1/30/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

January 30th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Lincoln Mayorga @ Proctors, Schenectady. With “Gershwin in New York and Hollywood,” the veteran pianist salutes composer George Gershwin, while exploring his major American and European influences, and the music of his professional colleagues. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Brazilian Guitar Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children.

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MUSIC: The Chronicles @ Red Square, Albany. The horn-fueled funkateers wrap up their month-long Thursday night residency with one last blast. With Big Mean Sound Machine. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Fire Trail @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The month-long Thursday residency of Magentic Eye Recording comes to a conclusion. With Francis Graves, Emma Ate the Lion and lastdayshining. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 7:30pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9.

FILM: “20 Feet From Stardom” @ MASS MoCA’ Club B-10, North Adams. The enchanting Academy Award-nominated documentary glimpses into the lives and careers of the anonymous back-up singers who put their stamp on many of the great recordings and performances of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Followed by a Q&A with consulting producer Warren Zanes (of the Del Fuegos). 7:30pm. $9; $5 students.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.

THEATER: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Sherlock Holmes (Tom Templeton) and Dr. Watson (Ian LaChance) battle Professor Moriarty (Isaac Newberry) in an adventure full of intrigue, danger, wit, humor and surprise. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Duo performance with Mike Lemme. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sketches @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The Brooklyn-based collective quintet celebrates the release of their new debut CD, Volume One. 7pm. $15. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

THEATER: “Almost, Maine” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Directed by Cheryl Charbonneau, the Circle Theatre Platers present the funny, feel good production. 8pm. $16; $10 students under 18.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor & Peg Delaney @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Good People” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. David Lindsay-Abaire’s play examines the dangerous consequences of holding onto the past… or leaving it behind. Regional premiere directed by Chris Foster. 7:30pm.

THEATER ON FILM: “Coriolanus” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Josie Rourke directs London’s National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. 7pm. $25; $18 students. Also at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown at 2pm. $18; $15 students.

FILM: “eXistenZ” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. David Cronenberg’s 1999 sci-fi thriller stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law and Willem Dafoe. 7:30pm. $6.

FILM: “The Summit” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Documentary directed by Nick Ryan. In August, 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on K2’s High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit. Forty-eight hours later, 11 had been killed or simply vanished into the ever-thinning air. 7:30pm.