10/10/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

DANCE: David Dorfman Dance @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. In the wake of recent stunning performances at Jacob’s Pillow and The Egg, Dorfman’s dance company is coming back to Nippertown to serve up a brand new, pre-premiere of “Come, And Back Again,” a new multimedia work driven by the charged poetry and ferocity of punk, folk-rock and indie music. Five dancers, a band of musicians, a junk sculpture – contributed to by audience members – and stunning projections create a kinetic anthem about humanity. 8pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC: Keller Williams @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The loop-master returns for a solo show. With moe. spin-off band Floodwood in support of their new album, This Is Life. 9pm. $25.

TALK: “The Summer of 2013: White Heterosexist Performance and the Critical Consumer (or, What Was Miley Cyrus Thinking?)” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. University of California ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong takes a critical look at contemporary American pop music. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Escape the Fate @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With co-headliners Miss May I and support acts Gemini Syndrome and Restless Streets. 7:30pm. $17.

MUSIC: Jonah Parzen-Johnson @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Brooklyn-based baritone saxman. With Loud + Sad. 8pm. $5.

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THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jimkata @ Red Square, Albany. In support of their new live album, 10 More Songs. With Big Something. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Christopher Dean Sullivan & Bob Gluck @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Bassist/educator Sullivan joins UAlbany pianist Gluck in a concert of musical improvisations, joined by special guest drummer Tani Tabbal. 7pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.

THEATER: “Kill Me Now” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. It’s the U.S. premiere of Kaliyuga Arts production of Brad Fraser’s intimate, funny and heartbreaking drama about caring and ultimately saying goodbye to those we love. 8pm. $25; $20 students & seniors. Through October 13.

MUSIC: The Saint Rose Wind Ensemble @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. Performing “A John Philip Sousa Spectacular.” 8pm. FREE.

TALK: Looking at Lunchtime @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Michael Cassin’s half-hour talk examines Thomas Gainsborough’s portrait of Elizabeth and Thomas Linley. 12:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Al Haugen Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz accordion. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ American Glory BBQ, Hudson. The Reverberators’ frontman serves up a solo show. 6pm.

FILM: “Blue Jasmine” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Woody Allen’s acclaimed 2013 film starring Cate Blanchett. 7:30pm.

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