4/3/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

April 3rd, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC: David Greenberger: Theater of One @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with the “One Upon” exhibition, the Tang’s mezzanine is transformed into an intimate theater space where, for the fifth and final time, one audience member at a time will listen to a two-minute performance by David Greenberger and his band A Strong Dog. 6-9pm.

MUSIC: Shemekia Copeland @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Shemekia Copeland will bring her singular brand of modern blues, funk, soul and R&B. 8pm. $25.

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ART RECEPTION: “Hudson Celebration” @ the Niche Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An exhibit of landscape and concert photography by Nippertown regular Rudy Lu, as a benefit for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. With artwork by Matt Chinian, Frances Gaffney, Patricia McDonald and Kitty Trimarco. 5-8pm. FREE. Exhibit on view through April 30. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Red Heart the Ticker @ the Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Maybe you’ve heard them on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” or NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” Now the Vermont husband-and-wife duo of Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons plays a free show in Glens Falls. ,7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Charlie Phillips @ the Low Beat, Albany. Spend a “Golden Hour” with the Local 518 singer-songwriter. With Fort Rooster and the North & South Dakotas. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts UnEven Steven, Feed the Habit, Jimy Graham, Blueslosophy and Jon Tario. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Margo Macero Project @ Red Square, Albany. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “Everywoman” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Should a woman’s life stop just because she’s giving birth? Time and space collide in WAM Theatre’s staged reading of Carolyn Yalkut’s one-act play that debates global as well as personal catastrophe in women’s lives everywhere. Directed by Sara Katzoffon. 7:30pm. $8; $6 students & seniors. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Chris O’Leary Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The former frontman for Levon Helm’s Barn Burners leads his band through their brand of the blues that’s imbued with shades of New Orleans, rockabilly and big, high-energy sound. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

READING: Julia Glass @ New York State Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. Julia Glass published her first novel, “Three Junes” (2002), at the age of 46. The book earned extraordinary praise from reviewers and received the National Book Award for Fiction. Her new novel, “And the Dark Sacred Night,” set in the Vermont woods and on Cape Cod, tells the story of a middle-aged man who seeks to discover the identity of the father he never knew. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375, Albany. UPDATE: Today’s seminar has been cancelled, but the reading will be held as scheduled.

MUSIC: The Brothers Flynn @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm.

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…

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

MUSIC: Caledonia Soul Defenders @ the Low Beat, Albany. Spinning soul sounds from Memphis to Kingston. 5pm.

THEATER: “A Piece of My Heart” @ Confetti Stage at the Albany Masonic Hall’s Fourth Floor Theater, Albany. Written by Shirley Lauro and directed by Linda Shirey, the play is based on the actual accounts of the diverse women who served our country in the Vietnam War. 7:30pm. $15. Through April 6.

MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. Classic and contemporary rock and blues. 6pm.

FILM: “Playtime” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The hilarious and gloriously choreographed cinematic masterpiece examines the modern city and the confusion it creates. Jacques Tati’s final film follows Monsieur Hulot through a series of absurd scenarios that turn a critical eye on commercialism, entertainment, mass media, tourism, and modernist architecture. 7:30pm. FREE.