8/21/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Blotto @ the Low Beat, Albany. Playing their first show in a year and a half, Broadway, Bowtie, Sarge, F. Lee Harvey, Hammerhead and Clyde revive the ’80s. 9pm. $10. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: David T. Carter & Maury Rosenberg @ the Ale House, Troy. Australian singer-songwriter Carter (of the Trailer Park Rangers) teams up with Rosenberg (founding member of Hypnotic Clambake) for a wildly eclectic show. 9pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day One of the four-day fest. Today’s line-up features Break Science, the Indobox, Night Moves, Bob Barker, Joey Fedz and more. Music strats at 4:30pm. GO HERE for more info…

OPERA: “Ariadne in Naxos” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Richard Strauss’ opera-within-an-opera features both lighthearted comedy and heroic grand opera, as two different performing troupes compete for the attention of a wealthy patron. Conducted by Kathleen Kelly and directed by Francesca Zambello. 7:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Mohawk Brass Band @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Stéphane Denève conducts with special guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein joining in for a program that includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. 8pm.

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THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 7:30pm. $24. Through August 31.

MUSIC: Voodelic @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock. It’s the band’s last hurrah, as they’ve decided to call it quits. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Dylan Canterbury Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series continues… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts with performances by Parallelogram, Realation and Robert Ruark. 8pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: 3rd Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. This month’s theme is Art + Industry with performances by the Roaming Jazz Ambassadors, 8 Foot River, Berkshire Bateria, Berkshire Music School Build a Band, Berkshire Rocks, Candela, the Phil Grover Band, the Town Players of Pittsfield, Ryan Meczywor and more. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino leads the NY indie rockers in a preview their upcoming album, Lose, due out on Tuesday (August 26) on Barsuk Records. With Dead Gaze. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo @ the Falcon, Marlboro. A pair of veteran jazz guitar greats. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

TALK: “The Process Is the Thing (Part 2)” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. How does an author go back and reimagine a work that was created 25 years ago? A conversation with composer/lyricist William Finn and bookwriter Rachel Sheinkin about the current production of “Romance in Hard Times.” Moderated by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:15pm.

MUSIC: Captain’s Log @ The Spotty Dog. Hudson. The duo of genre-bending improvisors – Mike Gamble on guitars, effects, loops; Tony Falco on drums – are dedicated to sonic and temporal explorations. With the Buffalo Trio. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Irish Rovers @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. After more than four decades George Millar and the lads are saying goodbye to the road with their Farewell Tour. 8pm. $30, $40 & $50.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Andy the Music Man @ Barker Park, Troy. The popular children’s musician plays guitar and mandolin, mingling traditional and original songs, as well as such interactivities as sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting and storytelling. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: Studio Two: The Beatles Tribute @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The NYS Blues Hall of Fame Band @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. Featuring Petey Hop, Jay Collins, Rick Surrano, Vince Leggiere and Sonny Rock. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Mike & the Monsters @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ Social Justice Center, Albany. Hosted by Dan Wilcox with featured reader Rebecca Schumejda. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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

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

FILM: AnimationFest @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s screenings include “Finding Nemo” (10am), “The Wild” (12noon), “The Nut Job” (2pm), “The Lego Movie” (4pm), “Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher” (6pm) and Steamboy (8pm). $5; $3 age 17 & under.

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