3/27/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle: Songs & Stories, Together Onstage @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Two A-list, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters team up for an collaborative evening of sparkling songs, stories and picking. 8pm. $29, $36 & $44.

MUSIC: Turkuaz @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The nine-piece band of funkateers celebrates the release of their upcoming album, Future 86, due next week. But wait! It’s a double CD release party as Alan Evans’ Playonbrother (formerly known as the Alan Evans Trio) also share the stage, celebrating the release of their new live album. 9:30pm. $12; $17 if under 21.

MUSIC: Mikaela Davis @ Red Square, Albany. Rochester indie singer-songwriter-harpist brings her usually-found-in-classical-music-situations harp to Red Square in support of her new EP Fortune Teller. Opening the show is Banshee Tree featuring Tom LaFond and Kalyn Penbridge. $12. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…

SURE SIGN OF SPRING: Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In in Scotia opens for the summer at 11am.

MUSIC: Asking Alexandria @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With August Burns Red, We Came as Romans, Crown the Empire and Born of Osiris. 6:30pm. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13. GO HERE to read review… UPDATE: Tonight’s performance has been cancelled due to illness.

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DANCE: Rhythm of the Dance @ Proctors, Schenectady. Thirty dancers, a traditional Irish band and the Young Irish Tenors come together to celebrate both the rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos. 8pm. $20-$50.

ARTIST TALK: “One Work: One Hour” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A focused dialogue with visiting artist Anya Kielar, whose artwork is currently on view in the Tang exhibition “One Work.” 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Tyler Farr @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts Monk, Let Go Daylight, Che Guevara T-Shirt and Skeletons in the Piano’s Elijah Hargrave. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nick Hennies @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Another adventurous Albany Sonic Arts Collective extravaganza. With soundBarn and Mensheviks. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Mando Planet @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Oregon-based mandolin duo of Jack Dwyer and Tim Connell. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC/TALK: “STEAM: A Space Odyssey” @ MCLA’s Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, North Adams. Catherine “Cady” Coleman and Daniel C. Burbank aren’t just a flute-and-guitar duo. They’re also NASA astronauts. And they’ll combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bourbon Scum @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Pick Your King and Moon Worship. Three Local 518 bands for $3. 8pm.

THEATER: “Fiddler On the Roof” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Co-directed by Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh, the Circle Theatre Players present the universal story about preserving the essence of tradition in the face of inevitable change. Starring Matt Benzing as Tevye. 8pm. $19; $10 ages 18 and under. Through March 30.

MUSIC: Dead Ahead @ NaNola, Malta. 9pm.

MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Gabriel Butterfield Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The son of the late great Woodstock harmonica master Paul Butterfield rocks the house. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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