Edd, Formula 5, Higher Organix, Laser Sex, more. Music starts at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: The Terry Gordon Quintet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Trumpeter-composer Terry Gordon leads his band – featuring saxman Eric Walentowicz, guitarist Michael-Louis Smith, bassist Lou Smaldone and drummer Matthew Maguire – in support of their recent album, Tomorrow Calling. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC/MORE: Grand Opening Celebration @ Honest Weight Food Co-op, Albany. Bop while you shop to the sounds of Ruth Pelham, Rosary Beard, the John Esposito Trio, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Molly Durnin and more. 11am-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…

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THEATER: Cirque √Čloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal performance troupe presents the North American premiere of “Cirkopolis,” combining the world of circus, dance and theater into one breathtaking show. 7pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through August 24.

THEATER: “Saratoga Chips” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Creative Place International presents the world premiere of Mary Jane Hansen’s new play with music that all comes together in an entertaining evening of history, comedy and music from Saratoga’s Victorian age. 8pm. $25. Through August 11.

MUSIC: Dark Star Orchestra @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A special acoustic Dead tribute concert show with Grateful Dead alum Donna Jean Godchaux sitting in on vocals. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: School Bus Yellow @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: After the Fall @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. In support of their recent album, Unkind. With the Jury.

MUSIC: Bill Malchow & the Go-Cup All Stars @ Long Dock Park, Beacon. Roots pianist and vocalist Bill Malchow and his Big East-meets-the Big Apple band provide plenty of percolating, second-line style gumbo grooves that fuse Fats Waller with Professor Longhair. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. In support of their great new album, Coming Into Frame. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Al Haugen Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Accordion jazz. Yeah! 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Schaghticoke Town Hall, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: The Dan James Band @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tri-County Banjo Band @ the Castleton Public Library, Castleton. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: 2 Broads With Alotta Sound @ the Crossings, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sync Sound @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans. 6:30pm. FREE.

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