7/23/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

July 23rd, 2015, 7:56 am by Greg

MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran singer-songwriter/acoustic bluesman makes a Spa City stop. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Edgar Winter Band @ Jennings Landing, Albany. The Texas rocker revs up his smash hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride,” along with plenty more at this week’s Alive at Five concert. With Charmboy. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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MUSIC: The El Dorados @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Keep on rockin’ after Alive at Five. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series welcomes the Gypsy swing ensemble, playing a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Featuring Chuck Kish and Chad Tallman (guitars); Dylan Perrillo (bass); Tucker Callander (violin); and Jonathan Greene (clarinet). 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Strand of Oaks @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Field Report. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. One last big blowout before the Track Pack rolls into town. With Flakjacket and Candy Ambulance. 9:30pm. $7; $12 if under age 21.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 7:30pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: The Chris Dukes Band @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center in Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Love’s Labours Lost” @ the Georgi On the Battenkill, Shushan. The Hubbard Hall Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy about four young couples trying to find their way to love… 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Hilltown Ramblers @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Bucky Pizzarelli/Ed Laub Duo @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Two veteran jazz guitar masters. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

KIDS EVENT: Animal Tales @ Barker Park, Troy. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) Children’s Museum presents this hands-on educational opportunity using live animals. Listen to some fabulous animal stories such as “The Greedy Python” by Eric Carle, then meet the live stars of the stories from their animal collection. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete performance schedule…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. 5pm.

THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through August 2.

MUSIC: Bluz House Rockers @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

TALK: “Winslow Homer: America Illustrated” @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Erin Coe, curator and American art historian, inaugurates her commencement as director for The Hyde Collection by ushering in an exhibition devoted to one of America’s great 19th-century artists – Winslow Homer (1836-1910). 7pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Means to an End @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Boy Go Fast and Second Child. 8pm.

MUSIC: Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneers @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Deathtrap” @ BTG’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy-thriller stars Gregg Edelman, Alison Fraser, Eric Hill, Tom Pecinka and Debra Jo Rupp. 2 & 7pm. $62. Through July 25.

THEATER: “Cinderella” @ the Valatie Community Theater, Valatie. Youth Theatre production of the musical fairy tale. 7:30pm. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Completely Different @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.