4/10/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Celebration of Rhythm @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the final installment of the concert series curated by master percussionist Brian Melick. Tonight is a double-bill of globe-trotting musical adventures with composer-pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard and the Berkshire Bateria. 7:30 pm. $15.

MUSIC: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The super Austin singer-songwriter returns to Nippertown with his ace band in tow. 8pm. $25, $30 & $40.

MUSIC: Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The Nashville-based Americana combo rambles into The Linda in support of their latest album, Carnival. With Micheal Eck. 8pm. $15.

TALK/FILM: “The Royal Tenenbaums” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Art director Carl Sprague – concept illustrator for three acclaimed Wes Anderson films – hosts a special screening of “The Royal Tenenbaums,” followed by a slide talk showing his original concept drawings for the Anderson films, as well as his work as set designer for the Oscar winner, “12 Years a Slave.” 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Both as a solo artist and with the Four Seasons, Valli produced 19 Top 10 hits and sold over 100 million records, including “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “December, ’63 (Oh, What a Night).” 7:30pm. $39, $49, $79 & $125. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed til Thursday, October 9.

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MUSIC: Crimson Tips @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the National Physical Fitness Award. 9pm.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts performances by Club Gruuv, Ampevene, Eric Lewis and Myron James. 8pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: “The Politics of Tibetan Art” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. In conjunction with his exhibit at MASS MoCA’s Kidspace, Nepali-born artist Ang Tsherin Sherpa discusses the Tibetan-Chinese conflict as represented in Tibetan Buddhist culture, art and imagery. 5pm. $7.

MUSIC: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Anchored by Gregg Allman Band keyboardist Bruce Katz. 8pm.

MUSIC: Larry Coryell & the Gil Parris Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The great jazz guitar veteran plays a benefit concert for Ben Ehram and family. With Bobby DiBlasio. 7pm.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Light in Her Eyes” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. At her Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, the conservative Muslim preacher Houda al-Habash immerses her students in rigorous study, challenging them to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Julia Meltzer. 7:30pm. $9; $5 students.

MUSIC: Gusto @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Soft Powers, Henry’s Rifle, Paradox Saints and Pooch. 9:30pm. FREE; $8 if under 21.

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 Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Panache Quartet @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Four fiery female fiddlers. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Richard Williams @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Final Touch and Markie 3. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “If All the Sky Were Paper” @ the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Lary Opitz directs Best-selling author Andrew Carroll’s play about war from the viewpoint of the men and women on the front lines, affected civilians and loved ones on the home front – told through their own letters. 8pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors. Through April 19.

MUSIC: The Nina Sheldon Trio @ the Stockade Tavern, Kingston. 7:30pm. FREE.

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

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