8/14/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Jackson Browne @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Solo and acoustic. 8pm. $40.50, $50.50, $70.50 & $100.

MUSIC: Colony House @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by singer-guitarist Caleb Chapman, the Nashville rock trio heads into Nippertown in support of their new debut album When I Was Younger. With Matt Durfee & the Rattling Baddlies. 7:30pm. $10.27.

THEATER: “Carousel” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. This year’s American musical at Glimmerglass is the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that Time magazine called “best musical of the 20th century.” Conducted by Doug Peck and directed by Charles Newell, it tells the story of a carousel barker’s struggles to rise above challenging circumstances. 7:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatix @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The Lake George Arts Project’s concert postponed from Wednesday. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor & Adam Nussbaum @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Super bassist Steve Swallow teams up with saxophonist Ohad Talmor and drummer Adam Nussbaum for a concert in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. 7pm. Donations encouraged. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of festival concerts…

MUSIC: Blackberry Smoke @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Sonia Leigh. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Strompers @ Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz. The Music in the Garden concert series continues… 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns for a program of Haydn, Rodrigo and Tchaikovsky featuring trumpeter Alison Balsom and guitarist Miloš Karadaglić. 8pm.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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MUSIC: Zex @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Bourbon Scum, Scuzz and Male Patterns. 8pm.

MUSIC: Lee Shaw @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Nippertown’s piano jazz queen. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Matt Schofield @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Los Angeles Times hails the British guitar hero as “best blues guitarist from any country in decades. Head and shoulders above the herd.” With Dylan Doyle. 8pm. $20.

READING: “Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare” @ BTG’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. A quartet of noted actors – Kathleen Chalfant, Chris Noth, John Douglas Thompson and Fritz Weaver – donating their talents to the event, presenting scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln. Assembled and annotated by noted scholar Harold Holzer. Followed by a reception at Chesterwood. 4pm. $100 for performance & reception; $50 for performance only.

MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ Jazz On Jay, Schenectady. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete list of concerts…

MUSIC: Mister F @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Joey Thomas Big Band @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Myles Mancuso Band @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Blues Pro Jam #7 @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The region’s top blues musicians join together, anchored by Sonny Rock, Jay Collins, Jeremy Walz, Dave Keyes and Vinny Leggiere (bass).

MUSIC: Peaceful Country @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Podunk Throwbacks @ Marketplace Cafe, Pittsfield. Led by frontman-guitarist Todd Skilton, the trio pumps out their original folk-and-funk. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: BlackWater @ Noel Field, North Adams. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: The Good Times Band @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

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